What Is V-SYNC?

V-SYNC is a technique that can be used in video games to synchronize the frame rate of the graphics rendering with the monitor’s refresh rate. does not always work, so it may need tweaking from time to time. 

In some cases, disabling V-SYNC will give you a smoother experience but at a cost of input lag which makes gameplay difficult for many players. If you are playing fighting or action games then input delay might be worth it because these types of games rely on your reflexes rather than accurate timing and movement precision. If you’re playing competitive multiplayer online then input latency will likely get you killed more often than not.

Activate V-sync In Windows 7, 8 & 10

1) Open the NVIDIA control panel with Windows key + X, select Manage 3D settings and click on tab Program settings.

2) Select or add your game executable file, open properties, and set Vertical sync to On.  For most Steam games, the game executable file is located at:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Name of Game\Name of Game.exe

3) Or open your game and go to the video options menu and select Vertical sync. If you can’t find the vertical sync option in the game, verify if the game engine is not V-SYNC limited.

4) By default, V-SYNC is usually limited to 120Hz.  You can select a higher refresh rate from the list in your NVIDIA control panel if you have a high-end monitor that supports the frame rate.  In this case, we chose to run our games at 144Hz which gives us a faster but smoother

4) If your game has V-SYNC locked option then select Disable to unlock maximum FPS.

5) Steam games should be set for Maximum pre-rendered frames = 1 by default unless your system does not meet the minimum requirements of the game.

6) If your game is running at more than 60 FPS, set Wait for vertical sync = Off to get maximum performance.