How to Turn on MSI Afterburner Average, Min, and Max FPS (Step by Step Guide)

So, you have downloaded MSI Afterburner and have configured the settings that you want to show on screen in real time via the Monitoring tab. But when you start your game, you can see every active hardware monitoring statistic you selected in OSD, except your average, min, max, 1% low, and 0.1% low FPS.

The reason why you cannot see your avg, min, max, 1% low, and 0.1% low FPS even if you have enabled those hardware monitoring statistics and have selected “Show in On-Screen Display” for each is because you have not initiated the recording of those benchmarks.

Below, we have created a step by step guide that will should you how to display hardware monitoring statistics such as your average FPS on screen in the OSD. In this guide, you will also learn how to group MSI Afterburner active hardware monitoring statistics with specific names. Moreover, you will learn how to make all the monitoring statistics in the OSD the same size for a uniform and cleaner looking screen.

Step 1:

Open MSI Afterburner and click on the settings button indicated by the red arrow to open MSI Afterburner properties.MSI Afterburner Utility Software Step 1

Step 2:

In the MSI Afterburner properties, go to the “Monitoring” tab. Make sure that you have the active hardware monitoring statistics that you want to display on screen enabled and that the “Show in On-Screen Display” is checked for each of those hardware monitoring benchmark graphs.

MSI Afterburner Software Average FPS Step 2

Step 3 (optional):

If you would like the active hardware monitoring statistics you selected to be grouped so that they have a specific name and are vertically shown like the example below, within that same “Monitoring” tab, check the “Override group name” box and enter a specific name for each of the active hardware monitoring statistics you selected in the corresponding space to the right. MSI Afterburner Utility Software Grouped Step 3

MSI Afterburner statistics without group names:MSI Afterburner With Ungrouped Benchmarks

MSI Afterburner statistics with group names:MSI Afterburner With Grouped Benchmarks

Step 4 (optional):

To make all the statistics in the OSD the same size, click on the box with three little dots located between the “Show in On-Screen Display” and “text” option selection box to open the “On-Screen Display Layout”.MSI Afterburner Step 4_1In the “On-Screen Display Layout”, under the “Sizes library” section, change “Size 0”, “Size 1”, and “Size 250” to 100% to make the sizes of all statics in the OSD the same size. Then click “Apply” and “Ok” which will return you back to the MSI Afterburner properties.MSI Afterburner Step 4_2

Now when your monitoring statistics are displayed on screen, they will all be the same uniform size. If you wish, you can then adjust the actual uniform size of the text and statics to make them bigger or smaller on screen with the RivaTuner Statistics Server software via the “On-Screen Display zoom” setting.

MSI Afterburner statistics with a uniform size:

MSI Afterburner Same Size Statistics

Step 5:

Next, within the MSI Afterburner properties, go to the “Benchmark” tab.  In the Global benchmark hotkey section, enter the “Begin recording” and “End recording” hotkeys you would like to use to initial and uninitiate recording which will allow you to see or not see benchmarks such as your average, min, max, 1% low, and 0.1% low FPS on screen when those hotkeys are clicked. MSI Afterburner Utility Benchmark Step 4

Step 6:

Lastly, click the “OK” button located at the bottom to confirm these changes.MSI Afterburner Benchmark Step 5

After you have completed these steps, start your game and use the “Begin recording” hotkey you selected in step 4 to start recording and display your avg, min, max, 1% low, and 0.1% low FPS benchmarks on screen. Or use the “End recording” hotkey you selected to stop recording and not display your benchmark settings on screen. We hope that this article is helpful and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask in the comments below.

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2 years ago

Thanks for helping. It works

bo balazs
bo balazs
2 years ago

thanks a bunch for this walkthrough

2 years ago

Thanks, exactly what i was looking for.

1 year ago

I have been searching for a way to show all of this with Full detail on YouTube and Google for so long and no videos or sites show it in this detail and explanation. Thank god this one does.

9 months ago

Step 5-6 was the important stuff that I missed.

9 months ago

i follow the step. still no display avg/min/max/1%

edit. solve. thx

Last edited 9 months ago by red
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