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How to Enable FPS Counter in MSI Afterburner

I want to know how to display FPS on MSI Afterburner. I could not turn on the on-screen display to work while playing games.
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If you are a new user who is using this amazing overclocking utility then you might want to ask that how to enable the FPS counter in MSI Afterburner.

MSI Afterburner is the best PC temperature monitoring tool. Along with it it also displays an in-game FPS counter. The FPS counter help users to identify if there is any problem with their GPU.

So, if you don’t know how to use the MSI Afterburner FPS counter then this post is for.

What’s the Ideal Framerate to Play Smooth Games?

As a rule of thumb, most games run smoother at 60 FPS. Most gamers also agree with this range of 60 FPS and above makes your game more responsive. They also agree that anything less than 30 FPS is unplayable, rubbish.

At 60 fps there will be 16.67/ms (millisecond) between every frame. Meaning that if you move your mouse it will take 16.67ms before this action is reflected on your screen. This excludes additional latencies such as input lag and lag introduced by the game.

Read Also: What is the Ideal GPU Temperature Range While Gaming?

Built-in FPS Counter

Recently there are many games that have built-in features to display the FPS counter while playing games. To enable it you must know the exact command.

But it’s much easier to monitor FPS fluctuation with the tool that is specialized in this field.

How to Enable FPS Counter in MSI Afterburner

  1. Download and Install MSI Afterburner

    Download the latest MSI Afterburner version 4.6.3. Extract the .zip file and run the installation setup. Make sure no other software install along with it.

  2. Configure settings

    At the bottom right corner, you will see the Setting button. Click on it then go to the monitoring tab.

  3. Find and enable Framerate

    Click on “Active hardware monitoring graphs” from the drop-down list, find Framerate. Now make sure it is check-marked.

  4. Enable On-Screen Display

    Now make sure that “Show in On-Screen Display” is selected and check-marked. You can also monitor additional values i.e. GPU usage, fan speed, memory usage, CPU & GPU temperature

  5. You are done!

    Now you can test it if the FPS counter is enabled in MASI Afterburner. Restart a game and you will see at the top left corner the selected values.

Still MSI Afterburner no On-Screen Display Shows up!

If the above method doesn’t work on your PC or laptop then you need to turn on the toggle key.

Go to the on-screen display window >Toggle On-Screen Display and set up your hotkey, and once you are in-game, use your hotkey to turn on/off the FPS counter.

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