FRAPS is a Swiss Army Knife for performing screen captures, video recordings, and benchmarks. If you’re into recording your PC gaming sessions, this program is absolutely all you need. You can record your gameplay, capture screenshots at given intervals, and even see the current FPS counter.
More so, it also offers you a trial, so you don’t need to purchase a license if you’re not convinced by its features. You can test it for however long you want, then when you’re ready, finally buy a one-time-payment license.
FRAPS’s system requirements
You might already know that not only FRAPS but in fact, all software solutions have system requirements. Those are merely some specifications that your PC needs to meet before it can run a certain program. In this case, that program is FRAPS.
However, let’s not beat around the bush and take a look at the prerequisites. That way you’ll know for sure if your PC can run this tool or not. Granted you’re familiar with your PC’s specs, of course.
- Operating system: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, 2003 and XP
- Architecture: both 32- and 64-bit
- CPU: all modern processors, starting from Pentium 4 and up (with SSE2 support)
- Graphics: AMD Radeon or NVIDIA GeForce recommended for best capture results
- Miscellaneous: requires you to grant it administrator rights when running it
As you can see, FRAPS is anything but pretentious. Meaning that you won’t need a supercomputer to run it. Long story short, if your PC is at least a Pentium 4 and can run Windows XP without a hiccup, you’re probably in the clear.