How to Display CPU/GPU/Memory Usage or Temperatures In-Game
Modern computer games are highly demanding, requiring powerful hardware and software to run well for an enjoyable gaming experience. While it is essential to ensure your hardware meets the system requirements of a given game, it is also important to be able to monitor the game performance in real-time. One way to do this is to display Frame Per Second (FPS) CPU/GPU/Memory usage or temperatures in-game.
Monitor FPS in-Game
To monitor FPS in-game, you’ll need a performance monitoring overlay such as MSI Afterburner, FRAPS, or NVIDIA GeForce Experience. After installing the performance monitoring overlay of your choice, you can launch the game and then open the performance monitoring overlay. Once the game launches, the FPS counter of the performance monitoring overlay should begin to display your in-game FPS.
Monitoring CPU/GPU/Memory Usage or Temperatures In-Game
The performance monitoring overlays mentioned above also allow you to view your in-game CPU/GPU/Memory usage or temperatures. To display these, firstly open the performance monitoring overlay while the game is running.
It should display the default monitoring options such as the frame rate and CPU usage. To enable additional monitoring options such as GPU usage and memory usage, click the Settings icon.
Setting Monitoring Options
In the settings menu, select Monitoring tab. This will display the various monitoring options available for the performance monitoring overlay. To enable additional monitoring options such as GPU usage and memory usage, tick the box next to the desired monitoring option.
Once you have enabled the desired monitoring options, you can click the Apply button to save the settings. The newly enabled monitoring options will now be displayed in the performance monitoring overlay.
Displaying Monitoring Options In-Game
To display the newly enabled monitoring options in-game, open the performance monitoring overlay and click the Display icon. This will open up a selection of different display options including an in-game overlay.
Enable this overlay to display your newly enabled monitoring options in-game. You should now be able to view your game performance including the FPS, CPU/GPU/memory usage and temperatures while playing.
Monitoring your game performance in real-time is an important part of having a smooth and enjoyable gaming experience. By using a performance monitoring overlay such as MSI Afterburner, FRAPS or NVIDIA GeForce Experience, you can display FPS, CPU/GPU/memory usage or temperatures in-game.
To display these monitoring options in-game, firstly open the performance monitoring overlay and tick the desired monitoring options and then enable the in-game overlay. You should now be able to view your game performance in real-time.