How to Optimize Video Settings on CS:GO

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Are you a CS:GO player looking to optimize your video settings for maximum performance? In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of setting up the right video settings for CS:GO that will help you get the most out of the game. So, let’s get started!

How to Optimize Video Settings on CS:GO

To get the most out of your CS:GO video settings, here are tips to optimize it:

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In-Game Resolution and Aspect Ratio

You need to change your in-game settings to get a smooth picture with a high frame rate all the time. Most pros in CS:GO play with a low resolution and a 4:3 aspect ratio [1] instead of the more common 16:9. 

One reason is that most are used to the lower settings from Counter-Strike 1.6. Another is that CS:GO uses the CPU space a lot. Most PCs work better when you use a lower resolution.

On a normal 4:3 aspect ratio, you can use a 1280 x 960 resolution. The other reason to choose these settings is that they make enemies further away look bigger than they would if you used a higher resolution. This makes them easier to hit.

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In-Game Video Settings

If you want to improve performance, you need to turn down the quality of the video. For the most FPS gains, use the following settings:

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Updating Drivers

The last step to optimize video settings for CS:GO is updating your drivers. New drivers may have better performance or better compatibility with the game. 

It’s also a good idea to check for any software updates for your GPU. Software like MSI Afterburner or EVGA PrecisionX can help you check for any updates.

Optimizing the above video settings for CS:GO can make a huge difference in your gaming performance. Make sure to update your drivers regularly, and don’t forget to customize your in-game settings for the best performance.

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Matthew Paxton
Matthew Paxton
Mathew has nursed a love of video games since childhood. Now, as an adult, he enjoys playing challenging games as much as he enjoys relating with other gamers. Matthew created Hypernia to give gamers like himself accurate and reliable information about games, servers, communication protocols, and much more.

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