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How To Show The FPS, Latency And Other Benchmark Data In Counter Strike Global Offensive

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Introduction

There are quite a lot of nifty console commands for Counter Strike Global Offensive. Sometimes, it might happen that we think the game isn’t running smooth, we get the impression that something is wrong with our FPS, or maybe even with our ping, we get curious and want to check what is going on. But how can we see information’s about the network or graphics performance and other values? There is a very handy console command called “net_graph”, it will show us important information’s about the game performance if we enable it. In this tutorial you will learn how to show the FPS, how to show the ping and other information’s that help us to find out more about the performance. There is also a console command to show a small FPS counter, but in this guide we will talk about the “net_graph” benchmark display…

How To Show The FPS, Latency And More Information In CS GO

To enable the “net_graph” overlay that will show us information’s about our FPS, latency and further information’s, we have to do the following:

  1. We need to open the console of Counter Strike, here is how to open the console in Counter Strike Global Offensive.
  2. To enable the overlay with all the information’s, we need to type “net_graph 1” into the console of Counter Strike.
  3. Done. You will now see several performance information’s on the screen. To disable the screen, you can type in “net_graph 0”.

A More Elegant Way Is To Toggle “net_graph” With A Key

Having several performance information’s on the screen is fine, but having it permanently shown while playing your rounds, is pretty annoying, isn’t it? The more elegant way is to bind a key for the command, to toggle the “net_graph” overlay on and off. One idea is to show “net_graph” together with the scoreboard when you press TAB. To make this possible, we need a script:

//Scoreboard and netgraph combined
net_graph "1"
net_graphheight "9999"
bind "TAB" "+scorenet"
alias "+scorenet" "+showscores; net_graphheight 0"
alias "-scorenet" "-showscores; net_graphheight 9999"

If you did already create a file called “autoexec.cfg” in the past, just copy the lines of code into this file, if you never worked with “autoexec.cfg” and if you don’t have this file, here is how you do it:

  1. Create a file called “autoexec.cfg” and be sure to save the file with the “.cfg” ending and not the “.txt” ending.
  2. Copy the script above into this file and save.
  3. Copy your created “autoexec.cfg” to the folder “Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\cfg”.
  4. Now right-click on the Global Offensive entry in your Steam library, click on “Properties”, “Set Launch Options” and type in “+exec autoexec.cfg”.
  5. If the script still doesn’t work, it might be that you have to open the console in the game and type in “exec autoexec” without the brackets of course. I had to do this only one time, but since then the script is permanently activated and loads always with the start of the game.

Conclusive

I hope the tutorial helped you to understand how to show additional information’s such as the FPS and latency while you play Counter Strike Global Offensive. With “net_graph” you can benchmark while gaming and find possible problems. If you liked this tutorial, share it or drop a comment!

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