While gaming we always wonder how much FPS is the game running on, or what are the stats of the CPU while playing. There are various ways you can see them in-game or on the platforms you use to play the games like Steam, Xbox, etc. MSI Afterburner is a good program that lets you see FPS and Stats while playing a game on your PC. It works on any card without a hassle and shows you the stats and FPS. It is a free program that you can use if you want to find the fps and stats of your games while playing. In this guide, we show you how to display FPS and Stats using MSI Afterburner.
How to display FPS and Stats using MSI Afterburner
If you want to display FPS and Stats using MSI Afterburner on Windows PC, follow the below guide.
- Install the program along with RivaTuner Statistics Server
- Run the program and get into the Settings
- Select the Graphic card and switch to the Monitoring tab
- Now, select the things you want to see from the list
- Check the button beside Show in On-Screen Display
- Save the changes and start playing
Let’s get into the details of the process and display FPS and Stats using MSI Afterburner.
To get started, you need to download and install MSI Afterburner on your PC after downloading it from the official website. While installing make sure you install it along with RivaTuner Statistics Server.
Once you are done with the installation, open the MSI Afterburner program and click on the Gear⚙️icon on the starting page to open the Settings window.
It will open MSI Afterburner properties windows. Select the Graphics card for which you want to display FPS and Stats using the drop-down button under the Master graphics processor selection.
Then, switch to the Monitoring tab by clicking on it in the menu. Select Framerate and everything you want to see by clicking on the tick mark beside them under the Active hardware monitoring graphs section. Now, click on the check box beside Show in On-Screen Display to display it on-screen while playing games.
Click on Apply and then OK to save the changes. Now, when you play games, MSD Afterburner will display the stats you have selected on-screen.
You can also customize how the stats look on-screen. To do that, click on the RivaTuner Statistics Server icon among the System tray icons to open it. Once you have opened it, you can see different options to customize how the Stats look on-screen.
To increase the size of stats displaying on-screen drag the slider beside On-Screen Display zoom. To change the color of stats displayed on-screen, click on the color beside the On-Screen Display palette. You can customize them as per your comfort using the options provided there.
This is how you can use MSI Afterburner to display FPS and other Stats on-screen while playing games on your PC. You can download the program from MSI’s official website.
This post will help you if MSI Afterburner FPS Counter is not working.
How do I show FPS on screen with Afterburner?
It is a no-brainer. You just need to install Afterburner and run it on your PC. Then, in the Settings of MSI Afterburner, select the graphic card and select the Framerate in the Monitoring tab and check the box beside Show in On-Screen Display. Click on Apply and then OK to save the changes.
Read: MSI Afterburner not detecting GPU on Windows
How do I show stats in MSI Afterburner?
You can show stats in MSI Afterburner by customizing options in its settings. Click on the Gear icon on the MSI Afterburner and then select the main graphic card. Now, click on the Monitoring tab and select all the stats you want to see by clicking on the tick mark beside them. Once you are done with the selection, you need to enable the on-screen display of stats by checking the button beside Show in On-Screen Display. Click on Apply and then OK to save them. Now, you will see the stats while playing games.Read: Turn on & use Frames Per Second (FPS) counter on Windows
How do I turn on overlay in MSI Afterburner?
To turn on overlay in MSI Afterburner, you need to enable Show in On-Screen Display option in the MSI Afterburner settings. To do so, launch MSI Afterburner and click on the gear icon. Select the Monitoring tab and select a parameter like Framerate you want to display on-screen to enable the grayed-out options below it. Now, check the button beside, Show in On-Screen Display and save changes.
Related read: Fix Game Stuttering with FPS drops in Windows.