FPS stands for Frames Per Second. It is the number of frames displayed on a screen in one second. The videos that we see on a screen are a series of images. The smoothness of a video playback depends on the number of images displayed in one second. Technically these back-to-back mages are known as frames. While playing video games, some of you might have noticed a choppy or laggy effect. This happens because of a sudden drop in FPS. There are several causes of the drop in FPS while playing games, like outdated graphics card driver, hard drive issues, GPU overheating, etc. In this article, we will talk about how to show FPS in games on Windows 11.
How to show FPS in games on Windows 11/10
FPS is an indicator of the performance of video games on a computer. The higher the FPS is, the smoother the gameplay. A drop in FPS results in choppy or laggy gameplay. Apart from FPS drop, there are other reasons too that cause choppy gameplay. There are some ways by which you can show FPS in games on Windows 11. By doing so, you can keep an eye on the frames per second in your game. This will help you find whether the sluggishness is caused due to FPS drop or due to another reason.
You can display FPS in games on Windows 11 by any of the following methods:
- Xbox Game Bar
- NVIDIA GeForce Experience
- Third-party software
- In-game settings
Let’s see all these methods in detail.
1] Display FPS in games using Xbox Game Bar
Windows 11 users need not install any third-party software to show FPS in video games. You can easily display the frames in a game using Xbox Game Bar. The shortcut to launch the Xbox Game Bar is Win + G. If the Xbox Game Bar does not appear on your screen by pressing the Win + G keys, make sure that you have turned on the FPS counter in Windows 11 Settings.
The steps to display FPS in a game via Xbox Game Bar are simple, have a look:
- Launch the game.
- Now, launch the Xbox Game Bar by pressing the Win + G keys.
- Select FPS in the Performance widget to view FPS in your game.
2] Display FPS in games on Windows 11 via NVIDIA GeForce Experience
If your system hardware supports NVIDIA ShadowPlay, you can use NVIDIA GeForce Experience to turn on the FPS counter in games. NVIDIA ShadowPlay lets you record, stream, and share your gameplay with your friends. The following steps will help you enable the FPS counter in games using NVIDIA GeForce Experience.
- Launch NVIDIA GeForce Experience.
- Click on the gear icon on the top right side to open its settings.
- Enable the In-game Overlay option in order to access the Overlay settings in GeForce Experience.
- Click on the Settings button under the IN-GAME OVERLAY section.
- Now, go to “HUD Layout > Performance.”
- Select FPS from the list of options. You can also change the position of the FPS Counter in your games.
3] Show FPS in games by installing third-party software
You can also install some free FPS counter software on your Windows 11 PC to display frames in a game. FRAPS is a very popular FPS counter software. In addition to displaying FPS in games, it also lets you capture in-game screenshots and record your gameplay. Apart from FRAPS, there are other third-party software too that let you show FPS in games.
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4] In-game settings
Some games come with a built-in FPS counter. You can enable this FPS counter in their in-game settings. Here, we will explain the steps to enable the built-in FPS Counter in some popular games.
Enable FPS Counter in Apex Legends
To enable the FPS Counter in Apex Legends, follow the steps written below:
- Launch Apex Legends game.
- Open its settings.
- Select the GAMEPLAY tab.
- Scroll down and turn on the Performance Display option.
Enable FPS Counter in Call of Duty: Warzone
You can enable FPS Counter in Call of Duty: Warzone by following the steps written below:
- Launch Call of Duty: Warzone game.
- Go to Options and navigate to the General tab.
- Scroll down until you find the Telemetry section.
- Click on the arrow next to the Frames Per Second (FPS) Counter option. This will enable the FPS counter in your games.
Show FPS in Valorant
Follow the steps written below to enable the FPS Counter in Valorant:
- Launch Valorant game.
- Open its settings.
- Select the Video tab.
- Now, select the Stats tab.
- Select the desired option next to the Client FPS.
If you select the Text Only option, you will see FPS only in the text format. If you select the Graph Only option, Valorant will display the FPS only in the graphical format. If you want FPS in both text and graphical form, select Both.
Enable FPS Counter in Dota 2
The following steps will help you show FPS in Dota 2 game:
- Launch Dota 2 game on your Windows 11 PC.
- Open its settings.
- Select the Options tab.
- Scroll down and click Advanced Options.
- You will see the Miscellaneous section on the right side. Enable the Display Network Information option.
Show FPS Counter in Halo Infinite
The following instructions will help you enable FPS Counter in Halo Infinite:
- Launch Halo Infinite.
- Open its settings.
- Select the UI tab.
- Scroll down and enable the FPS Counter checkbox.
How can I see my FPS in a game in Windows?
Some games come with a built-in FPS counter. You can enable it in the game settings. If your game is one of such games, you need not install third-party software to view FPS in your game. If your game does not have a built-in FPS counter, you can still view its FPS without installing third-party software. Windows 11/10 Game Bar lets you view FPS in all video games. First, launch your game, then launch the Game Bar by pressing the Win + G keys. You will see the FPS counter in the Performance widget. Another method to view FPS in games is by installing an FPS Counter software.
Does Windows 11 have an FPS counter?
You can use Xbox Game Bar in Windows 11 as an FPS counter. It is a product of Microsoft, hence, you need not install any third-party software to view FPS in your video games. Launch your game and then launch Xbox Game Bar by pressing the Win + G keys. You will see the FPS in the Performance widget in the Game Bar.
Hope this helps.