Add or Remove Ultimate Performance Power Plan in Windows 10  

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
    Add or Remove Ultimate Performance Power Plan in Windows 10

    Add or Remove Ultimate Performance Power Plan in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove Ultimate Performance Power Plan in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Performance & Maintenance
    16 May 2018
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Add or Remove Ultimate Performance Power Plan in Windows 10


    Starting with Windows 10 Spring Creators Update version 1803 build 17101, Microsoft introduced a new Ultimate Performance power plan scheme.

    A new power scheme – Ultimate Performance: Demanding workloads on workstations always desire more performance. As part of our effort to provide the absolute maximum performance we’re introducing a new power policy called Ultimate Performance. Windows has developed key areas where performance and efficiency tradeoffs are made in the OS. Over time, we’ve amassed a collection of settings which allow the OS to quickly tune the behavior based on user preference, policy, underlying hardware or workload.

    This new policy builds on the current High-Performance policy, and it goes a step further to eliminate micro-latencies associated with fine grained power management techniques. The Ultimate Performance Power plan is selectable either by an OEM on new systems or selectable by a user. To do so, you can go to Control Panel and navigate to Power Options under Hardware and Sound (you can also “run” Powercfg.cpl). Just like other power policies in Windows, the contents of the Ultimate Performance policy can be customized.

    As the power scheme is geared towards reducing micro-latencies it may directly impact hardware; and consume more power than the default balanced plan. The Ultimate Performance power policy is currently not available on battery powered systems.

    While Microsoft has restricted the new Ultimate Performance power plan to only be available for the Windows 10 Pro for Workstations edition by default, it can easily be enabled (added) in any edition of Windows 10 version 1803 (build 17101) and later.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Ultimate Performance power plan scheme in any version of Windows 10.


     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: To Add "Ultimate Performance" Power Plan in Windows 10 by using Command
    • Option Two: To Add "Ultimate Performance" Power Plan in Windows 10 by Importing POW file
    • Option Three: To Remove "Ultimate Performance" Power Plan in Windows 10


    EXAMPLE: Ultimate Performance power plan added and removed
    Name:  Ultimate_Performance_power_plan_added.jpg
Views: 33136
Size:  66.3 KB Name:  Ultimate_Performance_power_plan_removed.jpg
Views: 32800
Size:  58.1 KB





    Add or Remove Ultimate Performance Power Plan in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Add or Remove Ultimate Performance Power Plan in Windows 10
    To Add "Ultimate Performance" Power Plan in Windows 10 by using Command


    This option is only available in Windows 10 version 1803 and later.

    1. Open a command prompt.

    2. Copy and paste the command below into the command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    powercfg -duplicatescheme e9a42b02-d5df-448d-aa00-03f14749eb61

    3. You can now close the command prompt if you like.

    Name:  Add_Ultimate_Performance_power_plan.png
Views: 32819
Size:  16.8 KB

    4. Users on the PC will now be able to select the "Ultimate Performance" power plan as their active power plan.






    Add or Remove Ultimate Performance Power Plan in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Add or Remove Ultimate Performance Power Plan in Windows 10
    To Add "Ultimate Performance" Power Plan in Windows 10 by Importing POW file


    You must be signed in as an administrator to do this option. This option can be handy if Option One will not work for you.

    1. Click/tap on the download button below to download the Ultimate_Performance.zip file.

    download

    2. Save the Ultimate_Performance.zip file to your desktop.

    3. Unblock the Ultimate_Performance.zip file.

    4. Open the Ultimate_Performance.zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the Ultimate_Performance.pow file to your desktop.

    5. Open an elevated command prompt.

    6. Type the command below into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter to import the power plan. (see screenshot below)

    powercfg -import "Full path of .pow file"

    Substitute Full path of .pow file in the command above with the actual full path of the Ultimate_Performance.pow file from step 4.

    For example: powercfg -import "C:\Users\Brink\Desktop\Ultimate_Performance.pow"

    Name:  Import_Ultimate_Performace_power_plan.png
Views: 32770
Size:  22.5 KB

    7. When finished, you can close the elevated command prompt if you like.

    8. Users on the PC will now be able to select the "Ultimate Performance" power plan as their active power plan.






    Add or Remove Ultimate Performance Power Plan in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Add or Remove Ultimate Performance Power Plan in Windows 10
    To Remove "Ultimate Performance" Power Plan in Windows 10

    1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), click/tap on the Power Options icon.

    2. Click/tap on the Change plan settings link for the Ultimate Performance power plan. (see screenshot below)

    If the Ultimate Performance power plan is currently selected as your active plan, then you will need to select (dot) a different plan to be your active plan first.

