The following are steps that may help you to improve your experience in BRINK. Each step should be tested in isolation from other steps for a few minutes of gameplay to get an accurate picture of the differences.

Network Optimisation

  • Try pausing any downloads that are running in the background
  • Try closing/pausing any other network-dependant applications that are running in the background (e.g. Skype/TeamSpeak/Ventrilo/Mumble/Steam Voice Chat, Spotify/Grooveshark, Youtube)

CPU Optimisation

  • Try closing any programs that are running in the background
  • Try lowering texture quality in the BRINK Video menus

Graphics Optimisation

  • Update to the latest graphics drivers
  • Disable Catalyst A.I. in AMD Catalyst Control Center
  • Ensure multi-sampling is disabled in your graphics driver
  • Ensure anisotropic texturing is disabled in your graphics driver
  • Try forcing triple-buffering in your graphics driver (this will also increase video latency)
  • Rename autoexec.cfg in \...\userdata\#user#\22350\local\base to autoexec.cfg.backup
  • Disable any third-party software other than Steam that draws an overlay on-screen (e.g. Mumble)
  • Disable any third-party software that interfaces with your graphics card (e.g. RadeonPro)
  • Try disabling any third-party plugins that alter variables in the game (e.g. Brink Configurator, BRINKKIT)
  • Ensure ui_fov is set to 70 (higher field of views will render more game objects at once)
  • Turn settings to Lowest in the BRINK Video menus, then turn them back up one by one until you find a happy medium
  • Lower your resolution in the BRINK Video menus until you find a happy medium between performance and fidelity
  • Reset your graphics card to its default settings