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What is FPS in games?

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In Simple, FPS means how many frames(images) your monitor is displaying each second. If FPS in games is higher, the game will seem more responsive. Besides, The low frame rate will ruin the game quality, and you will feel less enjoyable. 

If you are a new gamer, you may hear the term “FPS” for the first time. Right? Well, we will discuss every term of FPS in this article.

FPS Definition

FPS Stands for Frame per Second. It’s also called the Frame rate. Frame Rate measures how many consecutive images can be shown each second. Our eyes are formed with a frame rate of 12 FPS, and it means it surpassed the frames will appear less detached and will start to blur together. But with 30 or 60 FPS, you will get even continuous motion, and it will be great smooth.

Still not clear?

fps in games

Make a FlipBook of 30 pages, draw a stickman running, and watch it. Does it look good? Now again, take a FlipBook of 60 pages long that runs in the same amount of time and the stickman taking the same amount of steps but seems smoother than 30 pages FlipBook, Right?

A frame is like a single page and a snapshot of the movement. The more of these you have per second the smoother and more realistic animation becomes. 

Which FPS is best for your Game?

The FPS performance we stated below are ranked from lower to higher quality.

  • 30 FPSAverage: this framerate is fine until it drops to or below 20 FPS. Most of the console games and some low-end PCs use 30 FPS.  30 FPS simulates a film camera’s framerate, and anything above it is good, and you will not be noticing the laggings.
  • 60 FPSIdeal: best FPS for gaming, your gaming will be okay if your Framerate is between 30 FPS and 60 FPS. Though it is only achievable in some gaming consoles and some decent PCs, it is the maximum FPS you can use for regular monitors. 
  • 120 FPSAbove ideal: 60 FPS to 120 FPS is a significant difference, and if you have an above 60Hz monitor you can easily notice the differences. It is demanding as it is achievable in the high-end PCs with a 144Hz refresh rate monitor and for its hardware requirements.
  • 240 FPSDemanding: Difference between 120 FPS and 240 FPS is not noticeable, but this one can be achieved in 240Hz refresh rate monitors. Only a couple of game enthusiasts prefer this because of its demanding hardware costs. 

FPS isn’t the thing that you can control and the thing matters the most is the amount of motion. It depends on your games and of course, it will change from time to time.

Differences between Framerates

In the beginning, we have described that frame rates are how many frames your monitor is displaying each second. 

Imagine you are watching something at 1 FPS. It means you are watching a single frame each second, and it will give you feel like watching a slideshow. 

However, the higher framerate affects not only responsiveness but also the visual experience. Game with Natural animations will flow ceaselessly with higher framerates. If you choose a frame rate that is too hight then it will make the video look very unnatural. On the other hand, if you choose lower framerate then the video will look rough and provide you a poor performance. Your target frame rate may not always be eligible for your games. Upgrading your hardware will make your average FPS higher.

Advantages from higher FPS

Are you confused about whether you will get advantages from higher FPS or not? 

Yes, you will get advantages and it may be more or less to you and maybe null advantages for someone.

Higher FPS will improve your reaction time and which may help you from getting killed in-game and you can observe the view swiftly. 

Is Lower FPS Better sometimes?

Everybody may say that Higher FPS is better but in reality, sometimes lower FPS is better in some cases. 

How? 

If your pc can’t provide you with 60 FPS and it’s making your game laggy, Setting the FPS 30 will make the game smooth, which will help you to enjoy the game. Though you can’t tell the difference, it will improve your ingame experience.

For old games, they didn’t use motion technology and imagine the game was made with 20 FPS. Now, if you try to play the game at 30 FPS, the animation will look choppy and unpleasant. 

Screen Tearing

Screen Tearing happens when the device’s video feed is not in SYNC with the computer monitors refresh rate. 

Let me clear what is Screen Tearing- It means multiple frames overlap at the same time.

You can fix it by Turing on V-Sync either in the game settings or in games graphics card settings.

Closing thought

In the article, we have tried to clear everything related to What FPS mean in games. Hence, if you have any doubt, you can comment below, we will be happy to assist you.

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