You can display your FPS in Starfield to, for example, determine if you need to adjust any settings. We’ll explain how to do this for players of the Gamepass and Steam versions.
Contents of the guide:
- Display FPS on Steam
- Display FPS for Gamepass
- Display FPS, Frametimes & Temperature for Optimization
How to Show FPS in Starfield on Steam
- Launch Steam.
- Click on “Steam” in the top-left corner and open “Settings.”
- In the new window, select “In-Game.”
- In the middle, you’ll find the option “In-game FPS counter.”
- Below, there’s an option for a high-contrast display.
- Choose where you want to display your FPS in Starfield.
How to Show FPS in Starfield with Gamepass
If you have Starfield as a free version (or with a Premium Upgrade), you’ll need to enable your FPS display through the Xbox app. Here’s how:
- Press “Windows Key + G” to open the Xbox overlay.
- In the bar at the top of the screen, click on “Performance.”
- At the bottom right, you’ll find the new performance window; click on the three bars here.
- If you only want to see the FPS, uncheck all metrics except FPS.
- Now, drag the window to where you want to display your FPS for Starfield.
- Finally, click on the pin icon to keep the display in place.
- Close the overlay, and you’ll see your FPS display directly from the Gamepass/Xbox menu.
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Display FPS, Frametimes & Temperature in Starfield
Finally, we’ll tell you the most detailed FPS display for Starfield. This method works for all users on the PC. You can also better improve the performance of Starfield this way. For this, you need the software “MSI Afterburner”, which is included in the download package together with RivaTuner.
- Download MSI Afterburner and RivaTuner via msi.com.
- Install and launch both programs.
- In MSI Afterburner, go to settings, then to “Monitoring.”
- Scroll down until you reach “Frametimes,” click on “Show in OSD,” and choose the option to display both graphics and text.
- Now, start Starfield, walk around a bit, and engage in some combat. Keep an eye on your FPS and frame times.
- Note the lowest frames you’ve observed. Let’s say your lowest value was 62 FPS.
- Tab out of the game and go to RivaTuner. Here, you’ll see the “Frame Limit” option. Set the frame limit one frame below your lowest FPS. In your imaginary case, you’d limit FPS to 61. With a 61 FPS limit, you also ensure that a drop of one frame won’t drop below 60 frames.
Now you know how to display your FPS in Starfield on Steam and Xbox Gamepass. Additionally, with RivaTuner, you can now more precisely determine how smooth your game appears even with lower FPS since you can track your frame times accurately.
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