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How to measure FPS on Steam

 When we use our equipment to play, an important data that we must know is the FPS rate. Controlling good FPS while playing is essential to see the performance that your computer is currently offering. For this, there are many options, such as monitoring this data with MSI Afterburner, or you can also use the HUD of the NVIDIA GeForce Experience software. But here we are going to quickly show you how to measure your FPS directly with the Steam PC gaming client.

How to measure FPS on Steam

Steam, in addition to being a game store and library, also lets you monitor FPS while playing games on its platform. This way, if you already have Steam installed, you will not need anything else to know this basic information on the screen while you are playing. Let's see how to do it in a few simple steps.

How to measure FPS with Steam Step by Step

To see the FPS while playing Steam games you will not need to install or run additional software, you can enable it directly in the Steam options. Just follow these simple steps.

  1. Open Steam if you don't already have it open.
  2. Enter the Steam menu and then the Parameters option.
  3. Now we select the option In the game.
  4. We click on the drop-down menu in the FPS Counter section in the game and select where we want it to appear. We can choose any of the 4 corners of the screen.
  5. If you select the option just below High Contrast Color, the FPS will appear with a color that stands out.

Now you will know the FPS at which your game works without having to use other types of software.

Activate the FPS counter while playing

But what happens if you forget to activate it when you are playing? It would be a hassle to have to save the game, exit the game, enable the option within Parameters, etc. Don't worry, you can also access this (and other options) from the game itself so you don't have to exit the game just to enable this. We are going to tell you how to do it very simply by following these steps.

  1. During gameplay, press Left Shift + Tab to open the in-game Steam menu.
  2. Click on the Parameters option located at the bottom right.
  3. Now go to the In-Game tab.
  4. Here you will find the same option as before to select in which position you want to put the FPS counter. You can also set it to display in High Contrast Color.
  5. We click OK and press Left Shift + Tab again to close the menu and return to our game with the counter enabled.

Show FPS easily

This way you can have the FPS rate visible on your PC to control the frame rate that your PC is capable of displaying in the current configuration. With this data you can see if you need to raise or lower the quality of the graphics to increase or decrease the rate. It is also useful if you want to check on the fly what effect NVIDIA DLSS or AMD FSR produces if it is implemented in the game. They are a few simple steps that you can do even when you are playing .