Windows 10 Creators update still causes poor gaming performance

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We’re steadily preparing for the release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. But until it officially gets released, we cannot ignore the ‘original’ Creators Update, and all the issues it can potentially cause.

One of the recently reported problems, that, apparently, has been the thing for some time now is the performance drop in PC games, caused by Windows 10 Creators Update. One Reddit user recently shared his troubles with the world, and judging by the number of replies, he’s not the only one facing this issue.

Here’s what he said:

“Windows 10 1703 severely decreased gaming performance in the way of stutters/ frame-drops and for whatever reason 1703 doesn’t scale the GPU usage correctly, meaning games drop frames to 0 for split seconds due to GPU usage going 0%. This is especially worse the better the hardware.

I have a GTX 1080 OC’d to 2100mhz, with an i7 6700K Overclocked to 4.6ghz, and 16GB of 3000mhz DDR4 RAM. These specs shouldn’t be struggling to play any game that’s currently out right now at 1080p and even 1440p.

Here is a video showing the issue in more detail please note this is NOT only affected on DX12, it also affects DX11.”

As it appears, both Microsoft and NVidia have acknowledged the issue and promised the appropriate fix. But the fix hasn’t arrived yet, six months after initial reports about this problem appeared.

Upon the release of Windows 10 Creators Update, we reported the similar issue. In that case, the “Record game clips and screenshots using Game DVR” option did the job. But unfortunately, we’re afraid that solution won’t be helpful here. 

Since the public release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is near, and we still don’t have the promised fix, maybe the next major update for Windows 10 will finally bring the solution.

How’s your gaming experience in Windows 10 Creators Update been so far? Let us know in the comments below. 

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