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Journeyman III

2020 GUIDE, Improve aim, system latency, and input lag "Esports"

   I've seen many guides for "gaiming/ lower latency/ esports" but many have harmful details with lacking supporting evidence or outdated reasoning like timer resolution. I made a guide to improve aim, system latency, and input lag

BUT, most importantly I wanted a simple guide... This isn't an argumentative guide, but these are basic concepts, proof/data is in links at the bottom.

I just edited a guide I made for personal use. Here is something like I would do,/ currently use 


-Turn windows 10 game mode on (search for it in start menu, it's in settings)


-Turn off mouse acceleration in windows 10 by going into "mouse setting" and click "additional mouse options" then click "pointer options" and uncheck "enhance pointer percision"


-Graphics settings on high for .exe's, like games (search for graphics settings in search menu and add them to it)


-Ryzen high performance (In Chipset drivers can be found on motherboards website) is a power option/power plan (this will change if you use follow Process Lasso steps)


-Diable fullscreen optimizations (right click on exe's on desktop and (go into properties, compatability) Fixes windows 10 fullscreen issues/ input delay


-Disable xbox game bar (search "game bar settings" in start menu) (everyone agrees this is trash)


-Install Process Lasso and enable performance mode (in main setting) and set games to high priority (literally right click on an exe. in Lasso) (download)

Don't use AMD anti-lag or NVIDIA low latency unless you are GPU bound or use it if your GPU is going above 95% utilization is a game. (source)

-Don't screw with any timers or cmd edits they are outdated tweaks.


-New drivers have a E-sports mode that enables AMD antilag, sharpening, and changes tessellation. Antilag and sharpening are usually not good.
-Sharpening usually makes games look terrible (overwatch)
-Cap your frames! FPS or framerate is directly related to input lag, the more fps, the less input lag. more below (ideally 144hz display)
--If your fps is all over the place, your input lag or frametime varies giving you inconsistent input lag which will hurt your muscle memory!
-Source for windows 10 game mode being ON
-Source for Disabeling fullscreen Opt., details included from microsoft engineer Demystifying Fullscreen Optimizations | DirectX Developer Blog 

-Post about timer edits being harmful 
Credit: Battlenonsense (YouTube)

2 Replies
Journeyman III

Re: Improve aim, system latency, and input lag "Esports"

That's crazy, cool stuff. Btw, "Using common 60 Hz monitor as an example, the maximum theoretical frame rate is 60 FPS (frames per second), which means the minimum theoretical input lag for the overall system is approximately 16.67 ms (1 frame/60 FPS)." You can still go higher fps, but with tearing, i'd just recommend a 144hz panel, they are relatively cheap nowadays. But that's more if your into really competitive games.  

Journeyman III

Re: Improve aim, system latency, and input lag "Esports"

Sorry had to branch a lot of off topic messages