Players confirm that Windows 10 Creators Update boosts game FPS

By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read

When Microsoft announced the Creators Update, it made it clear that one of its priorities was to enhance the gaming experience on the PC. Thanks to the new Game Mode and other improvements and features, the company has managed to take the PC gaming experience to a new level. And one of the benefits? Gamers who recently upgraded their computers to the Creators Update now confirm they’re experiencing better FPS.

Boost your game’s FPS wit the Creators Update

With Game Mode enabled, FRAPS recorded a consistent 4% FPS increase in Overwatch. These results were obtained using FRAPS as a performance benchmark with the practice range run on a rehearsed path. Each run was 60 seconds long with an average of 5 runs performed.

Here are the system specs used for the benchmark test:

  • XFX Fury X @ 1050 MHz Core/500 MHz Mem
  • Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.6GHz
  • 8GB DDR3-1600 RAM
  • AMD Driver 17.4.1
  • Game + OS on Samsung 840 Evo 120GB SSD.

I know its a quick and dirty test but a consistent 4% increase in performance is promising. Interested to see if others are getting similar (or maybe even more?) gains on this new Windows 10. Especially Ryzen users.

This update is not the Windows Insider Build as I used the official Win 10 upgrade tool […] EDIT: Game mode was enabled on the Creators Update

Rise of the Tomb Raider players also confirmed huge improvements thanks to the Creators Update with increases of more than 20 FPS, from 130FPS to 150FPS on 1080p (Lowest Settings preset), and 11FPS from 65 to 76FPS on 1080p (Very High) with both the CPU and GPU at stock speeds. These results were obtained on a 1700X+XFX RX480 machine.

However, some gamers aren’t as lucky. They now do get more framerates on Rise of the Tomb Raider, but can’t play Overwatch because the game crashes on launch.

Tested Rise of the Tomb Raider and Overwatch. Frame rate in RotTR is MUCH more consistent, its very noticeable. Overwatch crashes on startup 🙁

Overall, the majority of gamers should be able to enjoy an enhanced gaming experience after the upgrade. If you’ve encountered various bugs, use the new Troubleshooter Settings page.

Also, before you upgrade, run the checks listed in this article to get your computer ready for Windows 10 Creators Update.


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