How To Show FPS in CSGO
Before you start to optimize your in-game settings, you need to know what your FPS values usually are in the game. Here are a couple of ways to help you be more aware of your FPS situation in Counter-Strike!
Ways to display FPS in CSGO
Commands like netgraph or the cl showfps 1 can reveal your FPS values, but they are also capable of showing your ping latency and other factors on the screen as well. It doesn't require any software downloads, as this is something built into the game itself. However, you will have to enable your Developer Console first.
There are two ways of displaying the frames per second in Counter Strike Global Offensive, either in a more detailed format (netgraph) or more simple, depending on what information you want. To enter one of these codes you need to press the binded key (~) to bring up the console first, then you can begin adjusting the game.
The netgraph command reveals a list of information at the bottom right of your screen which includes FPS, your Ping, server speeds, frames per second loss, and more. This is how it normally looks unless you do some extra commands to change the graph.
The Cl_showfps 1 is a very straightforward command. It brings up a plain FPS counter in the top-left corner of the screen.
If you want to learn more about other FPS commands, be sure to check out this article: Best FPS commands for CS:GO
Fraps is a very common tool for recording video games and was often used by content creators on YouTube back in the days. As a result, Fraps can also be a benchmarking software, since it also lets you measure the FPS between two points. This is great if you want to see if your frames per second dip anywhere specific during the game.
- Go to the Fraps official website here
- Download the newest version of Fraps
- Install Fraps (if you have it installed, make sure it's up to date!)
- Launch the software
- Choose where you want the FPS Overlay
Go to the "99 FPS" tab where the Benchmarking section is. All you want to do is select where you want the FPS Overlay to be on your screen. You can also select if you only want it to update every second or if you want to give the Overlay a Hotkey. Once done, just minimize it and launch the game.
Through Steam settings
Many people don't realize this, but the Steam settings are brilliant for many things. They allow you to change what loads up in your library with different option boxes, lets you set download restrictions for game updates, and even see your FPS. It's simple, you just need to select where you want the FPS counter to be shown on the screen.
- Launch Steam
- Go to the Settings from anywhere on Steam via the top left menu above the main one for Store, Library, etc. Select Steam, then go to Settings which is above the Exit button at the bottom.
- Go to the "In-Game" section by clicking the options on the left of the Settings box that appears. If it doesn't come up, check behind whatever you have open!
- There is an option called “In-game FPS Counter”, change it from Off to wherever you want it to appear. Selecting the High Contrast Color box will help you see it better in games too.
Display fps with Nvidia GeForce experience
The Nvidia GeForce Experience can do many things such as capture video so, naturally, it's possible to see your FPS through it as well. GeForce Experience does have other benefits as well such as being able to optimize your game settings, personalize your gameplay with filters, and it can work with any PC marketplace including Ubisoft, Origin, and Bethesda.
If you aren't sure what graphics card is on your PC, you can check it by going to your Control Panel and finding the Device Manager. Open that, then double-click the "Display Adaptors" option. It will drop to show you what's inside the PC.
- Go to the Nvidia GeForce Experience website here
- Download the software with a green button below the GeForce Experience text
- Go through all the steps to install the program as well
- Sign in with your ready-made account or create a new one
- Open the GeForce Experience Overlay by pressing Alt + Z (while the game is open)
- Click the gear icon next to your avatar and turn on the “In-Game Overlay” at the bottom of the options, then click “Settings”
- Choose HUD Layout, then click the FPS Counter and choose what position to keep it in
So, as you can see, there are a couple of ways of displaying FPS in CSGO! Now just pick the most convenient one for you and control your FPS. If you won’t be satisfied with the values you see, have a look at this article: How To Increase FPS in CSGO?