How to Check FPS on FSX

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"Microsoft Flight Simulator X” offers a variety of graphics options for fine-tuning performance, but it's difficult to get an exact read on how your computer is handling the game unless you can see the raw frame rate. “FSX” includes a simple option for displaying the frame rate on-screen, which in turn lets you tweak your settings for optimal performance. Once you have a reading on your current frame rate, you'll find it easier to make adjustments.

  • Open “FSX,” and then select any mission or scenario.

  • Wait for the environment to load fully. Displayed frame rates are meaningless until the game is actually rendering environments and objects.

  • Press “Shift-Z” twice to turn on the frame rate display. Press “Shift-Z” again to display other performance information, and press it one last time to hide the display.

Tips & Warnings

  • Generally speaking, 60 FPS is considered the ideal rate for PC games. At any frame rate below 30 FPS, you will start to notice skips and stutters.

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