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How to Fix Stuttering in Football Manager 2023

How to Fix Stuttering in Football Manager 2023

Issues like stuttering in Football Manager 2023 can negatively impact players' gaming experience, causing headaches. If you keep getting these huge stutters and microstutters when playing the game in 3D Match Engine mode, here are a few things that will help you eliminate stuttering in FM 23.

Optimize your NVIDIA control panel

Open your NVIDIA Control panel and adjust the settings below:

  • Exit the game.
  • Right-click on a blank area on your desktop and select NVIDIA Control Panel.
  • Go to the Manage 3D settings page under the 3D Settings section.
  • If you play FM 23 on your gaming laptop, change the Preferred graphics processor to "High-performance NVIDIA processor" on the Global Settings tab.
  • Click Apply
  • Then open the Program Settings tab.
NVIDIA Program Settings
  • Click on the Add button.
  • Select Football Manager 2023 from the list and hit the "Add Selected Program" button. If you can't find it click Browse to select fm.exe.
    Default location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2023\fm.exe
  • Then specify these settings for fm.exe:
    OpenGL rendering GPU: select your graphics card
    Power management mode: Prefer maximum performance
    Texture filtering - Quality: High performance
    Texture filtering - Trilinear optimization: Off
    Threaded optimization: On
    Triple buffering: Off
    Vertical sync: Off
  • Click the Apply button.

Turn off G-Sync/FreeSync

If you have a monitor with either G-Sync or FreeSync synchronization technologies, you should disable G-Sync/FreeSync before launching the game. It seems that FM23 does not like this technology.

How to Disable AMD FreeSync:

  • Right-click on the desktop and select AMD Radeon Settings.
  • Select Display
  • Switch Off the AMD FreeSync.

How to Disable NVIDIA G-Sync:

  • Go to your NVIDIA Control Panel
  • Open the "Set up G-SYNC" menu under Display.
  • Untick the "Enable G-SYNC, G-SYNC Compatible"
  • Apply

Cap your frame rate

Setting the maximum FPS below your monitor's refresh rate may fix the stuttering issue in FM 2023. Go to Preferences > Advanced > Match > Frame Rate. Then set the maximum frame rate. I suggest you cap your FPS to 60. If it does not help, you should try to lock it to 30.