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Silk Smooth parameter in Nvidia drivers

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by MaLDo, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. Dj_ALeX

    Dj_ALeX Member Guru

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    Just did the NVProfile inspector and registry tweak and in my NVCP i noticed a new option with the following values. See the pic below! Drivers 418.81 WHQL. I think medium is the best option and btw it was the default value from the beginning when i 1st opened the NVCP. Also i cannot even change this setting in any program specific profile so.. i think this option is predefined and "locked" by nvidia so we can only view it in the Global settings section.

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  2. Smough

    Smough Active Member

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    Does that option even work? I know some people say "I applied X or Y fix, now my games are super smooth!!!". To be honest, these "snake oil" fixes never worked for me and never made me see a change in games. I am not saying they don't or that OP's nVidia config didn't do anything, but I've tried this "silk smoothnes" before and never seemed to do anything for me. I'd like an option on the nVidia control panel to lock the frame times in a similar manner RivaTuner does to be honest. And no, the nVidia Inspector frame rate limiter is terrible and a buggy mess.
     
  3. -Tj-

    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    It all depends what you first select in nvinspector

    Medium might be due to you selecting higher in nvinspector, happened to me too when I first enabled it with 417.22 driver.

    silk parameter
    0= enabled - low
    1= medium
    2= high

    Also for it to work per profile, you need to manually enable in nvinspector game profile then it will show up in that said profile in nvcpl. -- The same way as you enabled it in global profile.
    First that number level bellow and then silk parameter.
     
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    signex Ancient Guru

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    Interesting, might give it a go.
     

  5. Dj_ALeX

    Dj_ALeX Member Guru

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    Btw this silk option is a NO GO for competitive FPS shooters like R6! Disabling this feature is highly recommended!
     
  6. RealNC

    RealNC Ancient Guru

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    I finally tested it in a couple games. Makes zero difference. Off, low, ultra, no difference, neither in input lag nor frame pacing.
     
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    I recommend setting it to Medium or 0x00000001. Ultra or 0x00000003 cause some stuttering.
     
  8. Noisiv

    Noisiv Ancient Guru

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    Pure smooth, anybody?

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  9. Smough

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    As I expected. Also, that link you posted of the nVidia guy saying "that is not there" or something along those lines is like saying "that does not work". If it worked, they would not have cut it from the nVidia control panel.
     
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  10. Cyberdyne

    Cyberdyne Ancient Guru

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    It wouldn't be the first time functional options are cut out. FPS cap for example.
     

  11. tensai28

    tensai28 Maha Guru

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    Looks like a bunch of placebo to me.
     
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  12. Smough

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    nVidia would have given word already anyway if it worked at all.
     
  13. mbk1969

    mbk1969 Ancient Guru

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    It is kinda nice to see that people bash NVIDIA for this deeply hidden setting - it proves that some things in us humans do not change.
     
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    yobooh Master Guru

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    Without the gurus on this forum Nvidia wouldn't even know what theire settiings does! XD
     
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