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:
- We need to open the console of Counter Strike, here is how to open the console in Counter Strike Global Offensive.
- To enable the overlay with all the information’s, we need to type “net_graph 1” into the console of Counter Strike.
- 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:
- Create a file called “autoexec.cfg” and be sure to save the file with the “.cfg” ending and not the “.txt” ending.
- Copy the script above into this file and save.
- Copy your created “autoexec.cfg” to the folder “Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\cfg”.
- Now right-click on the Global Offensive entry in your Steam library, click on “Properties”, “Set Launch Options” and type in “+exec autoexec.cfg”.
- 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.
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!
23 thoughts on “How To Show The FPS, Latency And Other Benchmark Data In Counter Strike Global Offensive”
This is pretty awesome, thank you!
I am glad you liked the guide! 🙂
is there a way to show just the fps and ping?
For the FPS you can show a small FPS overlay instead: https://diaryofdennis.com/2016/10/21/how-to-show-a-small-fps-benchmark-display-in-counter-strike-global-offensive/
I think ping can only be shown via the net_graph command that you saw in this guide here.
could you explain step 3 in the “more elegant way” please that part confused me. thanks!
When you created your autoexec.cfg, you just have to put the file into the cfg folder of your csgo installation. Find the Steam folder, then steamapps folder, then common folder, then Counter-Strike Global Offensive folder, then csgo folder, and there should be a cfg folder where you put the file into.
im sort of new to pc games where would i find the steam folder in documents???
well new to pc in general i dont kniw where a lot of things can be found
You probably installed it in the folder “program files”. I have mine on the D partition in “Program Files(x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\cfg”. I assume you have it on your C drive in “program files”.
Just a tip for the future. When you install new software like Steam or anything else… always take a look where you installed the things. Most of the time it’s the program files folder on your main drive, but you can even customize the destination as you like when you install things. So, you need to be aware of where you install the things. 🙂
Don’t worry, you will get used to this type of stuff in the future 🙂
thanks for the help and your patience super helpful!!!
No problem 🙂 I hope you found it 🙂
how to disable it?
Type “net_graph 0” into the console without quotation marks.
Thank you, you legend!! This stupid thing was stuck on my screen for weeks !! 🙂
I am glad the article helped you in a way 🙂
Hey first of all, thank you for this.
But I have a small problem
Every time i come back to the game, i have to input alias scorenet + and – each time.
Is there a way for me to fix this?
Have you set your Steam launch properties to load the autoexec.cfg? If it’s not working for you, I think your autoexec.cfg is not loaded. Something must be wrong there.
how do i disable it from launching whenever i open cs go ?
With “net_graph 0” you can disable it again. If you mean the script…. just delete it and you’re fine.
How do i keep the net graph details visible permanently on screen without the need to toggle?
You only put the net_graph “1” command into your autoexec.cfg without the other stuff. That will enable it permanently.