BEST NVidia Control Panel Settings

Albion Online: Best NVidia Control Panel Settings

Last Updated on 1st February 2023

The Nvidia Control Panel offers control over the driver’s graphics settings and various other features. If you have an NVidia GPU in your PC build or gaming laptop and play Albion Online, then you need to have the best NVidia Control Panel graphics settings for Albion Online.

If you don’t optimize your NVidia Control Panel settings, you miss out on FPS improvements, graphics quality improvements, and lower latency in Albion Online.

When you first install the Nvidia Control Panel on your computer(Or it gets installed automatically by Windows updates), all graphics settings are already preconfigured by Nvidia. But that doesn’t mean that they are the best for your system.

Don’t worry; in this post, I will go in-depth on how to properly configure and optimize your Nvidia Control Panel settings to achieve the maximum performance possible, boost your FPS, have less input lag, and fix shuttering, flickering, and fps drops in Albion Online.

Before you optimize the Nvidia Control panel settings for Albion Online, I highly recommend uninstalling any previous drivers and downloading and installing the right Nvidia driver for Albion Online on your computer. If you are unsure which driver you should get, you can check out my list of the best NVidia drivers for each game, including Albion Online.

Best NVidia Settings

Best NVidia Control Panel Settings for Albion Online

Assuming you installed the best NVidia driver for Albion Online, you can go to your Desktop, Right-click, and then select “NVidia Control Panel” to open up the panel itself, where you can adjust all the NVidia settings.

To automatically update your drivers, download the free version of DriverBooster or follow my comprehensive guide on NVidia Control Panel if you want to do it manually.

Best NVidia Control Panel 3D Settings for Albion Online

Click on the “Use the advanced 3D image settings” option, and click Apply.

Set NVIDIA Control Panel settings to performance.

Then move to “Manage 3D settings” tab. Below I will go through all the settings one by one.

Image Scaling

Image Scaling replaced the old option called Image Sharpening. Image Scaling will downscale the resolution and then sharpen the image in Albion Online. It reminds me of DLSS, but it’s not even close. Just keep it disabled.

Recommendation: OFF.

Image Scaling
Increases the overall sharpness and details of the application

Ambient Occlusion

Keep it off on the NVidia Control Panel, and if you want to enable it, do it through the Albion Online settings. It makes the shadows look a little better, but it’s not worth it.

Recommendation: Off

Ambient Occlusion Setting on NVidia Control Panel
Adds realism to the scenes

Anisotropic Filtering

Turn it off here and enable it in Albion Online if needed. It makes everything sharper, more precise and looks better.

If you enable it on the NVidia Control Panel and start noticing weird graphics in Albion Online, come back to the NVidia settings and disable it.

Recommendation: Off

Anisotropic filtering Setting on NVidia Control Panel
Increases and sharpens the quality of textures on surfaces that appear far away or at odd angles.

Antialiasing – FXAA

Budget” less FPS taxing anti-aliasing option. Keep it off.

Recommendation: Off

Antialiasing - FXAA Setting on NVidia Control Panel
Improves image quality by reducing jagged edges from textures. It is the lowest form of Antialiasing.

Antialiasing – Gamma correction

Almost every modern game, including Albion Online has Gamma Correction already enabled. Useless setting; keep it off.

Recommendation: Off

Antialiasing - Gamma correction Setting on NVidia Control Panel
Gamma correction for Antialiasing

Antialiasing – Mode

As I said above, keep it OFF and enable it in Albion Online if you want it ON.

Recommendation: Off

Antialiasing - Mode Setting on NVidia Control Panel
Allows you to choose how Antialiasing will be applied on the applications.

Antialiasing – Setting

Recommendation: None

Antialising - setting , Setting on NVidia Control Panel
Amount of antialiasing sampling used

Antialiasing – Transparency

Doe’s nothing in Albion Online, so keep it off.

Recommendation: Off

Antialiasing - Transparency Setting on NVidia Control Panel
A special form of Antialiasing, the frame rates decrease as the quality increases.

Background Application Max Frame Rate

If you are in a game and you alt+tab out Albion Online, then having this setting set will cap the FPS when you tab out. But it only works for Windowed mode or Borderless. If you are playing on full-screen, this setting will not work.

Recommendation: Off


If you have only one GPU, you can skip this setting. If you have multiple GPUs, select the most powerful one because if you run a GPU-accelerated application that uses CUDA, it will come and use that specific one.

