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Is there a free program that will display FPS for virtually any game, like Fraps

#1King_GheedorahPosted 10/4/2013 4:07:19 AM
But not fraps

And not even really a video capture program period. I want it to be as resource light as possible. I only want it for FPS count, and nothing else if possible.
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#2RhytenPosted 10/4/2013 4:11:50 AM
Fraps is pretty much resource light if you don't record and only use the FPS overlay. It takes what, a couple MB's or RAM and that's it.
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#3ChetyrePosted 10/4/2013 4:19:57 AM
I use msi afterburner, it shows me temperatures, framerates, memory use, cpu and gpu load and some other information.

And despite the name it doesn't work only for msi cards.
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#4SlashmanSGPosted 10/4/2013 4:25:54 AM
Chetyre posted...
I use msi afterburner

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#5MarikhenPosted 10/4/2013 4:27:12 AM
ATI TrayTools does it for AMD cards. It also offers some other features such as locking the frame rate down and forcing triple buffering. However as with FRAPS it too has some games where it cannot display your frame rate, and unlike FRAPS some MMOs' security software thinks it's something "illegal."

RivaTuner also offers those features, frame rate locking and display and forcing triple buffering, as well as others, but I always had issues getting it to work as it wasn't quite as out-of-the-box-friendly as FRAPS or, for that matter, ATT. It is, however, usable across all GPUs so far as I know.

That said, yeah, FRAPS is pretty light on the resources. In point of fact I've noticed larger FPS hits from using some games' internal FPS monitors/displays than from using FRAPS. Furthermore FRAPS, at least on my system uses 1612k for the main program and 528k for the fraps64.dat file. That's a grand total of 2.09MB.

"A couple" is, for all intents and purposes, quite literally correct as to its footprint RAM-wise, and all things considered it's pretty damn small. Even winlogon.exe, a presumably important component to Windows 7 given that it deals with account login activities, takes up over 4x the RAM. They are, in fact, two smallest users of RAM among the processes loaded up with my account, and globally they're in the bottom 5 with only smss.exe, System, and System Idle Process being lower than one or both of them.

I'd be interested if you could find a frame rate monitoring/recording tool with a smaller footprint than that.
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#6NingishzidaPosted 10/4/2013 4:33:45 AM
#7MarceloSampaioPosted 10/4/2013 4:44:49 AM
RadeonPRO is great.

It also works for non-AMD cards, despite the name.
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#8snesmaster40Posted 10/4/2013 5:52:50 AM
+1 for MSI Afterburner. Very useful free program
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#9NingishzidaPosted 10/4/2013 5:52:11 PM
snesmaster40 posted...
+1 for MSI Afterburner. Very useful free program

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#10TheFeshPincePosted 10/4/2013 5:53:35 PM
Ningishzida posted...
snesmaster40 posted...
+1 for MSI Afterburner. Very useful free program

bloated and malwarish, though.

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