Improve FPS in Counter-Strike

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by jays83, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. jays83 macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2016
    I have been using an older mac with 120-200 fps in game and now I switched to a newer and faster one. After I loaded the same settings I thought my fps would kick ass but it turns out to be worse (like 80-120). The only difference here is the hardware and OS (old comp has El Capitan and new one MacOS Sierra).

    *MY SPEC*
    iMac 27” late 2013
    CPU: 3.5 Ghz Core i7
    RAM: 32 Gb 1600
    GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M 4096 MB

    After a huge amount of googling I found some solutions. Some users have used the Quartz debug app from the Graphic tools package to turn off BeamSync which is basically vsync. I have also found some scripts that turns vsync off and some other apps called BeamsyncController etc. However, these kind of solutions are outdated and it seems that nothing of the solutions on Google works on MacOS Sierra. I can't find any info about vsync but it seems that MacOS Sierra forced the OS to turn it on. Maybe there other solutions to but I can't find any.

    Have someone found any good tricks?
    Do you have same problems?
    Having some theory how to solve?

    It would been good to summarise a good solution and put it on the net because many users are looking for this.
  2. Rok73 macrumors 65816


    Apr 21, 2015
    Planet Earth
    It is indeed true that vsync reduces the fps. But there surely is an option in the CS:GO settings to turn that off in game. Or is this not working as well? Anyways, vsync should always be turned off when playing any multiplayer game.

    You could also try to imply the command for vsync off into an autoexec.cfg that runs at startup of the game if the switch in the settings doesn't change anything. I can't help you with file names/folders on macOS though as I was fiddling around with CS:GO on PC. I can have a look later on my MacBook though.
  3. tanuki-chin macrumors newbie


    Dec 13, 2016
    Install boot camp and play in Windows, you will have improvements in performance and fps. But you don't need more than 60fps because iMac doesn't have 120/144/240hz TN screens.

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