FPS Calculator

Using our free FPS calculator, you can check your PC’s components and find out how many frames per second you can expect to get in any game. You may find something in your PC or laptop is holding you back, which our FPS calculator can help you identify.

Our FPS calculator uses real-world data from over 100,000 gaming sessions, and over 40,000 gaming PCs and laptops. Using this extensive data, we can tell you how much FPS your machine will likely achieve in a wide variety of games.

Of course, your FPS can still be impacted by outside sources (so make sure you close any background programs like Google Chrome if you want to achieve the best FPS) but you can use our free FPS monitor to see how well your PC runs in your favorite games, and identify where you’re losing frames per second.

Game CPU GPU RAM Average
GTA 5Intel Core i5-8400Intel UHD 63012 GB383541
Wuthering WavesIntel Core i7-3770NVIDIA GeForce GT 103012 GB443749
ValorantIntel Core i5-10400FNVIDIA GeForce GTX 165016 GB444
HELLDIVERS 2Intel Core i7-3960XNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER32 GB595463
XDefiantIntel Core i7-10700Intel UHD 63032 GB413744
CS2Intel Core i5-7400NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB8 GB141115
Elden RingIntel Core i5-14600KFNVIDIA GeForce RTX 406032 GB433946
Cyberpunk 2077Intel Core i7-9700KFNVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER16 GB857892
Red Dead Redemption 2Intel Core i5-10400FNVIDIA GeForce RTX 206016 GB574960
Manor LordsIntel Core i5-8600KNVIDIA GeForce GTX 108032 GB474350
Fallout 4Intel Core i7-6850KNVIDIA GeForce GTX 108016 GB716581
MinecraftIntel Core i7-6500UNVIDIA GeForce 920MX16 GB413046
Forza Horizon 5Intel Core i7-10750HIntel UHD16 GB8710161
Apex LegendsIntel Core i5-9300HIntel UHD 63016 GB343137
Hogwarts LegacyIntel Core i9-14900HXNVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU32 GB10873140
Fallout 76Intel Core i5-7300HQNVIDIA GeForce GTX 105016 GB453550
GTA 5Intel Core i5-8400Intel UHD 63012 GB12864187
Wuthering WavesIntel Core i9-9900KNVIDIA GeForce RTX 208032 GB413046
ValorantIntel Core i7-10700KNVIDIA GeForce RTX 206016 GB133121144
HELLDIVERS 2Intel Core i7-3960XNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER32 GB312140

What FPS do I want to achieve?

Most modern monitors require 60FPS to run smoothly. Your FPS should match or exceed your monitor’s refresh rate.

You can find out what your monitor’s refresh rate is by going to your computer’s settings and navigating to System > Display > Advanced display. You can also navigate to the same area by typing “View advanced display info” into the Windows 11 search function.

In this menu, you will see a “Choose a refresh rate” panel which will list what refresh rate your monitor supports, and what it is currently running.

What refresh rate is best for my monitor?

If your monitor is running at 60Hz, you will want 60FPS at minimum to prevent screen tearing and stuttering. If, however, your monitor is capable of much higher refresh rates (eg. 144Hz or 250Hz) you will want an FPS that matches that refresh rate. Running FPS lower than your screen's refresh rate can lead to a number of visual issues. 

However, bear in mind that more powerful GPUs can send more FPS to the monitor than the monitor can display. In this case, you should turn on the game’s VSYNC options (if available) to link the graphic card’s output to the monitor’s screen refresh rate, thus reducing the chance of stuttering.

What is the best FPS?

60FPS is considered the baseline standard by many gamers, but more powerful rigs can achieve significantly higher FPS rates than 60 with strong enough hardware. At the end of the day, the best FPS is the one that suits your monitor.

30FPS is the lowest you want to achieve consistently on older monitors, as anything less than 30 will be quite noticeable to most gamers. Symptoms of low FPS include stuttering, tearing, and lag.

What components should I upgrade?

If you download our free and safe PC benchmark test, we can tell you which components are the weak link in your current setup. Otherwise, you can compare CPUs and GPUs in our FPS calculator to see which components yield the best results.

Of course, there are other things you should consider upgrading if your rig is on the older side. Most modern gaming PCs should aim to house 16GB of RAM at the minimum. There are also benefits to using an SSD vs HDD in your PC, but most of your FPS gains are going to come from your CPU and GPU if your computer’s RAM and storage are up to scratch.

How many FPS can you achieve?

Using our FPS calculator, you can predict how many FPS your level of hardware might achieve across a huge range of games. Of course, once you're in a game, your FPS will likely fluctuate depending on how much strain your processor, graphics card, and memory are under. 

You can do a number of things to improve your FPS such as reducing a game's graphics settings, but you'll want to use our FPS monitor first to see where your PC is struggling, and during which specific moments of your gameplay session. 

From there, you can improve the your FPS count by upgrading your hardware, or by adjusting game specific settings, which you'll find on all the most popular games here on PCGameBenchmark.