Fraps is a generic tool used for monitoring the number of FPS obtained in games
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Fraps is a generic tool used for monitoring the number of frames per second obtained in games under DirectX and OpenGL. Besides, with this software you can make image and video captures with just a keypress. Your screen captures are automatically named and timestamped. You can record video up to 2560x1600 with custom frame rates from 10 to 100 frames per second (FPS).

Fraps shows you, in the screen's corner of your preference, the FPS number, and you can perform custom benchmarks and measure the frame rate between any two points. The program runs in the background, and you can configure it so it starts with the operating system. It also consumes very little system resources, making it a perfect tool for benchmarking purposes. You can also save all the information collected to your Hard Drive for further analysis. The only requirement for Fraps to work properly is to use it in the Flip of DirectDraw processes. You will also need to have a good hardware configuration if you don't want your FPS decrease dreadfully when you decide to record a video using Fraps.

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Review summary


  • You can know how your game is performing by measuring the FPS
  • Easy to use
  • Can start with Windows
  • Works in the background


  • Video recording slows games down a bit. You need to have poweful hardware
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