PGA TOUR 2K21 Performance Guide Lag / FPS Drops/ Stuttering Error Fix

Fan of Golf? Well there would not be a better game for you. PGA Tour 2k21 is finally here an it made quite an impression. The game looks visually impressive but at the same time it isnt that heavy when it comes to requirements .

However users did complain about lag and stutters here and there. Lets see how we can get this fixed. This guide is for people who are experience Lag even after lowering the in-game settings.

PGA TOUR 2K21 Performance Guide Lag/ FPS Drops/ Stuttering Error Fix

Just a few simple steps we might follow in order to get the lag fixed.

System Requirements :

Lets start off with the system requirements . The game isnt as heavy as you think even though its visually impressive. Make sure you atleast have the minimum requirements in order to run this game smoothly


    • OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 (64 bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-769 2.80GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 5770 or NVIDIA GTX 650 with 1GB Video Ram
    • Storage: 12 GB available space


    • OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 (64 bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4670 CPU 3.40GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7850 or NVIDIA GTX 660 with 2GB video RAM
    • Storage: 12 GB available space

Update Drivers :

Once you have met the minimum requirements for the game you need to make sure the drivers are updated . You can update your drivers from here :

Disable X Box Game Bar (Windows 10) :

The X Box Game Bar is known to have caused performance issue in games in the past. Not sure how much this would affect the performance in PGA Tour 2K21 but it is recommended by us to keep it turned off. Here is how you can do it :

  1. Open Windows 10 Settings menu
  2. Click on Gaming
  3. Select Xbox Game Bar from the left sidebar
  4. Turn it Off
  5. Restart your game

Disable Nvidia GeForce Experience Overlay (Nvidia users only) 

Nvidia In-Game Overlay comes with a lot of Nvidia services and features which run in the back ground. This tends to use up a certain amount of memory and also your CPU usage goes higher when this overlay is running. If you want to record or take screenshots then you can leave it on. But if you just want to have a smooth gaming experience we would recommend that this should be turned Off.

  • Start Nvidia Geforce Experience
  • Click on the Settings icon on the top right corner
  • Select the General Tab
  • Turn off In-Game Overlay
  • Restart your system.

Update Windows :

A lot of the times a buggy Windows OS could give you a hit on the performance of a game. There has been several events in the past when certain Windows updates have caused huge performance issues. Therefore make sure to have your Windows Updated:

  • Go to Settings
  • Go to Update & Security
  • Click on Check for updates
  • Wait for the updates to get installed
  • Restart your PC

Verify Steam Files :

Verifying the steam files means you are basically trying to fix any corrupted file within the game. Corrupted files could lead to poor performance too.

  • Open Steam and select Library 
  • Right Click on PGA TOUR 2K21 and select Properties
  • Then go to Local Files tab
  • Click on Verify Integrity Of Game Files. Wait for a while and the re launch the game.

Adjust NVIDIA Settings :

If you have an NVIDIA graphics card, you can tweak your settings to improve performance :

  • Right-Click on your desktop and open the NVIDIA Control Panel
  • Click Manage 3D settings.
  • Select Program Settings and find PGA Tour 2K21 on the list.
  • Set Preferred refresh rate to “Highest available”.
  • Set Maximum pre-rendered frames to 1.
  • Set Threaded optimization to ON.
  • Set Power Management Mode to “Prefer maximum performance”.
  • Set Vertical sync to OFF.
  • Click Apply and close the control panel.

This will definitely help you with any kind of lag or stutter in game. If not then probably is an issue from the developers end which might get fixed by a patch . Enjoy the game .

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