Maximize your FPS :: Use CPUCores to isolate and constrain OS + non-game processes and dedicate CPU resources to be used exclusively for your games! CPUCores fully integrates with Steam games.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (120) - 54% of the 120 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (7,788) - 72% of the 7,788 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 3, 2015

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December 20, 2018

Sticky Apps - Coming Soon!

I'm extremely excited at the upcoming release of a new application that is being released on Steam. This new application is actually a set of smaller applications, with the sole purpose to make your PC experience more informative and fun!

There will be 5 applications at launch, with 3 of them completed, 1 nearly done, and the last application will be an especially fun endeavor. Stay tuned!

Please Wishlist + Follow + link it to your friends!


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October 26, 2018

Network Monitor Lite - CPUCores DLC Now Released!

Network Monitor Lite has now released as DLC for CPUCores. This update provides you with a way to monitor your network latency/jitter on a per-hop basis between you and any server on the Internet.

This will allow you with information that should help assist in troubleshooting network slowdowns.

Check it out here:
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“OMG best 16 dollars i have spent in years. EVERYTHING is faster smoother and just plain better! Awesome software!”
Thumbs-Up – Tarnis

“I just wanted to let you know that this works amazing for me on most all of the games I have tested so far, and Some of them I get a pretty big FPS boost... Thank you for this amazing tool :-)”
Thumbs-Up – Akiba

“This little utility has the potential to boost your FPS by a significant amount. The benefit will always vary but it WILL make your game run better if you're not a Windows user with the black belt in Optimization.”
Thumbs-Up – Six Of Saturn

Just Updated

  • CPUCores fully supports VR-based games!
  • CPUCores fully supports all launcher-based games including Skyrim, Minecraft, GTA-V, and more!
  • Fully supports Steam-based games as well as non-Steam games and applications!

About This Software

CPUCores is a cutting-edge Windows based software built by gamers, specifically for gamers, with 1 thing in mind: INCREASE YOUR FPS! CPUCores does this by micromanaging your Windows OS and non-essential applications.

  • CPUCores automatically detects all of your Steam games.

  • To start, CPUCores will isolate your entire OS to your first core.
  • Secondly, CPUCores examines and constrains key Windows services that are not essential and known to hog CPU resources.
  • Third, CPUCores examines and isolate key Windows processes to ensure a perfect balance of CPU savings without starving key Windows processes.

  • CPUCores will isolate and dedicate processing cores to be exclusively used by your game.
  • CPUCores will allow game-specific hyper-thread disabling/enabling.

  • CPUCores examines what non-OS and non-game operations your PC is running. It will do things such as constrain non-game programs to your first processing core.

  • Fully supporting VR games!
  • Support for non-Steam games
  • Support for general, non-game applications like video editing, graphic design and more!
  • Convenient game sorting options makes large Steam libraries manageable
  • Incredible community surrounding the software!
  • Direct contact with the developer for suggestions on feature updates!

The impact of how CPUCores will help with FPS depends on essentially 2 things:

#1 Your PC Hardware
#2 The game itself

Here are some benchmarks we've recently seen from our test system:

  • ARMA III - 17.5% FPS Increase!
  • Team Fortress 2 - 58% FPS Increase!
  • TombRaider - 6.3% FPS Increase
  • Left4Dead2 - 14% FPS Increase

The CPUCores application identifies dozens of Windows programs, background processes, and non-gaming applications, and immediately controls and isolates them to a subsection of your total CPU resources.

CPUCores will then free up a block of CPU resources and dedicated it specifically for a game. You can then launch a Steam game, or any game/program, directly via the CPUCores application. This enables CPUCores to control the processor usage for that game/program and ensure it has dedicated usage to processing cores. Your game no longer has to share resources with the OS / other applications.


System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Any dual core CPU or higher. Low/Medium/Medium-High 2/4 core CPU systems preferred.
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Additional Notes: Not recommended for extremely high-end CPUs as they won't notice as much benefit.
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Any dual core CPU or higher. Low/Medium/Medium-High 2/4 core CPU systems preferred.
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Additional Notes: Not recommended for extremely high-end CPUs as they won't notice as much benefit.

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