The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series graphics card models are quite powerful and offer stunning performance whatsoever which are the successor models of the GeForce RTX 20 series. This series is really useful for hardcore games and creators that include Nvidia’s 2nd-gen RTX architecture called ‘Ampere’ with new RT Cores, Tensor Cores, etc. However, some users are facing the Nvidia RTX 3050, 3060, 3070, and 3080 Slow Game Performance Issue on the PC.
Whereas the streaming multiprocessors offer the most realistic ray-traced graphics and cutting-edge AI and 3D rendering features for seamless cinematic experiences. At the time of writing this article, it’s also worth mentioning that the cost of the graphics cards is quite low as compared high prices earlier. The discounted price tags are somehow suggesting that RTX 40 series GPUs are going to launch soon. Unfortunately, the in-game performance seems laggy.
- RTX 3050, 3060, 3070, and 3080 Slow Game Performance Issue, How to Fix?
RTX 3050, 3060, 3070, and 3080 Slow Game Performance Issue, How to Fix?
Though the Nvidia RTX 30 series GPUs like 3050, 3060, 3080, etc models are quite optimized for the boosted graphics performance in even extreme conditions, the chances are high that you may face stutters, frame drops, etc issues during the hardcore gameplay sessions. Luckily, there are a couple of possible workarounds mentioned below that might help you to easily improve the gaming performance in most cases. So, without further ado, let’s get in.
1. Uninstall Nvidia High-Definition Audio Driver
Well, the Nvidia HD Audio is an audio driver which is useful to connect your PC with the HDMI cable to a TV. The Realtek HD Audio driver is a necessary part for the audio devices to get connected with the PC like speakers, headphones, etc. But this specific driver may conflict with the graphics performance during the gameplay. You can follow the steps below to easily uninstall the Nvidia HD Audio Driver from the PC.
- Press the Windows + I keys to open Settings > Click on Apps from the left pane.
- Click on Apps & Features > Search for the Nvidia HD Audio Driver from the list of installed apps.
- Now, click on the three-dots icon next to the app > Select Uninstall.
- If prompted, make sure to click on Uninstall again to confirm the chances.
- Wait for the process to complete and then reboot the PC to apply changes.
If in case, the Nvidia HD Audio Driver is useful to you, make sure to reinstall it from the official Nvidia website.
2. Uninstall Nvidia Broadcast
NVIDIA Broadcast application is useful to transform any space into a home studio by upgrading standard webcams and microphones into premium smart devices via AI (Artificial Intelligence). You can try uninstalling this app if this feature isn’t useful for you.
- Open the Start menu > Go to Control Panel.
- Click on Add or Remove Programs > Search for NVIDIA GeForce Experience.
- Click on ‘Uninstall’ > Select Nvidia Broadcast from the list and confirm the uninstallation process.
- Wait for the process to get completed and then reboot the PC to apply changes.
3. Rollback or Downgrade the Graphics Driver
The chances are high that the currently running graphics driver has been recently updated to the latest version and that was buggy or corrupted unexpectedly. Now, in that case, your graphics driver may not run properly. It’s better to downgrade the graphics driver on the PC only if a recent update has been installed. Now, it can also be possible that you’re not aware of the recent update whether it’s installed or not. So, you can try downgrading.
You can check out the detailed in-depth guide for rollback/downgrade Nvidia GPU Driver here. Alternatively, you can just follow the steps below to perform the downgrade GPU driver process.
- Press the Windows + X keys to open the Quick Access Menu.
- Click on Device Manager from the list > Double-click on Display adapters to expand it.
- Right-click on the active graphics card > Choose Properties.
- Click on the Driver tab > Click on Roll Back Driver (if available).
- Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the process.
- Once done, make sure to restart your computer to apply changes.
Note: If in case, the Roll Back Driver option is greyed out that means there is no previous version available to perform the rollback process.
4. Uninstall Nvidia Graphics Driver (via DDU)
The DDU (Display Drivers Uninstaller) software is helpful to easily uninstall the NVIDIA GPU driver on the PC as a clean uninstallation because the normal uninstallation process may leave some residual files which can conflict with the graphics card performance a lot. To do so:
- Download the latest Display Drivers Uninstaller software on the PC.
- Now, make sure to Install the software, and turn off the internet connection on your PC.
- Launch the DDU software > Select your graphics driver (NVIDIA) from the drop-down list.
- Click on Clean and restart (Highly Recommended) and wait for the process to be completed.
- Next, it’ll prompt you to restart your computer to apply changes.
- Ensure to reboot your PC and then the Windows system will automatically install a generic display driver.
You can try running the problematic game on the PC to check if the Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 series graphics card is still performing slowly or not. If so, you can follow the next method.
5. Reinstall Nvidia Graphics Driver (via GeForce Experience)
Once the Nvidia graphics driver has been uninstalled on the Windows PC, it’s recommended to reinstall the Nvidia GPU Driver on the PC by following the steps below.
- Visit the official NVIDIA GeForce website and Download the GeForce Experience app.
- Once downloaded, make sure to install the driver on the PC as usually you do with other software.
- Do keep in mind that you’ve connected your desktop monitor via the NVIDIA GPU Card directly.
- Launch the NVIDIA GeForce Experience app > If prompted, you can update the application accordingly.
- Now, make sure to click on the Drivers tab > Click on the Check for Updates option.
- If in case, there is the latest driver update available, you can click on Custom Install. (You can also go for Express Installation)
- You’ll have to turn on the Perform a clean installation checkbox.
- Click on Next and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.
- Finally, reboot the PC to apply changes immediately.
6. Enable DLSS Feature
It’s suggested to turn on the DLSS feature for the Nvidia RTX 30 series graphics card to achieve a higher FPS count and improved performance without losing the graphics quality. Nvidia DLSS is a quite new technology for image upscaling which is compatible with the NVIDIA graphics cards by using the AI Deep Learning Super Sampling. It basically an image upscaling technology that utilizes AI algorithms to boost frame rates for high-resolution games.
You should aware that the DLSS feature can be turned on/off via the in-game graphics settings. That means there is no individual option for DLSS to tweak inside the Nvidia Control Panel tool. Make sure that the NVIDIA RTX GPU driver is installed properly.
7. Try Updating GPU BIOS
Last but not the least, you should try updating the GPU BIOS on the PC to ensure the Windows system and its components are running well with the connected external devices or peripherals seamlessly. As it also works with the GPU clock speed, fan speed, voltage, power delivery, etc, it limits the power flow and voltage frequency depending on what’s actually required. Otherwise, your GPU card may get damaged or start malfunctioning for sure.
But there is nothing to worry about it because you can check the link here as a guide to flash the GPU BIOS on the PC.
Note: If you’re not sure what you’re doing then don’t follow this particular method. Incorrect steps or files may cause serious damage.
That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For additional queries, you can comment below.