The Top Five Game Boosters - The Epic Showdown

The Top Five Game Boosters - The Epic Showdown

October 31, 2017

The core idea is to kill services, processes, background tasks and programs that are not required to run the game or the operating system to free up RAM, reduce CPU load and disk activity.


The question we are going to answer is if running Game Booster software has a positive effect on a PC game's performance or if the gain is negligible or even counterproductive.




The setup

  • Intel Core i-2500K CPU @ 3.30 GHz

  • 8 Gigabyte of RAM

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti video card

  • Corsair Force GT Solid State Drive

  • Resolution: 1920x1080

  • Windows 10 Build 10122

  • Benchmark 1: Star Swarm Stress Test (default settings)

  • Benchmark 2: Resident Evil 6 (default settings)

  • Benchmark 3: 3D Mark Demo (default settings, primary tests)


The Game Booster List



Game Fire



Game Fire 4 uses a profile system that determines which services, background processes, features and programs are stopped when game mode is enabled.

You need to make that decision as it does not ship with a default profile. A long list of features can be disabled including network access and sharing, Windows Search, visual effects or Windows Defender.


In addition to that, it supports the termination of custom services and applications that you need to specify for each profile you configure.

Game Fire 4 displays a list of applications and services that you can terminate when you enter game mode.


Other features that it supports are game defragmentation and quick access to Windows tools such as Memory Diagnostics or the Performance Monitor.


IOBit Game Assistant



The program scans the system for installed PC games and displays those in its interface. It supports custom games as well as you can add those to the list of games.

Game Assistant supports an automated mode that cleans RAM when enabled. Instead of using that mode, you may select processes manually that you want closed to free up RAM on the system.


Since it seems to do nothing else than stop processes and free up RAM, it may even be less effective than other boosters especially if the system has plenty of RAM.