In this tutorial, we will give you six quick settings and hardware tips to improve your frame-rate and fix low FPS and lag in F1 22.
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A low frame-rate and lag are some of the most frustrating things to deal with in gaming. In F1 22, it is especially important to fix low FPS and lag since you need to able to react quickly. A millisecond delay can make all the difference.
Therefore, we put together these six quick tips to fix low FPS and lag in Codemasters’ F1 22.
In-game Settings to Improve FPS in F1 22
As with every game, F1 22 offers a variety of graphics settings to help you improve performance. If you are suffering from low FPS, turning off VSync can be a quick fix. However, if your problem is unstable FPS or screen tearing, it is useful to turn VSync on to stabilize the framerate. HDR and anti-aliasing are nice to have, but also quite hardware-consuming, so turn them off to improve game performance.
Also, visual details are nice to have in F1 22, but what is the point in having them turned on when your game is not running smoothly? Shadows, weather effects, particles, crowd effects as well as car and helmet reflections can be turned down to improve FPS without harming your core gameplay experience.
Boost CPU and GPU Using Windows Settings
There are some neat tricks to get more performance out of your hardware. To boost your CPU performance, go to the task manager while F1 22 is running. Go to the tab “details”, right click on “F1 22.exe”, hover over “set priority” and change it to “high”.
A nice tool to boost graphics card performance can be found in the Windows settings. Search for “graphic settings” in the search bar, enter the menu and turn “hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling” on.
You can also limit the use of this feature just to F1 22. To do so, click on “browse” and find the directory where F1 22 is saved. Find the executable file and add it. Now you should see the game in your graphics card settings tab in Windows. Choose “options” to set the graphics preference to “high performance”.
Use Graphics Card Tools and Update Drivers
Both Nvidia and AMD offer their own hardware management programs in Nvidia GeForce Experience and AMD Software: Adrenaline Edition. If you do not already use them, start now!
They are very useful as they both are able to analyse your PC build and suggest optimal graphics settings based on your hardware. They are also the easiest tool to keep your graphics card drivers up to date, which is another important but often forgotten trick to fix low FPS in F1 22.
Deactivate Xbox Game Bar and Screen Capture
Windows 10 offers several Xbox features which come at a significant performance cost. Xbox Game Bar, and especially its recording feature, can be a drain on your hardware. You can deactivate Xbox Game Bar and screen capture by entering Windows settings and clicking on the tab “Gaming”.
Disable Gaming Overlays
Besides Windows, several other gaming-related programs use overlays than run while you are playing. To fix low FPS in F1 22, we recommend to turn them all of, be they Steam, Discord, GeForce Experience or other programs.
More effective than disabling game overlays of course is closing all unnecessary background apps right from the start.
Delete Temporary Data on your Hard Drives
Another quick but effective tip is to delete temporary data which accumulates over time on your hard drive. There are various free programs to do the job on the market, so choose your favourite and keep your hardware tidy.
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