How to fix in-game stuttering with NVIDIA GPUs in Escape from Tarkov

Published: 15:27, 01 July 2022
Battlestate Games
The problem seems to be caused by MIP Streaming
The problem seems to be caused by MIP Streaming

While AMD users are picking a fight with the latest implementation of FSR, Nvidia users experience game freezes and low FPS as well.

Since the installation of patch 12.12.30, some NVIDIA owners have experienced unusual in-game stuttering, even happening on flagship GPUs that should have no problem dealing with the game's requirements.

After two days of diagnosing, the source of the problem looks identified.

The stuttering seems to affect players who had the MIP-streaming option turned on the last wipe. Here are the steps to take to reduce stuttering and increase FPS:

  1. Locate your AppData folder (usually C:\Users%USERNAME%\AppData)
  2. Navigate to Roaming/BattlestateGames/Escape from Tarkov/Settings inside AppData
  3. Delete Graphics.ini and PostFx.ini files
  4. If these files are not visible, turn on hidden file visibility in the folder settings
  5. Restart your computer

If this doesn't fix your problems, try these steps:

  1. Repeat numbers 1 and 2 from the solution above
  2. Right-click on the Graphics.ini file and open it up in Notepad or Notepad++
  3. Search for the line that says "mip streaming" (lowercase)
  4. Change the value from 'true' to 'false'
  5. Save the file and exit
  6. Restart your computer

If none of the two solutions above helps you, check if you have installed the latest Nvidia drivers, as most GPUs had a driver update several days ago. You can also try reinstalling your game and clearing your cache.

If you're having low FPS problems on the Lighthouse, that isn't a part of this issue as the Lighthouse map is still not optimized well, and just recently got an expansion that additionally crippled the performance on the map. 

We wrote a guide to help you improve the performance on the Lighthouse as much as you can, so check it out here  if you are interested.

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