How to Enable On-screen Display

In the functionalities section, we have already elaborated what ‘on-screen display’ (OSD) is all about and what it does. Here we will show you the exact steps you need to navigate using Afterburner to enable this feature for yourself. Follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Open Afterburner, and click on the cog icon to access the Settings page. 
  • Next, navigate to the “On-screen Display” tab. If you want to set a hotkey to show/hide the OSD while gaming, make use of the “Global On-Screen Display hotkeys” section to do that, or you can leave it as default.
  • Now, click the “Monitoring” tab. From here, you can decide and select the stats you want to monitor in-game. You can see the massive list under “Active Hardware Monitoring Graph.” Simply click or highlight the hardware sensor or component you would like to enable for monitoring and select the “Show in On-Screen Display” checkbox. 

Suppose you are not sure which sensors to monitor. In that case, we suggest you start with GPU temperature, GPU usage, Core clock, Memory usage, CPU temperature, CPU usage, RAM usage, CPU clock, and Framerate and Frametime. 

  • Lastly, hit the Apply button, and now whenever you launch a game, OSD will give your real-time information about your GPU’s performance. 

You can also go a level further and have sophisticated technicalities by personalizing the OSD to your preference. At the bottom of the “On-Screen Display” tab, click on More, and you will be able to access RiveTuner Statistics Server. If you wish, you can set a frame cap for any specific game using RTSS.

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