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Best NVIDIA Control Panel settings for VALORANT

Using the Nvidia Control Panel can make VALORANT run better.

In VALORANT, many players prioritize performance over all else, and many of the world’s best players prefer lower settings to maximize their frames per second and get an edge. If you’re using a computer or laptop with an NVIDIA graphics card, the NVIDIA Control Panel settings can make your VALORANT gameplay smoother.

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Here are the best NVIDIA VALORANT settings and how to change them to make your games run better.


These are the settings you want in order to get the most out of your VALORANT sessions:

Setting nameOption
Image SharpeningOn
Anisotropic FilteringOff
Anisotropic Sample OptimizationOn
Negative LOD BiasAllow
QualityHigh Performance
Trilinear OptimizationOn
Threaded OptimizationAuto
Antialiasing – FXAAOff
Antialiasing – Gamma CorrectionOff
Antialiasing – ModeOff
Image SharpeningOn
Max Frame RateOff
Background Max Frame Rate20
Low Latency ModeUltra
Power Management ModePrefer Max Performance

Best NVIDIA color settings for VALORANT

To get the best NVIDIA color settings for VALORANT, go to the Adjust Video Color Settings tab in the NVIDIA Control Panel. While choosing the best options depends on the specific display you’re using, here are the optimal settings we’ve found for the majority of cases. You can go for more subtle or stronger enhancements depending on your preference.

Subtle EnhancementsBrightness: 52Contrast: 50Gamma: 1.02Digital Vibrance: 70
Strong EnhancementsBrightness: 57Contrast: 42Gamma: 1.0Digital Vibrance: 80

In both cases, you should set Color Channel to All Channels and leave Hue on zero.

How to change game settings from the NVIDIA Control Panel

Screenshot of NVIDIA settings
Choose ‘Prefer maximum performance’ for the best frame rate. Screenshot by Dot Esports

To change game settings from the NVIDIA Control Panel, visit the Manage 3D Settings tab where you can optimize your graphics specifically for the game of your choice—in this case, VALORANT

For starters, you need to know whether your PC has an NVIDIA graphics card. If you do, the control panel should be easily accessible, and you can find it by searching for the NVIDIA Control Panel in the start menu or click the desktop icon if you have one. 

If you have an NVIDIA graphics card but can’t find the control panel on your PC, you can download it from the Microsoft store. This only works if you also update your drivers via the NVIDIA website.

The NVIDIA Control Panel lets you change many aspects of your PC’s graphical settings. This includes basic settings like the resolution, but you can tweak settings for specific games in more detail by going to the Manage 3D Settings tab.

On that tab, there are two options to choose from: 

  • Global Settings
  • Program Settings

The first option changes the settings for all applications, while the second lets you optimize your graphics for a specific game. To choose the best NVIDIA Control Panel settings for VALORANT, go to Program Settings.

In Program Settings, find the VALORANT application, wherever it is on your PC. It should be available as a recognized game from your computer, so check the drop-down menu before manually adding it in. While you’d think changing all possible settings to Low is the way to go, this isn’t necessary. The best solution is to sacrifice the options that aren’t crucial for your gaming experience but enable VALORANT to run smoother.

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Michael Czar
Contributing writer for Dot Esports. Covering esports news for just over five years. Focusing on Overwatch, VALORANT, Call of Duty, Teamfight Tactics, and some general gaming content. Washington Post-published game reviewer. Follow me on Twitter at @xtraweivy.
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Cade Davie
Proud husband and cat dad, Cade has been writing about games for more than five years and playing them for almost three decades. While he'll happily play everything he can get his hands on, he's partial to games released by Airship Syndicate, FromSoftware, and Giant Squid.