Frame rate (also known as frame frequency) is the frequency (rate) at which an imaging device produces unique consecutive images called frames. Frame rate is most often expressed in frames per second (FPS) and is also expressed in progressive scan monitors as hertz (Hz).

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Every Unreal Engine game I play has a framerate drop after about ten minutes

I have been having this problem with a variety of games. The ones I can recall specifically right now are Life is Strange and the one I was just playing, The Old City. Both games, and at least one ...
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Unexpected FPS drops (Sometimes)

I've recently run into a very annoying problem in Assassin's Creed Black Flag. I am playing this game on my laptop which have the following specs: Intel Core i7 4510U @ 3.1 GHz (At turbo boost) 8 GB ...
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Playing games from a USB3.0 external hard drive [closed]

So I use my Mac to play games, but unfortunately the memory on the Mac runs out very very quickly. I have a USB3 external hard drive and I've been wondering if I could it to store all the game files. ...
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Why does connecting a laptop to a TV via HDMI cause a framerate drop?

I have encountered a problem recently: I plug in my computer to my TV with HDMI and suddenly any game will play at snail speed. Like ridiculously slow. I have tried both of my TVs, lowered the games ...
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Why do resolution [and framerate] need to be higher in video games than in TV and cinema?

I've recently restarted playing video games after around 10 years, and I've noticed that there is a lot of attention about resolutions. Now, putting aside that this could be as much an obsession as ...
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Skyrim frame rate issue for first 5 minutes of gameplay

I have quite a good computer with a core i7 processor, GeForce GT750, 16 GB RAM, so Skyrim should run smoothly all the time. However, for the first 5 minutes of gameplay the sound lags, the frame rate ...
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How do you do frame-rate tests on a console?

For 6th/7th/8th generation consoles, how do I do frame-rate tests, for an example, like this DigitalFoundry video?
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Why my games doesnt appear like it runs under 60 fps?

Let me give you an example that might explain you my question: When Im watching 60fps videos of people playing CoD Ghosts it really looks very smooth, but when I play it on my PC it looks like 30fps? ...
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Low FPS CPU Overheating [closed]

I have a laptop with: CPU: i7 4700MQ GPU: GeForce GT 740M 2GB RAM: 8GB Playing League Of Legends I normally have 80 FPS on medium, but in the last days I had to switch to medium low and my fps was ...
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Minecraft framerate is lower in Ubuntu. Why?

Recently, I moved over to Ubuntu for various performance reasons, but I've seen a major drop in my Minecraft framerate. Usually I get 100-250 in Windows, but Ubuntu is struggling to keep me at 60. I ...
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Bad FPS on Xbox One

I just recently moved and all my games including ESO and they have been having bad frame rate issues. I can't figure out why. The only difference is my internet is no where near as good as it was at ...
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What are the benefit of locking an already v-synced framerate?

I've noticed some games run with less stuttering when I apply a 60fps lock, when already using (adaptive)v-sync on a 60Hz screen. Why is this the case if the frames are paced directly with my screen's ...
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How can I make KSP run at half-speed?

In one of Scott Manley's videos (Interstellar Quest I think), I heard him say that he was running the physics of Kerbal Space Program at half-speed so his computer could handle it. He then doubled the ...
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Is there any reason to limit my FPS?

I recently built a new computer. It's not mind-blowingly amazing but it's pretty solid, and I can play any game in my Steam library on it. I've been messing around with graphics settings in ...
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How to view Borderlands FPS without third party software

I would like to see what my framerate is for Borderlands 2 (steam). However, the only way to do this that I can find on Google, is to install 3rd-party-software (fraps, EVGA monitor...). Right now, I ...
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FPS increase while holding any mouse button

I have a problem. Normally when I'm playing CS:GO I have ~30 FPS. But recently I realized, that when I'm holding any mouse button (mouse1 - mouse5) my FPS suddenly increases to ~70. One more thing - ...
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Dark Souls 2: Xbox360 vs PlayStation 3 vs Xbox One vs PlayStation 4

