1. What does FPS stand for?

First-person shooter

A 3D action game such as Quake, Unreal, or Call of Duty, that incorporates a first-person perspective.


"Doom, Wolfenstein 3D, and Marathon were some of the first FPS games."

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Last Updated: April 11, 2013

2. What does FPS stand for?

Frames per second

Refers to how many frames a game, video, or animation can display each second; often used to measure the performance of graphics cards.


"With my new NVIDIA video card, I can get over 120 FPS in Quake 4!"

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Last Updated: February 5, 2014

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