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Do you tweak in game or via Nvidia Control Panel

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Hello there folks.

I am just wondering which tweaking method do you use? Do you choose AA or AF via ingame settings or do you tweak those settings via the Nvidia Control Panel?

Are there any benefits?

Also do you guys tweak other stuff in Nvidia Control Panel, and do they really make a difference?

Thank you.
post #2 of 4
I like to try to do my tweaking in game before I go to the Nvidia control panel. If I get a game that doesn't support, lets say, AF then I would force it in the control panel, but I like to do it in a game before I mess with the control panel.
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A lot of games I find don't respond to control panel tweaking. You'd have to test and see. I would only do tweaking in control panel if you already have the game maxed and it still isn't stressing your GPU 100%. Then try adding more AA or AO or something.
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I always tweak 'in-game' first. Really there are very few games that 'forcing' settings in NVCP does something that isn't already in the game's settings.

IOW, most settings, if the game engine supports them, will already be available to you in the game. Not always mind you, but for the most part.

The second place I look to tweak is in config.ini type files. THEN I fall back to NVCP ... and like I say, it's relatively pretty rare that this 'works' any differently, or effectively increases the options at one's disposal.

One exception to this is that I often try forcing Transparency AA from NVCP, as that's rarely available in the game settings, and it's a good way to add nice effect that can really increase GPU usage on those games for which your gpu's are 'overpowered' ... it usually doesn't actually work, but hey ... it doesn't hurt to try wink.gif
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