Top 5 Best FPS Counter Apps for Windows 10 (in 2021)

Games run at a specific FPS level where FPS acts as frames per second. The higher the FPS, the better the quality of the game. To get high FPS, you need to have hardware that supports it. The hardware needs to be free to use with the game ie, your GPU should not be used by other apps.

There are many other factors that can lead to lower FPS in a game. If you suspect that the FPS is not as high as it should be, or that it is falling too often, you can add an FPS counter to monitor it.

Best anti-FPS software

FPS account for Windows 10

There is no shortage of apps that can put an FPS counter on Windows 10. These apps usually only work when you are playing a game because there are not many other apps that need or updating frames at the same level as games.

1. Anti-FPS – Windows 10 game bar

Windows 10 comes with a built-in FPS counter. It works with Windows 10 game bar. No need to enter anything and you can tap the FPS counter to the screen and use it to monitor the frame rate.

  1. Run game.
  2. Tap on the Win + G keyboard shortcut. to show the game bar.
  3. Enable the Performance Widget.
  4. Select the FPS tab on the widget.
  5. Move for widget to a corner of the screen.
  6. Click on the pin image to crush.
  7. The FPS for the game will be shown live.

Anti-FPS - Windows 10 game bar

2. Fraps

The Windows 10 game bar FPS monitor is only a few years old and Windows users have long needed a way to monitor the FPS in the game. They have relied on Fraps.

Fraps has not been updated in the near future. Its product page does not mention Windows 10 however, it works well on the OS and can be used to track game FPS.

  1. Run Fraps.
  2. Go to app settings.
  3. Select the Tab FPS.
  4. Enable FPS box under criterion.
  5. Choose what corner of the screen the FPS should appear on it.
  6. Set toggle to show / hide.
  7. Open a game.
  8. Press the toggle and the FPS will appear in a corner.

3. GeForce Experience in-game replay

If you have a PC / game system, you will have a GPU. If it’s an Nvidia GPU, you can install the GeForce Experience app and enable the in-game reboot. This replay, among other things, showcases the FPS for a game.

  1. Download GeForce Knowledge from Nvidia.
  2. Open GeForce Experience and click on the cogwheel button at the top right.
  3. Go to General tab and enable the Game replay.
  4. Click on the Options button.
  5. Choose HUD shape.
  6. Go to Tab Counter FPS.
  7. Choose what corner of the screen you want the FPS to show up.
  8. Run game and tap on Alt + Z.
  9. The FPS counter will appear.

4. In-game replay on steam

If you play a Steam game, you should know that it has an in-game replay that is capable of displaying the FPS.

To make it possible, follow these steps.

  1. Open Steam.
  2. go to Steam> Settings.
  3. Select the In-game tab.
  4. Open the In-game drop-counter FPS.
  5. Choose what corner of the screen you want it to appear.
  6. Run the game and tap on Shift + Tab keyboard shortcut to enable it.

5. MSI Afterburner – FPS monitor

MSI Afterburner is a popular tool for users who like to overlook or underestimate their GPU. It is a full-featured tool that is able to monitor your system and you can use it to enable FPS counter on Windows 10.

  1. Download and install MSI Afterburner.
  2. Go to app settings.
  3. Select the Check tab.
  4. From the list of items, select and enable Framerate (check token should be active).
  5. Enable the ‘View in-screen presentation’ option.
  6. The A FPS counter will be displayed when you run a game.


The apps listed here do not require much system resources to run. They are lightweight and will allow most if not system resources to stay free to eat your game. It’s up to you to make sure you don’t have other apps running on your system that will slow down the game’s FPS.

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