Conveniently check your monitor's fps and compare different framerates
Our FPS Test aims to show the difference between lower and higher framerates when gaming or watching a video.
You can choose between the number of tests and the speed of the slideshow. As you increase the speed, the differences between framerates should become more apparent. By default, if you have a 144Hz screen, a comparison between 144Hz, 72Hz and 36Hz will be shown. If you add more tests, other frame rates will be added to the FPS test as well.
This test supports up to 240 Hz on Chrome, 240 Hz on Firefox and 60 Hz on Internet Explorer. The maximum frame rate depends on your monitor's refresh rate and the capabilities of your browser.
Here are the answers to questions that we commonly receive about FPS (Frames Per Second).
FPS (Frames Per Second) is expressed by a number (unit Hertz) representing the number of times per second a picture or a view of a game or a video is displayed on your screen. Higher FPS gives you a smoother viewing experience. However, not all monitors support high refresh rates, and not all computers are capable of processing video or games fast enough for high frames per second.
Your computer's FPS is affected by multiple things. The most important thing that affects your FPS is your computer's processing power (CPU and GPU). However, if you have a powerful computer that supports high FPS, your computer's monitor only supports a 60 Hz refresh rate. You won't reap the full benefits of your powerful computer. Even if your computer can produce 300 FPS gameplay, your monitor can only display 60 frames out of those 300 frames that your computer produces. That's why it is essential to have a powerful computer and a capable monitor that supports high FPS.
Another thing that affects FPS is having outdated drivers. You can updated all your drivers at once with an automated driver updating software such as DriverBooster.
The human eye can process up to 12 images per second. More images are perceived as movement or motion. Most people find computer screens to be stable when they have over 50 Hz, however higher refresh- and framerates are noticeable in competitive gaming.
Higher FPS will appear smoother, while lower FPS will appear choppier or laggy. Having a high FPS gives you a significant competitive advantage over other players playing on a lower FPS.