Maximum PC - - R&D -

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.

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