Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Chrome's FPS Histogram

Eberhard Gräther has improved the FPS meter in Chrome. I particularly like the histogram added on the right hand side. It allows you to easily see how long your frames are taking, and if your frame rate is bouncing around between different values.

You can check it out by

  1. Opening up Chrome's developer tools (3 bar menu in upper right, Tools, Developer Tools)
  2. Opening up the options (gear menu in bottom right)
  3. Enabling 'Show FPS Meter' in the rendering section.

Or, in about:flags you can enable it always.

It's handy to see, e.g. when you are missing some frames and oscillating between 30 and 60fps: