Windows 10 is getting a high-performance Game Mode

Microsoft is releasing the feature to the Inside Program members and it should be part of the next Windows 10 update, which is scheduled for release "soon".

Windows 10 is getting a high-performance Game Mode

Game Mode is, reportedly, a feature that will allow Windows 10 to adjust both CPU and GPU resources in order to allocate more resources for a game.

This way, all the other applications will be given a secondary priority and your games should have access to more GPU and CPU power (and, perhaps more RAM as well).

This new Game Mode should be usable in both old and new games (Win32 and UWP games).

What this means for our simming? If all runs according to plan, this will mean that our simulators will have more resources allocated as well. Although some of the sims out there may not be affected in a big way, we should see some performance improvement for those that use Windows 10 as their simming operating system.

Looks like Microsoft's taking gaming serious.

Sérgio Costa

About Sérgio Costa

Sérgio has been a flight simulation enthusiast for nearly 25 years. His passion with helicopters developed during MSFS 2000 when he discovered the complexity of these aircraft and the challenge it was to control them. Since then he has been primarily a helicopter flight simmer, trying his best not to crash and kill all his virtual passengers. Sérgio is HeliSimmer's editor and writer and one of the Three Grumpy Simmers, a YouTube series and Podcast produced together with YouTubers Bel Geode and NovaWing24, obviously dedicated to flight simulation.

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