Gmod FPS Boost & Best Settings Guide (2023)

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Last Updated on 10 October, 2023

Welcome to the Gmod FPS Boost & Best Settings Guide, we will help you to improve or boost your FPS and performance through in-game and external adjustments

Gmod FPS Boost & Best Settings – In-Game Settings

Go to the Video – Advanced options and set them like this:

  • Model Detail: High
  • Texture Detail: High
  • Shader Detail: Low
  • Water Detail: Simple Reflections
  • Shadow Detail: Low
  • Color Correction: Disabled
  • Antialiasing mode: 2x MSAA
  • Filtering mode: Bilinear
  • Wait for vertical sync: Disabled
  • Motion Blur: Disabled
  • Field of view: 75 (min)
  • Multicore Rendering: Enabled
  • High Dynamic Range None
  • Use bloom effect when available: No

Gmod FPS Boost & Best Settings – Config (autoexec.cfg)

Go to the Garry’s Mod Folder, then to cfg, find the autoexec.cfg and open it with Notepad++. If you don’t find the file, create it (autoexec.cfg) with notepad++

Once opened with notepad type or copy & paste the following commands:

  • sv_cheats 1
  • r_lod 8
  • mat_dxlevel 70
  • mat_picmip 4
  • mat_showlowresimage 1

Close the autoexec.cfg file and save

To load these graphics options when you are playing, open the console and type exec autoexec.cfg.

There are tons of cheat codes and console commands in Garry’s mod, you can check them all here: cheat codes and console commands

Gmod FPS Boost & Best Settings – DirectX

Depending on your PC quality there are better DirectX options:

  • Low End Pcs (Low graphics): The best choice would be DirectX 70 (cmd – mat_dxlevel 70)
  • Standard Pcs (Medium graphics): The best choice would be DirectX 80 (cmd – mat_dxlevel 80) or DirectX 81 (cmd – mat_dxlevel 81)
  • Best Pcs (Nice graphics): The best choice would be DirectX 90 (cmd – mat_dxlevel 90) or DirectX 95 (cmd – mat_dxlevel 95)

Do you want more Best settings & FPS Boost guides? then check:

Gmod FPS Boost & Best Settings – External Settings

Have you ever checked the System Requirements (Minimum and Recommended), because you should

Graphics Card Settings for Garry’s mod

  • Update your graphics card drivers
  • Max Performance: go to 3d settings – Adjust Image settings and there choose max performance
  • Antialiasing: Off
  • Texture Filtering: High Performance

Computer Settings for Garry’s mod

  • Windows Performance: Properties > Advanced Settings > Performance, once there uncheck all.
  • Disable Core Parking: Win + R simultaneously > type msconfig >  Boot > Advanced Options, once there: max number of processors
  • Disable Startup Programs:Win + R simultaneously > type msconfig > Startup tab > once there uncheck what you dont need
  • Power Options: Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Power Options, once there: High Performance

Monitor Settings for Garry’s mod

Just if everything else does not work, change your screen resolution depending on the monitor you have:

  • 1920×1080 = (1280×720)
  • 1600×900 = (1280×720)
  • 1366×768 = (800×600)
  • 1024×768 = (640×480)
  • 640×480 = (320×210)

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1 Comment

  1. Hello, some years back I have seen the opposite – some settings which would increase THE PRECISION of physics of the engine! Something like higher calculations rate. I can’t find it since unfortunately :-\ Would you have any idea what it is and where to set it?

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