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Limiting FiveM to 60FPS without using Vsync

This guide goes over proper ways to limit FiveM to 60FPS without using VSync or affecting other games.

This below methods work for Windowed Borderless and Fullscreen.

Nvidia Control Panel

As of Driver Revision 441.87, NVidia has finally introduced a configurable FPS Cap to their Nvidia Control Panel. No need for GeForce Experience here. Please report any instances of increased stuttering, input lag or latency in #pcmr for data gathering and comparison against the NVidia Inspector method.

(Thanks Goos for reporting this and Viper for testing!)

  1. Download the latest NVidia Drivers from: https://www.geforce.com/drivers/
  2. If you cannot download 441.87 and beyond, default to the Nvidia Inspector method.
  3. Once the driver is installed, open the Nvidia Control Panel by right clicking on your desktop. If the option is not there, press your Windows key and type Nvidia or go to the Control Panel and locate it.
  4. Go to "Manage 3D Settings"
  5. Select "Program Settings"
  6. Click "Add"
  7. Locate "FiveM" under the dropdown. These should be labelled as FiveM (fivem.exe) or FiveM (fivem_GTAprocess.exe)
  8. If you are unable to locate both executables, you will need to hit Add and Browse to manually add them. Default FiveM installation folders:
    %localappdata%\FiveM\
    %localappdata%\FiveM\FiveM.app\cache\subprocess

    (copy paste above into your windows explorer address bar)
    If you've installed FiveM to a different different folder, replace %localappdata% with your installation path.

  9. Locate the "Max Frame Rate" Feature, click the setting and hit "On", input 60 as the FPS. Click OK.
  10. You only need to do this once. Changing this and the other features for FiveM (fivem.exe) should affect the FiveM (fivem_GTAprocess.exe) profile, and vice versa.
  11. Press "Apply"

NVidia Inspector

(Thanks Firecul!)

  1. Download the latest version of Nvidia Inspector from: External Link
  2. Extract the package.
  3. Run NVidiaProfileInspectorDmW.exe.
  4. Press the "Create New Profile" button.
  5. Enter "FiveM" as the profile name.
  6. Press the "Add Application to current profile" button.
  7. Locate and select both FiveM.exe and fivem_GTAprocess.exe. Default FiveM installation folder:
    %localappdata%\FiveM\
    %localappdata%\FiveM\FiveM.app\cache\subprocess

    (copy paste above into your windows explorer address bar)
    If you've installed FiveM to a different different folder, replace %localappdata% with your installation path.

  8. Input your desired FPS limit. Only the options in the below screenshot need to be adjusted:
  9. Hit the "Apply Changes" button.
  10. You may close Nvidia Profile Inspector.
  11. You should now be locked to 60FPS in-game.

Note: This may not work if you have existing Nvidia Control Panel profiles set for FiveM.

AMD Radeon Chill

(Thanks Freekill!)

  1. Go into Radeon settings and under the gaming tab click
  2. In Global Settings, activate
  3. Press the Back Button and click and create a profile for fivem_GTAprocess.exe
  4. Locate and select fivem_GTAprocess.exe. Default FiveM installation folder:
    %localappdata%\FiveM\
    %localappdata%\FiveM\FiveM.app\cache\subprocess

    (copy paste above into your windows explorer address bar)
    If you've installed FiveM to a different different folder, replace %localappdata% with your installation path.

  5. Select the Profile you've created for fivem_GTAprocess.exe
  6. Scroll down and activate the Chill setting, set the FPS Min and Max to 60FPS.
  7. If you've done this correctly, you should hear 3 beeps when you start FiveM.
  8. 2 beeps if you've turned it off via the hotkey

Configuring FiveM to display FPS

  1. Press F8 to pull up the console
  2. cl_drawFps 1
  3. cl_drawPerf 1
  4. Press Enter

Your FiveM client will now display FPS and other diagnostics.

Using Steam to display FPS

Steam has a built in FPS counter you may use to show current in-game FPS.

  1. Go into Steam Settings.
  2. Under the "In-Game" tab.
  3. Tick "Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game".
  4. Under the "In-Game FPS counter" dropdown, select where you would like the counter to appear.
  5. Toggle "High Contrast Mode" if you would want the counter to be more visible.
  6. Click "OK" and relaunch FiveM.
faq/fpslimt.txt · Last modified: 2020/07/14 08:50 by kand