Windows 10 has a built-in FPS counter hidden in the little-known Xbox Game Bar. Despite its name, the Xbox Game Bar is a powerful full-screen overlay that you can use in PC games. Here’s how to display your frames per second (FPS) in games.
This feature is part of the game bar. Press Windows + G to open it. (If the Game Bar doesn̵
Look for the “Achievements” floating widget in the game bar overlay.
If you don’t see the floating Performance panel, click the menu button in the bar at the top of your screen and click “Performance” to display it.
After confirming the UAC prompt, you need to restart your PC to enable this feature. The FPS meter will not work until you reboot.
After restarting your PC, start a PC game and open the Game bar. The Performance widget shows your frames per second (FPS) along with your CPU, GPU, VRAM (video RAM) and RAM usage.
To see a graph of FPS over time, click the “FPS” category. You may need to move your mouse cursor over the widget and click the right arrow (“>”) to display the graph if the floating widget is small.
To keep the FPS gauge always on screen, click the “Pin” icon at the top of the floating widget in the Game Bar interface. Now even if you hide the Game Bar it will stay on your screen and will always appear on top of your gameplay until you untie it.
You can move the floating window on your screen by dragging it in the game bar overlay. You can also choose the size.
To remove the floating Performance window, go back to the Game Bar overlay (Windows + G) and click the “Unpin” button. It will then only appear when you pull up the game bar overlay.
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