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Is there any reason to limit my FPS?

Capping your framerate can have a few benefits: Decreased energy consumption Decreased heat production Decreased noise (cooling fans run slower) Capping your framerate is especially beneficial to ...
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How to view Borderlands FPS without third party software

Steam actually has a built in setting for you to check the FPS of any game. Go into setting and select the In-Game options and change the In-Game FPS counter to whatever position you want. This will ...
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Is there any reason to limit my FPS?

Summary Generating more frames than your monitor can display is a waste of energy; frame-tearing can only be eliminated by video-syncing, but it can be minimized by capping FPS at the monitor ...
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Apex Legends stuck at 60 FPS (G-Sync 144hz monitor)

Apparently Dynamic Super Resolutions conflict with the driver reporting max refresh rate to the game, even if they are not in use. They MUST be disabled. Right click Desktop > nVidia Control Panel > ...
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Why do resolution [and framerate] need to be higher in video games than in TV and cinema?

Yes, there are good reasons for why games need a higher resolution and framerate than movies. TL;DR Basically, it all boils down to the fact that a PC needs to compute everything it wants to show, ...
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Does running applications in background on Windows 10 machine when playing full screen FPS game affect performance?

It depends. Everything that's running on your PC will make use of some resources, which means your game won't be able to access those resources. However, if your game doesn't actually need them, it ...
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What do the dots next to the fps counter mean?

Taken from the forums: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20744844281 (which is quoting something posted on reddit, with no direct link to original post.) one dot means framerate is ...
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How do I get rid of this funny number at the top left of the screen?

While I can't say which program is adding the On-Screen Display for FPS (Frames per Second), I can confirm that it's not coming from Overwatch/D3. (Or the Blizzard launcher for that matter.) The font ...
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Collosal difference between FPS in Dark Souls II and Dark Souls III

The system requirements for Dark Souls 2: OS: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8. Processor: AMD Phenom II X2 555 3.2Ghz or Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo E8500 3.17Ghz. Memory: 2 ...
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Why is screen refresh rate considered important in gaming?

Let's start with the easy one. Can the human eye actually tell the difference between 60hz and 144hz? Yes. It's one of these "you gotta see it for yourself" thing. 144hz looks crazy smooth. Even ...
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Why does frame rate matter for speedruns in games with in-game timers?

I would think if the frame rate dipped, it would slow the timer down just as much. That's where you're mistaken. The in-game timer isn't a frame counter, it's a timer. Either it's driven by a timer ...
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Why does Jedi: Fallen Order runs so smooth?

Yes, it is normal. Your GTX 970 is faster than the GTX 1050 Ti. Nvidia GPUs are named after following scheme: Full Name Prefix Series Tier Revision Suffix GTX 970 GTX 9 7 0 GTX 1050 Ti GTX 10 5 0 ...
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Why set framerate higher than your display's?

Uncapping your framerate is a common way to minimize input lag. Even though your monitor's refresh rate may be constrained to 60Hz, for instance, frames can actually be delivered more frequently than ...
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Stabilizing framerate of Android games

Tips on how to improve performance in games, and in Android in General: Simple Ways: Keep your device up-to-date with the latest firmwares and software (apps). Android 4.1 gave a significant boost ...
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Improve FPS in Fallout 4

Data is from http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_list.php. As you can see, your GPU is not even half the rating of the minimum requirements (if compared to the GeForce). You should not expect to ...
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Rocket league does not show frame rate when using a steam controller on PC

You're probably in Big Picture mode, which does not have an FPS counter, even if it's on in the main/non Big Picture mode. If you use a Steam Controller or an Xbox/PS4/other controller with ...
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What is Dark Souls' frame rate on PS3 and Xbox 360?

I don't know about Xbox 360 but on PS3 it has 30 fps at 720p.
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How do you do frame-rate tests on a console?

Since console games are closed off to development/back-end analysis tools (such as a console you would find in a PC game), your only option to find the frame rate is using external hardware that ...
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Strangely low framerate in Shadow Fight 2 for Windows 8

I once worked porting a game from iOS to Windows 8.1 app. The process was quite cumbersome to say the least. The problem with 8.1 apps is that they sometimes require an extra layer of processing to ...
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How to show frame rate and cpu stats on Far Cry 4

You can see the CPU usage of the game using Windows Task Manager CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. You can also see your frame rate using a third party software such as FRAPS or MSI Afterburner.
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How do I get rid of this funny number at the top left of the screen?

I found the problem. It's overwolf. An unrelated software to capture stuffs. I turned it off and it's fixed.
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Improve FPS in Fallout 4

You can supposedly do this by changing an INI file though this causes some people's games to crash. Alternately, if you're not averse to it, whenever the rain starts up, press ~ to open the terminal ...
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GTA not using full GPU capacity

Despite my GPU having 2048MB of VRAM, why am I not able to run GTA 4 on high with no frame drops and lag? GTA IV's PC port is very unoptimized.[1] [2] [3] Its successor, GTA V, will usually have ...
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Why does my framerate slowly decay while playing Skyrim?

To show other readers the possible answers: The issue here was that the HDT Physics Extensions was causing clashes as he/she played the game. This has lead to the slowdown over time
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Minecraft Hexxit Suddenly Extreme Lag

I just updated my Java 7 (x86) to Java 8 (x64). Now my minecraft works properly, with no freezes. Thanks for all your time.
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How do I find the framerate I am playing my game at?

There are multiple ways to display FPS in game as explained here. Best option is to rely on the game itself. If there is no option, I guess relying on Steam overlay or GeForce Experience would be ...
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How to show frame rate and cpu stats on Far Cry 4

Go to Documents\Games\Farcry 4\Profile.xml and open it with a text editor. Replace show fps 0 with show fps 1 and save the file.
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Is there any reason to limit my FPS?

There are several reasons to do this: Heat reduction On less powerful video cards it can often be a good thing to limit the framerate of games so they don't overheat. It can also be used to limit ...
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Minecraft framerate is lower in Ubuntu. Why?

After some research, I found that my issue was that bumbleebee and primus was limiting my graphics card capability. To resolve this issue, I followed the below steps: Remove Bumblebee by running: ...
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What are the benefit of locking an already v-synced framerate?

It depends on the game engine behind the game. If you just run a v-sync, the engine probably don't know this. It will generate 60+ frames, but not all of them were directed to your display. Which ...
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