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

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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Still for apps from AppStore only?
by Milan Kerslager on Thu 26th Jan 2017 05:32 UTC
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Are the Gaming mode for broken and crippled sandboxed app that comes from MS App store only?

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moondevil Member since:

Win32 is legacy, get over it.

In a few years it will be drinking beers with Carbon.

Edited 2017-01-26 10:18 UTC

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Kochise Member since:

Yet developers are getting frenzy when dealing with posix compliance, go figure.

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bassbeast Member since:

"Windows is legacy, get over it"...FTFY.

Vulkan is kicking DX12s behind, Win 10 and its spying is looked upon like plague blankets, and MSFT trying to shoehorn Xbox into Windows is just making its demise come all the quicker.

Frankly if MSFT had a brain (hint: They don't) they'd hang onto Win32 for dear life because inertia and devs already knowing the API are powerful tools for keeping apps on their platform, without that? Well no reason to be staying on their platform when you can code for Vulkan and have it work on everything.

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denis.lafronde Member since:

Why are you asking a question that is clearly answered in the article? What's the point?

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