How to set the maximum frame rate (FPS) in NVIDIA drivers

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Early 2020 NVIDIA released new driver A GeForce with a very frequently requested feature. Now you can use all the capabilities of your PC, either for all games, or only for certain. Here’s how to do it.

Why should you limit your FPS?

This feature is especially useful on gaming laptops Windows with NVIDIA hardware, as you can limit the speed of your graphics card. This will conserve battery power and reduce heat build-up, allowing you to play for longer when you’re away from a wall outlet.

Also, this limitation can be useful to reduce the effect of screen distortion in games. You can try setting the maximum refresh rate if you don’t have a G-Sync or FreeSync variable refresh rate monitor. The NVIDIA Control Panel also says this feature can “[уменьшить] system latency in certain scenarios. “

If you don’t see this option, be sure to update your NVIDIA drivers. You can update drivers in GeForce Experience appif installed, or by downloading latest drivers from NVIDIA website

This feature was added in version 441.87 NVIDIA GeForce drivers that were released on January 6, 2020.

How to set the maximum FPS for all games

This function is built into the control panel NVIDIA… To open it, right-click on the desktop Windows and select NVIDIA Control Panel

(If you don’t see this menu item, chances are you don’t have NVIDIA drivers installed.)

Please select “Manage 3D Settings” In chapter “Parameters 3D” on the left side of the window NVIDIA Control Panels

To control the maximum frame rate for all applications on your PC, make sure the tab is selected “Global parameters”

In the list of settings, click on the field to the right of “Max Frame Rate”… By default, this option is disabled and there is no maximum frame rate.

To set the maximum frame rate, select “On” and select the maximum frame rate per second (FPS.).

Click the button Apply at the bottom of the window to save your settings.

How to control the maximum frame rate in specific games

In addition, you can control the setting of the maximum frame rate for individual applications. Click on the tab “Software settings” at the top of the list of settings. In chapter “Select programs to customize” select the application you want to control.

If the game does not appear in the list, you can click the button Add and specify its .exe file.

Look for an option “Max Frame Rate», Click on it and select the desired setting. By default, each game is set to Use Global Setting – it will use whatever setting you choose in the tab “Global parameters”

Be sure to press the button Applyto save the settings.

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