Gamers should know the frame rate per second (FPS) running on the game to determine whether the experience is playable or not.
Like many other games, you can show the GTA V frame rate easily. In this guide, I have three different options to show it right when you play.
Choose one of the three methods below.
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- #1 Show FPS on GTA V using Windows 10 Game Bar
- #2 Steam also provides FPS count on any game running
- #3 Or use Razer Cortex which will also improve performance
- #4 Using other monitoring software
#1 Show FPS on GTA V using Windows 10 Game Bar
1. Press Windows+G to launch Game Bar.
2. Click on the FPS menu, then Request Access.
3. Restart your computer.
4. Launch GTA V, then run Game Bar as well. The FPS section should be active.
5. Click on Performance options, then leave only FPS checked.
6. Now, you can Pin the window and move it to the location you preferred.
7. The FPS count will remain there, even when you close the Game Bar layout.
FPS from Game Bar provides the most accurate data since it’s directly based on computer performance. You don’t even need third-party software since it is bundled with Windows 10. Game Bar also can be activated via a game controller.
#2 Steam also provides FPS count on any game running
If you bought the game from Steam, then you are lucky! Steam has a built-in FPS count which you can opt-in to show during the gaming session.
1. Go to Steam > Settings.
2. In the In-Game menu, select the position of FPS, then click OK. Also, make sure the Enabled the Steam Overlay while in-game is checked.
3. Launch GTA V. You will notice the FPS count will be there (based on the position you chosen).
#3 Or use Razer Cortex which will also improve performance
Razer Cortex is a software that will optimize your PC to focus on the game you about to play. It also comes with an advanced FPS counter.
1. Launch Razer Cortex, then click View Dashboard on GTA V.
2. Click Enable FPS Chart.
3. Check on Show FPS overlay while in-game, and select the FPS counter location you wish.
4. Go back to My Library, and click Play on GTA V.
5. The FPS counter will show.
Note: Based on my experience, the FPS counter on Razer Cortex isn’t aligned with Game Bar or Steam. It was about twice higher and most likely inaccurate (at least when this article was being written).
#4 Using other monitoring software
There are many monitoring software options available, such as MSI Afterburner, NVIDIA ShadowPlay, XSplit, and Fraps. These tools allow you to monitor your FPS in real-time and provide additional features such as video capture and streaming.
From the three options above, you only have to choose the one you like the most. I personally prefer Game Bar since it is easier to use and a lot of customization. It works well on most launchers, including Steam, GOG, Epic Store, and Uplay.
How about you? Which options do you prefer? Game Bar, Steam, Razer Cortex, or anything else?
What is FPS, and why is it important for gaming?
FPS stands for Frames Per Second, which is a measure of how many frames are displayed on your screen per second. It is important for gaming because a higher FPS means a smoother gaming experience.
A low FPS can cause lag and stuttering, which can make the game unplayable.
How can I improve my FPS?
You can improve your FPS by upgrading your hardware, optimizing your game settings, and closing unnecessary programs while gaming. Upgrading your graphics card, increasing your RAM, and using a powerful CPU can significantly improve your FPS.
Alternatively, you can gain extra FPS for free by overclocking your graphics card.
What is the ideal FPS for gaming?
The ideal FPS for gaming is 60 FPS or higher. However, this can vary depending on the game and your personal preferences. Some gamers prefer a higher FPS for a smoother experience, while others prefer a lower FPS for a more cinematic feel.