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Increase Performance in NBA 2K20

Increase Performance in NBA 2K20

I made a guide for those who encounter problems such as stutteringfps droplow fps, freezing, lag in NBA 2K20.

16 ways to improve your frame rates (FPS) in NBA 2K20.


System Requirements For Running NBA 2K20

Minimum System RequirementsRecommended System Requirements
CPUIntel® Core™ i3-530 @ 2.93 GHz / AMD FX-4100 @ 3.60 GHzIntel® Core™ i5-4430 @ 3 GHz / AMD FX-8370 @ 3.4 GHz
GPUNVIDIA® GeForce® GT 450 1GB / AMD® Radeon™ HD 7770 1GBNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 770 2GB / AMD® Radeon™ R9 270 2GB
DirectXDirectX 11DirectX 11
RAM4 GB RAM8 GB RAM
Storage80 GB available space80 GB available space
OSWindows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bitWindows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit

1) Best Graphics Settings for NBA 2K20

These graphics settings are for low-end computers.

If you have a good PC, you can increase the settings slightly.

Go to in-game video settings and make sure the settings are as follows.

Window Mode: Full Screen
Anti-aliasing Level: 1
Vertical Sync: On
Dynamic Vertical Sync: Off
Overall Quality: Low
Shader Detail Level: Low
Shadow Detail Level: Medium
Texture Detail Level: Medium
Player Detail Level: Low
Crowd Detail Level: Low
Media People Detail Level: Low
Hair Detail Level: Low
Ambient Occlusion: Off
Volumetric Lighting: Off
Temporal Anti-aliasing: Off
Depth Of Field: Off
Motion Blur: Off
Bloom: Off
Floor Reflections: Off
Mirror Reflections: Off
Buffer Count: 3
Max Anisotropy: 1
Allow Compute Shaders: On
Shader Preload: On


2) Steam Launch Options

  • Go to the list of games in the Steam library.
  • Right-click the NBA 2K20 and click the Properties.
  • Click the Set Launch Options in the General tab.
  • Type the following commands into the space in the incoming window.
-high -USEALLAVAILABLECORES

3) Update Your Graphics Drivers

You should keep your computer’s graphics drivers updated.

Those with Nvidia video cards can download and install the latest video card drivers here.

Those with AMD video cards can download and install the latest video card drivers here.


4) NVIDIA Control Panel Settings

  • Open NVIDIA Control Panel
  • Go to the Adjust image settings with preview tab.
  • Click the “Use my preference emphasising“ (If you have a mid&high end pc, Let the 3D application decide)
  • Put the bar in Performance mode.
  • Apply
  • Click the Manage 3D settings
  • Click the Program Settings
  • Click the Add
  • Select the NBA 2K20 (NBA2K20.exe) from the list
  • After, make the following settings
    Power management mode: Prefer maximum performance
    Texture filtering – Quality: High performance
  • If you have a notebook, make sure you are selected the “High-performance NVIDIA processor” on preferred graphics processor.
  • Apply and close the NVIDIA Control Panel.
nvidia

5) AMD Radeon Settings

  • Open the AMD Radeon Settings window.
  • Click on the Gaming tab.
  • Then click on Global Settings.
  • Go to the Anti-aliasing mode, choose Override application settings.
  • Click on the Anti-aliasing level, so make sure you are selected the 2X
  • Go to the Anisotropic Filtering Mode and turn it on.
  • Then, click on the Anisotropic Filtering Level, so make sure you are selected the 2X.
  • Click on the Texture Filtering Quality and select the Performance.
  • Now, click on the Wait for Vertical Refresh and select the Always off.
  • Click on the Tessellation Mode and select the Override application settings.
  • Finally, click on the Maximum Tessellation Level and select the 32x or lower.
pubg amd settings

6) Power Options

If the CPU cooler is not enough, you can skip this setting. Processor temperature may increase by 5-6 degrees.

  • Right-click the Windows icon on the bottom left.
  • Click the Power Options
  • Click the Additional power settings to the right of the window that opens.
  • Select the High performance on the Preferred plans tab.
  • After, click on the Change plan settings link to the right of the High performance.
  • Tap on the Change advanced power settings
  • Find Processor power management in the incoming list, click the + icon to its left.
  • Set Minimum processor state and Maximum processor state to 100%
  • Click on the OK

7) Full-screen Optimizations

full-screen optimisations
  • Go to the folder where the game is installed.
  • Right-click the NBA2K20.exe application
  • Tap the Properties
  • Tick Disable full-screen optimisations on the Compatibility tab.
  • Click on the OK

8) Game Mode

  • To turn off Windows 10 game mode, click the Start icon to bring up the Start menu and open Settings.
  • Click the Gaming
  • On the Game Bar tab, set the “Record game clips, screenshots and broadcast using Game bar” option here to Off.
  • On the Captures tab, set the “Record in the background while I’m playing a game” option here to Off.
  • On the Game Mode tab, set the “Game Mode” option here to Off.

9) Windows Performance Options

  • Type performance in the search section of Windows, click to Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows from the results.
  • Select the Adjust for best performance from the options in the Performance Options window that opens.
  • Click OK
performance

10) Cleaning Temporary Files

  • Simultaneously press the Windows logo and R keys.
  • Type %temp%
  • Press Enter key.
  • Delete everything in the Temp folder that opens. You can skip undeleted.
  • Again, Simultaneously press the Windows logo and R keys.
  • Type temp
  • Press Enter key.
  • Delete everything in the folder that opens.
  • Again, Simultaneously press the Windows logo and R keys.
  • Type prefetch
  • Press Enter key.
  • Delete everything in the Prefetch folder that opens.

Finally, empty the Recycle Bin


11) SSD

If you have an SSD, I recommend that you install the game on the SSD or move the game files to the SSD.


12) Optimize the Discord

If you are using Discord, disable the Hardware Acceleration.

Optimize Discord
  • Open Discord
  • Go to the User Settings
  • Then, go to the Appearance tab.
  • Uncheck the Hardware Acceleration.

13) Optimize the Google Chrome

If you’re using Google Chrome, you’ll need to make this setting.

chrome setting
  • Go to settings page in Chrome
  • Click the Advanced
  • Go to the System tab
  • Finally, uncheck the “Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed”

14) Background Processes

You should close all unnecessary Apps, such as Chrome, OneDrive. Also, if the Discord is idle, you should quit Discord.

Also, you can use the CCleaner to go through your startup and scheduled tasks, and disable everything that you consider unnecessary.


15) Increase The Priority

You need to adjust this setting every time you enter the game.

  • Launch the game.
  • Simultaneously press the ALT and TAB keys to minimize the game.
  • Open the Task Manager
  • Click on Details Tab
  • Find NBA2K20.exe in the list.
  • Right-click on the NBA2K20.exe and Set priority to High.

16) Reduce Ping and Fix Lag

  • Go to the ExitLag page
  • Click on the “FREE 3 DAYS TRIAL” button.
  • Create an account.
  • Verify the Email
  • Download and install the ExitLag.
  • Launch the ExitLag.
  • Search the NBA 2K20 in the ExitLag app.
  • Select the NBA 2K20
  • Select a game region
  • Click on the APPLY ROUTES button.
  • Play the game.

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