Well make sure your not in game when you apply your settings in the nvidia control panel. Then restart your computer and enter the game. If that doesn't work search up how to change your ini files on Google I'm sure someone has had the same issue as you and someones made a long post explaining how to fix it. Changing ini files can essentially change the whole entire look of the game. Hell changing ini files took my modded skyrim from looking like a slightly better version of skyrim to one that looked like screenshots people post.