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Razer Cortex Game Booster is an application made by famous company Razer which designs and builds great PC Gaming mouses and headphones, this tool promises to boost your game and PC lifespan, also it maximizes your performance when you are gaming as a result it is giving your game a higher frames per second. As Razer says, the tool automatically is shutting off unnecessary processes and application, and resumes them when you are don with gaming.

What is a Game Booster Software

Game booster is a software tool that should improve your gaming performance with a single click, you should select Game Mode and the program will optimize your PC to use more performance for the gameplay and less for other things, all computer resources will be mainly for gaming.

This type of software stops background processes of Windows and allow maximum performance for gaming, comparing with consoles that already have operating systems optimized for gaming, nothing else runs in background or does something else in the moment when you are playing.

Razer Game Booster Test

Here is how Razer Game Booster is described to work in Game Mode:

This feature focuses in on your game by temporarily shutting down unnecessary functions and applications, putting all your resources purely for gaming, allowing you to zone in on your game the way it’s supposed to be played without wasting time on settings or configurations.

Pick your game, click on the “Launch” button and let us do the rest to reduce stress on your computer and improve frames per second.

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Looks like Game Booster automatically closes running backgrounds applications which will result the computer to have more resources to be used for gaming. With Razer Game Booster you can also see what processes will be automatically closed when Game Mode will be enabled. After you leave Game Mode, the processes will be restored exactly as they were before entering the Game Mode.

Benchmark Test Results

 

Here are a few benchmark test results from the same system using Razer Cortex Game Booster with Game Mode enabled, and disabled.

Razer Game Booster game mode on

Game: Batman: Arkham Asylum

Maximum: 62 FPS

Average: 54 FPS

Minimum: 31 FPS

(Now with Game Booster “Game Mode” enabled)

Maximum: 61 FPS

Average: 54 FPS

Minimum: 30 FPS

Looks like Game Mode did not help at all, the benchmark results are almost the same, so I decided to give it one more try with another game.

Game: Metro 2033

Maximum: 73.52 FPS

Average: 17.67 FPS

Minimum: 4.55 FPS

(Now with Game Booster “Game Mode” enabled)

Maximum: 73.59 FPS

Average: 16.67 FPS

Minimum: 4.58 FPS

I did not see any improvement at all, seems like Razer Cortex Game Booster doesn’t do anything, ok maybe it does something but it does no improve performance at all on your computer, so gaming is not faster and better unfortunately.

So it is Game Booster a useless thing ?

A Game Booster program just does same steps you do when you try to save computer resources to play a game, for example you quit BitTorrent client. This operation does the Game Booster, it closes the programs that use computer resources and theoretically you have more resources for gaming.

Alternative

You can just open your task manager, right click on empty space on “task bar” and choose “Task Manager” here you can sort all running programs by CPU use, and close the ones that were opened by yourself, in this way you will save some RAM and CPU performance.

The Bottom Line

Looks like Game Boster software did not really help us to play games with a better performance, we did not notice any improvement at all. But we can recommend you some very good steps to improve your computer performance. Read following articles which will improve your computer performance for sure.

Optimize Windows Performance

How to find what is using your CPU and Physical Memory

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  2. Liked the page to read the benchmark, and then unliked it for making me do it. Plus your benchmark is stupid – there won’t be any difference unless you tried it during an update scan etc. I installed this software because of an update scan slowing down my fps, searched for a bit of software to stop this happening again, found cortex – does the job.

  3. I tried Razor game Booster on a clean Vista 64 Installation on an older machine using Planetside 2 as a Benchmark. For me there IS a countable effect to framerate and also the game does run more smooth without the sligthly stuttering thatI had before and that was the issue why I installed the Razor Tool.

    Not enough, I tried further to disable all not necessary background tasks and system processes that Windows came with, and then in a second step additionally ran the Razor Tool. The effect with manually disabling was good, but the second step with the Razor Tool was better.

    So from my side, this tool is good. The only drawback is, that you must Register it online (though it is for free) and the program looks to somewhere in the Internet when it is running. Also there are 2 razor-processes that autostarts with Windows, not depending if you enabled autostart with Windows or not.
    That´s bad behaviour. But the effect in the gaming was very feelable to me.

    If razor could bring us a new Version without that drawbacks, it would be nice….

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