Best Nvidia Control Panel Settings For Valorant

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At Blix, we write extensively about Valorat, specifically speeding it up. For performance information, check our article about sensitivity settings or How to Play Valorant in Low-End PCs.

If you're serious about improving your Valorant gameplay, every millisecond counts. This article is your complete guide to adjusting the Nvidia Control Panel settings specifically for Valorant. Do you want to reduce input lag, improve frame rates, or make your gaming experience smoother and more responsive? We have expert tips to help you get the most out of your Nvidia GPU.

By the way, even those who don't use Nvidia may benefit from understanding these optimizations. They can give you insights into similar settings on other platforms, ensuring you're always ahead of the competition.


  • Description of the settings
  • Thorough guide to every Nvidia panel option
  • Complete list of every setting preferred position

Accessing The Nvidia Control Panel

Nvidia Download Screen

Before we dive into the settings, it's crucial to know how to access the Nvidia Control Panel:

  • Right-click on the Desktop: Right-click in an empty area on your Windows desktop.
  • Select Nvidia Control Panel: From the context menu that appears, click on "Nvidia Control Panel."
  • Alternative Method: If you don't see the option, you can access it through the Windows Control Panel. Go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Nvidia Control Panel.

Now that you know how to find the Nvidia Control Panel, let's update your drivers and adjust the settings for optimal Valorant performance.

Update Your Graphics Drivers

Ensure that your graphics drivers are current, as Nvidia frequently releases driver updates with performance improvements and bug fixes for popular games like Valorant.

  • Open the Nvidia GeForce Experience.
  • Navigate to the Drivers tab.
  • Click on Check for updates and install any available updates.

Adjusting 3D Settings

Nvidia Control Panel Settings Explained - How to Use Manage 3D Settings

In the Nvidia Control Panel, navigate to Manage 3D settings. Here, you will find the global settings and program settings tabs. You can either apply settings globally or specifically for Valorant.

Global Settings

Nvidia 3D Settings Screen

These settings ensure your GPU performs optimally across all games and applications, providing a balance between visual quality and performance. Adjusting these parameters can help reduce latency, prevent screen tearing, and ensure smoother gameplay. By setting these options globally, you ensure that every game benefits from these optimizations without the need to tweak each game individually.

  • Image Sharpening: Off (You can turn this on with a low percentage, but it may slightly impact performance.)
  • Ambient Occlusion: Off
  • Anisotropic Filtering: Application-controlled
  • Antialiasing - FXAA: Off
  • Antialiasing - Gamma Correction: On
  • Antialiasing - Mode: Application-controlled
  • Antialiasing - Setting: Application-controlled
  • Antialiasing - Transparency: Off
  • CUDA - GPUs: All
  • Low Latency Mode: On (or Ultra for the lowest input lag)
  • Max Frame Rate: Off (You can set this to match your monitor's refresh rate if you experience screen tearing)
  • Multi-Frame Sampled AA (MFAA): Off
  • OpenGL rendering GPU: Your Nvidia GPU
  • Power Management Mode: Prefer maximum performance
  • Shader Cache: On
  • Texture Filtering - Anisotropic Sample Optimization: On
  • Texture Filtering - Negative LOD Bias: Allow
  • Texture Filtering - Quality: High performance
  • Texture Filtering - Trilinear Optimization: On
  • Threaded Optimization: On
  • Triple Buffering: Off
  • Vertical Sync: Off (Turn this on only if you experience screen tearing and do not have G-Sync)
  • Virtual Reality pre-rendered frames: 1

Program Settings

System Information Screen

These settings apply specific optimizations for Valorant, ensuring the game runs with the best possible performance and visual quality. Configuring these options can reduce input lag and improve frame rates specifically for Valorant. This approach lets you maintain optimal settings for other games while ensuring Valorant runs smoothly.

  • Go to the Program Settings tab.
  • Click on Add and select Valorant from the list. If not listed, click Browse and find the Valorant executable file.

Apply the same settings listed above specifically for Valorant. This ensures that even if you play other games with different preferences, Valorant will always run with the optimized settings. Also, read this Reddit discussion about settings, particularly for Windows 11.

Adjust Desktop Color Settings

Enhancing visual clarity can significantly impact a competitive shooter like Valorant. Adjusting the desktop color settings ensures that colors are more vibrant, which can help spot enemies quickly. These changes can improve your reaction times and overall performance in the game.

  • Go to Adjust desktop color settings.
  • Increase Digital Vibrance to 70-80%. This makes the colors more vibrant and enemies more straightforward to spot.

Configure Surround, PhysX

Ensuring that PhysX is set to your Nvidia GPU optimizes the game's performance and visual quality. This setting ensures that your GPU handles all the physics calculations, providing smoother gameplay and better visual effects. Configuring this setting can lead to a more immersive and responsive gaming experience.

  • Go to Configure Surround, PhysX.
  • Under PhysX settings, select your Nvidia GPU from the drop-down menu.

In-Game Settings for Valorant

Valorant Nvidia

Optimizing in-game settings is crucial to complement the adjustments made in the Nvidia Control Panel. These settings help reduce unnecessary graphical load, improve frame rates, and ensure the game runs smoothly. You can balance visual quality and performance by fine-tuning these options, making the game more enjoyable and competitive.

  • Display Mode: Fullscreen
  • Resolution: Native resolution of your monitor
  • Frame Rate Limit: Unlocked (or set to your monitor's refresh rate)
  • Material Quality: Low
  • Texture Quality: Low
  • Detail Quality: Low
  • UI Quality: Low
  • Vignette: Off
  • V-Sync: Off
  • Antialiasing: None
  • Anisotropic Filtering: 1x
  • Improve Clarity: On
  • Experimental Sharpening: Off
  • Bloom: Off
  • Distortion: Off
  • Cast Shadows: Off


Here are some ways to improve your Valorant performance and optimize your Nvidia Control Panel settings. First, use Task Manager to close any unnecessary background programs. Upgrading your hardware, such as adding more RAM or switching to an SSD, can also help.

Regularly cleaning your PC to prevent dust buildup can maintain optimal temperatures and prevent thermal issues. Also, adjust in-game settings to lower graphic details and reduce unnecessary features for smoother gameplay. Following these steps alongside your Nvidia optimizations ensures Valorant runs efficiently and provides the best gaming experience.

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