Razer Game Booster

Razer Game Booster

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 489 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.5.6
  • Total Downloads:
    1,921,332
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 20, 2012
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Game Booster is an easy-to-use program that shuts down unnecessary system processes in order to improve the performance of resource-thirsty games. With an intuitive interface that makes it easy to switch between gaming mode and normal mode, Game Booster is a simple but powerful program.

Game Booster's interface is basic, with a list of 24 noncritical processes that can be shut down during gaming. Check boxes allow users to select specific processes. It is true that you have to take a leap of faith with some of these; if you're not extremely computer savvy, you may have no idea what it is that you're shutting down. We can say that our system suffered no ill effects from temporarily disabling all of the listed processes, and the program quickly started them again when we switched back to normal mode. We do wish that the program came with a Help file that went into detail about this issue, though. In addition to disabling unnecessary system processes, Game Booster offers a game defragmenter that specifically defragments the game directories, allowing a given game to start and run more quickly. Overall, we found Game Booster to be both easy to use and effective. We noticed a significant difference in game performance when using gaming mode, and we think this is a great choice for users who need to optimize their systems for gameplay.

Game Booster is free. It installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.5

    out of 30 votes

    • 5 star 14
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 6
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 489 votes

    • 5 star 300
    • 4 star 95
    • 3 star 28
    • 2 star 20
    • 1 star 46
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2 stars

"This program really isn't worth adding."

September 20, 2013  |  By ryandevoe

 |  Version: Razer Game Booster 3.5.6

Pros

Game defrag is a nice feature.

Cons

Having to "Login" in order to use it seems to contradict itself. It's supposed to eliminate unnecessary processes, not add to them.

Summary

I downloaded this as an update to a previous game booster version that I already had, I'm not sure exactly what version it was, but it was clearly better. I wouldn't waste your time adding this program to your computer.

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1 stars

"BEWARE OF THE MALWARE INFESTATION"

September 02, 2013  |  By TheJokersBatman

 |  Version: Razer Game Booster 3.5.6

Pros

YOU GET TO GET HACKED!!!!!

Cons

NONE I GOT HACKED WITHIN THE FIRST 5 MINS, BEEN RUNNING ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE FOR LAST 2 DAYS

Summary

DISGUSTING

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2 stars

"Didn't help at all..."

August 18, 2013  |  By BlitzWithGuns

 |  Version: Razer Game Booster 3.5.6

Pros

Screencast given and helps you with issues that slow down your computer. Made with a famous computer equipment creator.

Cons

Takes slightly long to launch for slower computers and decreases FPS by 50-60% when used to play games. Mine went down from 18 FPS to 7 FPS. Required to sign in to be able to use, which is a waste of time. It's just used to play games!

Summary

Not recommended to download. It doesn't do anything at all except for decreasing your gameplay experience. Uninstalled straight after using it for the first time.

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5 stars

"I really liked it"

July 11, 2013  |  By kridgerd

 |  Version: Razer Game Booster 3.5.6

Pros

Gives you complete control, easy to set up, and ran great

Cons

none that I could identify

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2 stars

"READY TO UNINSTALL"

May 02, 2013  |  By pianistgail

 |  Version: Razer Game Booster 3.5.6

Pros

Compared to the other Game Booster, not sure there is a pro.

Cons

Having used the previous version of Game Booster, I can say this one is NO IMPROVEMENT. In fact, I am here on CNet to find another game booster because I will be uninstalling this one. I can only get it to work if I am playing game, and if I do not launch the game from their launcher, the boost does not come on. Sometimes I use more than one screen when gaming - so if I close the secondary screen down, so goes down the game booster. NOT HAPPY WITH THIS PRODUCT !!

Summary

Go find something else - save yourself install and UN-install time.

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3 stars

"Best of a mediocre group of software, but..."

April 10, 2013  |  By soulcoma

 |  Version: Razer Game Booster 3.5.6

Pros

Allows you to stop many processes and services of your choice. On a PC with limited resources it will give you a marked improvement in speed and FPS. If you have a fast system with adequate RAM, there won't be much of a difference. It's basically iobit's Advanced SystemCare Booster in a single app. TuneUp Utilities also has a Booster that does the same thing, too. The main benefit on this program was that it was much smaller (only 13MB)...but see con below.

Cons

I preferred version 3.4 when it was just ioBit and not this Razer collaboration. The GUI isn't as user-friendly and you used to be able to just click BOOST without launching a game (if you wanted the Boost for say, more resources for a movie), and you still can, but now you have to use the hotkeys to do so. The new FPS section is a bit convoluted and the program doesn't offer much help in setting it up. AND, the benefit of a Booster App is its' small size. 3.4 was 13MB. This new version with the FPS section is almost 50MB. That's not much smaller than ioBit Advanced SystemCare, which has dozens more functions. And...Green Icon? Petty I know, But I went online and found the red one as I prefer it.

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1 stars

"What The H*ll Happened Iobit??"

February 23, 2013  |  By mje826

 |  Version: Razer Game Booster 3.5.6

Pros

I was really hoping for something big to happen when Iobit hooked up with "Razor". Right now I am uninstalling this useless app.

Cons

After I configured all the background processes. I turned on the FPS and the Screen feature. Logged on to my MMO. Then watched my FPS drop from 220fps to 17fps. Couldn't figure out why. Tried everything. Nothing worked..Went back to previous version and I'm happy again.

Summary

Very disappointed in this version. I'm sorry but I can't recommend "Razor Game Booster". It didn't boost anything. It actually went in reverse boost mode..Common Iobit, You know better!!..

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1 stars

"BEWARE!!!!!!!!"

February 18, 2013  |  By jfish00

 |  Version: Razer Game Booster 3.5.6

Pros

none, since I got hacked within 3 minutes of using

Cons

BEWARE!!!!!
Installed to optimize Quake 3 game. Went to my usual server and within 3 minutes, a cursor appeared and started opening windows which showed on top of game. Quickly disconnected and have been running anti-rootkit, Remote Administration Trojan (RAT) and anti-virus programs for the last 12 hours.

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3 stars

"Not Good Enough To Make You Jump Through Hoops"

February 12, 2013  |  By BethGreens

 |  Version: Razer Game Booster 3.5.6

Pros

Very slight difference, hardly any noticeable game-play improvements.

Cons

Not good enough for games that really pack a punch on your computer or laptop. If you have very high definition games this program will probably not be good enough.

Summary

It's a very good thing I used a bull e-mail for this program to try it out. Always have garbage e-mails for programs like this that demand an e-mail they have no reason to really have besides selling your information! Basically the jumping through hoops IS ridiuclous for the little the program improves, if anything at all. Hardly noticeable improvements. I play high definition games that love to use a lot of RAM and such. I plan to uninstall and find a different software that doesn't beg for unnecessary information.

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1 stars

"need the 3.4v back at lest"

February 09, 2013  |  By dnilberauoy

 |  Version: Razer Game Booster 3.5.6

Pros

nearly the same as the 3.4v on the important parts just added the signup Bs with new skin and some guides stating the obvious..

Cons

too much of an upgrade.. and yeah i prefer the red over this green one O_o"

Summary

why do we need to sign up boosting the performance a game?? didn't need it before why require it now?

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Razer
Publisher web site http://www.razerzone.com/
Release Date November 20, 2012
Date Added November 20, 2012
Version 3.5.6
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows NT
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 40.01MB
File Name RazerGameBoosterSetup_4.2.45.0.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,921,332
Downloads Last Week 5,041
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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