So, Rage recently got unlocked for EU territories, and the first thing I noticed once I started playing is an awful lot of screen tearing.

I heard that forcing V-Sync (since sadly there's no option within Rage to turn it on) solves the issue, and it certainly did the trick for me.

However, I couldn't find a way to have forced V-Syncing turned on just for Rage. I am currently using an AMD card, but I seem to recall that when I was using an Nvidia card there were options for performing tweaks on a per-application basis by creating some sorts of application profiles. Sadly, I couldn't find anything similar in the Catalyst Control Center.

So, is there such an option buried somewhere inside the Catalyst Control Center? Is there some sort of trustworthy third party tool that could help me with this? Maybe there is some secret configuration file for Rage where I can turn on V-Sync instead?


As of latest patch, V-Sync has now been added to the game options.

The new "VSync" option in the video settings menu allows you to remove screen tearing. There are three options: ON, OFF and SMART.


Note: See edit for previous solutions.

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  • Actually, I managed to force V-sync globally through CCC and was looking for something more selective. The launch option you provided hit the spot, though. – Aubergine Oct 7 '11 at 13:05
  • @Aubergine Ah, I'm sorry, I misread your question a bit. That's what I get for being tired <.< – mordi2k Oct 7 '11 at 18:36
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    I'll just mention that the latest patch added an option to set V-Sync from inside the game, so there is no longer a need to force it externally or supply launch parameters. – Aubergine Oct 10 '11 at 6:14
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    Whereas, SMART mode requires that dynamic V-Sync is supported by the GPU drivers. If not, and you choose SMART, then it will turn V-Sync off altogether. – DrFish Oct 10 '11 at 14:30

Yes, there is a trustworthy third party tool. Check out RadeonPro.


It has a SLEW of options you can configure, add, or override per game.

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