FPS is short for "frames per second" and is often a measurement unit of rendering performance.

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Making windowed performance same as full-screen?

As you all well know, running software (let's say some demanding game) in a windowed mode drastically reduces the performance of the application (framerate), presumably because of the desktop, ...
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disabling sound in a game increases FPS

Take League of Legends for example.. When I have my sound on I get an average of 50 FPS, but when I disable it my FPS rises to 60. Why Is this? I thought sounds were played using the CPU and FPS is ...
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Game drops to 0 FPS and CPU Usage drops to 0%

So for about 2 weeks now I've experienced a problem while gaming. My frame rate would drop to 0 and my computer's CPU Usage would drop to 0% at the same time. This would stay this low for up to 30 ...
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What is the lowest FPS at which the human eye can notice a flickering image? (testing this with ffmpeg)

I wanted to check what the lowest FPS is that the human eye cannot notice as flicker. I created a white jpg and a black JPG. I started with 25 fps which means that I have 24 jpg of white and 1 of ...
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vlc player automatic capture recording ratio does not add up

I am trying to capture screen shots from a movie for my research and I tried it for every second. Both VLC and GSpot say that the fps is 25, so I set the recording ratio at 25. It is a 2 hour movie, ...
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ffmpeg frame rate per second (fps) not working?

I'm generating .png files and then creating a movie of them. The command that I'm using is: ffmpeg -r fps -i im%d.png -y movie.mp4 This command works fine when fps = 1,6 or 10. However, it fails ...
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Opera 19 FPS mini window

Opera 19 has a very irritating black colored mini-window in top right corner that displays FPS. It obstructs some important part of a web page. How to remove it ? Currently I am on 19.0.1326.59 , ...
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How to increase FPS on a VMWare Workstation 10 machine?

I'm running a Windows XP SP3 Virtual Machine (using VMWare Workstation 10) under Windows 8. I finally get running the game I wanted in the VM. There's a single problem. When I'm not moving the ...
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Is my CPU performing as it should?

Recently my frames in a game I play have dropped significantly. I am trying to troubleshoot this and have got the the stage of the CPU, as you can see I have an Core i7 3770k, and although I know a ...
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Ideal FPS to use

I have a C# desktop application and I am using ffmpeg as a way to 'zip' up a load of jpegs on the client PC and upload it to my server and unzip it. The number of jpegs to zip at any 1 time varies. ...
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Low fps on windows 8

I was playing The Elder Scrolls III - Morrowind on my PC, played for few days with no problem but now its fps has dropped very low. Later I noticed that wait icon animations, sticker animations on ...
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Mac, OS X 10.9, FPS “rubber banding” with games?

When I try to play games of any kind, like today I tried to play starbound, i'll get a nice 60 FPS while playing for about 10 minutes then it will do this weird thing where it will go down to 20 FPS, ...
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Can someone explain to me the correlation between bit rate and frame rate?

I understand the higher the FPS, the smoother the image will look at your current resolution. This also corresponds to refresh rate over the monitor. Your FPS can only go as high as your refresh rate ...
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How can i fix my low CPU usage?

I have a very expensive pretty new computer, (Asus rampage III Extreme) (Intel i7 980x) and 2 (nvidia gforce 580 SLI). So it is a good computer, but when I play games like Borderlands 2 I get much ...
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What should I do to get better FPS in gameplay [closed]

This happens with all games, not just one or two. Most are launched through Steam but not all. When I play a game, there's always a bit of lag between when I press a key/move my mouse/etc. I'd say ...
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Best way to trouble shoot hardware (FPS in game issue)

I have a Dell Studio xps, i7 core processor, with a Radeon HD 5730. When playing league of legends, my laptop goes into warp drive (fans pushing pretty hard) and of course my computer warms up. My FPS ...
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Does the DELL U2713H support 2560 x 1440 over HDMI @ 60fps [closed]

I currently have a DELL U2713HM monitor with a Max resolution of 2560 x 1440. What DELL doesn't mention on their website is this resolution is only supported via DVI-DL and DisplayPort. The max ...
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ripping interlaced video to 60fps (frames per second)

It would appear that Broadcast Television is often 1080i30 (60 fields/s), and non-movie DVDs (example, instructional or TV shows) are 60fields/s as well, at some lower resolution (480i?) However, ...
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CPU Bottlenecking GPU?

At the moment I have these specs: BIOSTAR Group, A770E3 motherboard CPU: Processor AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 450 Processor, 3200 Mhz, 3 Core(s), 3 Logical Processor(s) RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 ...
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Gaming performance bad on M17x (GTX 680m)

I'm having problems with gaming performance and have no idea how to solve it right now. I know this machine should be able to perform better than this and I was hoping for some tips. Hopefully I'll ...
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Why is GPU core clock cutting itself in half?

I'm using Afterburner to "natively" overclock a 7950, having used the "-xcl" option. From what I understand, this bypasses the need for unofficial Afterburner overclocking, and instead unlocks the ...
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What does the y-axis graph of the FPS counter of Google Chrome depict?

