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How to turn on & use Frames Per Second (FPS) counter on Windows 10

Frames Per Second (FPS) counter on Windows 10

Microsoft has recently announced the addition of frames per second (FPS) in the Xbox Game Bar. In this post, we will show you how to turn on and use the FPS counter on Windows 10. The number of frames that appear per second on your screen which is generally known as FPS (frames-per-second), essentially will help you to play your favorite Xbox games without any problem at a higher frame rate.

Frames Per Second (FPS) counter on Windows 10

The FPS frame rate counter should be available automatically in the Xbox Game Bar. If the update is not available for you, you might need to wait a couple of weeks before getting the FPS counter, once the new Xbox Game Bar experience is available for all users.

It is als0 available in the Microsoft Store. Here’s how to get it:

  • Launch the Microsoft Store and search for the Xbox Game Bar application.
  • Wait for the Xbox Game Bar update to be installed on your PC. You are required to accept some additional Windows permissions.
  • Reboot your system to apply the changes.
  • Launch a game and simultaneously press the Windows + G keys to open Windows 10 framerate counter.
  • Go to the Performance section to see the new framerate counter.
  • A small box on your screen will display the performance data.

You can now keep track of the changing game performance with the help of a graph available under the Performance section. You can also track RAM, GPU and CPU usage.

FPS counter not showing

If you’re not seeing the FPS counter after restarting your PC (Request access button still appears in the FPS tab), verify that your account (is the administrator for the device or the administrator has added your account) was added to the Performance Log Users group by typing Computer Management in the desktop search box, select Local Users and Groups > Groups > Performance Log Users.

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If you’re not seeing your account in the Members box, request access again from the FPS tab in the Game Bar Performance overlay, then restart your PC.

If you’re still not seeing FPS info after retrying access, manually add your administrator account to the group by typing Computer Management in the desktop search box, selecting Local Users and Groups > Groups > Performance Log Users, pressing Add, then following the prompts. Restart your PC for the changes to take effect.

Alternatively, you could manually add your administrator account to the Performance Log Users group via command line:

Launch command prompt in admin mode. Type the command below and hit Enter.

net localgroup <groupname> <user> /add

Replace the <groupname> place-holder in the command with Performance Log Users and the <user> place-holder with the name of the administrator account.

Restart your PC.

That’s it, folks. You will have successfully enabled FPS on your Windows 10 device. Happy gaming!

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