It’s common for players in CS:GO to want to be able to show their FPS (frames per second) on their screen as they play. It can be used to detect any performance issues early and ensure your game is always running as smooth as it should. The higher the FPS, the smoother CS:GO will feel.
There are a couple of different commands to show your FPS. Below you’ll find commands you can copy, where they'll show on your screen and how to bind them to a key to flick them on at any moment.
The net_graph command shows an assortment of stats based on your graphical and network performance. It will display your ping, choke, variance from the server and, of course, your FPS. The net_graph is displayed at the bottom of your screen and in the middle.
Turn net_graph on:
net_graph 1 Copy
Turn net_graph off:
net_graph 0 Copy
Rather than always needing to open your console and type in a command to view your FPS, you can shorten the process by setting up a bind. The command below will bind the net_graph to be turned on and off by the M key, though you can customize this with our buttons below the command.
Currently bound to: M
The other common command used to show your FPS in CS:GO is the cl_showfps command. Unlike the net_graph, this is very minimal, and will only show you a FPS counter. It’s location is a lot more discreet, too: this command produces a display in the top left corner of your screen.
Turn show FPS on:
cl_showfps 1 Copy
Turn show FPS off:
cl_showfps 0 Copy
To save yourself time when you want to check your FPS, use this command to bind a simple FPS viewer to a key on your keyboard or mouse. This command is set to using the N key, though you can customize this with our buttons below the command.
Currently bound to: N