How to reduce input lag on a 13 R3?

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  1. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    I am considering selling my 13 R3 since the input lag is just too much to deal with when I am out of town. I like the machine and already made some changes to it so I would rather keep it, but if its unusable then I will part with it.

    I was wondering if you guys had some beyond the obvious tips for reducing input lag to the screen.

    Thanks
     
  2. eddi3x3x3

    eddi3x3x3 Notebook Evangelist

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    Here are the tips you asked for
    1. Do NOT use vsync, it adds terrible input lag
    2. Unlock frame rate for games, the more fps you get, the less input lag. (This is true even if you only have 60 hz monitor, you get less input lag with 120 fps despite 60 hz monitor)
    3. If you want a tear free experience and you don't have gsync, consider using Riva statistics tuner and turning on Scan line sync. It's between vsync on and off and has way less input lag than vsync on.

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  3. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    I dont use vsync, and dont limit FPS.

    Those are the obvious options but input lag is still very perceptible.
     
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    yrekabakery Notebook Virtuoso

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    1. Set max pre-rendered frames to 1
    2. Use a low latency FPS limiter (in-game or RTSS) and cap your FPS so that GPU usage does not reach close to 100%
     
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  5. Wilhelm_SI

    Wilhelm_SI Notebook Guru

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    With what or where do you do that?
     
  6. eddi3x3x3

    eddi3x3x3 Notebook Evangelist

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    Nvidia control panel, there should be an option to do so either per game or globally

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    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Nvidia control panel within the 3d settings.

    I already have a framerare limiter and also prerender frames set to 1.

    Guess I'm just going to sell my 13 r3
     
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    Wilhelm_SI Notebook Guru

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    Never really noticed that option there. But is nevertheless it is already at 1.
     
  9. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Are you perhaps using generic ngreedia drivers?
     
  10. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Standard Nvidia drivers yes.

    I've already resolved to sell this laptop, it's nice I just simply never use it.
     

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