No matter what hardware you have onboard – it is always essential to check the FPS (Frames Per Second) in-game. With the help of the FPS counter, you can monitor the performance of the game to some extent.

In this article, we shall help you know more about FPS while discussing the methods to check the FPS in-game.

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What Is Frame Rate?

Frame rate (or FPS) gives you an idea of how smooth the visuals of a game will be. The more FPS you get,  the better a game will perform.

It is also worth noting that you will need a monitor/screen with a higher refresh rate if you want to truly experience more than 60 FPS performance. You can take a look at the video above to get an idea about the frame rate and refresh rates.

How To See Your FPS In A Game?

Now that you know what it is – let us take a look at how you can check your FPS in-game.

1. Using Steam’s In-built FPS Counter

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

To do that, first, you need to head to the Settings:

steam settings

Next, you need to head into the In-Game settings and turn on the FPS counter as shown in the image below:

steam fps counter

2. Using NVIDIA/AMD Software

Depending on the graphics card you have equipped, you can try using Nvidia’s GeForce Experience or AMD’s Radeon Adrenalin.

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

nvidia geforce

You just have to press ALT + Z to activate the overlay while playing the game and then head to the settings to turn on the FPS counter. You can also adjust the position of the FPS counter (top left/right corner or bottom left/right corner of the screen). Here’s how it should look like:

nvidia fps

3. Using In-Game Option

If none of the above solution works, you can try looking for the option in your game.

A lot of games provide an in-game option to display FPS. For instance, we tried Rainbow Six Siege – which also offers an in-game option to show FPS. Here’s how it looks like:

fps in game

Similarly, you might 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 by MSI to help you display vital information like GPU temperature, CPU temperature, etc. including the FPS counter.

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

Wrapping Up

This should be everything that you will ever use to check the FPS of your game on Windows 10. If you are on Linux, the steps should be very similar according to your graphics card and the game client (like Steam) that you use.

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

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