Showing FPS in CS:GO can be a huge help in understanding why your in-game performances are turning out as they do. Here's how to show FPS in CS:GO.


How to Show FPS in CSGO


FPS, or frames per second, is a measure of how many images your computer is displaying each second. The desirable frame rate differs based on context. Lower frame rates, such as 24 frames per second or 30 frames per second, are typical of movies and television. Video games tend to feel choppy and unresponsive below 30 frames per second, and don't start to feel truly smooth until the 60 FPS marker is reached.


FPS is particularly important in multiplayer games, as playing at a stable frame rate causes the overall friction in the play experience to decrease.


You can see your Counter-Strike: Global Offensive frame rate by heading into the in-game console and entering the command "cl_showfps 1". The in-game console can be opened by pressing ~, provided it's been enabled in the game's settings.


Another way to show the CS:GO frame rate is to enable it in Steam itself. In Steam, click the Steam option in the top left, then go to settings. Navigate to the In-Game section, and turn on the in-game FPS counter.


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