Playing CS:GO on Windows 11 on an RTX GPU can cost you up to 110 FPS

by Vlad Turiceanu
Vlad Turiceanu
Vlad Turiceanu
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  • Counter-Strike Global Offensive players are now seeing that Windows 11 takes a higher toll than expected.
  • For most people, playing the popular title on the new OS results in FPS losses of 50 or even 110 in some cases.
  • The issue seems to only be affecting users that run the game on an Nvidia-powered RTX GPU.
  • Don't be alarmed because as bad for gaming as Windows 11 is at this moment it won't make it unplayable.

It’s been quite some time since we’ve heard any news about one of the most popular games in the whole wide world.

But now that we’re on the subject, allow us to share with you our latest findings. Have you tried playing Counter Strike Global Offensive on Windows 11 yet?

If you haven’t then this information is more precious to you than we’ve first imagined. Even though this game doesn’t have huge graphic requirements, trying it on the new OS could result in some unexpected results.

Playing CS:GO on Windows 11 results in FPS drops

Out of all the millions of games out there, which is the one you rarely hear about people struggling with? That’s right, it’s CS:GO, a game so popular and massively played that it puts some new titles to shame, even now.

However, we rarely hear people complaining about having graphic issues with Counter-Strike. And the video game has been around for a long time.

But now that Windows 11 is available for testing, many have thought to try installing CS on it and take it for a spin.

Before long, forums and social media platforms have been flooded with news about how CS:GO performs on the upcoming operating system.

And while everyone thought that there won’t be any noticeable changes, the truth is a bit different.

Posted on the GlobalOffensive subreddit, this thread talks about the game actually failing to perform the same as it did on Windows 10, on the new OS.

And while many are outraged with this outcome, the great majority understand that Windows 11 is simply not done yet and accept whatever comes with it.

There is also a catch here, apparently, as this problem isn’t affecting everyone. There seems to be an issue with Nvidia’s new generation GPUs, because users that have different setups aren’t experiencing the same behavior.

I have Windows 11 and GTX 1060, I don’t see any fps drop compared to Windows 10

If you own such video enhancing software you don’t need to be alarmed, as this will surely get fixed soon. No feedback came from CS:GO developers, or from Nvidia at this time, so we will just have to wait.

Why is this happening?

This is mainly happening because Windows 11 is spreading the load more evenly across multiple cores.

The downside to this approach is that transferring data between cores on different chipsets is that the benefit of caching is greatly reduced.

When the processor has to transfer data between 2 different chipsets it takes more time, which means fewer fps.

And this mainly happens in old games with Windows 11 right now, because the games aren’t that well optimized for that many cores.

Furthermore, this problem doesn’t exist for people that are using slower GPUs. So for the majority of Counter-Strike players, this won’t be a problem even if it doesn’t get fixed.

Remember that if you are in need of advice for any gaming problems you might encounter, on Windows 10 or 11, including stuttering, you are in the right place to find it.

Have you tried Counter Strike Global Offensive on Windows 11 yet? If so, tell us about your experience in the comments section below.

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