Running most games on high end computers is a chore, even though the PC features the required specs to run a game, some still suffers from frame rate issues, this is because other system/application softwares installed on your computer take their own share of resources as well as the game you are playing, and when this happens the game operates on shared resources which isn’t recommended especially for high end games.
Microsoft might be working on a way to fix this issue, the company wants to introduce “Game Mode” for Windows 10, this feature will greatly enhance the PC gaming experience by minimizing resources used by running apps and allocating freed up resources to the game, thereby making it run smoother, faster and better.
First spotted by WalkingCat in the recently leaked build 14997, we believe this feature will work similarly to how Xbox One handles running a game. When a game is launched on an Xbox, the Xbox OS allocates resources to make sure the game is running at it best.
.@h0x0d 14997 has a new dll “gamemode.dll”, so it looks like Game Mode is a thing
— WalkingCat (@h0x0d) December 28, 2016
Since this feature isn’t introduced yet, it’s unclear if Game Mode will work with all Win32 games from the likes of Steam or Origin, or if it’ll be limited to games from the Windows Store. Still, i am glad Microsoft will (or might) soon be taking PC gaming seriously. What do you think of Game Mode? Please let us know in comments.
Microsoft Corporation, founded by Paul Allen and Bill Gates on April 4th 1975, is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. It is the world’s largest software maker by revenue, and one of the world’s most valuable companies. It’s latest OS Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system developed and released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. It was officially unveiled in September 2014 following a brief demo at Build 2014. The first version of the operating system entered a public beta testing process in October 2014, leading up to its consumer release on July 29, 2015, and its release to volume licensing on August 1, 2015.