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Intel and Raptr join forces for PC game optimization

By Scorpus ยท 8 replies
Mar 5, 2015
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    Both Nvidia and AMD have already dabbled in automatically optimizing the settings of PC games to match the hardware they're running on. GeForce Experience provides this service for Nvidia hardware, while a Gaming Evolved variant of Raptr does a similar thing for AMD-powered systems.

    Intel is also jumping in on the bandwagon, today announcing their very own partnership with Raptr at the Game Developers Conference. Like with AMD's variant of Raptr, the special Intel build crowd-sources data to find the best game settings for your system, targeting performance or quality depending on your preferences.

    The Intel variant of Raptr (pictured above thanks to PC Perspective) also includes gameplay recording enhanced by Intel's Quick Sync technology, which encodes the video using hardware acceleration. For gamers that aren't up to date with drivers, Raptr will notify you to download and install new builds when they become available.

    While many enthusiast gamers scoff at the idea of automatic game optimization, for gamers with limited graphics hardware - like you'd get from Intel's integrated graphics - squeezing out the most from your system is key. A program like Raptr could go a long way to give entry-level gamers on Intel hardware the best experience possible.

    The Intel variant of Raptr is available to download right now through the Raptr website if you want to try it out.

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  2. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Guru Posts: 378   +7

    This is cool and all... but who games on an Intel IGP?
    Auth3ntic0 likes this.
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,286

    I don't scoff at the thought of automatic game optimisation, in fact I don't know how I managed without it before, It's a great idea and time saver.
    I couldn't be bothered with taking days to set up the graphics perfectly then forgetting what I bought the game for in the 1st place, I just want to start playing ASAP and Nvidia's GFE gets it pretty spot on in my experience.
    cliffordcooley likes this.
  4. javierkaiser

    javierkaiser TS Enthusiast Posts: 29   +12

    Actually, I do. I own a laptop with an i5 and I play Diablo 3 on it :D
  5. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,766   +1,160

    People on the road? Maybe someone trying to kill some time?

    I know it's not the best, sometimes not even close to acceptable, but it can get you out of a tough spot =P
  6. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,939   +1,487

    This doesn't do anything with Intel CPUs? It would be nice since I have Intel/AMD combo.
  7. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,437   +1,894

    Ofc it does! It eats up CPU cycles to make your low end gaming that much better :D
  8. risc32

    risc32 TS Addict Posts: 209   +96

    I couldn't agree more. I don't have time to fiddle with the myriad of adjustments in modern games. it's cool that those options are there, but having just one slider that basically just goes from HQ(slow) to LQ(fast) is very helpful. I know these things get tons of hate, but I don't care, I like it.
  9. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Evangelist Posts: 602   +81

    I do, my i7 laptop has HD5000 Intel gpu only option not being able to install anything else.

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