Razer Cortex: Boost

Razer cortex: boost

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Optimizes Your PC for Gaming

Razer Cortex: Boost improves your PC’s performance by managing and killing processes and apps you don’t need while gaming (like business apps and background helpers). This frees up valuable resources and RAM that’s needed by intense games, and can fix some problems like stuttering graphics and laggy gameplay.


Auto-Boosts Your Gaming Session

When you launch your game, Cortex: Boost automatically kicks in. And when you’re done gaming, boost auto-restores your computer back to the state it was before. Even if you launch your game from Steam, Origin, or your desktop, your system will still conveniently auto-boost.

What actual Cortex users are saying:
“It lets me run my games perfectly, even on a PC not made at all for gaming.”

Expert Control for Fine Tuning

Cortex: Boost comes with recommendations out-of-the-box from our optimization specialists to speed up most users’ systems. With expert tweak controls, advanced users can delve deeper and fine-tune their boost settings to an amazingly granular level.

Defrags Your Game Folder for Quicker Loading

PCs with spin drives will benefit from defragging which reduces the travel distance of the drive head. Unlike common defrag apps that clump apps together and data together, Cortex: Boost defrags game folders; so game app and game data is closer. That means quicker loading times for games and faster access to maps and level changes.

What actual Cortex users are saying:
“It is wonderful for someone that doesn't have a beastly PC!”

Gives Instant Feedback with Built-In FPS Counter

FPS counter GIF

The FPS counter is a live stat that overlays in the corner of your game that shows you the exact frames-per-second that your system is pumping out at the time. This is an invaluable tool to get instant feedback on tweaking your boost settings.

Getting Started


How does Razer Cortex: Boost work?
When Boost is activated, Razer Cortex suspends processes that your PC doesn’t need to use while game. This frees up memory and CPU power which results in less laggy gameplay and improved frames per second
Do I need to launch my games from Cortex for Boost to work?
Razer Cortex will activate Boost when any of your games in your library is launched even from your desktop, start menu or a game client like Steam or Origin.
Does Boost overclock my hardware?
Boosting your games will not affect your hardware settings. Razer Cortex instead focuses your PC’s processing power and memory onto the game that you’re running.


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