How to Show FPS Counter in CSGO

Last Updated on March 23, 2022

Show FPS in CSGO: FPS, or Frames Per Second, is a crucial element in video games. It can make or break the gaming experience, affecting how smooth the game looks and how responsive it feels. High FPS is essential in first-person shooters (FPS), as players rely on quick reflexes to take down enemies. Low FPS can be a major problem in these games and easily lead to frustration and defeats.

Of course, there are ways you can improve your FPS in CS:GO, but that is not what this article is about. This article will talk about four ways to display FPS in CSGO.

How To Show FPS in CSGO


Here are the four ways by which you can display your FPS in CSGO:

Enable Net_Graph 1

In CSGO, it is possible to show FPS using the Net Graph. You can enable this by opening the console and typing in “net_graph 1.”

Net_Graph will show FPS, latency, and choke on the left side of the screen. If the FPS is low, it may be necessary to lower some graphics settings. If you are having trouble doing this, here’s how to do it step-by-step:

  • Launch CS:GO
  • Once you’re in the game, press “~” this key on your keyboard
  • A console window will open up, type “net_graph 1” and hit Enter.

Net_Graph is the easiest way to display your FPS counter in CS:GO, but it doesn’t look good. I like my view clutter-free. If you are only looking to view your FPS, there are better ways to do so. Continue reading to find out.


Show FPS in CS:GO using Steam

  • Launch Steam
  • From the top-right list select Steam > Settings
  • Navigate to In-Game Settings and enable FPS counter as shown below:

You can choose the location of the counter according to your liking. You’ll have to restart your game to display the counter.


Display FPS using Geforce Experience

If you have an Nvidia Graphics Card, you can also use Geforce Experience to display FPS in-game.

  • Launch Geforce Experience
  • Click on your profile icon located on the top-right and select “Account”
  • From the menu located on the right, click “General”
  • Locate In-Game overlay and click “Settings” as shown below:
  • A new window will open up, from here select HUD Layout
  • From this window, you can configure your HUD Layout. Click on Performance > FPS and select the counter position as shown in the screenshot below.

You have successfully enabled the counter using Geforce Experience.


Using Windows Gamebar

Windows 10 comes with a nifty little feature called the Windows Game Bar. The Windows Game Bar is a toolbar that provides quick access to gaming-related features on your PC, such as taking screenshots, recording gameplay, etc. One of the lesser-known features of the Windows Game Bar is its ability to display your game’s framerate (FPS).

  • To enable FPS tracking in the Windows Game Bar, open it up by pressing Win+G on your keyboard.
  • You will find a floating performance window displaying stats such as CPU, GPU, VRAM, RAM and FPS. Here’s how it looks like:
  • From here, you will have to click on the Pin Button as shown in the image above. You can further customize this floating window by clicking on the settings window as shown below:

The FPS meter in the Windows Game Bar can be helpful for troubleshooting performance issues in games. If you’re seeing low FPS numbers, you may need to optimize your game settings or upgrade your hardware.


Conclusion

That’s how you can display your FPS in CSGO. I have mentioned the other options because the net_graph, also known as the traditional way to show metrics in CSGO, has too many numbers that keep on changing. This becomes distracting while you are trying to focus.

I hope this article helped you out, do comment below if it did!

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Written by Vikas

I am Vikas, and I have been into computers and gaming since I was four. I have been solving computer issues since Windows 2000 was a thing. I love playing PC games (especially online multiplayer ones). Professionally, I have worked as a Brand Enabler and hold a computer engineering degree. In my spare time, I read books and play with my cats.

My favorite games are Destiny 2, Warframe, COD Cold War, and Minecraft.

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