On Windows, how would I go about displaying the FPS in Crysis 3?

I found some console commands on this link
Crysis 3: PC Developer Console Commands
pressing ~ doesn't bring up the console on my computer but ` (above the tab key) does

The instructions don't mention how to display FPS.

I found this
Show fps Crysis?

Which says to enter the following

r_DisplayInfo = 1 

But the command doesn't seem to do anything in Crysis 3, when I enter it into the console I get this message

  • It's a RESTRICTEDMODE command, you use con_restricted 0 to unlock it.. – AStopher Nov 4 '14 at 18:08

As confirmed by a Crytek Community Manager there is no native way to show a frames per second counter or graph in Crysis 3. Various other sources all recommend using an external utility like MSI Afterburner, EVGA Precision X or FRAPS to display the current frames per second counter, but the possible side effect of running such utility is that it may lower your actual FPS.

  • FRAPS is rather light, I doubt it really makes an impact on the FPS. As long as you use it only to display the FPS, of course. – Gnoupi Mar 5 '13 at 9:59
  • yeah, fraps by far most easiest way to do this and actually pretty light on using resources. – MadCom Mar 5 '13 at 11:14

I found a way to get the FPS but it's not what I was hoping for. I would prefer to see the FPS in real time.

To see what the FPS is at a given moment

Bring up the console by pressing the ` key. On my keyboard it's the key beneath the escape key and above the tab key.

Enter the following command into the console

r_GetScreenShot 2

A screenshot is taken and the FPS is displayed in the console.

Here is a picture of what it looks like crysis 3 screenshot
The FPS is near the bottom of the console in light blue text

I noticed how to do this while watching the following video

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