FPS meter: 4 ways to see the frames per second of your games

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Every PC gamer is curious to know how many frames per second their games are running on their machines. In some titles this can be seen in the game settings, but in many cases this option is not available. That's why we've brought you 3 basic tools, which serve as FPS meters.

The higher the frame rate per second, the better the graphics

1. GeForce Experience by NVIDIA

Anyone who is experienced in playing games on the computer probably already has this tool or at least has heard of it. Anyway, it only works if you have a company graphics card and it supports ShadowPlay.



If you meet these requirements, go to the Nvidia website. Download GeForce Experience. With it, you'll be able to use ShadowPlay, whose primary function is to capture screens while you play. One of its secondary functions, however, is to tell how many FPS a certain game is running.

When entering GeForce Experience, make sure ShadowPlay is enabled in the settings. If so, enter this section and go to FPS Counter. Now just choose which corner of the screen it will appear in.

In that same menu you can select a keyboard shortcut for FPS Counter. This will allow you to disable it whenever you want.

2.Steam

Downloaded or purchased a game from Steam? Lucky you! If you're going to play using this platform, you don't need any extra tools. Steam already has its own option to do this measurement, and it's very simple to use.

All you need to do is go to the menu Steam. Once there, go to the section In Game. Now activate the Frames per second (FPS) counter. Now whenever you play any game on this platform, you'll know how your machine is running in terms of frames.



3. Fraps

Fraps is unfortunately a paid program, but for your happiness it has a free version. This version has an FPS meter. All you have to do is go to the program's official website and download it to your computer.

Once the app is downloaded and installed, open it. Go to the FPS tab and select the option for the meter to start working. In this same section you can select the corner of the screen where it will appear, as well as which keyboard shortcut to use to activate/deactivate the meter.


4.MSI Afterburner

This is a program that you can download to optimize your hardware and get more power from your graphics card. This, of course, if done correctly, can improve the frames per second of your games. As expected, this software has an FPS meter.

To use it, first go to the program's website and download it. When it is properly installed, access the settings and go to the monitoring tab. Select the option to enable the frame rate meter. Now enable it on the screen so that it appears during your gaming sessions!


See also:

  • Tips on how to improve PC performance for gaming!
  • How to know my video card or graphics chip in Windows 10, 8 and 7!!

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