Twitter user WalkingCat (@h0x0d) has discovered yet another Microsoft feature. This time, it involves Windows 10 build 14997′s new ‘Gaming Mode’ that would optimize the Windows gaming experience to be smoother, faster and feather light.
The new “gamemode.dll” will enable Windows 10 to adjust CPU and GPU resources when running a game. This would contribute to an overall enhanced PC experience since its optimized resources would be used to boost the performance of running applications. A subsequent tweet notes it “looks like Windows will adjust its resource allocation logic (for CPU/[graphics] etc.)” for the purpose of prioritizing game performance.
The feature aims to improvise PC gaming experience on Windows 10, that Microsoft has recently been taking quite seriously. The efforts have been perceptible throughout the year. Be it the Xbox Play Anywhere program that has enabled cross-platform gaming, or the various Windows 10 updates that have blurred the lines between Xbox consoles and PCs.
Though it is still to be said with which games the gaming mode is compatible with. It is possible it could be limited to only to those downloaded from the Windows Store. Or it might be much more pervasive and work with all Win32 games from the likes of Steam and Origin.
However, the build is not live yet, but will soon be up and running for Insiders. That is if Microsoft confirms the existence of the new “game mode”. But given the popular demand of this feature and with nearly 8,000 people upvoting this request, it is quite likely Microsoft will be releasing the new mode any time soon. Also, the closely scheduled Windows 10 Creators Update, is the perfect time to do so.