How to see FPS in CSGO. Show your frames and check lag


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How to see FPS in CSGO

In this post, we’re going to show you two quick methods you can use so that you can see FPS in CSGO.

The first method is using the built in game overlay provided by the Steam client. This will show you your FPS in a given position on the screen, and will work for any game. It’s very small and out of the way, but it’s always there if you need it. A high contrast option is available too so it’s visible on any background color.

The second method involves using a quick and simple console command inside of CSGO. With this method, you will get other useful information such as ping, packet loss, choke and your servers tick rate. It’s called “Net graph”, and it can be customised regarding position and size.

See FPS using Steam Overlay

see fps in csgo using steam overlay

To use Steams built in FPS Counter, follow these steps:

  1. In game, hit SHIFT + TAB to open the Steam overlay
  2. Choose “Settings” at the bottom
  3. Open the “In Game” tab
  4. Look for the option “In-game FPS counter”
  5. Choose a position from the drop down list
  6. You can also choose to enable “High contrast color” if you wish

See FPS using in game command

see fps in csgo using net graph

To use the net graph feature, follow these steps:

  1. Whilst in CSGO, open the console, which is default to the ` key
  2. Type net_graph 1
  3. You can adjust the size of it using net_graphproportionalfont 0


That’s both methods covered. Hopefully this guide helped you a little and gave you a quick how-to, and allow you to see FPS in CSGO. Personally, I think the in game overlay is better as it works for every game and is less in your face. If you decide to go down the net_graph route, there are a few commands you can use to customise the graph:

  • net_graphheight “#”
  • net_graphpos “#”
  • net_graphproportionalfont “#”
  • net_graphshowinterp “1”
  • net_graphshowlatency “1”
  • net_graphsolid “1”
  • net_graphtext “1”

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Phillip Anderson
Phillip Anderson
Hey, I'm Phillip Anderson! After studying Video Game Design at University, I began writing articles at PwrDown in my free time. I currently play my games on PC, but also own a PS4 & Nintendo Switch. I'm also a VR enthusiast, owning an Oculus Rift S where you might find me playing Beat Saber or Skyrim VR!