I am comparing two applications and therefore need to know which fps a raspberry can produce when you run it. I am looking for a method to do this. It does not matter if it is an overlay or a simple console output that I could log.

The RPI runs in console mode and is connected to a touchscreen. If possible, the method should not be based on a specific graphics API, since the applications I test may vary depending on the graphics API used.

If I have forgotten a necessary detail, please tell me. Thanks :)

  • I think hardware FPS is 60 Hz for most modes. Software FPS will necessarily depend on specific application and graphics API. Commented Sep 7, 2020 at 10:51
  • @DmitryGrigoryev Yeah, that's what I'm searching for... a method to measure the Software FPS
    – CAoT
    Commented Sep 7, 2020 at 15:12

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You cannot get an answer for this as the software FPS depends on the software and libraries used.

Even the 'hardware' FPS rate is set in software (see RPF site here) and the standard modes support

  • 240Hz
  • 200Hz
  • 120Hz
  • 100Hz
  • 60Hz
  • 50Hz
  • 30Hz
  • 25Hz
  • 24Hz
  • And lots more that I will not list!

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