Windows 10: What Games are you playing right now?

  1.    07 Apr 2017 #681

    essenbe said: View Post
    I have no clue
    Can't you or Brink bring Microsoft over here to explain Game Mode and how we know it is working? Can't really see FPS changes.

    Maybe you could tell them even on your birthday you're being harassed with questions like this. What else do they have to do? Seems the Creator Update is ready early.
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       07 Apr 2017 #682

    specialkone said: View Post
    Can't you or Brink bring Microsoft over here to explain Game Mode and how we know it is working? Can't really see FPS changes.

    Maybe you could tell them even on your birthday you're being harassed with questions like this. What else do they have to do? Seems the Creator Update is ready early.
    From what I've read across various websites, Game Mode doesn't give you more max FPS insomuch as it smooths out your minimum FPS, making it more steady and the drops less noticeable.
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       07 Apr 2017 #683

    That's what I have seen too. It has that effect on rigs like ours. From what I understand it is basically for low spec machines to be able to play some games they wouldn't otherwise be able to play. On a good gaming rig, the FPS will go up 1-2 FPS But here is some increase in the minimum FPS. And that is more than I know about it.
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  4.    07 Apr 2017 #684

    Ya, when I said I couldn't really see a change in FPS, I meant minimum and/or more stable minimum because that's what I read too. If you look at that BF1 video, the min frames are still jumping around somewhat. Also if it's built into the OS it should work with all full screen games, no?

    Maybe I should run task manager with and without game mode to see if there's a difference in resources. Thanks guys for your input.

    But I still wish Microsoft would come over here and explain or put out a video//demo explaining it and showing the impact in some PC games with OSD showing. They claim it does what we are discussing so I figure they must have tested it. They don't only have Xboxes at Microsoft, right? They must have some PC gaming rigs.
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       07 Apr 2017 #685

    specialkone said: View Post
    Ya, when I said I couldn't really see a change in FPS, I meant minimum and/or more stable minimum because that's what I read too. If you look at that BF1 video, the min frames are still jumping around somewhat. Also if it's built into the OS it should work with all full screen games, no?

    Maybe I should run task manager with and without game mode to see if there's a difference in resources. Thanks guys for your input.

    But I still wish Microsoft would come over here and explain or put out a video//demo explaining it and showing the impact in some PC games with OSD showing. They claim it does what we are discussing so I figure they must have tested it. They don't only have Xboxes at Microsoft, right? They must have some PC gaming rigs.
    Yeah, I would appreciate if they put out a video or something too. The fact that it only works with certain full screen games really annoys me as that means I can't use it in games that really need it, like AC4: Black Flag (Jeez Ubi, learn to optimize).
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  6.    07 Apr 2017 #686

    I have no clue which full screen games it works with and which ones don't. I guess maybe Ubisoft/Uplay games won't work, Vulcan, OGL???
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       07 Apr 2017 #687

    I just asked on the Windows 10 subreddit. There's a Microsoft employee there that posts pretty regularly. Hopefully she'll have an answer for me.
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       07 Apr 2017 #688

    Microsoft has promised that the arrival of Game Mode in Windows 10 Creators Update will improve the performance of games. This sounds great in principle, but how does it work?
    Microsoft has already said a little about what's going on, but really it has not gone far beyond saying that more processor and GPU cycles will be dedicated to compatible games. But speaking at the Game Developers Conference this week, Xbox Advanced Technology Group's Eric Walston went into a little more detail.

    As explained by Ars Technica, Windows already does a pretty decent job of throwing the most system resources at whatever application is running in the foreground; it's a simple technique that makes a lot of sense. But of course there are bound to be other processes running in the background, meaning that Windows errs on the side of caution and keeps some resources in reserve so they can be used when necessary. With Game Mode, this changes.
    On multi-core systems (which is basically any system these days), Game Mode ensures that a certain number of cores are used for nothing other than running the game in question. This helps to reduce the problem of congestion as threads from the game and other running apps and processes do not need to battle for processor time.
    Something similar happens with GPUs as well. In addition to giving games greater access to GPU cycles, Game Mode helps to improve game smoothness by ensuring that more game-related processes remain resident in memory. As Game Mode is optional, gamers will be free to experiment to see what it does to help their gaming experience; ultimately it will depend on the raw power of the system in question, as well as what importance a user places on other processes running in the background. As ever, it's a matter of compromise.
    SOURCE - FWIW
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       07 Apr 2017 #689

    specialkone said: View Post

    - hey, that looks great..!!
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  10.    08 Apr 2017 #690

    Currently playing my way through Horzion Zero Dawn, And in 4k it looks absolutely outstanding! Loving every second of it!
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