Updated on October 26 at 4:39 p.m. (GMT+8): Updated TenZ’s PC and Valorant settings from his Twitch channel.

Tyson “TenZ” Ngo is a popular Twitch streamer and Valorant pro for the North American squad Sentinels.

This 21-year-old pro player has been one of the most prominent figures in Valorant, even up until this day. He is best known for his lightning-fast aim that he can wield to devastating effects in both ranked and pro matches.

Emulating the Masters Reykjavik 2021 champion will be quite a challenge for anyone, but using his preferred PC and Valorant settings will get you on your way to becoming a ranked demon.

What is FPS and why is it important in Valorant?

Valorant, Project A, Early Access, Riot Games
Credit: Riot Games

In first-person shooters, FPS is essential because the higher it is, the smoother and more responsive the game will look and feel when playing.

By contrast, having low FPS will make the game look like it is stuttering. In a game like Valorant, every second matters. If the video game stutters right when you take a fight, you’ll instantly be at a disadvantage.

TenZ’s complete Valorant settings

Sentinels TenZ Valorant Champions 2021
Credit: Riot Games

Mouse settings (Finalmouse Starlight Pro)

Scoped Sensitivity1
Windows Sensitivity6
Raw Input BufferOn

Keyboard keybinds (XTRFY K5 Compact RBG)

JumpMouse Wheel Down
Ability 1C
Ability 2Mouse 4
Ability 3Mouse 5
Use ObjectE
Equip Primary Weapon1
Equip Secondary Weapon2
Equip Melee3
Interact with Spike4

Valorant Crosshair

Crosshair color#00FFFF
Center DotOn/1/1
Inner LinesOn/1/4/2/0
Outer Lines0/0/0/0
Firing ErrorOn
Firing Error Multiplier1

Valorant map

Fixed OrientationBased on Side
Keep Player CenteredOn
Minimap Size1.2
Minimap Zoom0.8
Minimap Vision ConesOn
Show Map Regions NamesAlways

Monitor settings (Zowie XL2566K)

Display ModeFullscreen
Aspect Ratio16:9
Aspect Ratio MethodFill
Frame Rate LimitUnlocked

Graphic Settings (ASUS GeForce RTX 3090)

Multithreaded RenderingOn
Material QualityLow
Texture QualityLow
Detail QualityLow
UI QualityLow
Anti-AliasingMSAA 2x
Anisotropic Filtering2x
Improve ClarityOff
First Person ShadowsOff

TenZ’s optimized PC settings for Valorant

TenZ, Sentinels, VCT Stage 2 Masters
Credit: Riot Games
  • Right-click Valorant on your desktop and open ‘properties.’
  • Go to compatibility and make sure ‘high DPI scaling overdrive’ is on.
  • Go to graphic settings and turn on ‘hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling.’
  • Then click ‘browse’ and look for where Valorant is installed and adjust it to ‘high-performance’.
  • Go to NVIDIA and turn off G-Sync and then go to manage 3D settings and slide the preference setting all the way to performance instead of quality.

  • Hit the start key and type ‘background apps’ then turn it off.
  • Go to Windows update and then click ‘delivery optimization’ to turn off ‘allow downloads from other PCs.’
  • Make sure your Windows 10 operating system is updated.
  • Open your task manager and disable all your unnecessary applications. 

  • Turn off the ‘News and Interests’ feature on your Start Bar.
  • Open ‘Power & Sleep’ from your PC settings and go to additional power settings and set it to high performance.
  • Make sure Game Mode on your PC settings is turned on, and make sure the Xbox Game Bar is off.

If you’re looking to upgrade your PC for a better Valorant experience, TenZ recommends improving the CPU instead of the GPU.

“If you didn’t know, Valorant is actually CPU bound. If you actually want to increase your FPS, the best way to go about it is to get a better CPU,” said TenZ. 

“I upgraded from a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti to a GeForce RTX 3090 and I gained 2 frames. Then switching from my Intel Core i7-8700K Processor to Ryzen 9 5900X, my FPS increased from 200 to 500,” he added.

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