Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jan 2017 00:58 UTC
Windows

Last year, we set out to make Windows 10 the best Windows ever for gaming. With Game Mode, it's our goal to now take things a step further to make the gaming experience on Windows even better. Our vision is that Game Mode optimizes your Windows 10 PC for an improvement in overall game performance. This week's Windows Insider build represents the first step on our journey with Game Mode.

Basically, it prioritises CPU and GPU resources for your game, so you can eek out a bit more performance. I'm not quite sure if there'll be a benefit for people at the higher end (I don't think my GTX1070 running at 2560x1440 will benefit much), but for slightly lower specifications it might just give that extra little bit for a more consistent experience.

All in all, I'm happy with these gaming-oriented features in Windows, but I really hate how Microsoft is slapping 'Xbox' on everything and tries to take me out of my beloved and trusted Steam environment. It reeks of utter garbageware like Uplay.

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Comment by defdog99
by defdog99 on Thu 26th Jan 2017 02:26 UTC
defdog99
Member since:
2006-09-06

Are they fixing the bug when exiting a game, it goes to black screen if your monitor display adapter is set to 60Mhz? (the solution is to chose 59Mhz).

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RE: Comment by defdog99
by Morgan on Thu 26th Jan 2017 10:18 in reply to "Comment by defdog99"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Interestingly, I have the opposite problem in Windows 10: If I play a game with my monitor set at 59MHz, I get a black screen when exiting. My solution was to set it at 60MHz. Perhaps this is monitor-dependent?

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RE[2]: Comment by defdog99
by WereCatf on Thu 26th Jan 2017 13:23 in reply to "RE: Comment by defdog99"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Your monitor's refresh-rate is in tens of MHz? Well, shieeett, you got some serious hardware, there! The fastest I've seen was mere 240Hz!

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RE[2]: Comment by defdog99
by denis.lafronde on Thu 26th Jan 2017 14:32 in reply to "RE: Comment by defdog99"
denis.lafronde Member since:
2016-04-03

(OOPS wrong place)

Edited 2017-01-26 14:35 UTC

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