Recommendation: All

CUDA - GPUs Setting on NVidia Control Panel

DSR – Factors

Dynamic Super Resolution(DSR) should be set to OFF unless you know what you are doing.

Recommendation: Off

DSR - Factors Setting on NVidia Control Panel
Renders a game at a resolution higher than the monitor can physically support

DSR – Smoothness

Recommendation: Off

DSR - Smoothness Setting on NVidia Control Panel
Smoothness used in the downsampling process of DSR

Low Latency Mode

Turn it OFF in the NVidia Control Panel and turn it ON in Albion Online.

Recommendation: High-Medium systems, turn OFF. For low-end systems, try ON / Ultra and see which one works best.

Low latency Mode Setting on NVidia Control Panel

Max Frame Rate

There are many more efficient ways to cap your maximum frame rate, so there is no reason to use this one. In most modern games, including Albion Online, you can cap your FPS via Albion Online’s settings.

Recommendation: Off

Max Frame Rate Setting on NVidia Control Panel
Locks your FPS

Preferred Refresh Rate

Recommendation: Highest available for the smoothest experience in Albion Online.

Highest refresh rate
Always Highest Available

Multi-Frame Sampled AA (MFAA)

Recommendation: Off

MFAA Setting on NVidia Control Panel
Another Antialiasing method, High-quality textures.

OpenGL rendering GPU

Recommendation: Choose your NVIDIA GPU

OpenGL rendering GPU Setting on NVidia Control Panel
Not many games/apps use the OpenGL API nowadays, but for those who do(Here is a list), this setting can give you a smoother experience.

Power management mode

Recommendation: Prefer maximum performance

Power management mode Setting on NVidia Control Panel
Power saving feature

Shader Cache Size

Recommendation: Driver Default

Shader cache size
Stores shaders for games locally on your disk to improve loading times significantly. 

Texture filtering – Anisotropic sample optimization

Recommendation: ON

Texture filtering - Anisotropic sample optimization Setting on NVidia Control Panel

Texture filtering – Negative LOD bias

Recommendation: Allow

Texture filtering - Negative LOD bias Setting on NVidia Control Panel

Texture filtering – Quality

Recommendation: High performance

Texture filtering - Quality Setting on NVidia Control Panel

Texture filtering – Trilinear optimization

Recommendation: On

Texture filtering - Trilinear optimization Setting on NVidia Control Panel

Threaded optimization

Recommendation: On

Threaded optimization Setting on NVidia Control Panel

Triple buffering

Recommendation: Off

Triple buffering Setting on NVidia Control Panel

Vertical sync

Recommendation: Off

VSYNC Setting on NVidia Control Panel

Virtual Reality pre-rendered frames

Recommendation: 1

Virtual Reality pre-rendered frames Setting on NVidia Control Panel

A quick sum up of the best NVidia Settings for Albion Online

Below is a brief summary of the best NVidia settings we discussed above in case you want to copy/paste them.

  • Image Scaling – Off
  • Ambient Occlusion – Off
  • Anisotropic Filtering – Off
  • Antialiasing – Off
  • Antialiasing – Off
  • Antialiasing Mode – Off
  • Antialiasing Transparency – Off
  • Background Application Max Frame Rate: Off
  • CUDA GPUs – All
  • DSR Factors – Off
  • Low Latency Mode – Depends
  • Max Frame Rate – Off
  • Preferred Refresh Rate: Highest Available
  • Multi-Frame Sampled AA – Off
  • OpenGL Rendering GPU – Main GPU
  • Power-Management Mode – Prefer Maximum Performance
  • Shader Cache Size – Driver Default
  • Texture Filtering -Anisotropic sample optimization – On
  • Texture Filtering – Negative LOD Bias – Allow
  • Texture Filtering – Quality – High Performance
  • Texture Filtering – Trilinear Optimization – On
  • Threaded optimization – On
  • Triple buffering – Off
  • Vertical Sync – Off
  • Virtual Reality pre-rendered frames: 1

Other FPS Improvements for Albion Online

If you are looking for other ways to have the best possible gaming experience in Albion Online, you can check out my guides on boosting FPS in Albion Online and lowering ping in Albion Online.


Please note that these settings may not be appropriate for every person on this planet, and we all have different playstyles and preferences regarding quality and performance. To summarize, the above NVidia settings are intended for gamers who want the absolute best performance possible in Albion Online.

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