Microsoft showcases gaming capabilities of Windows on ARM devices, achieves 30 FPS

Over 1000 titles work with Windows on ARM

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Microsoft is ready to take on Apple with the new Windows devices running on the Snapdragon X Elite processor, but many are wondering how well these devices perform while gaming.

The speculation is finally over as Microsoft has showcased these devices in action while running different titles.

Microsoft showcases the new Snapdragon X Elite devices handling various gaming titles

During the Build event, Microsoft unveiled its Copilot + PC devices as well as new Snapdragon-based Surface laptops.

The new devices offer some incredible features, such as Windows Recall, but can they handle gaming? As Windows Central writes, during the Build event, Microsoft showcased Baldur’s Gate 3 on new Surface devices running at around 30FPS unlocked.

The company also showcased Borderlands on Windows on ARM using the Auto Super Resolution feature that renders games in lower resolution and then upscales the image using AI to boost the framerate.

While these results can’t compare to gaming laptops and PCs, it’s great to see that ARM CPUs can handle gaming at 720p or 1080p.

Regarding compatibility, Microsoft says that over 1000 games should work at 1080p at 30FPS, which should be enough for light gaming.

Overall, Windows on ARM seems to be a success, and with Adobe pledging to bring its software to Windows on ARM, we might see more software and games on this platform.

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