Mostly just the Nvidia frame counter and the little icons that let you know Shadowplay is doing its thing properly. I'll put on the RTSS frame time graph if I'm troubleshooting. Or if I'm playing PUBG, because that game is still a stuttering mess and I like the frame time graph to be up to prove in real time that I'm not going crazy and the game indeed got me killed.
Yes. I always have Afterburner [RTSS] on until I find the most demanding place in game and after tweaking the settings if need be so min framerate is 60 in that place I turn it off and never need to worry about it ever again.
Yes, using Afterburner + RTSS, you can customize which metrics appear on the OSD and you can setup a hotkey to toggle the OSD on/off. You can also customize size and color of the displayed metrics, which may help with your fear of IR/burn-in on your OLED.
But I LOVED having it on my LCD keyboard. Unfortunately, my LCD keyboard stopped working a year ago and apparently RGB keyboards have taken over for LCD keyboards FOR SOME REASON. I genuinely have no clue why RGB lightning is so popular and took over something with ACTUAL UTILITY.
For the first few runs, yeah. Check everything is playing nice. More habit than any sort of requirement for most games these days. I'm limiting to 141 with RTSS anyway, so just one keypress to show/hide.
I've never used it, but having the system monitor app (or if you're extreme, an actual mini-monitor) seems like a nice solution for people who like stats but don't want to feel like their games are just a stream of metrics?
I'm not sure if there's one yet that purely taps gameplay stats and presents them in a user-friendly yet still stat-rich manner (that's a call out to any app builders out there to try making one if a good one isn't out there...) so if this link sucks then my apologies (I'm not seeing in-app framerate in the readout screenshots, so maybe this is only useful if you want really nerdy info about your tower temp...)
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Absolutely not. Once I have my OC profile dialed in then I just keep overlay off & only do per-game testing initially then no more. If I'm worried about something I'll just keep HWInfo running in the background and log the data to analyse it later.
Nope. I might turn FPS on for a while when I first upgrade to a new graphics card, just to see how it is doing versus my old card, but other than that definitely not.
A long time ago I fell into that trap that so many PC gamers do and was more focused on the tech, what my temps were, and how much I could get out of something by overclocking it, etc. and I finally realized that I was supposed to be PLAYING a game, and not focused on that stuff.
Like many others in this thread, RTSS during initial setup, then I turn off all metrics. I find having the overlay on all the time can really ruin the experience because then I'll constantly make adjustments.
Only if I feel like something is off or curious what kind of FPS I'm getting. Once I see the average though, I turn it off. Too easy to obsess over that stuff and have it ruin your experience of enjoying the game.