Friday February 03, 2017

Windows Game Mode Performance Preview - The Early Numbers are not Good...

As we reported last week Windows 10's new "Game Mode" is supposed to give you a free boost of a few percent in games. Well, early tests of the feature in the Windows Insider preview are looking to be a bit of a disappointment. In PCGamesN's tests, performance actually appears to be lower rather than higher with Game Mode enabled in most benchmarks. Hopefully this is just due to the early nature of the preview builds.

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The way Microsoft intends Game Mode to work is by prioritising hardware resources (processor and graphics silicon) for a particular game when you’ve got it running in the foreground, minimising your PC's call on your hardware for background processes.