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Downside of changing "Max frames to render ahead"/"Prerender Limit" to 1/0?

Discussion in 'Nvidia' started by Jeremy Reaban, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. I just got Oblivion, and one of the listed tweaks to make it run better is
    to change the Max frames to render ahead (or Prerender limit in Riva Tuner)
    from the default of 3 to 1 or 0.

    So I tried it. And it indeed appears to give the FPS a pretty sizeable
    boost, from about 30 FPS to around 40-45ish. And trying the Sims 2, I also
    seemingly got a pretty big boost.

    Are there any downsides to this setting? I can't really seem to find any
    concrete information on just what this setting does. And most of that seems
    to indicate the opposite, that it's meant to improve FPS by setting it
    higher, because the card will render ahead on its downtime.
    Jeremy Reaban, Mar 30, 2006
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  2. Jeremy Reaban

    First of One Guest

    What you read is correct. Setting the prerender limit higher normally should
    improve performance, at the expense of possible mouse lag. Could be a driver

    Do you have VSync enabled? Toggle it and see if the situation becomes
    First of One, Mar 31, 2006
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  3. Jeremy Reaban

    Paul Goodhew Guest

    a possible downside of this setting is that setting it lower could result in
    "tearing". it's a problem in FPS games but not so bad for slow moving RPGs.
    Paul Goodhew, Mar 31, 2006
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