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What is FRAPS and what exactly does it do, and why does it slow down the fps?
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  1. It does not slow down your fps. its just puts your fps in the corner of your screen so that you know what fps you are getting. You can also record gameplay and take screenshots with it.
  2. then why do people say two diferent fps's when benchmarking a game? one with fraps and the other without.
  3. I havent seen that. but im going to assume that its either before/after some sort of hardware change, or that one is a guess and the other is the actual fps they get.
  4. ok thx for helping i was just wondering.
  5. No problem, i love the program hehe very useful tool
  6. Best answer
    FRAPS can kill your framerate whilst recording video, but should have absolute minimum impact if just displaying your FPS.

    The reason people sometimes put more than one figure is avaerage and minimum framerates, as well as a hardware change.
  7. AH that must be the reason, because i watch a video of a game on you tube and they list the benchmark with fraps and without it, and with it its much lower. That makes much more since thanks a lot!
  8. mi1ez said:
    FRAPS can kill your framerate whilst recording video, but should have absolute minimum impact if just displaying your FPS.

    The reason people sometimes put more than one figure is avaerage and minimum framerates, as well as a hardware change.


    I 100% agree,when i come to record a replay,or record a game as i am playing the fps drop like a stone,but i am not sure why it does that.Does recording hammer the cpu?
  9. My fps doesnt drop when i record, and i record pretty often. never noticed any difference and i still dont...
  10. Hmmm.
    I always assumed it was the HDD slowing everything down with having to buffer in RAM. Depends on resolution and framerate you record at I guess.
  11. I am recording at 1920x1200,might try a lower resolution and see what happens.
  12. i think there is only full or half res choices tho right? or are there more in the options?
  13. Yes i thinkyou are right,well i think its half screen or full screen,i have it on half screen but the fps still drop quite a bit.
  14. Best answer selected by MAB1994.
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