If you’ve got a Nvidia graphic card, then you can enable the FPS counter on your PC without any 3rd party software. Typically, you can use utilities like Fraps and RiviaTuner to enable FPS counter on your screen. However, these do come with some problems.
The first one is performance. Calculating and displaying FPS on your screen while the game is playing via a 3rd party utility almost always causes some performance penalty. This causes a dip in the overall performance of the game or worse crashes and high CPU/GPU usage.
The second one is instability. Not all games support overlays on top. That means they don’t allow any other app to take control of the display device when they are in the foreground. Sometimes, this incompatibility causes crashes, while other times can cause loss of data and progress.
To fix this, you can use a native solution by Nvidia in the Geforce experience. You can enable the FPS counter on your PC using the Geforce experience, and that won’t cause a severe performance loss like the other tools that I mentioned above. Let’s see how you can enable FPS counter on your PC.
Enable FPS Counter in Geforce experience
Update: Go to Home > General > Overlay > HUD > FPS to enable the FPS Counter.
- Open the Start menu and search for Geforce experience. Open it.
- On the top-right corner, click on the triangle little share button. That will open the Share options for your PC.
- In this screen, click on the Settings gear and then go to the Overlays in the list.
- Select FPS Counter and click on any of the four corners in the box. These corners denote where the FPS number will show on your screen. Whatever position you select, the FPS number will show up at that place. You can turn this ON and OFF anytime.
- Close everything and open any game of your choice. You will have a green colored number on your screen at the position you selected.
That’s all you need to know, if you have any more questions you can post them in the comments section below.