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    Windows Game Mode delivers frame rate boosts of 2 to 5pc

    And will work with both Win32 and UWP games.
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    Re: Windows Game Mode delivers frame rate boosts of 2 to 5pc

    So being cynical I'm guessing this is to push people to use the Microsoft overlay and DVR... Suspect I won't see much of an improvement as I don't have much else on my system but games and I really don't want another overlay!
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    Re: Windows Game Mode delivers frame rate boosts of 2 to 5pc

    Quote Originally Posted by HEXUS View Post
    2-5% erm i dont think i will bother

    i have many trick i use to improve gaming performance i.e.

    1) using AMD crimson gaming profiles to alter v-sync, Anti aliasing, frame rate target control and Anistrophic filtering on a per game profile. (Or nvidia control panel if you have a Geforce GPU)
    2) turning page file off (I have 16gb ram)
    3) run a PC optimising program like Advanced systemcare or Auslogic boost speed (even though it has an annoying nag screen until you buy it)
    4) use Autolargepage utility (I saw a massive increase in performance with this alone!!) links below if anyone want to try it..

    http://forums.hexus.net/software/365...tml?highlight=


    Its early days so maybe in a few months they will keep tweaking Windows game mode and it will become a must have, but for now nothing to get excited about..

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    Re: Windows Game Mode delivers frame rate boosts of 2 to 5pc

    This is quite an old solution (suspending tasks, processes), sure I had something similar yonks ago when Windows was even more of a resource hog and not optimised for gaming at all.

    A lot of general utitlies had (or have) such 'Game' modes (System Mechanic & Advanced System Care IIRC, could be wrong)...
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    Re: Windows Game Mode delivers frame rate boosts of 2 to 5pc

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    So being cynical I'm guessing this is to push people to use the Microsoft overlay and DVR... Suspect I won't see much of an improvement as I don't have much else on my system but games and I really don't want another overlay!
    Did you watch the video? You can enable it via the window 10 settings. There's no need for the game overlay

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    Re: Windows Game Mode delivers frame rate boosts of 2 to 5pc

    Thanks for that Ravens Nest, I for one have never heard of Autolargepage before, so I will give this a spin tonight when I get home (Going to try watch dogs 2 and then I will probably run some benchmarks on GTAV just to see the numbers). You have also reminded me to check if I have a page file set up as I also have 16GB ram, so kudos to you!

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    Re: Windows Game Mode delivers frame rate boosts of 2 to 5pc

    Quote Originally Posted by Primey0 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    So being cynical I'm guessing this is to push people to use the Microsoft overlay and DVR... Suspect I won't see much of an improvement as I don't have much else on my system but games and I really don't want another overlay!
    Did you watch the video? You can enable it via the window 10 settings. There's no need for the game overlay
    No I missed that in the article so thanks for pointing that out. Thats better - I can just turn it on and never touch it again. I won't be using the Xbox DVR or game overlay though.
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    Re: Windows Game Mode delivers frame rate boosts of 2 to 5pc

    Quote Originally Posted by EvilCycle View Post
    Thanks for that Ravens Nest, I for one have never heard of Autolargepage before, so I will give this a spin tonight when I get home (Going to try watch dogs 2 and then I will probably run some benchmarks on GTAV just to see the numbers). You have also reminded me to check if I have a page file set up as I also have 16GB ram, so kudos to you!
    Nor have I. I have Windows 10 and uninstalling the 'crap' that comes with it. Essentially want to run it as effective as possible and my PC is gaming only so I don't mind the DVR as my XBO is hooked up besides the PC.

    Quite fancy trying FH3 on my PC.

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    Re: Windows Game Mode delivers frame rate boosts of 2 to 5pc

    Don't think I'll ever use it, yes I do play games and my pc isn't high spec in anyone's eyes but I just hate half the junk that's bundled into windows 10 most of it is simply junk and it runs better once removed or disabled.

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    Re: Windows Game Mode delivers frame rate boosts of 2 to 5pc

    The frame rate boost is achived by altering the definition of a second to fit in with the standard Microsoft second which is a variable length of time that alters based on the current target frame rate

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    Re: Windows Game Mode delivers frame rate boosts of 2 to 5pc

    I supposed this can be looked at two ways:
    If it is only 2% to 5%, there is not too much bloat in the background processes. Yet, it all you get is two to five and mostly in Universal Windows Platform (UWP) games than who give a flying flounder. It is not even worth the two fingers of effort to push Windows key + G.

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    Re: Windows Game Mode delivers frame rate boosts of 2 to 5pc

    So we had the pre-release hype about DX12 giving us unprecedented in-game effects and phenomenal increases in FPS across the board.

    Then we had DX12 games and we were told we weren't seeing these gains yet because these games weren't being coded for DX12 first, and we'd have to wait for later games to prove this point.

    So, is this stuff just around the corner, or nah?

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    Re: Windows Game Mode delivers frame rate boosts of 2 to 5pc

    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyKing1969 View Post
    If it is only 2% to 5%, there is not too much bloat in the background processes.
    It isn't about average performance though, it is about consistancy. The performance difference between a 2GB and 1GB graphics card might only be 5 percent, but it gets that average drop through stuttering so the minimum frame rate might be half the bigger memory card. Sounds like this will work in the same way, by partitioning the cpu to keep the system away the cores being used to run the game the frame rate should be more uniform.

    Having said that, I take a roughly 50% performance hit by playing games in Linux using a Wine emulation layer, "good enough" is better than using Windows
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    Re: Windows Game Mode delivers frame rate boosts of 2 to 5pc

    Seems like a win win IMO, can't go wrong with free performance at the push of a button

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    Re: Windows Game Mode delivers frame rate boosts of 2 to 5pc

    Quote Originally Posted by Appliansys View Post
    Seems like a win win IMO, can't go wrong with free performance at the push of a button
    Exactly, so what if it's only a few percentage points? It's better than a punch in the knackers.

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    Re: Windows Game Mode delivers frame rate boosts of 2 to 5pc

    I'm pretty sure that for many people, if Microsoft sent them £100 in the post they would still spend their time on forums moaning about it being in the wrong currency, delivered in the wrong envelope, why wasn't it paid into their account directly, why wasn't it more, not very secure letting the royal mail handle it, is it tax free, etc, etc.

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