Does the Buff App Affect PC Processing & Game Performance?

Wondering if running Buff in the background has any impact on PC processing and game performance? Here is the definitive answer.

Chris Wong - Writer for Buff
By Chris Wong
Korana Braun - Editor for Buff
Edited by Korana Braun
Fact-check by Itai Guzik

Updated July 25, 2023.

Contrary to popular belief, any processes happening in the background while playing actually don't have an impact on your game's performance. While that may have been true in the past, nowadays both first- and third-party background apps have become incredibly lightweight.

The same goes for Buff—it is completely safe to run in the background with an unnoticeable impact on your PC.

Buff hardly takes any computing power to run in the background while you game, and also does not affect FPS. And as long as your PC specs are able to comfortably handle the games you are playing, running Buff simultaneously will not be something you or your PC will even notice.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11
  • Storage: 50MB on your hard drive
  • Memory/RAM: At least 4GB (Recommended 8GB)
  • CPU & GPU: If your PC can run your game, it will run Buff with it
  • In-Game Support: DirectX8, DirectX9, DirectX11, and OpenGL

Now that you know that you can run Buff without any negative impact on your games, get it up and running to see some positive impact on your budget. Having fun pays off with Buff—earn points and rewards while doing what you love the most—playing your favorite games.

» Want to learn more about Buff? Read our guide to how Buff works

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