CS2 Nvidia Reflex: How to enable & is it good?

Max Candelarezi
CS2 in match NVIDIA logo

CS2 revolves around aiming with accuracy and delivering consistent performances in every match if you wish to rank up. Making use of features outside your game like NVIDIA Reflex can have a great impact on your gameplay, so here’s how you can enable it for your matches.

With CS2 bringing significant visual and map upgrades, thanks to the Source 2 engine, the game is seeing a number of new players jump into its servers. Among the new additions, is the ability to enable NVIDIA Reflex in CS2, a feature that can greatly improve your game’s experience.

If you’re wondering how you can take advantage of NVIDIA Reflex in CS2, here’s how you can enable it along with how to measure your latency in CS2.

What is NVIDIA Reflex in CS2?

NVIDIA Reflex is a feature available in Counter Strike-2’s settings, and enabling it reduces your PC’s latency, which in turn streamlines the process of sending input commands, like mouse clicks, directly to the GPU without unnecessary detours through the render queue.

This feature is crucial for those aiming to gain a competitive advantage in CS2. According to NVIDIA, it can significantly boost your PC’s responsiveness by reducing system latency by up to 35%.

NVIDIA Reflex minimizes latency by streamlining the CPU and GPU rendering process, eliminating delays by synchronizing every stage. It’s most effective when your system is GPU-constrained, as it stops the CPU from getting ahead of the GPU, preventing render queue congestion and reducing latency.

How to enable NVIDIA Reflex in CS2

To enable NVIDIA Reflex in Counter-Strike 2, you’ll simply need to follow the next steps:

  1. Open Counter-Strike 2.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Navigate to Video.
  4. Navigate to Advanced Video.
  5. Set “NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency” to Enabled.
CS2 NVIDIA Reflex settings
Counter-Strike 2 allows players to change a wide number of settings to enhance the gaming experience.

How to measure & reduce latency in CS2

The best way to reduce PC latency in CS2 is by turning on the NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency mode in your game’s options menu. Then, follow these steps to measure latency in Counter-Strike 2 using one of NVIDIA’s three methods for the best gaming experience.

GeForce Experience’s Performance Overlay

To utilize GeForce Experience, activate the In-Game Performance Overlay and press ALT + R to display your PC latency while in-game.

NVIDIA Reflex Analyzer

In order to use the NVIDIA Reflex Analyzer, you’ll need to have a Reflex Analyzer-compatible G-SYNC display. If you do, here’s how to set up and use the tech.

  • Once you’ve set up your G-SYNC 360Hz display, download the latest GeForce Experience
  • Open GeForce Experience, log in, and tick the “Enable Experimental Features” box
  • Download Counter-Strike 2
  • Enable NVIDIA Reflex and Reflex Low-Latency mode in Graphics options to reduce system latency to help improve competitive performance
  • Find and enable the Latency Flash Indicator in the Graphics options
  • Use the keyboard shortcut Alt+R to open the GeForce Experience Performance Overlay
  • Done, you should now be able to see FPS and system latency measurements in real time


Similar to NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience, the FrameView allows you to see both the PC latency and FPS in-game. Here’s how to access this method.

  • Download and install FrameView
  • Launch FrameView
  • Start Counter-Strike 2
  • An overlay from FrameView will be visible when the FrameView app is running
  • Enable Reflex in-game to observe the reduction in latency

All in all, that’s everything you need to know about NVIDIA Reflex in Counter-Strike 2, including how to enable it, measure and reduce the game’s PC latency, and more.

For more on the game, be sure to check out our other guides:

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