Epic Games Store launcher increases temperatures of AMD Ryzen CPUs

Epic Games Store launcher increases temperatures of AMD Ryzen CPUs

Some Reddit users reported that Epic Games Store launcher increases temperatures of AMD Ryzen CPUs by up to 20°C.

Even when ran in the background, the Epic Games Store launcher may generate an increase in temperatures on AMD Ryzen processors. This is because the launcher continues to use CPU resources. Of course, this is not an expected behavior from an application that only serves to show us and run our game library.

Epic Games Store launcher increases temperatures of AMD Ryzen CPUs
Epic Games Store launcher increases temperatures of AMD Ryzen CPUs

To be exact, the launcher increases the use of certain CPU threads affecting temperatures, where some Reddit users have reported temperature increases of up to 20°C.

  • “I looked at my processor, an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X at 64ºC while surfing on YouTube… I close the Epic Games Launcher, the temperature drops 20 degrees.”
  • “Mine is the same, a Ryzen 9 5900X. I sat down to watch YouTube while downloading Cyberpunk 2077. A friend sent me a link to this thread, I look at my temperature, 62ºC, I close the launcher, the temperature drops to 42ºC….”
  • “Ok, my Ryzen 5 2600 was idling at 46ºC watching YouTube, I thought it wasn’t that bad, I got out of the Epic Games launcher and it immediately dropped to 38ºC. Edit: it’s gradually going down even further, only 35°C now.”
  • “My Ryzen 5 1600 saw the temperature go from 52 to 44°C almost instantly.

Additionally, the launcher also uses up to 10% of the GPU when running in the foreground, which drops to 3-6% when running in the background. After the information is released, it would be logical for Epic Games to solve this problem in the future by a simple update, since it is a clear indication of a bad optimization of the application.