FPS frames per second It is an important measure of game performance. It’s not all about performance, but you should first check if the game seems slower than you think.
Monitoring your FPS numbers isn’t necessary during normal gameplay, but it’s a great way to benchmark your system and quantify perceived slowness. Here I will show you how to check FPS on Windows. If you are unsatisfied with the numbers shown, check the following: How to overclock your graphics card again How to overclock your CPU If lowering the game settings doesn’t help.
Method 1: Check FPS using Steam’s in-game counter
Steam is the most popular game store on the PC, and fortunately Valve officials decided it was appropriate to include a built-in FPS counter that works with virtually all Steam games. Here’s how to enable it:
1. Launch Steam. The quickest way is to search for “Steam” in the start menu and click it in the results.
2. Open Steam settings. Click “Steam” in the upper left corner of the app window and select “Settings”.
3. Select the In-Game tab. There are several tabs in the settings window, but here I’m looking for the tab labeled “In-Game”.
Four. Turn on the FPS counter. Once in the “In-Game” tab, look for “In-Game FPS Counter” and toggle it on. You can also choose the corner of the screen to display the counter during the game. You can also toggle on the High Contrast Color option, as the default counter color is a discreet off-white.
Five. Start the game: Launch the game whose FPS you want to know and check the corner you chose in the previous step. You should see your current FPS.
Method 2: Check FPS with FRAPS
If you have games that aren’t on Steam, or counters don’t seem to work for some Steam games, FRAPS is always a good choice. This is one of the most popular standalone FPS counters and is free to use. The setting method is as follows.
1. Download and install FRAPS. Please go to FRAPS official websitedownload and install the application.
2. Run FRAPS. After installing FRAPS, open it. Usually the quickest way is to search for her FRAPS in the start menu search bar.
3. Customize FPS settings. In FRAPS, go to the “FPS” tab and make the selection that suits your needs.
Four. run the game. When you launch the game, you should see his FRAPS counter in bright yellow in the corner you selected above. If not, press the overlay hotkey (F12 by default).
Note that at the time of this writing, FRAPS does not work with DirectX 12 games, at least not the ones we tried. However, it definitely works in DirectX 11 and older games, where the latest his FPS counter often fails. So if you have an old game you want to check the FPS of, FRAPS is a proven solution.
Some games come with their own built-in performance monitoring tools. Obviously, the availability of this option varies from game to game. To determine if a game has its own performance monitoring tools, you can:
- Check the graphics settings menu. Usually within the graphics or video subsections of video game menus, you’ll find something called “performance metrics” or “display frame rate”.
- Do a web search. If you don’t see anything in your game’s menu, do a web search to see if your game has an FPS counter built-in. In some cases, you may need to use in-game console commands or change game command line parameters to activate the FPS counter.
- Use keyboard shortcuts. Some games, such as Diablo IV, have dedicated shortcut keys. For Daiblo the shortcut is his CTRL+R.
Method 4: Use GPU Utility
If you’re using an Nvidia or AMD GPU, you can also use the respective performance overlay feature of each brand’s GPU utility. For Nvidia, this is known as the GeForce Experience in-game overlay, and for AMD, the Radeon Software in-game overlay.
Press ALT+R A performance overlay for Nvidia users will appear. Here you’ll see your current frame rate and other useful metrics.
press ALT + Z A performance sidebar will appear for AMD users.
Method 5: Check FPS using Xbox Game Bar
Windows comes with an app called Xbox Game Bar. This handy overlay allows you to see various stats and functions of your computer while gaming. Here’s how to use it:
1. Press “Win” + “G”. This will show the overlay.
2. (Optional) Move the performance window. This window shows important stats such as FPS. Place it in a place where it will not get in the way of your screen.
3. Click the pin button. This will keep the performance window pinned to the game screen when Game Bar is closed.
Four. Press Win + G to close Game Bar. You can now keep playing and monitor your FPS and other system performance numbers.
If you want to remove the performance window, open the Game bar again and unpin it. Then close Game Bar and return to the game.
I found several ways to check the current FPS while gaming on Windows. Frame rate may not be the most important factor when enjoying a game, but no one complained that the game was working. that too Smoothly.