How to check FPS in a game on Windows 10?

Whatever gear you have on board – it is always essential to check the FPS (Frames Per Second) in the game. With the help of FPS counter, you can monitor the performance of the game to some extent.

In this article, we’ll help you learn more about FPS while discussing methods to check in-game FPS.

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What is frame rate?

Frame rate (or FPS) gives you an idea of ​​how fluid a game’s visuals are. The more FPS you get, the better the game will be.

It’s also worth noting that you’ll need a monitor / display with a higher refresh rate if you really want to enjoy more than 60 FPS. You can take a look at the video above to get an idea of ​​the frame rate and refresh rates.

How to see your FPS in a game?

Now that you know what it is, let’s take a look at how to check your in-game FPS.

1. Using Steam’s built-in FPS counter

If you use Steam as a client to manage and play games on your PC, you can easily use its default FPS counter which should work for all the games you play on Steam.

To do this, you must first go to the settings:

Then you need to head to the settings of the Game and activate the FPS counter as shown in the picture below:

2. Using NVIDIA / AMD software

Depending on the graphics card you have equipped, you can try to use Nvidia GeForce Experience or AMD Radeon Adrenalin .

For example, here we tried to use NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience to display the FPS of a game.

Just press ALT + Z to activate the overlay while you play, then head to the settings to activate the FPS counter. You can also adjust the position of the FPS counter (upper left / right corner or lower left / right corner of the screen). Here’s what it should look like:

3. Using the in-game option

If none of the above solutions work, you can try searching for the option in your game.

Many games offer an in-game option to display FPS. For example, we tried Rainbow Six Siege – which also offers an in-game option to display FPS. This is what it looks like:

Likewise, you can find other games with the option to display FPS information.

4. Try using MSI Afterburner

MSI Afterburner is one of the best third-party tools from MSI to help you view vital information like CPU temperature graphic, the CPU temperature, etc., including FPS counter.

So if you want more detailed information about your system resources and FPS, you should consider installing MSI Afterburner.

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This should be all you will use to check your game’s FPS on Windows 10. If you are on Linux the steps should be very similar depending on your graphics card and the game client (like Steam) you are using.

For macOS, if you’re on Steam, the same set of steps should work – but for the rest, you can try looking for a solution in-game.