Wondering whether Valorant eats more of your rig’s CPU or GPU resources? Well, it’s an interesting question to answer! As you may know, Valorant is a very well-optimized video game. Riot has done a great job optimizing the game so that it can run on most hardware with ease. However, video games tend to choose one between CPU and GPU when it comes to utilizing resources. In the case of Valorant, your rig’s CPU is going to do most of the work, as Valorant is indeed a CPU-intensive game.
To describe Valorant’s gameplay, it’s a first-person shooter game where players get to pick an agent of their choice and participate in a 5v5 battle. Teams are randomly assigned one of the two roles – Attackers or Defenders. Attackers plant the spike at a base, and their duty is to guard it after planting until it denotes. Basically, like the role of a terrorist in Counter-Strike. The defenders, on the other hand, are tasked with the duty to defuse the spike before the timer runs out. Both attackers and defenders get to choose a loadout at the start of each round. Each match features a minimum of thirteen rounds, and the first to win thirteen rounds win.
Why is Valorant CPU intensive?
Facing a lot of FPS drops in Valorant? Is Valorant using a lot of your CPU resources? Read this article to know how to fix the problem.
According to developers, Valorant is actually both CPU and GPU bound. In low-spec machines, GPU will be a limiting factor for the FPS you get. But in mid or high-spec machines, the game becomes CPU bound. So, adjusting graphical settings may not help you get more FPS if your rig is mid or high-spec. No matter what, Valorant is extremely well-optimized, and you won’t be required to brainstorm about the game’s performance most of the time. However, if Valorant uses a lot of your CPU resources, it could be a bug or simply a background app interfering with the video game.
If you have a low-end machine, you can try limiting FPS accordingly and also lower graphical settings. However, if you are building a PC for Valorant, make sure to invest in a powerful enough CPU. A low-end GPU will still be able to provide you enough FPS for Valorant if the CPU is good. Note that most modern video games are GPU intensive. So, if you are planning on playing a variety of games, you may also want to invest in a good GPU.