Xbox One Games Archetype Being For Windows 10 Gaming Performance Boost
A NEW Windows 10 update is brewing that will use the Xbox One Games archetype to bring a BIG performance boost to the Microsoft PC platform.
The tech giant appears to be working on a brand new feature which will improve gaming through a fresh Windows 10 update.
A new file discovered in a leaked version of a preview update yet to be launched appears to confirm this, although there has been nothing concrete from Microsoft yet.
A new "gamemode.dll" has been uncovered by dataminers, one of which gave more details on Twitter.
“14997 has a new dll "gamemode.dll", so it looks like Game Mode is a thing,” @h0x0d tweeted.
“Looks like Windows will adjust its resource allocation logic (for CPU/Gfx etc.) to prioritize the "Game" when running in "Game Mode".
“Hydra is the 3-in-1 OS of Xbox One. no idea what dashboard.”
The new Game Mode was found in the latest build of Windows 10 (version 14997), and Windows Central appears to have more information on how it ties in with Microsoft’s Xbox One.
According to the tech site, the new Game Mode will aim to minimize resources being used for running apps, allocating the resources to the game instead.
Optimising how the Windows 10 platform runs while in the new mode should make it run titles faster. Using some tricks from how Xbox One games run, Windows 10 should soon be able to offer a better gaming experience.
“Our own sources have said this feature works similarly to how Xbox One handles running a game. Xbox OS, when a game is launched, will allocate resources to make sure the game is running the best it possibly can,” Windows Central explains.
“Up until now, Windows hasn't had a built-in option for this that benefits games directly, but with the Creators Update that will be changing.
“It's unclear if Game Mode will work with all Win32 games from the likes of Steam or Origin (we're assuming it will), or if it'll be limited to games from the Windows Store.”
The new mode will reportedly arrive as part of the upcoming Window 10 Creators Update, which is set to roll-out as a free upgrade in early 2017.
Microsoft could also be planning to roll-out another very welcome feature with the Windows 10 Creators Update.
According to a screenshot by Winaero developer Sergey Tkachenko, Microsoft looks set to introduce a new feature that would allow users to delay a software update for up to 35 days.
The screenshot was taken from a recent leaked build of the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update, which is set to roll-out as a free update in early 2017.
Although automatic updates may sound like a good idea (who wants to have to remember to keep checking for updates?) they can quickly become the bane of your life.