Update: I'm no longer updating this and have no plans to continue doing so.
After having 3 other people use "My FPS config" as thread names I figured I should make an actual official thread about my cfg.
original post is here http://teamfortress.tv/thread/20172/my-fps-config
**Australium Weapon Fix**
Max FPS for High Quality PCs// The Original Config that I use/update MUST HAVE QUAD-CORE OR BETTER CPU
Launch options "-dxlevel 81 -full -w WIDTH -h HEIGHT -console -novid"
Max FPS for Mid Quality PCs // Also known as Max Stability
Launch options "-dxlevel 81 -full -w WIDTH -h HEIGHT -console -novid" (remove the -dxlevel 81 for better stability with ALT+Tabbing)
Want the toaster config? Make THESE changes. Note: Will make your game blurry and I included a note on how to make it less blurry so please don't add me cause your game is extremely blurry.
FPS config for New Players
-currently in progress-
Sometimes my FPS config goes to far, and disables a lot of useful information that helps players learn the game / new maps. Base of this CFG is most like Max Stability.
Comanglia's Cinema Config
Thinking about making a Frag Video/Movie/Clip? Give this a try!
Note 1: Goals of this config was to make TF2 as pretty as possible while, limiting clutter where/when possible.
Note 2: This config will also try to make demos as stable as possible, rather than as performance based as possible.
the last release I had isn't really practical for casting, reworking it based off advice from dashner
Max FPS Guide
pre step 1. Have a good PC that you can/know how to overclock. (not applicable to everyone)
1. Install my config. This is where I have mine installed.
2. Set you PC to "High Performance" mode http://www.okcomputersolution.com/easyblog/windows-7-performance-tips-enable-high-performance-mode.html
3. Adjust Visual effects of windows to "Best Performance" http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-adjust-visual-settings-windows-7-best-performance.htm
4. Launch options "-dxlevel 81 -full -w WIDTH -h HEIGHT -console -novid" (full screen performs better, DX 81 might not be best for all users)
5. Install No Hats Mod
Harbls No Hat's Mod
No Hat's Mod Particle Effects remover (Very Few Unusual Effects remain)
Install Location for removing dust on bullet holes
7. Don't use to many HUD elements
All hud elements eat up frame rate, turning off commands like cl_showfps, net_graph 1/2/3/4 , Your Crosshair, any extra Hud Crosshairs should save you some if not a large amount of FPS (if it's net_graph 3/4)
8. Optional Stuff
Resolutions don't matter so much in TF2 as TF2 is cpu limited but since there's discrepancies in the FOV of each aspect ratio they have different framerates.
The Benchmarks http://teamfortress.tv/thread/20172/my-fps-config#18
4:3 Lowest FOV, Highest FPS
16:10 Middleground for both
16:9 Highest FOV, Lowest FPS