Increasing the graphic quality and reducing the lag on a PC gaming system is known as Overclocking.
overclocking makes your computer faster and also improves your multimedia, 3D rendering, or video editing performance.
Overclocking is when you make a device (in this case, a CPU or GPU) work beyond the capacity that it’s been rated to handle.
That’s right—the higher the frequency, the faster the processor will run.
GPUs usually have monitoring software that monitors how much computing power is being used and checks whether your computer is underperforming.
RivaTuner Statistics Server is a great application for monitoring video games.
To get a better understanding of what RivaTuner Statistics Server is and how it can improve your computer’s performance, please continue reading this article.
What is RivaTuner Statistics Server?
The RivaTuner Statistics Server is a freeware software (free-to-use software) that monitors framerate and hardware and tweaks the software responsible for rendering 2D and 3D graphics.
It was previously an accompanying software to RivaTuner, the original overclocking software.
It’s now built into graphic cards like MSI Afterburner and other APIs to support frame limiting and video capture.
Does RivaTuner affect performance?
RivaTuner’s overclocking tool helps improve computer performance by increasing its operating speed.
When overclocking a CPU, most gamers will configure the fan speed as well as the power limits. In most cases, that is not sufficient and other tweaks will have to be made in order to achieve best results.
RivaTuner Statistics Server is an accompanying software of RivaTuner, which can improve gameplay by adjusting frame rate timing to avoid screen tearing.
How to install and configure Rivatuner Statistics Servers
The best overclocking tools use RivaTuner. It’s been integrated into almost all major GPU overclocking tools.
EVGA Precision X and MSI Afterburner come included with this package.
If you are new to RTSS, it can be a bit difficult to figure out how to setup and configure it.
You can find the latest release of the MSI Afterburner here.
Choose the software installer for RivaTuner Statistics Server. This tool provides detailed information about your tuner.
RTSS is very important if you plan to use Rivatuner to monitor hardware limits.
Install the latest version of MSI Afterburner and set the overclock settings for your graphics card.
There are a few important settings you can configure right away without changing the default settings by clicking on the gear icon in the Settings menu.
In the MSI Afterburner properties menu, go to the Monitoring tab and select the parameters you want to monitor.
Make sure that the checkmarks are all checked beside the parameters.
After selecting each parameter, check the box named Show in On-Screen Display.
There is a drop-down menu that lets you choose between displaying data in graph form or in a text box.
Then you’ll repeat this process for all the parameters you want to monitor.
When you launch your game, the parameters you chose will appear at the top of your screen.
You can customize some of the elements within RTSS itself.
You can search for “RivaTuner” in the Start menu and configure the settings you want for particular applications or games.
Best RTSS customization settings for optimal performance
There are settings that could help make your game run smoothly. These settings help limit your game’s frame rate, CPU and GPU use, and reduce stuttering.
To make sure RTSS runs optimally on your PC, check the settings allowed in-game.
Before you configure RTSS, make sure that you’ve already set up overwatch.
To do this, open RTSS, then launch overwatch.
The game should include
a menu with the FPS counter (frame rate limit) and Scanline synchronization.
It doesn’t matter what game you’re playing if the game has VSYNC.
Suppose your screen has a refresh rate of 144 Hz.
And for those who want even smoother gameplay, they can change the framerate to 144Hz.
Turn your computer’s v-sync setting to “ON” if your game has one.
Turn Fast-sync on and select Scanline sync. When you click Scanline sync, you can change Scanline settings.
Set Scanline Sync to X2. Set On-Screen Display to ON. Set On-Screen Display rendering mode to Raster 3D, and coordinate space to Frame Buffer.
When playing games, you’ll see a “Screen tearing” warning message when you move your mouse cursor quickly from left to right.
If you don’t see a tear line, set Scanline sync to 500 and repeat.
Pay attention to how the line vibrates. If the line is stationary, your PC is fast enough to handle your graphics settings.
When the line oscillates too much, you need to increase the graphic settings or upgrade your PC.
Set the scanlines at about the same level as the pixels in your vertical resolution (for example, 1400 on 1366p or 1540 on 1440p).
Make sure you see the tear line at the bottom of the screen. Increase the value and decrease the value if you see it at the top.
Make sure you don’t have any tears in your eyeglasses. Once the tear line disappears, you’re good to go. You should be able to play without any input lag.
How to Use RivaTuner to Monitor Gaming Performance
To set up RTSS in this manner, you first must create the RTSS profile and then set up the RTSS monitor to use that profile.Q:
When MSI Afterburner is open, find it in the Start menu, and then run it.
At the General properties menu, select your preferred Application detection level.
Next, you should see information about the game show appear.
In the Monitoring tab of MSI Afterburner, check the boxes for GPU usage, temperature, memory usage, CPU usage, clock and temperature, RAM usage, and other monitoring metrics you want to see on your screen.
You can use the … button to change the background color for any metric. To change the name of a metric, open its properties by clicking the arrow next to it and select the “…” button.
In Group Color, select the color parameter you want to modify and then click on the color’s current color to open a pop-up of a palette of colors.
Select the color you want, and click Apply. Then repeat the method for all the parameters you want, but choose the red color for Framerate.
Does MSI Afterburner require RivaTuner Statistics Server for custom fan curves?
You could use RTSS to see your fan’s setting while gaming.
A fan curve shows you how much speed your fan will run at, depending on the temperature your PC reaches.
Your CPU performs well when it gets hot while you’re using your computer.
You can view your fans curve in MSI Afterburner’s menu.
So, no, you do not need RTSS to set your custom fan curve.