    Name:  Remove_Ultimate_Performance_power_plan-1.jpg
Views: 32976
Size:  57.1 KB

    3. Click/tap on the Delete this plan link. (see screenshot below)

    Name:  Remove_Ultimate_Performance_power_plan-2.jpg
Views: 32839
Size:  39.8 KB

    4. Click/tap on OK to confirm. (see screenshot below)

    Name:  Remove_Ultimate_Performance_power_plan-3.png
Views: 32801
Size:  9.8 KB

    5. You can now close the "Edit Plan Settings" window if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn





  1. Cliff S's Avatar
    Posts : 22,333
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       08 Apr 2018 #1

    .
    It worked for me on 16299.334, but the result wasn't very sexy.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.png 
Views:	440 
Size:	172.4 KB 
ID:	183913


    As the power scheme is geared towards reducing micro-latencies it may directly impact hardware; and consume more power than the default balanced plan.
    By the way, Microsoft still has USB selective suspend turned on by default on this plan(how's that maximum performance when your mouse, keyboard, or external drive goes to sleep????).
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  2. slicendice's Avatar
    Posts : 3,664
    Windows 10 Pro x64 v1809 Build 17763.134 (Branch: RS5 Release Preview)
       08 Apr 2018 #2

    Cliff S said: View Post
    .
    It worked for me on 16299.334, but the result wasn't very sexy.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.png 
Views:	440 
Size:	172.4 KB 
ID:	183913
    Ouch! Something must have gone wrong there. :)

    Cliff S said: View Post
    By the way, Microsoft still has USB selective suspend turned on by default on this plan(how's that maximum performance when your mouse, keyboard, or external drive goes to sleep????).
    Yes, this does not make any sense at all. Good find (I missed that one at first glance).
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3. Cliff S's Avatar
    Posts : 22,333
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       08 Apr 2018 #3

    I actually use Balanced most of the time, otherwise I'd go in debt with the power bill, plus why heat up the system for a little Forums browsing:)

    I think all this option does over Maximum Performance, is, turn off Core Parking(C6 power state), that wasn't done efficiently on CPU's younger than Coffee Lake through Windows.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4. slicendice's Avatar
    Posts : 3,664
    Windows 10 Pro x64 v1809 Build 17763.134 (Branch: RS5 Release Preview)
       08 Apr 2018 #4

    Cliff S said: View Post
    I actually use Balanced most of the time, otherwise I'd go in debt with the power bill, plus why heat up the system for a little Forums browsing:)

    I think all this option does over Maximum Performance, is, turn off Core Parking(C6 power state), that wasn't done inefficiently on CPU's younger than Coffee Lake through Windows.
    LOL, I'm on a laptop, so the power bill won't grow that much in my case. Not sure if those settings really do anything useful on a laptop though. Need to test this further.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5. Cliff S's Avatar
    Posts : 22,333
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       08 Apr 2018 #5

    slicendice said: View Post
    LOL, I'm on a laptop, so the power bill won't grow that much in my case. Not sure if those settings really do anything useful on a laptop though. Need to test this further.
    To learn more about Core Parking: ParkControl Free Tweak CPU Core Parking w/o Reboots

    All you need to do if you don't want it is turn off C6 in BIOS (if you can), in your C-States options.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  6. slicendice's Avatar
    Posts : 3,664
    Windows 10 Pro x64 v1809 Build 17763.134 (Branch: RS5 Release Preview)
       08 Apr 2018 #6

    Cliff S said: View Post
    To learn more about Core Parking: ParkControl Free Tweak CPU Core Parking w/o Reboots

    All you need to do if you don't want it is turn off C6 in BIOS (if you can), in your C-States options.
    Thanks!
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7. Cliff S's Avatar
    Posts : 22,333
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       08 Apr 2018 #7

