How To Limit FPS of a Game on Windows 10

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If you upgrade to Windows 10, you may experience FPS issues such as spikes and freezes, and the easiest way to improve your PC’s performance is to make a system upgrade.

Frame rate is the frequency at which an imaging device produces single, consecutive images, expressed in frames per second (FPS) or hertz (Hz).

If you want to improve the performance of Windows 10, these tips can help you achieve impressive graphics performance for your games.

Limiting FPS for a Game

Download and install Guru3D RTSS Rivatuner Statistics Server Get the latest stable version of the application. Once installed, launch it and it will go directly to the system tray. Open it from there. Activate the Stealth mode, then set the rate to what you want below the frame rate limit.

Start a game. I tried this with a game that doesn’t take a lot of resources; Minecraft for Windows 10. The left section of the screenshot shows that the game can run at 60 FPS. The right section shows the Guru3D RTSS Rivatuner Statistics Server application in action and the frame rate is no higher than 25. The tool to measure the frame rate is the game bar in Windows 10.

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The FPS limit is an upper limit, which means that the game will not exceed this limit when you play it, but the framerate may fall below this limit. You can see in the screenshot above that the FPS falls below the limit, but does not fluctuate too much, unless your system resources are blocked by another application.

Usually users prefer to overclock everything on their system to get the best possible FPS, but in some cases a high FPS may not be as good. The game may not run well or may not have the ability to limit the FPS. Either way, this is a fairly simple way to limit the SPF for a game. It works for both desktop and UWP games.

The Guru3D RTSS Rivatuner statistics server cannot force a game to run at a higher FPS.

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