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    Epic Games Launcher CPU usage bug fix coming soon

    Dev confirms CPU resource problem has been identified and the patch is being tested.
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    Re: Epic Games Launcher CPU usage bug fix coming soon

    This issue got so bad on a friends machine that the launcher bugged out and starting using 100% CPU whenever it was launched, re-installing the launcher fixed it but I am guessing it is still using more than it should going by this article.

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    Re: Epic Games Launcher CPU usage bug fix coming soon

    It fascinates me how something like this can just occur...

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    Re: Epic Games Launcher CPU usage bug fix coming soon

    Poor attention to detail I would guess.

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    Re: Epic Games Launcher CPU usage bug fix coming soon

    Good they managed to fix it fast.

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    Re: Epic Games Launcher CPU usage bug fix coming soon

    Not saying this is the case, and I'm sure there will have been people looking at the code, but you have to wonder if a company that offers up 'free stuff' so regularly hasn't looked at the idea of adding in crypto mining or the likes to the store as a way to get some extra cash.... who's to say this isn't them testing it silently and then if people find out they just say cpu usage is a bug etc.

    Just look at how adverts were coded to do the same thing....

    Edit.. seems like this high usage has been going on for over a year and some have had similar thoughts...

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    Re: Epic Games Launcher CPU usage bug fix coming soon

    The old way of being constrained and programming to those constraints noticeably achieved a better outcome, most applications are just winged today with no attempt to find a more streamlined method. Steam & Origin have long been resource hogs. Though I found a few tips to lessen Steams 1GB RAM usage

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    Re: Epic Games Launcher CPU usage bug fix coming soon

    The hotfix is live, now the temperature is 10°C less than it was before the fix and another 10°C less when I close the launcher.

    Optimising their spyware/mining code then?

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    Re: Epic Games Launcher CPU usage bug fix coming soon

    Never knew about this, just checked mine and left it idling for around 15 mins and it used a minimum of 10% for that entire time! I mean I don't have a 5950x but it's clearly not normal for the launcher to use 10% on a 3700x when doing absolutely nothing

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    Re: Epic Games Launcher CPU usage bug fix coming soon

    Not playing down what might be happening here but given this newer age of computing with ultra fast CPU and GPU's , GB's of memory I think progammers have got sloppy. Way back the hardware was so restrictive that progamming had to be ulta tight and amazed me what could be done with so little resources. My 2 cents worth anyway.

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    Re: Epic Games Launcher CPU usage bug fix coming soon

    Quote Originally Posted by AGTDenton View Post
    Steam & Origin have long been resource hogs.
    They've not been using a chunk of the CPU while in idle mode though, unlike the Epic Game launcher. It does make me wonder exactly what they're using that CPU time for, lazy coding is one thing, but to make a difference in CPU temperatures by that margin indicates the CPU is actually doing something. That isn't idle time.

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    Re: Epic Games Launcher CPU usage bug fix coming soon

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    but you have to wonder if a company that offers up 'free stuff' so regularly hasn't looked at the idea of adding in crypto mining or the likes to the store as a way to get some extra cash.... who's to say this isn't them testing it silently and then if people find out they just say cpu usage is a bug etc.
    Epic are too big to go intentionally burying crypto miners in their software, they'd kill their platform dead the moment that goes public.

    The free stuff is purely marketing to gain traction on the platform, they make plenty (almost all) of their money from Fortnite. For a game/engine dev company, their coders probably have a very specific skillset not really streamlined for coding desktop apps (or cryptominers), I'd imagine it's pretty basic beind the scenes, and probably a loop in the network or filesystem stack that has gone unnoticed, even in their code review process. Which I assume they have.

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    Re: Epic Games Launcher CPU usage bug fix coming soon

    Temp on a zen2 chip will seem quite high even under low load due to how they boost - they're pretty aggressive with the high power states. When they came out there was a fuss over hardware monitoring tools giving unusually high idle readings, probably for the same reason that this bug gives high idle temps.

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    Re: Epic Games Launcher CPU usage bug fix coming soon

    I noticed this the other day on my 2500K (Sandy Bridge) system. I have good cooling so even at 100% CPU it's pretty quiet, but I happened to pull up Task Manager when performance slowed a bit... found the EGS had been using about half of a CPU core for days. Just when I'd started leaving it up due to the holiday bargains, that removed it from my "leave up in the background" list.

    I hadn't known Galyonkin worked for Epic, though I knew of him from SteamSpy. I wonder if he had worked for Epic before creating SteamSpy?

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    Re: Epic Games Launcher CPU usage bug fix coming soon

    Quote Originally Posted by Core2Extreme View Post
    I noticed this the other day on my 2500K (Sandy Bridge) system. I have good cooling so even at 100% CPU it's pretty quiet, but I happened to pull up Task Manager when performance slowed a bit... found the EGS had been using about half of a CPU core for days. Just when I'd started leaving it up due to the holiday bargains, that removed it from my "leave up in the background" list.

    I hadn't known Galyonkin worked for Epic, though I knew of him from SteamSpy. I wonder if he had worked for Epic before creating SteamSpy?
    Yes.
    https://kotaku.com/the-guy-behind-st...tor-1830890162

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    Re: Epic Games Launcher CPU usage bug fix coming soon

    If anyone wants to keep an eye on Epic developments they have a Trello roadmap here
    https://trello.com/b/GXLc34hk/epic-games-store-roadmap


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