Is there a graphical/framerate/draw distance/weapon change difference between these 4 versions (Xbox360 vs PlayStation 3 vs Xbox One vs PlayStation 4) of Dark Souls 2/Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the ...
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Strangely low framerate in Shadow Fight 2 for Windows 8

I've been playing Shadow Fight 2 (Windows Store version) for about 2 months now, and recently a friend of mine decided to play the iOS version. The iOS version appears to have a much better framerate! ...
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Borderlands 2 FPS drop

I have been playing Borderlands 2 for about 200 hours. A few weeks ago, however, I bought a new PC. Now the game's framerate drops down to around 20 FPS. PC Specs: CPU: Intel i7 4790k (5GHz) GPU: ...
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Massive FPS Drop in Minecraft when I try to record with OBS

So when I play Minecraft I set the FPS to 60FPS max so I don't get any frame tethering and I'm always on 59/60FPS unless like a nuke goes off or something then I drop down a bit... I use OBS to record ...
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Why does using Technic Launcher modpacks slow Minecraft down?

I can play normal Minecraft at 60 FPS, on the highest settings. When I launch a Technic Launcher modpack, Minecraft will run at a maximum of 4 FPS. I have a Qosmio gaming computer, running Java 7 ...
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How to show frame rate and cpu stats on Far Cry 4

How can I show frame rate and other stats in Far Cry 4?
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Stabilizing framerate of Android games

I've been playing some fast-paced, focus-demanding games like Super Hexagon and Size DOES Matter on my Sony Xperia Z1 recently, and I've noticed something that has been bothering me. Sometimes I get ...
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Are NTSC and PAL affecting games display rate or fps?

If NTSC and PAL are TV singals standards how could they affect display rate(Hz) or frames per seconds for console games (signal goes from console to tv) ? Does it still matter with hdmi?
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Why does my framerate slowly decay while playing Skyrim?

This is a new issue that popped up recently and I have no idea what brought it on. As I play Skyrim, my FPS will slowly degrade over 15 minutes or so to unplayable levels, but only in certain areas, ...
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Minecraft Hexxit Suddenly Extreme Lag

I have a extreme lag problem on my server. It's a dedicated Server on my local machine with me and up to 4 other players on it. We use the Hexxit-Mod-Pack on 1.5.2. I give my Minecraft 1Gb Memory. ...
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Titanfall periodic stuttering?

I just downloaded Titanfall because it was free to play for 48 hours and on my i5-4670, GTX 770 Phantom 2GB, 8GB RAM system I get 60 fps maxed out except every ten seconds the game freezes for half a ...
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Why set framerate higher than your display's?

I've seen this allowed in many games' graphics options and I noticed how players like to boast that their hardware configuration can draw a certain game at XXX FPS on max settings. From what I know, ...
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Counter Strike 1.6 Configurations

Why are User configs so important? I have seen lot of players on lan and general buzz on internet forums too as to what are the most optimal settings for counter strike 1.6. What is the difference ...
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Minecraft framerate drop! Please help

I have an HP Pavilion G6 series. It has an AMD Vision A4 Dual Core, 6 gbs of RAM and a 750Gb Hard-drive with no dedicated graphics card Minecraft used to run at around 50 frames with higher settings ...
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Does deleting game help frame rate?

Total war Rome II- at first the game ran great, now there is a humongous dip in frame rate- not sure why. Would deleting other games help? (I already lowered the graphics in advanced options-didn't do ...
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XPS (Extreme Memory Profile) causing Skyrim bug to speed-stutter

I just upgraded from an socket AM3 790FX X4 at 3.1GHz (max OC) to an FX8350 AM3+ / 990FX with a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 motherboard. I've kept the 2x4GB of G.Skill F3-17000CL11-4GBSR RAM from the AM3 ...
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Why do video game framerates need to be so much higher than TV and cinema framerates?

It seems that video games need to have something like 60 frames per second in order to be smooth and realistic. But TV and films only have about 24 or 25. Why the difference?
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How do I find the framerate I am playing my game at?

I hear people suggesting I should have at-least 30FPS in the game to have a satisfactory experience, I wonder, how do I enable FPS monitoring in a gameplay?