As you may already know, Windows 10 Creators Update will include a special Game Mode, which boosts game performance. Microsoft has explained in detail what it is and how to enable it.
Game Mode is a new feature of Windows 10 Creators Update. When enabled, it boosts the performance and priority of games. The new mode will prioritize CPU and graphics (GPU) resources to make the game run faster and smoother.
There is a new section in Settings called Gaming. It has an Xbox icon and now includes all the settings available earlier in the standalone Xbox app. It should be used to enable Game mode.
To enable Game Mode in Windows 10, do the following.
Open Settings and go to Gaming -> Game Mode.
Once you enable the option, the operating system will dedicate system resources to prioritize the selected game and improve your gaming experience.
Alternatively, you can enable Game Mode in Windows 10 using a Registry tweak.
- Open Registry Editor
- Go to the following key
- Modify or create the 32-bit DWORD value named AllowAutoGameMode.
Set it to 1 to enable Game Mode
Set it to 0 to disable Game Mode.
You download ready-to-use Registry files from to apply the tweak described above. Get them here:
Initially, Game Mode will recognize only a limited set of games. Some games may have no support for this mode. In the near future, the situation should improve.
It is worth mentioning that besides Game Mode, the new Gaming section of Settings include options to enable or disable the Game bar, configure Game DVR and Broadcasting.
Earlier, you had to use the Xbox app and sign-in with your Microsoft account to change these options. It looks like this requirement will now be eliminated.
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