How to show your FPS in Path of Exile in a few clicks

4 easy ways of how you can display your FPS counter in Path of Exile
How to show your FPS in Path of Exile in a few clicks




Path of Exile is still one of the most played games on Steam, part of this success is due to the low hardware requirements for running the game at a high performance. So, if you want to know how well Path of Exiles runs on your PC, we will show 4 ways you can display your FPS counter while playing the game.

Steam show FPS guide cover image in Path of Exile

Method #1: Show Your FPS in Path of Exile By Using the Game’s Commands (Easiest Method)

InGame show FPS guide demonstration image in Path of Exile

The easiest way to display your FPS is using the Path of Exile internal FPS counter. This method doesn't work on consoles, such as the Xbox One or even on the PS4 PRO. Just follow these simple steps to learn how:

  1. While in Path of Exile, press F1.
  2. Now the FPS counter should appear right next to the minimap.
InGame show FPS guide keyboard

Method #2: Show Your FPS in Path of Exile By Using the Steam Settings

Steam show FPS guide demonstration image in Path of Exile

If you have Path of Exile on your Steam games library, you can use the  Steam Settings to display your FPS counter. Here's how you can do it:

Steam Settings guide
  1. Open the Steam app and click on Steam on the left upper corner of your screen.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. In the Settings window, click on the In-Game tab.
  4. Search for the In-game FPS counter and click on the arrow. This action will open a list of options that you can choose in which corner you prefer your FPS counter to be displayed.
  5. We also recommend you activate the High contrast color option, so you can get a better view of your FPS while playing Path of Exile.
Steam Settings in game guide

Method #3: Show Your FPS in Path of Exile By Using the GeForce Experience

GeForce Experience show FPS guide demonstration image in Path of Exile

If you have an NVIDIA graphics card, for example, one from the NVIDIA GeForce GTX series, then the GeForce Experience is a great way you have to display your FPS counter. Follow this step-by-step guide to see how:

Steam Settings gear icon
  1. Go to the GeForce Experience site and download the latest version.
  2. Follow the standard download steps.
  3. Create a new account or log in if you already have one.
  4. Launch the Path of Exile game and press Alt+Z to open the GeForce Experience tools overlay.
  5. Click on the gear icon to open the settings screen.
  6. Click on the HUD layout option.
  7. To activate the FPS counter in Path of Exile, click on Performance and next on FPS to enable the FPS counter display.
GeForce Experience HUD layout guide
GeForce Experience Perfomance and FPS check box guide

Method #4: Show Your FPS in Path of Exile By Using the FRAPS

FRAPS show FPS guide demonstration image in Path of Exile

FRAPS is still a very reliable tool for PC gamers to easily display their FPS counter. Here’s how you can set this up:

FRAPS FPS tab guide
  1. Go to the FRAPS site and download the latest version.
  2. Follow the standard download steps.
  3. Start the FRAPS app and click on the FPS tab at the top.
  4. In the Benchmark Settings, select the FPS checkbox.
  5. Go to the Overlay Corner and select which corner you prefer to display your FPS. We recommended the left-upper corner for Path of Exile.
  6. Open the Path of Exile game, and now the FPS counter should appear in the corner you chose.
FRAPS FPS check box and Overlay Corner guide

If you are trying to enhance your FPS while playing Path of Exile, we recommend you to read our article on how you can improve your FPS in Path of Exile and minimize your FPS drops. If you are looking for more ways to display your FPS counter, check out one of our related articles on how you can show your FPS in Escape from Tarkov and Dota 2. Now, if you are having lag spikes while playing Path of Exile, then check out our articles and learn how you can show your pinghow you can fix your high ping, and how to check total playtime in Path of Exile.



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