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Windows 10 Game mode shows up in insider build 15007

Windows 10 Game mode shows up in insider build 15007

Windows 10 Game mode shows up in insider build 15007

Windows 10 Game mode shows up in insider build 15007

 

Windows 10's upcoming "game mode" has shown up in insider build 15007, allowing games to be given resource priority to improve game performance. 

This new mode is expected to minimise Windows 10's resource usage when running a game, allowing games to run faster and smoother than on older version of Windows 10. This feature is expected to arrive in Window 10's Creators update, which is expected to arrive in Spring 2017. 

In build 15007, Game Mode can be accessed in the Windows 10 Game DVR panel, which can be accessed by hitting the Windows button and G. Here you can enter Windows 10's game settings and manually enable game mode, as can be seen in the image below.   

Another addition to Windows 10's DVR mode will also be a built-in streaming option, which will stream your games to Beam, Microsoft's recently acquired streaming service. This service is currently disabled, though it is clear that this feature is coming.   

 

Windows 10 Game mode shows up in insider build 15007

 

From the looks of it Windows 10's "game mode" will be available on all games on Windows 10, though at this time we do not know how much of a performance impact the new option will have. 

 

You can join the discussion on Windows 10's Game Mode on the OC3D Forums. Find all of the latest PC hardware and gaming news on the OC3D Homepage

 

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13-01-2017, 06:44:51

Lynx
Hopefully they'll change DVR to off by default :/Quote

13-01-2017, 07:57:53

Shingara
Just a thought, but as this will be able to stream and record, does that mean this could work like shadowplay IE 10 min loop record ?Quote

13-01-2017, 12:42:45

Kourgath223
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Originally Posted by Shingara View Post
Just a thought, but as this will be able to stream and record, does that mean this could work like shadowplay IE 10 min loop record ?
The GameDVR is nothing new and has been a part of the Xbox App since Windows 10 was launched. You have various max recording length options ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours, you don't have to let it go the full length and can stop recording whenever you want but if you hit the max you have to manually restart the recording. As far as I know the GameDVR doesn't currently have a built in streaming option though it looks like Microsoft is changing that with this update.Quote

13-01-2017, 15:23:11

NeverBackDown
Will it actually improve performance on high end systems? Seems only useful for lower end rigs.Quote

13-01-2017, 15:39:49

Kourgath223
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Will it actually improve performance on high end systems? Seems only useful for lower end rigs.
You would think if everything works correctly that both lower end and higher end rigs would get an improvement but that it will more noticeable on lower end rigs. Of course when do things ever work correctly?Quote
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