BackendFreak My thoughts exactly, i was shocked to see that i was getting 60fps with the counter on, wasn't expecting it at all.
I've tried --show-fps-counter without anything else, no gpu blacklist or anything (apart from show fps counter, the only other thing i have in my 'intelxdk.config.additions.xml' is <preference name="debuggable" value="false" />).
I still get 60fps, so it definately has something to do with the Intel FPS counter. I should also mention that the along with the fps counter, it also shows the gpu raster is on.
It's really odd, i can't be the only one who is getting these results. Maybe someone from Intel would have better insight into this as i have no idea whats causing the boost.
For me now, the problem i face is how to get this performance boost without the FPS counter showing, as you don't want to release a game with the fps counter showing in the corner lol.
@Colludium I've tried with sprite fonts but still get around 45fps, not much difference from text object.