Windows 10 is Getting a High-Performance Game Mode

Windows 10 Game Mode will be available in preview builds starting this week.


Microsoft is making some significant upgrades to Windows 10's gaming capabilities with the Windows 10 Creators Update. Till now we haven't had a release date for preview builds of the gaming improvements for Windows 10. However, starting this week, those participating in the Windows Insider program will get a chance to try some of Microsoft's latest additions to their gaming infrastructure.

Part of the new gaming updates to Windows 10 is automatic fine-tuning to speed up both Windows 32 games and recent titles running under Universal Windows Platform. All tweaks should be automatic, so you don't have to worry about changing settings between games. Microsoft has stated that they'll reveal more about the fine-tuning process soon.

These Windows 10 Creators Update gaming improvements are only part of the upgrades coming to Windows and Xbox soon. Integrated Beam livestreaming will become active on both platforms, and Xbox One will be getting an enhanced Guide that will allow for faster access to music and game recording controls. The new guide will also feature an Achievement tracker overlay, a Gamerscore leaderboard, and a new design for Cortana.

We should get a chance to see more of what Microsoft has in store for its PC and Xbox gaming platforms when the Windows 10 Creators Update release sometime this Spring.

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    January 16, 2017 1:27 PM

    Jason Faulkner posted a new article, Windows 10 is Getting a High-Performance Game Mode

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      January 16, 2017 1:28 PM

      Its all good, I have a turbo button my pc. No need for this.

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      January 16, 2017 1:34 PM

      This sounds awesome if it works for any title, steam, Uplay, origin, etc.

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        January 16, 2017 2:42 PM

        I seriously doubt it. Most likely Windows Store games only.

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          January 16, 2017 2:48 PM

          Its not exclusive to the Windows store, its for any executable that has been built for Windows 10 and does not care what graphics API the executable uses either.

          Its really awesome and a big initiative from Microsoft, just wait and see.

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          January 16, 2017 3:41 PM

          They said it works with win33 and win64 stuff as well as uwp

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      January 16, 2017 1:37 PM

      I would be curious to know more about what this "technology" actually does. And even then, I probably won't care until John Carmack evaluates it and gives us the real story.

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        January 16, 2017 1:58 PM

        Microsoft is being pretty mum right now besides saying, "it makes things go fast." They're supposed to release more info "soon."

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          January 16, 2017 2:00 PM

          Maybe it unloads a bunch of crap you don't need in the OS and prioritizes game threads?

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            January 16, 2017 3:33 PM

            That's my theory. It probably puts a majority of non-critical things on hold in order to free up processing & memory.
            It may also utilize more cpu cores if available.

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          January 16, 2017 3:16 PM


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          January 16, 2017 3:42 PM

          Once it's in the insider preview they will document t

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