Razer Game Booster Now Open for Public Testing

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of setting up your PC's performance by conveniently providing you with the option to tweak, defrag, or update any outdated drivers.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
    arent utilities like this a dime-a-dozen ?
    All they do is put the background processes on the disc cache, 'freeing' more RAM.
  • Yrusoad
    This sounds really useful, as long as it's not snooping.
  • Cryio
    Isn't this what Turbo Mode does in TuneUp Utilities?
  • fuzzion
    If i had to choose between an Apple or Razer laptop, i would go for the razer.
  • zrobbb
    Now maybe i can run Crysis!
  • burritobob
    It's free but i dunno how much it affects performance, my favorite feature is probably it tell you temps of your parts.
  • jessterman21
    I've tried several versions of Iobit's GameBooster, and it has never made any difference in any games I've played.
  • crabdog
    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.
  • 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.
  • mayne92
    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.