The Epic Games Store game launcher can severely reduce the battery life of your laptop. At least if it is based on Intel Tiger Lake CPU

The Epic Games Store game launcher can severely reduce the battery life of your laptop. At least if it is based on Intel Tiger Lake CPU

The launcher of the Epic Games Store was initially scolded for poor optimization, but it seems that the problem has not been completely resolved until now.

When testing the latest Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ tablet, our colleagues were unable to achieve consistent results in battery life tests. They quickly figured out that the reason was in the Epic Games Store launcher, and conducted additional tests to determine its impact on PC performance.

As you can see, in certain conditions, autonomy can decrease by 25%, and the average figure was 20%. At the same time, with the Steam launcher, autonomy is reduced by only a few percent.

A similar test of the Surface Laptop 3 on a Ryzen processor showed that the problem there is much less pronounced, although the autonomy is still slightly reduced. As a result, if you are playing on a mobile PC using the Epic Games program, it is better to close the software completely after the game or unload it from memory altogether.

The Epic Games Store game launcher can severely reduce the battery life of your laptop. At least if it is based on Intel Tiger Lake CPU

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