Yeah and it's kind of my problem when gaming on PC. I like to keep an eye on things, but then it's like, "oh, this went down to 50fps, better go tweak something", and I spend as much time tweaking as playing. Which can be it's own type of fun, but I see the appeal of both this world and press a button and go consoles.
Depends on if I know if my system is stable or not. Sometimes if you’ve just made a change to your PC or you’re trying a new cooling solution, metrics are %100 invaluable. But if I know my system, then usually not. I’ll just sit back and enjoy the game (sometimes I’ll keep Steams FPS counter on screen though in case I feel a hitch in responsiveness I can check my frames).
If a game looks choppy when I'm playing, I'll just adjust the settings until it doesn't look choppy anymore.
I'm pretty familiar with what my system can and can't do.
I wanna play my games and not have to constantly look at the corner of the screen and get distracted, pulling me out of the game. We already have minimaps for that.
The only metrics that matter to me are obvious from observation without any counters on the screen. For example, if you can't tell you're having FPS issues without a counter then you're not really having FPS issues.
Aside from metrics, I always lock fps to 58 in order to stay in 4k 40-60hz freesync range for maximum smoothness. I take care of all that stuff that actually just takes me out of the game but I can't do without
Steams fps counter, though i rarely look at it. I do worry about temps now and again (mostly a habit when i had an old 8350) but instead of ton of desktop space on an overlay for temps
and the fact i dislike "clownshit" so i dont have rainbow led's going, instead i use the software to setup the motherboard led to "TEMP" green->yellow-> red, and the AIO led has the same deal.
Never need to worry about the gpu since its an old MSI rx480 thats normal fan curve didnt even have it ramp up more than 20% or so when i was playing around with etherium mining ages ago.
No, i hate having that stuff on screen but not becaude of burn in, i just don't like statistics where i play.
I'm so lazy sometimes that even when i have shitty performance, i still don't put the statistics in game to see if it's a gpu or cpu problem, mostly necause even knowing that i'm not expert enough to fix the problem
The only thing i keep up is the framerate with riva tuner and only for the first hours to see if i can maintain stable 60 fps.
It’s interesting that so many people posting in this thread have made the assumption that those of us who display metrics are unable to differentiate between high and low frame-rates.
I’d argue it’s the opposite, that people who display metrics are probably very good at gauging frame-rates (without the use of frame counters) because it’s likely they’re ‘techies’. Myself, I’m highly susceptible to any sort of frame-time issue and will ‘feel it‘ before I see it. I can also easily tell the difference between 30, 45, 60, 75 and 120 FPS.
So why do I play with metrics on? (I can can actually picture many of you sitting there with sour looks on your faces, wondering what my problem is.)
Because I’m a techie! I love seeing my GPU and CPU usage and temperatures and how much system ram and vram a certain game is drawing. And, for me, seeing these metrics doesn’t detract from my enjoyment of the game - but actually enhances it. What a wonderful feeling seeing your GPU at 95% capacity, running below 80 Celsius, and your frames bang on at 60! Seeing such a metric totally justifies the purchase of my 4K display and 2080TI, and brings a big smile to my face!
My ideal date, btw, would be sitting the young lady down at my computer and showing her my metrics while playing a near maxed out RedDead Redemption 2 at 4K - everything sky high! I’m even getting excited right now just thinking about it!
I noticed in all my gaming metrics that Resident Evil 7 seems to be one of the most smoothest I've ever seen on the frame time graphs in RTSS. In nearly all games, there are tiny little spikes (0.1ms) you can see on the graph but which are imperceptible otherwise but RE7 is just rock solid smoooooooth.