How to Show FPS on Video Game using Game Bar

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Windows 10 has a gaming feature named Xbox Game Bar which allows you to do a variety of things related to your gaming experience — one of them is showing frame rate per second (FPS) during the game.

To enable FPS, there are several steps need to be done. Make sure Windows 10 has been updated to the latest version.

Game Bar is a default app on Windows 10. But, if you don’t have it, go to Microsoft Store: Xbox Game Bar to get it for free.

1. Press Windows+G to launch Game Bar. Please note that it may take a while to run this program for the first time — even for SSD.

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2. Now, go to the FPS section and click Request access. Select Yes when the permission window appear.

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3. Restart your computer.

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4. Launch a video game and press Windows+G. The FPS section should be active now.

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5. You may Pin the window so it became sticky on top of the game.

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The Performance window can be customized from color, size, position, or even which metric do you want to keep.

For example, I put the display to the top left so I could see the real-time performance data for the past 60 seconds.

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You can also make it smaller like this. So, just showing the numbers.

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Only care about FPS? We got you!

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Game Bar is quite useful and informative for gamers. It can even be accessed via certain controllers like Logitech F710 and F310.

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