Antivirus Software's Impact on Gaming Performance

A new article on ExtremeTech pits antivirus software against some of the most demanding PC games around. AVG Free, BitDefender (GameDefender edition), Kaspersky and Norton (Gaming Edition) each face off against Crysis, Company of Heroes, Far Cry 2, Supreme Commander and World in Conflict.

ExtremeTech compared the performance of each game on a control system with and without each of the antivirus programs running. Between performance and price points you can get a fairly good idea of which of these software options are best for your gaming PC. Check out the final results from Gaming Performance Versus Antivirus Software on ExtremeTech.

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1 Comment on Antivirus Software's Impact on Gaming Performance


On December 14, 2008 at 4:47 am

Who the hell needs anti virus? Just don’t be stupid.

1) Don’t download porn dialers.

2) Don’t open emails from grandma that have file attachments that say “britney spears. Oops she did it”.

3) Don’t use keygens or cracks.

Otherwise, get yourself an anti virus solution and consider yourself a failure.