This week, many users reported that Discord is slowing down their Nvidia GPUs, causing dramatic FPS problems. That’s weird because Discord is specially optimized for less performance loss in gaming, but a fresh bug cause might bring that problem. If you also faced the same problem, there’s a better temporary fix now. Some players were solving this by closing Discord, but Nvidia’s new solution blocks the problem. The problem is available mainly among the RTX 3060 and RTX 3080 Ti users. If you’re using one of these Nvidia cards and are suspicious of the performance, then this patch would fix the Discord problem.
The performance loss depends on the game. But reportedly, users discovered a loss with the clock speeds around 200MHz. This is a noticeable difference in the games with realistic graphics. Your GPU probably won’t use its full potential in games like Cuphead, but why wouldn’t you use it all?
Nvidia Fixes The FPS Problem on Discord, Here’s How
Nvidia’s solution is a specific configuration for Discord. It’ll be downloaded and installed on your computer. The update corrects the configuration for Discord, which fixes the frequency problem on the clock. Nvidia also claims that the fix isn’t a Windows update or a driver update. It’s an application profile that will be automatically installed onto your computer. All you need to do is log into Windows, and the fix will be loaded. It’s pleasant to see a simple solution to this.
GeForce users can now download an app profile update for Discord. This resolves a recent issue where some GeForce GPUs memory clocks did not reach full speed w/ Discord running in the background. The update automatically downloads to your PC the next time you log into Windows. pic.twitter.com/89nwugWQFF
— NVIDIA Customer Care (@nvidiacc) February 3, 2023
You do not have to do anything for the fix. But if you want to make sure your drivers are up-to-date, it’s not related to Discord’s FPS problem; but outdated drivers might cause problems even Nvidia isn’t aware of. Discord is the most used chat application for gaming, and it was annoying to see performance problems with the application. Thankfully, the problem is fixed, and you can continue using it.