Microsoft’s Windows 10 are going to get Game Mode feature which was announced last week and today they began to roll out the feature to Windows 10 Insider Preview program as a part of their latest build 15019.
What is Gaming Mode
Microsoft is actually building a bunch of gaming functions directly into Windows, some of which aren’t strictly part of Game Mode. That includes a toolbar, called the Game Bar, that you can pull up at any time by pressing “Windows + G” to get shortcuts for taking screenshots, recording video, and broadcasting to Beam (Microsoft’s Twitch competitor), among other things. Built-in streaming to Beam is itself a new feature, too. There’ll also be a panel inside Windows 10’s settings to control Game Mode, the Game Bar, and broadcasting options.
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If you are trying out latest Windows 10 Insider Preview, Microsoft is warning users that there could be few bugs. In a statement, company said, “a few platform related bugs, unrelated to the new features included in the build, that are impacting the ability to play some popular games,” that is something you should be aware of if you want to try out Game Mode.
Windows 10 Game Mode will allow users to get improved performance while gaming for their hardware by prioritizing GPU and CPU resources to optimize frame rate. Game Mode will be part of Windows 10 Creators Update which is coming later following year.