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Fraps For Windows
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About Fraps

Fraps is a real-time video recording and benchmarking software for DirectX and OpenGL games and applications. It captures onscreen video and audio, adds timestamps and counters, and benchmarks various performance metrics. The software can save screenshots in multiple formats and supports AVI files larger than 4GB. Despite some limitations in the free trial, Fraps is a valuable tool for serious gamers and those needing to capture onscreen video or benchmark video performance.

Key Feature

1.Screen Capture Settings
Fraps offers customizable screen capture settings, allowing users to add frame rate overlays to screenshots and set the software to capture screenshots at specific intervals. This function makes Fraps a practical tool for security or monitoring purposes.

Fraps includes numerous hotkey options for convenience, such as Benchmarking and Overlay hotkeys. Users can set the software to stop benchmarking after a certain number of seconds, hide overlays, and configure other options to suit their needs.

3.Video Capture
Fraps provides comprehensive video capture settings, including common and custom frame rates, full and half-size frames, and loop buffer length. It also offers the option to split movies every 4GB of recording capacity, which is approximately the size of a DVD. The software can record Windows, stereo, or multichannel sound, as well as external inputs.

4.Trial Limitations
The free trial of Fraps has some limitations, including a 30-second limit on recording time, disabled loop recording, screenshots saved only in BMP format, and a watermark added to the output.

In summary, Fraps is a powerful tool for gamers and anyone who needs to capture onscreen video or benchmark video performance. While the free trial has some limitations, the software's full capabilities are revealed enough to help users decide whether to purchase the full version. Despite the trial limitations, Fraps remains a useful and reasonably priced tool in the realm of screen recording and benchmarking software.

Reviewed by Staff


Updated onNovember 21, 2014
Operating systemWindows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP

Old Versions

November 21, 2014
exe32 bit
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Perform video-game benchmark tests or take screenshots and video of DirectX and OpenGL games.
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How to download and Install Fraps on Windows PC

  • Click on the Download button to start downloading Fraps for Windows.
  • Open the .exe installation file in the Downloads folder and double click it.
  • Follow the instructions in the pop-up window to install Fraps on Windows PC.
  • Now you can open and run Fraps on Windows PC.