Fraps® is a universal Windows application that can be used with games using DirectX or OpenGL graphic technology.
In its current form Fraps performs many tasks and can best be described as: Benchmarking Software, Screen Capture Software, Realtime Video Capture Software.
D3DGear is Fraps alternative, a very fast Game Recording Software and Twitch Streaming Software. It records game play to movie with high quality,
small file size and minimal lag. D3DGear game recording performance
and quality are superior comparing with Fraps software.
If you used Fraps software to record game play to
movie, D3DGear should be a good Fraps alternative software for you.
For recording video game, D3DGear is actually much better
and faster software than Fraps. D3DGear can do a lot of
things that Fraps software cannot. Below table outlines some key
features comparison between D3DGear and Fraps.
Video Recording Technologies
D3DGear video recording technologies
is far better than Fraps softare.
D3DGear implements a very sophisticated movie
capture and compress engine for video game recording. With
this engine, D3DGear is able to record video game to movie
with little system performance impact, and recorded movie
is highly compressed with HD quality, and it is ready to upload
uses a simple lossless Codec that not only produces huge size
movie file, but also significantly affects system performance.
The lossless movie is unusable because of its huge file size;
users have to use movie editor software to compress movie further.
Fraps software movie recording technology is obsolete with current
software and hardware technologies.
Audio Recording Technologies
D3DGear audio recording technologies
is far better than Fraps.
D3DGear compresses audio data while recording
audio source. D3DGear supports two audio recording Codec:
MP3 or Windows Media Audio Codec, depending on which movie
file format is being used. Audio data is compressed with high
bitrate so that the original audio quality is well preserved.
does not compress audio data while recording audio source. This
results larger movie file size.
Video Encoding Technologies
D3DGear supports more variety
video Codecs than Fraps.
D3DGear supports follwoing video encoding
Codecs: MPEG-4 Ver 2 Codec, Motion JPEG Codec, Windows Media
Video 9 and Huffyuv Lossless Codec.
supports only "Fraps" proprietary Codec.
D3DGear supports more variety
movie file formats than Fraps.
D3DGear supports three movie recording file
format: AVI1, AVI2 (OpenDML) and WMV.
|Fraps only supports
AVI movie format.
supports overlay function that is not available in Fraps.
D3DGear supports face cam overlay function.
User can add face cam or webcam overlay on top of movie video,
where user can capture their facial motion. This feature is
unique and is not available in other recording software.
does not support this feature.
Game Broadcasting Technologies
video game streaming and broadcasting function, which is not
available in Fraps.
||Fraps does not
support this feature.
AMD Mantle API based video games, and is full compatible with
AMD Mantle API.
||Fraps does not
support AMD Mantle API based video games.
Game Frame Rate
measuring video game frame rate and displaying it on the screen
as overlay. D3DGear supports to display frame rate at predefined
9 locations, or user can choose to display it at anywhere on
||Fraps only supports
to display frame rate on pre-defined 5 locations.
Better than Fraps:
Here are some comments from D3DGear users:
- Fraps is a god awful program. Get D3DGear. It's
so fantastic. It works infinitely better than Fraps
ever could. I used fraps for yeeeeears until I found D3DGear and
dropped it immediately. I've recorded quite a lot already and
it looks great. Oh and D3Dgear is also WAY less resource intensive.
- D3DGear Better than Fraps! Best Game Recorder!
No lag for me in BLR.
- Hey guys! I wanted to email you guys and tell
you that I love your software. It performs much better
than FRAPS and many of the other recording programs on
the market at the moment.
- I used some programs like Fraps, msi ab, bandicam,
dxtory, action, d3dgear and what I saw. The fastest one is D3DGear,
in HD quality I couldn't even felt that I'm recording, it's really
- D3DGear use less HDD space than any other software!!
I record 5 minute Sniper elite 3 and D3DGear use only 264MB of space!!
With Fraps you can record only 3-4 seconds with that size.
- I use a mix of D3DGear and Fraps. D3DGear is unquestionably
better than Fraps since it's much less intensive, makes far smaller files and has those small extra details.
D3DGear vs. Fraps: