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How To Show FPS Counter In All PC Games

In this guide, we will be taking a look at easy ways to see your PC games FPS. When it comes to playing games on your Windows PC or laptop, you might be interested in knowing exactly what frame rate you are currently getting in a game.

You can sometimes tell if your game is running on a low FPS as the game will feel really choppy, stuttering, and not smooth. And if the PC game is running at a higher frame rate the game will be the opposite, making it run nice and smooth.

There are a few ways that you can display an FPS counter within games such as Elden Ring, CSGO, and Roblox, on your Windows PC. Not only does it let you see how many frames per second you are getting in your games, but this will then help guide you in changing in-game settings and see the difference it has made in your FPS.

The idea is to try and get the FPS as high as possible as this will allow for a better gaming experience. Some games might have capped the FPS, so you will only be able to get the FPS as high as the game allows it.

Why Enable FPS Counter In Games?

Being able to see what FPS (Frames Per Second) you are getting in a game will then let you make some improvements and then you can try and boost fps in a game. If you are playing an online game then you might want to lower the graphics to help increase the FPS, which will help your online gameplay.

But if the game you are playing is solo, then you might want to make it look more pretty by increasing the graphics. But at the same time, you still need to ensure the FPS is not too low otherwise you will get issues.

You can help increase the FPS in PC games by making sure you have the latest driver installed for your graphics card, I have listed some guides below to help if you are not sure how to do this.

How To Display FPS For PC Games:

Below are the different ways in which you can view your FPS on your Windows PC.

1. Game Bar

Gamebar comes installed with Windows and has the option to show an FPS counter. This will display in all games that you play on your computer:

  • On your keyboard hold Windows key + G to display the Game Bar
  • Now click on the Widget Menu at the top and go to Performance
  • You will see a Pin icon so click this to pin the performance window > Now select the FPS tab
  • If you are missing the FPS counter then you need to click on “Request Access” and restart your computer
FPS tab in Xbox Game Bar.

2. NVIDIA GeForce Experience

You will only be able to use the GeForce Experience FPS counter if you have an NVIDIA graphics card that supports the option, and you will also need to install GeForce Experience:

  • First, open Nvidia GeForce Experience > Once open click the Settings cog
  • Now select General and check that IN-GAME OVERLAY is toggled to On
  • Next click on Settings > Click HUD layout
  • Now select Performance > Choose a position for the FPS counter and also select FPS
  • Once done press Back > Done > And Close
Enabling FPS overlay in Nvidia GeForce Experience

3. Steam

Steam has an in-built FPS counter which will only be displayed on top of games that you play using the Steam Client:

  • First open Steam then click on Steam in the top left-hand corner
  • Go to Settings > Now select In-Game
  • Under “In-game FPS counter” decide where you want the FPS counter to display
  • Also if you are finding the FPS counter is not clear enough you can turn on High Contrast Colour by ticking the check box
  • Now click OK and then close Steam
  • You can now reopen Steam and launch a game and you will see the FPS counter
Enabling Steam in-game FPS counter

4. Origin

Origin FPS counter will only be displayed on the games which you launch and play using Origin:

  • Open Origin
  • Click Origin in the top left corner and select Application settings
  • Next to Display FPS Counter click the dropdown and select a position
  • You can also choose the FPS Counter Window size and Transparency
Origin showing FPS counter settings.


FRAPS is a program that you can download and use to monitor your FPS in all games:

  • First, go here to download FRAPS then run the setup file and follow the steps
  • Once installed launch FRAPS
  • Now go to the FPS tab and choose the position where you would like to show the FPS counter using Overlay Corner
  • Launch a game to see the FPS counter
FRAPS main window showing FPS settings.

I hope the above methods have helped display the FPS in your PC games. If you want to see even more advanced information about what your system is getting up to when playing your games then you could try using MSI Afterburner with Rivaturner. This will give you a good insight into how your computer is doing.

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Christian is a technical writer and IT Technician who loves anything to do with tech new or old, He specializes in fixing issues with computers. In his own time, he enjoys gaming, movies, and exercise.