Finally opting to share the details of its upcoming Game Mode, Microsoft have spilled the beans on the very same day the tweak is set to go live for those taking part in the Windows 10 Insider Program.
Those who opted into the initiative on their Windows 10 machine will soon receive a notification to update their OS build to the one containing the mysterious Game Mode. But what exactly should they expect?
A 2-5% boost in performance for Windows Store games, at least. It's nothing astounding, and it certainly does operate in a way similar to that of third-party programs offering similar tweaks for years now. Though we should expect the boosts to take effect in just about any game running on the system, those baked into the Windows Store function in a more closed environment, making the changes a little easier for Windows to carry out.
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By enabling or white-listing game programs through the Game Mode tab (Windows + G), you'll be able to instruct your PC to close off most of your GPU and CPUs potential so that only the game in question can access the juice. Anything running into the background - YouTube included - will be left fighting for the scraps that remain.
It likely isn't worthwhile for those into multi-tasking during their gaming sessions, but it should offer a hint of stability to those after more consistent frame-rates rather than a push to achieve 60+ FPS.