What measurement/monitoring tools could I use to get the FPS values for a simple Vulkan app?

Thanks in advance

  • $\begingroup$ Is this a question related to programming of an FPS measurement or is it related to using tools to measure fps ? $\endgroup$ – PaulHK Nov 28 '18 at 9:39
  • $\begingroup$ @PaulHK I am looking for a tool to measure the FPS of my very simple app. I am new at this; nowhere near to instrumenting my application. $\endgroup$ – Vectorizer Nov 28 '18 at 10:31
  • $\begingroup$ @Vectorizer: If it's your program, you should not be using FPS as a unit of performance measurement. Use the actual frame time instead; it's far more useful. $\endgroup$ – Nicol Bolas Nov 28 '18 at 19:13

Try AMD's OCAT tool. It can overlay an FPS counter on a Vulkan or D3D12 app, similar to how FRAPS works for D3D11/OpenGL. (It should work on all Vulkan-supporting GPUs, btw, not just AMD ones.)


You might want to try the VK_LAYER_LUNARG_monitor layer from the LunarG Vulkan SDK.

Download the SDK from the LunarXchange site.

After SDK installation, you can activate the layer by setting this environment variable:


The monitor layer displays the FPS value in the application window's title bar.

  • $\begingroup$ Perhaps it'd be helpful if you expanded on this and perhaps provided some links. $\endgroup$ – Simon F Nov 29 '18 at 10:03

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