    To compare Maximum Performance to Ultimate Performance, you can un-hide the Park Control settings by opening an Admin Prompt and pasting these in(select all at once, copy, paste, then hit enter)
    Un-Hide:
    Code:
    powercfg -attributes SUB_PROCESSOR 8baa4a8a-14c6-4451-8e8b-14bdbd197537 -ATTRIB_HIDE
    powercfg -attributes SUB_PROCESSOR 36687f9e-e3a5-4dbf-b1dc-15eb381c6863 -ATTRIB_HIDE
    powercfg -attributes SUB_PROCESSOR 4e4450b3-6179-4e91-b8f1-5bb9938f81a1 -ATTRIB_HIDE
    powercfg -attributes SUB_PROCESSOR cfeda3d0-7697-4566-a922-a9086cd49dfa -ATTRIB_HIDE
    powercfg -attributes SUB_PROCESSOR 06cadf0e-64ed-448a-8927-ce7bf90eb35d -ATTRIB_HIDE
    powercfg -attributes SUB_PROCESSOR 12a0ab44-fe28-4fa9-b3bd-4b64f44960a6 -ATTRIB_HIDE
    powercfg -attributes SUB_PROCESSOR 40fbefc7-2e9d-4d25-a185-0cfd8574bac6 -ATTRIB_HIDE
    powercfg -attributes SUB_PROCESSOR 4b92d758-5a24-4851-a470-815d78aee119 -ATTRIB_HIDE
    powercfg -attributes SUB_PROCESSOR 7b224883-b3cc-4d79-819f-8374152cbe7c -ATTRIB_HIDE
    powercfg -attributes SUB_PROCESSOR 943c8cb6-6f93-4227-ad87-e9a3feec08d1 -ATTRIB_HIDE
    powercfg -attributes SUB_PROCESSOR 619b7505-003b-4e82-b7a6-4dd29c300971 -ATTRIB_HIDE
    Re-Hide:
    Code:
    powercfg -attributes SUB_PROCESSOR 8baa4a8a-14c6-4451-8e8b-14bdbd197537 +ATTRIB_HIDE
    powercfg -attributes SUB_PROCESSOR 36687f9e-e3a5-4dbf-b1dc-15eb381c6863 +ATTRIB_HIDE
    powercfg -attributes SUB_PROCESSOR 4e4450b3-6179-4e91-b8f1-5bb9938f81a1 +ATTRIB_HIDE
    powercfg -attributes SUB_PROCESSOR cfeda3d0-7697-4566-a922-a9086cd49dfa +ATTRIB_HIDE
    powercfg -attributes SUB_PROCESSOR 06cadf0e-64ed-448a-8927-ce7bf90eb35d +ATTRIB_HIDE
    powercfg -attributes SUB_PROCESSOR 12a0ab44-fe28-4fa9-b3bd-4b64f44960a6 +ATTRIB_HIDE
    powercfg -attributes SUB_PROCESSOR 40fbefc7-2e9d-4d25-a185-0cfd8574bac6 +ATTRIB_HIDE
    powercfg -attributes SUB_PROCESSOR 4b92d758-5a24-4851-a470-815d78aee119 +ATTRIB_HIDE
    powercfg -attributes SUB_PROCESSOR 7b224883-b3cc-4d79-819f-8374152cbe7c +ATTRIB_HIDE
    powercfg -attributes SUB_PROCESSOR 943c8cb6-6f93-4227-ad87-e9a3feec08d1 +ATTRIB_HIDE
    powercfg -attributes SUB_PROCESSOR 619b7505-003b-4e82-b7a6-4dd29c300971 +ATTRIB_HIDE
    Then look at Processor Power Management in Power options:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.png 
Views:	246 
Size:	74.8 KB 
ID:	183916
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  8. slicendice's Avatar
    Posts : 3,664
    Windows 10 Pro x64 v1809 Build 17763.134 (Branch: RS5 Release Preview)
       08 Apr 2018 #8

    Wow! Thanks!

    That should also be added to a/the tutorial @Brink :)
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  9. Cliff S's Avatar
    Posts : 22,333
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       08 Apr 2018 #9

    slicendice said: View Post
    Wow! Thanks!

    That should also be added to a/the tutorial @Brink :)
    Shawn and I messed around with this a year or so ago, I wanted to give you a link, but couldn't find it, unless we just PM'd about it.
    But it could be in one of the Power Options tutorials too.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tutorial Categories

Add or Remove Ultimate Performance Power Plan in Windows 10 Tutorial Index Network & Sharing Instalation and Upgrade Browsers and Email General Tips Gaming Customization Apps and Features Virtualization BSOD System Security User Accounts Hardware and Drivers Updates and Activation Backup and Restore Performance and Maintenance Mixed Reality Phone


Related Threads
Hello All, Long time stalker, but first time poster. I have a new rig Intel i7 7700K, Asus Prime Z270AR, Samsung Evo 850 1Tb, Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3200MHz 16Gb Ram, EVGA Geforce Gtx 1080 SC. I have been dealing with an issue where...
Hello tenforums! I have been having some really annoying performance problems after upgrading my laptop from win8 to win 10. My laptop is a asus ux32vd, with an Intel i7-3517U cpu.(normal core speed: 1.7ghz, turbo: 2.4ghz) CPU-Z is showing...
Performance & Maintenance Rename Power Plan in Windows 10 in Tutorials
How to Rename a Power Plan in Windows 10 A power plan is a collection of hardware and system settings that manages how computers use and conserve power. A power plan is also known as a power scheme. You can create custom power plans that are...
Performance & Maintenance Delete Power Plan in Windows 10 in Tutorials
How to Delete a Power Plan in Windows 10 A power plan is a collection of hardware and system settings that manages how computers use and conserve power. A power plan is also known as a power scheme. You can create custom power plans that are...
is there any significant diff in Media Streaming performance Windows 10 Pro vs. Windows 7 Ultimate? the machine in question is a hardware raid config being used to store/stream media for other users on the small LAN. anyone seen both or...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:04.
Find Us