Utility software

6 killer utilities for redlining your gaming rig

Smart players spend time tuning, tweaking, and pushing their systems' capabilities, reaping the benefits of a better gaming experience as a reward. The results are impressive, with games that look and perform better than their developers ever intended. Most of these half-dozen tools are free, and one costs about the same as a drive-through lunch. All of them give you more of a gaming edge.

OverDrive

4.5/5

Nvidia Inspector

4/5
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Afterburner

4/5

x360ce

4/5
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Xpadder

3.5/5
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FXAA Post Process Injector

3.5/5