#1 Edited by MethodMan008 (810 posts) -

Hey duders,

I've been using EVGA Precision X + RivaTuner to monitor frame rate but there are a lot of games it just fails to detect.. Most notably Titanfall..

Any of you guys have good recommendations of software that picks up most games?

I heard FRAPS is resource intensive, but is that just the recording? I can't imagine just monitoring frame rate would really be that stressful of an activity, but what do I know.. DXtory is one I have heard of before...

What say you, duders?

#2 Edited by Ezekiel (447 posts) -

@methodman008 said:

I heard FRAPS is resource intensive, but is that just the recording?

Probably. My task manager reads 12 MB while playing with the overlay.

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#3 Edited by I_Stay_Puft (3364 posts) -

I use fraps mainly cause it was the first one suggested and was free to use.

#4 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4351 posts) -

fraps

@ezekiel said:

@methodman008 said:

I heard FRAPS is resource intensive, but is that just the recording?

Probably. My task manager reads 12 MB while playing with the overlay.

yeah, the fps counter is negligible

#5 Posted by mems1224 (229 posts) -

I use the free version of FRAPS

#6 Posted by Korwin (2864 posts) -

I don't use one normally unless there is something obviously wrong, at which point i just enable the framerate tracking in MSI Afterburner.

#7 Edited by IrrelevantJohn (1070 posts) -

@korwin said:

I don't use one normally unless there is something obviously wrong, at which point i just enable the framerate tracking in MSI Afterburner.

Same here except I use FRAPS.

#8 Edited by KittyVonDoom (445 posts) -

You know what they say: Once you've installed adequate frame rate monitoring software, the fun never stops.

#9 Edited by teaoverlord (195 posts) -

I use FRAPS, although I don't really monitor fps unless it's bad and I'm trying different settings to see if they help.

#10 Posted by DaddyPain (2 posts) -

Mmm a difficult one. I'm going to go with The Human Eye. A great little piece of kit, something to do with bouncing light around and apparently it's insides are upside down or something. Has always been extremely useful to me and can be used to monitor things other than frame rates.

#11 Edited by Slaegar (709 posts) -

I enjoy MSI Afterburner. It can give information besides framerate as well like GPU temperatures and fanspeed. They problem with Afterburner and EVGA precision is that they rely on Rivatuner which doesn't display stats in 64 bit games. There are *very* few 64 bit games, but they do show up from time to time. World of Warcraft being optionally 64 bit.

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/65261-creator-of-rivatuner-is-not-supporting-x64-at-least-not-anytime-soon/

Bit of info about rivatuner and 64 bit.

#12 Posted by BeachThunder (11929 posts) -

FRAPS

#13 Posted by Andorski (5309 posts) -

FRAPS. I had no idea that there were any options. I would love to hear about alternatives though. FRAPS is good, but it's dumb how the counter will also show up when you are watching video files.

#14 Posted by Slaegar (709 posts) -

I enjoy MSI Afterburner. It can give information besides framerate as well like GPU temperatures and fanspeed. They problem with Afterburner and EVGA precision is that they rely on Rivatuner which doesn't display stats in 64 bit games. There are *very* few 64 bit games, but they do show up from time to time. World of Warcraft being optionally 64 bit.

@andorski said:

FRAPS. I had no idea that there were any options. I would love to hear about alternatives though. FRAPS is good, but it's dumb how the counter will also show up when you are watching video files.

Rivatuner has a blacklist/custom list and you can set problems to be ignored so most media players don't have this issue. XBMC shows it by default, though.

#15 Posted by 71Ranchero (2765 posts) -

I use my eyeballs with the march 10th beta drivers for better stability.

#16 Posted by guanophobic (305 posts) -

Is the name "RivaTuner" from the old Riva TNT days?

#17 Posted by MethodMan008 (810 posts) -

@slaegar said:

I enjoy MSI Afterburner. It can give information besides framerate as well like GPU temperatures and fanspeed. They problem with Afterburner and EVGA precision is that they rely on Rivatuner which doesn't display stats in 64 bit games. There are *very* few 64 bit games, but they do show up from time to time. World of Warcraft being optionally 64 bit.

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/65261-creator-of-rivatuner-is-not-supporting-x64-at-least-not-anytime-soon/

Bit of info about rivatuner and 64 bit.

Ah! Ok, that explains it.

Anyhow, thanks for all the help guys! Just went with fraps.

#18 Posted by Nightriff (5079 posts) -

Is there a particular reason why you guys run these programs or just pure curiosity at how well your computer is running something?

#19 Posted by GnomishPlayer (15 posts) -

I use Fraps, although I usually just use it whenever I'm curious about my FPS and turn it off shortly after.

Just having the counter running doesn't impact performance at all.

#20 Posted by ginja_ninja (22 posts) -

I use MSI Afterburner for overclocking, which also has a built-in OSD to monitor framerate.

#21 Edited by Korwin (2864 posts) -

Is there a particular reason why you guys run these programs or just pure curiosity at how well your computer is running something?

I have afterburner for GPU over-clocking and the odd bit of problem analysis if I see something wrong.

#22 Posted by BIGJEFFREY (5021 posts) -

fraps

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#23 Posted by spyder335 (289 posts) -

im using razer game booster atm, but im thinking of switching to fraps.

#25 Posted by BIGJEFFREY (5021 posts) -

Is there a particular reason why you guys run these programs or just pure curiosity at how well your computer is running something?

I like seeing the Framerate, also Screenshots.

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#26 Posted by Fattony12000 (7408 posts) -
  • FRAPS
  • MSI Afterburner