A smooth gaming experience, marked by a high frame rate and low frame time, is crucial for players who take their gaming seriously. Counter-Strike 2, a popular installment in the long-running series, has many in-game elements that can influence these performance metrics. Notably, grenade explosions have been shown to cause a noticeable decline in FPS and a surge in frame time. Three individuals with different computer setups undertook a benchmark study to investigate this issue.
X users @ThourCS, @demonicious_, and @0facy spearheaded this benchmark test. They used their computers, each with varying specs, to gauge the effect of grenade explosions on FPS and frame time. All tests were executed at a resolution 1920×1080 and kept uniform video settings.
Specifications and Results
ThourCS’s PC (i5-12400F and GTX 1660 Ti)
- FPS: Dropped from 404 to 165 (Down by 59.15%)
- Frame Time: Increased from 2.3ms to 6.8ms (Max: 9.8ms)
demonicious_’s PC (Ryzen 7 5800X and RTX 3070)
- FPS: Dropped from 584 to 385 (Down by 34.07%)
- Frame Time: Increased from 1.5ms to 3.4ms (Max: 7.5ms)
0facy’s PC (Ryzen 5 3600 and RTX 3060)
- FPS: Dropped from 290 to 245 (Down by 15.51%)
- Frame Time: Increased from 3.4ms to 5.9ms (Max: 16.1ms)
Official Tweet by @ThourCS
In an official tweet, @ThourCS drew attention to this concerning issue and called for action from the game’s developers. See the tweet here.
The results of these tests are precise: grenade explosions in Counter-Strike 2 significantly impact game performance, mainly FPS and frame time. In a game where quick reflexes and timely actions are critical, these drops in performance can be detrimental.
These findings point to a need for the developers to optimize the game, especially regarding the effects and particles related to grenade explosions, to offer a better gaming experience to all players.
We extend our thanks to @demonicious_ and @0facy for their participation in this critical benchmark study. Their collective efforts offer valuable insights for gamers and developers alike.
For the Counter-Strike 2 development team, these findings should serve as crucial data, guiding performance optimization in upcoming updates.