How to enable Nvidia Reflex for Counter-Strike 2

Jitendra Soni
Counter Strike 2 key art with an RTX 4090 GPU

Puzzled about the perfect resolution for Counter-Strike 2? We’ve got your back. From 4:3 to stretched and 16:9, we’ve tested them all.

Counter-Strike 2 is making waves as one of the most anticipated launches this year. If you’re stepping into the CS for the first time and wondering about the best resolution and aspect ratio, you’re at the right place. For a deep dive, don’t miss our in-depth settings guide to fine-tune your CS2 experience.

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Remember, there’s no universal “best” resolution. It depends on individual preferences and your PC’s capabilities. On gadgets like the Steam Deck, 1280×800 or 1680×1050 (a 16:10 aspect ratio) fit the bill. But the widely adopted 16:9 ratios, such as 1280×720, 1600×900, or 1920×1080, are also contenders.

However, in the CS community lean away from the common 16:9. Why? Resolutions each have their unique strengths and shortcomings. While a lower one might optimize performance, it can also skimp out on visual appeal.

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High-res graphics are, without doubt, eye-catching. But be wary—pushing for the highest visual detail could hinder your gameplay if your rig isn’t up to the task.

How to enable Nvidia Reflex in Counter-Strike 2

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  • Open the settings menu
  • Click on Video settings
  • Click Advanced Video
  • Scroll down to Nvidia Reflex Low Latency
  • Switch to “Enabled + Boost”

Nvidia Reflex works with your GPU to reduce your system latency. However, not all FPS games are compatible with Nvidia Reflex. Among popular FPS games, PUBG and CS: GO are the prominent titles which do not support Nvidia Reflex.

If you poke around long enough in video settings in most titles, you should be able to find Reflex present somewhere. Some games have it named as “Nvidia Reflex” under options, but in others, it is called “Enabled + Boost,” and turning it on should enable Nvidia Reflex for you.

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Will Counter-Strike 2 support Nvidia Reflex?

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Counter-Strike 2 will support Nvidia Reflex, and those playing the closed version currently will already be able to access it. 

Additionally, Nvidia has officially confirmed that Counter-Strike 2 will be compatible with Nvidia Reflex. The company says that Nvidia Reflex will reduce latency by up to 35% on Counter-Strike 2. However, this might depend on various components, including configuring your gaming PC, monitor, mouse, and more.

We ran an Nvidia Reflex test on our gaming setup and experienced a noticeable improvement in the overall game experience. The system achieved an impressive cut-down in system latency. However, you have to ensure that you are using the best components and hardware.

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Is Nvidia Reflex enabled by default in all games?

In an ideal world, the low latency settings should be turned on by default. All RTX 40 series GPUs support Nvidia Reflex, which will be turned on by default.

If not, you can manually locate Nvidia Reflex  in the game’s video settings and turn it on.

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About The Author

Jitendra loves writing about tech, especially smartphones. He has almost 10 years of experience. He spearheaded the TechRadar India editorial operations and has written for TechRadar, TechRadar Pro, Free Press Journal, Mobile Scout, IB Times Singapore, Indulge Express, and more. He can be reached at jitendra.soni@dexerto.com