How to show FPS in Starcraft 2
Starcraft 2 is out and it’s pretty much eating all my free time at the moment. I’m still in the process of tweaking my graphics settings for optimum performance, and the easiest way to benchmark Starcraft 2 performance on machines is to check the FPS (frames per second). Here’s how to do that on both a Mac and Windows SC2 install:
Check Starcraft 2 FPS on Mac
To check the frame rate on a Mac, while you are in a game hit: Control+Option+F
Show Starcraft 2 FPS on Windows
Checking FPS in Windows is basically the same key command, in SC2 hit: Control+Alt+F
On either operating system, once you hit the command to display frame rate, the FPS counter will show in the upper left corner and look like so:
If you’re wondering how well SC2 will run on your machine, check out the Starcraft 2 system requirements for Mac. Later I will post some preliminary findings on how well the game runs on a few different Mac setups.
If you’re a fan of Blizzard and real time strategy games and you haven’t gotten this one yet, you can order Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty on Amazon.com and get free shipping. I love RTS games, and I can say it’s definitely worth it.