Epic Games Increases Temperature of Ryzen Processors
Epic Games has increased its popularity among players with free games. However, an unpleasant situation occurred with Epic Games. The Epic Games launcher has been found to increase the temperature of Ryzen processors.
The Epic Games Store has made a name for itself with the free games they have been giving to the players; and nowadays they will distribute one free game every day until January 1. But it seems that not everything is as flawless as it seems.
According to the news in Hot Hardware, Epic Games‘ launcher demands a very heavy workload in the background, either due to its bad design, the data it collects, or both. A Reddit user noticed this too.
Epic Games launcher causes the temperature of Ryzen processors to increase
A Reddit user named “Neoncarbon” noticed that the temperature of the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X processor dropped from 50 degrees to 37 degrees when the Epic Games launcher was closed. The interesting thing is that this is not the case with other game store launchers such as Steam or GOG.
There are many comments on this thread that this user named Neoncarbon opened on the AMD subreddit and; many users mention that they experienced a similar situation. Hot Hardware is testing this claim on hardware with a GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card and an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X processor with liquid cooling.
As a result of the test, as you can see from the image above, the temperature of the liquid-cooled Ryzen 9 5950X processor rises to 52.44 degrees while Epic Games‘ launcher is running. Another interesting thing is that it only uses 1.8% of the CPU.
Then, the CPU core usage is checked from the task manager and it is noticed that Epic Games does not update a game in the background and uses the cores in cases where it runs completely empty in the background. You can check kernel usage in the image above.