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Let's say i have something showing extremely high FPS, and extremely high scores in 3D benchmarks. Much higher than I think it should be.

What would i run to track FPS other than FRAPs. What can i use to show me micro-stuttering? What else can be used to show issues regardless of high FPS?
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Have you tried MSI Afterburner in the background? It can give you a nice graph of the FPS. Its overlay, however, doesn't work in 3dmark 11 (and I don't think any overlays do).
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you could turn on logging in fraps or afterburner. then plot the text based log file in excel and get a handy chart
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A guy on Xtremesystems did some tests about microstuttering with a self coded little program. The thread is HERE and if you just want the program it can be downloaded HERE. Should work fine for measuring microstutter.

For alternative fps measuring methods I'd first find out if the game in question has a way to measure this by typing a console command etc. If not then I'd just use other programs like MSI afterburner's OSD feature.

E: also benchmarks that have a set amount of frames to render are good because you can just figure out the correct fps if you know how long the bench took to run. Crysis 1 bench is a good example of this. The thing completes the faster the more fps you have.
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