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Nvidia Graphics Tuning and Performance Guide

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Hi everyone! This will be a simple guide for anyone that wants to check on their settings for Guild Wars 2 in order to try to improve performance or appearance.

First off, many of these may not apply to your system or configuration but I have chosen to include most of the settings that I have found work well for me.


Now I know that my hardware is from 2015 and it is 2018 but I've included some of my hardware specs that are relevant in the image below which includes:

Processor: i7 5820K 6-core/12-thread

RAM: 64GB  (Use PassMark OSFMount as RAM disk for Guild Wars 2 folder.)

Motherboard: ASUS X99-DELUXE

Video Card: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 980 Ti (this guide should work almost identically for the 1080 Ti)

HDD: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 1TB

Monitor: GSYNC 3D-Ready AOC G2460PG




Perhaps this is because I have had to spend a lot of time on this before I have found settings that appear to work for me but commanders and guild members can benefit from making sure the settings you have are tuned to the game and use your computer's power rather than having a wrong setting that makes your frame rates go artificially low. You don't need to use these settings exactly and of course if you have an AMD card, there is not much help with that in this guide.


First off, I have a GSYNC monitor, so of course that should be turned on for sure if you have the hardware for it:



After that, you'll want to check your NVIDIA 3D Settings (take note of the global settings which you can also set via the Global Settings tab):




Of course, these settings don't mean that much if you don't have the same driver version I have. This may work okay with future driver versions, but I am just not sure how they will interact with the game.




And finally, the settings that I like to use in Guild Wars 2 for maximum image quality while still getting the most performance that I can are below. Changing them up and down are a matter of taste but I find the smoothest and least jittery performance to be from the settings I have below. The game feels very smooth, even at those points that the frame rates drop low to 30 or 40 FPS because of game engine bottlenecks. Don't worry if you have a GTX 1080 Ti and you are getting low FPS in certain areas. It happens to almost everyone at some point in this game no matter what GPU you have. This is assuming you are using a 1080p resolution monitor. I'm not fancy enough to have a 4K monitor.






And that's it!  Tell me what you think. Did this help anything for you or your computer setup? 


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