I hope this question isnt too obscure. I enabled the fps counter through chrome://flags. It gives the fps and a graph of the fps to the left. What is the horizontal graph to the right and the number ...
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FPS dropping in several game despite formated hard drive [closed]

I have a big problem with fps-drop when playing different games. Ex. CS 1.6, having 100fps drops down to 30-50, same problem in games like LoL and WOW, tho I drop down to 7-10 in WOW... I have ...
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Low FPS in some games, but hardware not fully used

I just did a little funny experiment in the game/sim "Train Simulator 2013". I normally have good FPS in it (around 30) at full settings. What I did was make a really, really long train so that the ...
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FPS dips periodically when playing games

Certain graphically intensive games I play tend to exhibit stuttering on my computer, and I don't know why. The stuttering is usually in the form of FPS "dipping" for a fraction of a second, to a ...
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Getting low to medium FPS on a fairly decent mid-range notebook. What could the bottleneck be? [closed]

I have a Lenovo Z470 laptop and these are its specs (generated from Speccy): Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU: Intel Core i5 2450M @ 2.50GHz, Sandy Bridge 32nm ...
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Is there a recommended version of nvidia 8600gt drivers for Win 7? [closed]

I've read on some forums that people recommend an specific version of drivers for X gfx card and Y operative system. Does someone knows if an older version of Nvidia 8600GT drivers for Win 7 that ...
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Comparing two video cards

First of all, I'm no computer expert, so I apologize if my question seems too trivial or somewhat ill-posed. After googling a bit, I've found that the GeForce GTX 675M Discrete Graphics (DDR5 4G ...
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Very poor performance on GTX460, clock speed constantly high?

I'm running Windows 7 (64Bit) with GTX460 Nvidia graphics card. I used to get great performance on every single game I played, including latest titles such as Battlefield 3 and Tribes Ascend. I ...
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Why does my general frame rate slow down to 40fps randomly?

This has been bugging me for a while. Every once in a while, I find my computer to be sort of laggy and I thought it was because it was busy or something. However, I recently noticed that it wasn't ...
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FPS lags with new acer aspire 5755G

The title is kind of self explanatory, as my new laptop lags and has FPS drops. For example my FPS in Starcraft 2 hovers around 20 and constantly drops to 1 with low settings when I know it should run ...
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Why does Windows Media Player play 30fps videos at 60fps?

I've tested it with FRAPS, and WMP plays 30fps videos at 60fps where VLC and MPC play them at 30fps. I would like to be able to play the video at the intended fps, is there a way to turn this off? I ...
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How to limit FPS for a DirectX application (e.g.: game) if it uses a launcher?

There are many games without an FPS cap. Most of them are free2play. The better PC you have, the more tearing you'll get. (Also, your PC may turn into a heater.) What I found as a workaround for ...
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Radeon X300/X550 card running slower/faster than other box with onboard graphics?

I have two new (compared to my Win95) boxes (OK, they're both over 3 years old but whatever). One runs WinXP SP3 and the other one has WinVista SP2. The XP box has an onboard VIA/S3G UniChrome IGP ...
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Recording a video game on a P4… speed me up, Scotty?

I'm trying to record a d3d game, but I have HUGE lag issues. I'm on a p4 with an onboard 128 MB 3D video card and 2 gigs of RAM. I'm trying to record quarter-size video with only 15 fps, but I'm still ...
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Does it make sense having FPS higher than the monitor refresh rate?

I've heard that the human eye processes twenty-four images per second. Also, monitors usually work with 60Hz. My question is, for a highly interactive application (e.g., a fast-paced FPS game) does ...
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Issue with some games - extremely low framerate in menus (~1 fps)

(I know Superuser isn't for games, but I suspect this issue technically stems from a non-gaming problem. Since it's likely computer hardware or software related, I figured it's relevant.) Hey guys, I ...
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Video encoding: How much does the video file size increase with fps?

Given that the next blockbusters of e.g. Peter Jackson (The Hobbit) and James Cameron (Avatar 2) are going to be shot with a frame rate of 48 fps (or even more) - i.e. more than the usual 24 fps - I ...
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Dell Inspiron 14R - Is there a Switchable Graphics utility?

I just bought an Inspiron 14R (N4110) for my brother who loves to play Minecraft. I made sure to get the discrete ATI card. Now, in the ATI CCC program, I placed Minecraft and Java on the list of ...
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How to convert 1080@50i -> 720@50p using ffmpeg?

I really like 50fps video, but I cannot make ffmpeg convert it to 50fps for me. 720p resolution is absolutely fine with me, just need more FPS. 50i just looks much smoother in proper players (for ...
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Intermittent massive graphics slowdown (25fps->1fps)

I'm seeing the following frustrating behaviour with my home PC (running Windows XP Home; dual 2GHz CPU, 2 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS graphics card). I'll be doing some fullscreen application - ...
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What is a good webcam & audio chat software for low-bandwidth usage?

The Scenario I just moved away for university, and am living on campus. The internet is terribly slow. To further add to my troubles, I'm in a long-distance relationship with my girlfriend, whom ...