Low Latency guide
How to reduce input lag for PC
How to achieve Low Latency for PC
- Make sure you have a stable and fast internet connection: This is the most important factor in reducing latency. If you're using WiFi, try switching to a wired Ethernet connection to see if it improves your latency. You can also try performing a speed test to see if you're getting the internet speeds you're paying for.
- Close any unnecessary programs and processes: Having too many programs running in the background can use up resources and increase latency. Close any programs that you're not using, and consider using a tool like the Task Manager to see which programs are using the most resources.
- Turn off power-saving features: Power-saving features can cause the processor to slow down, which can increase latency. To turn these off, go to the Control Panel and click on "Power Options". From here, you can choose the "High performance" power plan to disable power-saving features.
- Use a gaming router or a router with Quality of Service (QoS) settings: A gaming router can help to prioritize gaming traffic and reduce latency. Alternatively, you can try using a router with QoS settings and manually set gaming as a high priority.
- Update your operating system, drivers, and applications: Check for any updates to your operating system, drivers, and applications. These updates may include performance improvements that can help to reduce latency.
- (Use a gaming VPN or a virtual private network: A gaming VPN can help to reduce latency by routing your traffic through a faster server. There are many options available, so be sure to do your research and choose one that's reputable and has good reviews.)
- Enable the Low Latency Mode on your NVIDIA graphics card: If you have an NVIDIA graphics card, you can try enabling the Low Latency Mode to reduce latency in games. To do this, go to the NVIDIA Control Panel and select "Manage 3D Settings" from the menu on the left. Under "Low Latency Mode", select "On" or "Ultra" to enable the feature. Keep in mind that the "Ultra" setting is the most aggressive option and may introduce some additional input lag.