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Questions tagged [framerate]

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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Why is screen refresh rate considered important in gaming?

I'm shopping for a gaming laptop. I play RPG/shooters like Fallout 4 and MMOs such as Guild Wars 2 and Black Desert Online. I prefer high pixel density displays. In a 15.6-inch laptop screen, 1080p ...
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Are there quantifiable benefits to using a frame rate higher than a multiplayer games server tick rate?

I was having a conversation about video games with a friend, and we got to talking about frame rates. I just got a 144Hz monitor, and my friend swears that he will stick to 60Hz, because there is no ...
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How to record Vanilla Minecraft in higher FPS than the screen?

For slowing down video footage, a high frame rate is useful. But if the screen only shows 60 frames per second, even if I set Minecraft and OBS to 120 frames per second, it only records 60 distinct ...
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Weird performance issue with Assassin's Creed on Laptop with GTX 1060

So I have bought a new laptop relatively recently: an Asus Rog GL502vm which has a GTX 1080, i5-7300hq, and 8GB of RAM. So I decided to put it through its passes, and installed Assassin's Creed ...
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Does running applications in background on Windows 10 machine when playing full screen FPS game affect performance?

Does running applications in the background on a Windows 10 machine when playing a full screen FPS game affect performance? For example, I'm playing Squad now on and I sometimes have Chrome open in ...
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Collosal difference between FPS in Dark Souls II and Dark Souls III [duplicate]

I don't know if you here at Arquade SE accept technical questions, but I'm willing to try anyway. I am a huge Dark Souls fan, so naturally, I have all three games on my laptop. Before we go into my ...
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Rocket league does not show frame rate when using a steam controller on PC

Title says it all, I have my steam settings set up to display FPS in the top left which works on rocket league when using keyboard and mouse, and Dota 2 (also when using keyboard and mouse) curiously ...
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Forcing NVIDIA on CS:GO

After an update my framerate dropped and I didn't know why. With measuring the GPU usage I found out that CS is using the wrong graphics. In my NVIDIA control panel I have set the global and the ...
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How can I fix this FPS drop following the 15/3/2017 CS:GO patch?

I've been running Counter Strike: Global Offensive on my laptop (NVIDIA GeForce 840M 2GB and an Intel processor) at 150fps, however after the 15/3/2017 update I'm suddenly experiencing only 30fps. ...
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How can I increase my frame rate?

I have a MacBook Pro with a 2.2 GHz processor 8 GB of ram and an AMD Raedon HD 6750M 1024 MB Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB Graphics card. After playing League for a year, I've always had low frames, ...
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Low fps on The Witcher 2 even though it should be better

so I have a graphics card in my Lenovo e560 laptop with the following specifications: Graphics Card Manufacturer - Powered by AMD Graphics Chipset - AMD Radeon (TM) R7 M370 Memory Size - 2048 MB ...
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How to fix Skyrim's incredibly long loading screen caused by d3d9.dll?

I have just bought Skyrim, and instead of 3 hours of playing, I've been spending 3 hours getting it to work. I experienced heavy mouse input lag (about 0.2 seconds, try to block someone's sword with ...
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Reduce Minecraft Redstone lag

I've been playing on the same single-player world in Minecraft for about 3 years or more now, and I at some point I began having lower and lower FPS. What was strange was that I only had that issue ...
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Is variable framerate still distracting with G-sync/Freesync?

I understand what G-sync/Freesync does and that variable framerate should feel smoother with it, but do you still notice it when framerate is fluctuating from let's say 60-90 FPS, or 90-120 FPS, ......
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Improve FPS in Fallout 4

My PC has integrated graphics, an AMD Radeon HD 7660D APU (3.4 GHz). I've done a clean install of the latest driver for it, but I still get atrocious FPS in Fallout 4. It stutters so much that it is ...
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How do I get rid of this funny number at the top left of the screen?

In all blizzard games, I saw a number on top left of the screen. That happens only on blizzard games. I think I must have set that up before because I want to know fps. Now I have a fast computer and ...
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Why do I get very low fps even at minimum settings for far cry 4?

Im using MacBook Pro 2012 non retina base model running Windows 10. As per steam the minimum requirements are given as My question is why its not even playable in 800x600(minimum) resolution in ...
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Skyrim FPS drops when close to objects

Skyrim stutters terribly when I'm close to objects. For example, when closely passing trees at the intro scene or next to a bed when indoors. The game runs fine when outside or in the middle of a ...
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What do the dots next to the fps counter mean?

When I activate the performance-meter in the settings I can see my FPS in the top left corner. When the game runs smoothly, I have one dot next to the fps, like that: "FPS: 70." However, in bigger ...
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BorderLands 2 VS BorderLands 1

So I've tried playing borderlands expectant of seeing massive drops in fps at the lowest possible settings seeing as how I'm playing on an integrated 256mb amd GPU. Its a notebook so I'm in a tight ...
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msi GE72 2QF Apache Pro, Windows 10 laptop

I have a gamma issue. My computer is an msi GE72 2QF Apache Pro, Windows 10. It's a brand new computer, so the graphics card should be fine. The problem first started when I was playing Overwatch. I ...
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How do I display the framerate (fps) in SimCity on a Mac?

I'm trying to find the best graphics settings for my Mac but can't compare because I can't see what the framerate is. How do I display the framerate on SimCity?
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Minecraft lag with the AMD A10 7850K APU?

I've made my first custom build PC for my grandma. She doesn't really use it for gaming but her grandchildren do, and she didn't have much money to spare, so I've build a PC with an AMD A10 7850K ...
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Excessive stuttering and occasional FPS drops in Optifine-enhanced Minecraft 1.7.5 despite high framerate

I am playing Minecraft 1.7.5 with Optifine on high settings (all video settings except OpenGL set at fancy). I get a consistently high framerate on average: 90-140 FPS. However, I also experience ...
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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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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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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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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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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: 2x ...
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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 64-...
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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

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 ...