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Razer Launching System Tweak Utility Called Game Booster

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Razer is calling on PC gamers to beta test an upcoming system tweak tool called Game Booster.

Razer announced on Thursday the launch of a closed beta for Razer Game Booster, a system tweak utility based on IObit's Game Booster software. The tool 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 Game Booster takes what Razer is all about and supercharges it," said Robert "RazerGuy" Krakoff, president of Razer USA. "We are huge fans of IObit’s Game Booster software and we are dedicated to providing gamers with the absolute best experience possible. To that end, we are committed to everything that adds performance and fun to gaming, which includes software and the systems they run on."

Razer said that with the click of a button, gameplay becomes faster, smoother and easier to launch. To make that happen, the upcoming tool 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of setting up your PC’s performance by conveniently providing you with the option to tweak, defrag, or update any outdated drivers.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.

"Razer did extensive research and testing in partnership with IObit during the development of Razer Game Booster, improving and updating features to bring about the most intuitive and powerful application possible," the company said. "The software conveniently stores all games under one hub, and provides a unique boosting feature that enhances the functions of a PC for maximum game performance."

Although Razer Game Booster is currently in internal closed beta, PC gamers will have an opportunity to be a part of the testing. To participate, complete the beta signup form here. The FAQ and system/hardware requirements can be read here as well.

 

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    vittau , September 21, 2012 3:38 AM
    Can you still get a noticeable improvement by shutting down unnecessary services on a modern system?

    Can anyone provide any interesting benchmarks on this subject?
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    Anonymous , September 21, 2012 3:08 AM
    Tweak THIS!!!!
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    blazorthon , September 21, 2012 3:12 AM
    This is better news than EA's BF deal :) 
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    assasin32 , September 21, 2012 3:36 AM
    blazorthonThis is better news than EA's BF deal


    Yeah but thats not hard to do, the fact that I got up out of bed this morning is better news than EA's BF deal.

    So far though from the description it almost sounds like it does what most of us do anyway. But if it simplifies it and is of use, good for them hopefully someone will find it useful.
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    vittau , September 21, 2012 3:38 AM
    Can you still get a noticeable improvement by shutting down unnecessary services on a modern system?

    Can anyone provide any interesting benchmarks on this subject?
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    Kami3k , September 21, 2012 3:47 AM
    Edit: Never mind.

    Finished reading the article and found out it's based off the game booster from IObit.
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    iam2thecrowe , September 21, 2012 3:48 AM
    this util has been around for a long time, just not by Razor, i have used it previously on a system with 2gb ram and win7. It freed up enough resources to run some games smoothly that wouldn't otherwise. Its worthwhile if your system is on the borderline of running something smoothly. It does nothing for a specced up system.
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    mavroxur , September 21, 2012 3:53 AM
    Most enthusiasts do the tweaking themselves, and not necessarily for gaming. I disable unnecessary services and background applications on every Windows install I do for myself.
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    dark_wizzie , September 21, 2012 3:55 AM
    I got a beta invite, I might actually bother to try this.
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    Benihana , September 21, 2012 4:35 AM
    I thought it was a hoax. One of those "April Fools!" gadgets.
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    madjimms , September 21, 2012 6:25 AM
    PennanenWhy all the down votes? :cIts true though, only poor people need this kind of programs.

    Completely NOT true... a HUGE majority of desktop users run prebuilt systems & not all of them are cheap, but they aren't optimally configured for speed. A new, expensive PC (prebuilt obviously) will be filled with bloatware & have all the defaults still set. (I'm not great at explaining,sorry)
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    pocketdrummer , September 21, 2012 8:09 AM
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    boju , September 21, 2012 1:04 PM
    I wonder how thorough this program will be and how efficient it will be (and other similar programs) at distinguishing which processes to disable. Does it go by usage or is there a targeted database leaving the core necessary processes only needed by the operating system and games?

    I liked the idea of AMD fusion but having an intel cpu, I cannot use :( 

    Hope all goes well, will be very interested in Razer's success. Much easier to click a button rather than disable one by one.
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    manicmike , September 21, 2012 1:26 PM
    I signed up for the beta...

    My desktop runs games incredibly, but my laptop (HP Pavilion g7 1150-us, i3-370m, Intel HD 3000 Graphics)... Let's just say gaming was the last thing on my mind when I purchased it. I try running SWTOR on absolute lowest setting possible, but trying to play in a group, WZ, when the light is seeping through a crack in the ceiling... I can go on, but anything other than solo questing is borderline impossible.

    Will this program be able to distinguish between things such as MMO mouse drivers/AV software? Or is it "Kill everything except the OS and the game"?
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    math1337 , September 21, 2012 2:21 PM
    If I recall correctly, AMD released a similar utility to shut down nonessential services a while back. It did what it said, but didn't really make a difference in FPS.
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    Anonymous , September 21, 2012 2:29 PM
    I think that the real draw is the Share mode, not so much the service managing.
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    boju , September 21, 2012 2:54 PM
    ^^ rubber bands and sticky tape!!!

    shitalking aside, would be awesome if so. Guess looking towards future games optimising multiple cores is the least we can expect. Hope its possible for what you're asking though!
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    Anomalyx , September 21, 2012 2:59 PM
    vittauCan you still get a noticeable improvement by shutting down unnecessary services on a modern system?Can anyone provide any interesting benchmarks on this subject?

    Although I don't have benchmarks, I can tell you from a long power-user-level gaming experience that things like this generally do more harm than good. Win7 generally does a decent job of not having system-slowing services unless you installed them yourself, like iTunes and whatnot. And even then, the performance gain is minimal unless you're low on RAM (these unnecessary services tend to hog memory, not processor cycles). However, using a tool like this will barely do a thing compared to an actual hardware upgrade, and probably be 100% placebo if there is any improvement.

    The only actually useful feature I see is driver updating, which I prefer to do manually. My driver already alerts me when there is a new version, though, so that's not needed either.
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    rantoc , September 21, 2012 3:17 PM
    For enthusiasts this type of software is pretty much hoax, as the systems are so powerful the difference don't matter. However on a non-tweaked system where the resources are at the breaking point i don't doubt this can be applied with somewhat noticeable results.

    The big question is however... why spend money on software when that money could be spent on the hardware and do the tweaks manually to get twice the results!
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