PC gaming is about to change in a big (and hopefully positive) way. With the launch of Windows 11 on October 5, PC gamers will have a new set of gaming features capable of making their games look better and load faster.
The biggest change that a large number of PC gamers will likely notice after they upgrade to Windows 11 is how the operating system will handle HDR (High Dynamic Range). The technical set allows the display to display a wider range of light, which is a bit difficult to handle on PCs running Windows 10 at the moment. After enabling HDR, users can enjoy HDR-compatible content. However, standard dynamic range content looks weird on Windows 10, almost like it has a bad filter. Windows 11 solves this problem with Auto HDR, which, as the name implies, automatically adds HDR to SDR content seamlessly.
Windows 11 also borrows from one of the key features of the Xbox Series X, Direct Storage. With this feature, PCs with NVMe SSDs will be able to load games faster by uploading data directly to the system’s GPU, not its CPU. While Direct Storage on PC has yet to be properly tested, Microsoft has stated that it will reduce overall CPU usage and improve system performance. For those who don’t upgrade, Direct Storage will also be available on Windows 10.
Naturally, Microsoft also includes its flagship game subscription service, Xbox Game Pass, with Windows 11. While users will still have to pay a Game Pass subscription fee, they’ll be able to access the game one-on-one. easily thanks to the built-in Xbox App. Windows 11 itself.