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Razer Game Booster Now Open for Public Testing

By - Source: Razer | B 15 comments

Now anyone can check out Razer's new tweak utility, Game Booster.

Razer said on Tuesday that Game Booster, its optimization software for streamlining PC gaming performance, has been pulled out of closed beta and is now available for public testing. Users looking to squeeze every framerate out of Black Ops II and Diablo III can give the new open beta a test run by downloading a copy from here.

"Tens of thousands of users were granted closed beta access to Razer Game Booster in September and much of the submitted feedback was incorporated into the latest version," the company said. "Among its many features, the program now supports several additional languages, allowing for users around the world to give their games a boost."

The tweak utility, which is based on IObit's Game Booster software, optimizes a user’s system settings, thus improving PC game performance while also providing the ability to share "favorite moments" with friends in the process. Razer said it did extensive research and testing in partnership with IObit during the development, improving and updating features "to bring about the most intuitive and powerful application possible."

That said, with the click of a button, gameplay should become faster, smoother and easier to launch thanks to the new tool. To make that happen, the upcoming utility includes the following modes:

Game Mode
Focus in on your game by temporarily shutting down unnecessary functions and applications, concentrating all of your resources purely on gaming. Applications shut down prior to gaming are restored when user exits the game.

Calibrate Mode
Simplify the process of setting up your PC's performance by conveniently providing you with the option to tweak, defrag, or update any outdated drivers.

Share Mode
A bonus feature where you can show off your skills, create tutorials, and more, with the ability to record real-time audio/video and capture screenshots.

"We got tremendously positive feedback from our initial Razer Game Booster testers and we're happy to welcome everyone to experience the award-winning software to optimize their systems and enhance gameplay," said Robert "RazerGuy" Krakoff, president of Razer USA. "This is just another step in providing the best gaming experience possible to the community and our dedicated fans."

To give Razer's tweak utility a try, download a copy by heading here.


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    mayankleoboy1 , November 21, 2012 8:00 AM
    arent utilities like this a dime-a-dozen ?
    All they do is put the background processes on the disc cache, 'freeing' more RAM.
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    Yrusoad , November 21, 2012 8:49 AM
    This sounds really useful, as long as it's not snooping.
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    Cryio , November 21, 2012 9:22 AM
    Isn't this what Turbo Mode does in TuneUp Utilities?
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    fuzzion , November 21, 2012 9:22 AM
    If i had to choose between an Apple or Razer laptop, i would go for the razer.
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    zrobbb , November 21, 2012 9:32 AM
    Now maybe i can run Crysis!
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    burritobob , November 21, 2012 11:12 AM
    It's free but i dunno how much it affects performance, my favorite feature is probably it tell you temps of your parts.
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    jessterman21 , November 21, 2012 11:21 AM
    I've tried several versions of Iobit's GameBooster, and it has never made any difference in any games I've played.
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    crabdog , November 21, 2012 11:46 AM
    This kind of program is only really useful to noobs who have 25 icons in their system tray. I would have loved it 10 years ago when I didn't know squat about computers but nowadays I keep running processes to a minimum by habit. Right now the only background things I have going are my antivirus and torrent client so I don't think Game Booster would make much difference at all.
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    Anonymous , November 21, 2012 12:22 PM
    iobit gamebooster worked great. the best tool was the defrag for just the game directory. got about 30% boost. all I'm saying is that its not snake oil.
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    mayne92 , November 21, 2012 12:32 PM
    So Razer partnered with IOBit, known Chinese software firm blatantly caught stealing MalwareBytes' malware engine and definitions years ago, that IOBit? The IOBit that hosted Chinese pron on a sub-page around the same time; that IOBit? /s

    Yeah, no thanks.

    Game boosting hardly does anything significant with computer hardware today, that of course unless you install everything under the sun that runs as a service and you have less than 500MB of RAM available. Try reading the years-old articles around the Net that demonstrate you barely get 1-2 FPS more from using such software. Ending services you don't need works much the same.
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    hoofhearted , November 21, 2012 1:31 PM
    msconfig, then disable all, reboot ... done
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    casualcolors , November 21, 2012 1:39 PM
    Sounds like another round of spyware from Razer. No thanks.
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    Novulux , November 21, 2012 3:37 PM
    I suppose the video recording feature is nice, but it only allowed 1 audio stream, so I would need to run audacity in the background...
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    Anonymous , November 22, 2012 4:16 AM
    thank you thank you thank you!

    because the only thing i know about computers is to ask a 6 year old where the power on button is.
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    cats_Paw , November 22, 2012 11:06 AM
    Game booster existed b4 razer took it over, and it was getting worse and worse with each update, so i dont see this beeing usefull.