LIMITING INTEL ONBOARD GRAPHICS
No, we’re not joking. Having too many frames per second is admittedly extremely rare when you’re relying on an integrated graphics solution to do all the heavy lifting in your games, but there are cases when setting a limiter makes sense. Laptop battery life can be extended massively, for example, by capping the frame rate. If you’re getting performance in the mid-40s anyway, a 30fps cap doesn’t adversely affect your experience, but does gain you lots more unplugged time. The bad news: It’s harder to find a program to limit frames on Intel graphics. Turning vsync on in the Graphics Control Panel is the simplest solution, but for more control, your unlikely salvation comes from Bandicam’s screen capture software. Most capture apps have a frame cap while recording, but Bandicam enables you to set a cap regardless of whether the red light’s on. Don’t worry—there’s no performance hit from running it in the background.