Windows 10 will get a new Game Mode as part of its Creators Update
Windows 10 will reportedly introduce a new feature, dubbed Game Mode, as part of the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update.
Game Mode was first discovered when a new resource – dubbed "gamemode.dll" – was unearthed within a new Windows 10 developer build and published by renown leaker Twitter user @h0x0d.
Rumours the feature would allow Windows 10 to adjust CPU and GPU resources when users are playing a game – allocating more power for the game, rather than towards any apps running the background – soon appeared online.
However, new reports have suggested that Windows 10 Game Mode will not make much difference for the majority of PC gamers.
According to PCGamesN, the latest Insider Preview build (15007) of Windows 10 includes a description of what Game Mode will be able to do.
Essentially, it tweaks a number of low-level services to make the system work smarter whenever you are actively using Microsoft GameDVR function.
However, both Nvidia and AMD already ship software solutions with the same functionality, with a minimum impact on the hardware.
.@h0x0d looks like Windows will adjust its resource allocation logic (for CPU/Gfx etc.) to prioritize the "Game" when running in "Game Mode"
— WalkingCat (@h0x0d) December 28, 2016
The solution bundled by Microsoft in Windows 10 will most likely benefit those who are unaware of Radeon ReLive or Nvidia ShadowPlay.
As for everyone else, it's unlikely they will see any substantial performance improvements, claims PCGamesN.
That said, we'll have to wait until the final update drops in March before we can pass judgement on the new Game Mode functionality.
The news comes as Microsoft shared some valuable information about virus and malware on Windows 10 in its latest Security Intelligence Report.
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