Frames per second, or FPS, is a vital metric that helps measure the performance of games on PC – the more FPS you have, the better. Using the best Valorant graphics settings to achieve high FPS is especially important in Valorant because it can directly affect your performance against other players. This guide will detail multiple methods on how to show FPS in Valorant to see your game’s performance in real time.
FPS is a vital metric that helps Valorant players monitor the performance of their game in real time. Valorant players can enable an FPS counter in-game, located in the Stats section of the Video settings tab. AMD and NVIDIA graphics card owners can also display their FPS in-game using the AMD Radeon Metrics overlay or the NVIDIA GeForce Experience overlay.
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How to show FPS in Valorant
Valorant features a native FPS counter in the video settings that is disabled by default. Follow these steps to enable it:
- Launch Valorant and head to the main menu.
- Click on the settings icon in the top right corner, press the ESC key, and then click Settings.
- Once in the Settings menu, navigate to the Video tab at the top of the screen.
- Go to the Stats tab from the Video menu to see a complete list of metrics that can be displayed in-game.
- Client FPS is the Valorant FPS counter. Choose Text Only, Graph Only, or Both to see your FPS displayed as a number or a graph with performance over time.
- Close the Settings menu. Your FPS is displayed in the top left corner of the screen if you choose Text Only or on the right side if you choose the graph option.
The Valorant Video Stats tab also gives players the ability to view other metrics like server tick rate, total frame time, idle time, CPU (game) time, CPU (render) time, CPU (RHI) time, network round trip time, and packet loss. Choose the combination of performance metrics that work best for you; just be careful not to clutter the screen with unnecessary information.
Other ways to see FPS in Valorant
Valorant players with NVIDIA or AMD graphics cards can also use the GeForce Experience overlay or the Radeon Metrics overlay to display their FPS in-game.
NVIDIA GeForce Experience overlay
- Right-click on your desktop or search for the GeForce Experience in the Windows search bar.
- Click the settings icon in the top right corner and navigate to the General settings tab.
- Enable the In-Game Overlay, then click Settings for further customization.
- Select HUD Layout, then Performance, to see all the available metrics and customization options.
- The GeForce Experience Overlay can be enabled and disabled in-game using the shortcut Alt + R.
AMD Radeon Metrics overlay
- Right-click on your desktop or use the Windows search bar to find the AMD software.
- Once open, click the settings icon in the top right corner of the application.
- Find the Preferences tab and enable In-Game Overlay.
- Now, go to the Performance tab at the top of the screen and click Overlay on the right side. From the Overlay area, you can choose the performance metrics you wish to display, along with customization options like size, color, and location.