Microsoft has expanded the abilities of its Xbox Game Bar today with the new Teams Play Together feature. This new widget adds Teams' feature to Game Bar so gamers can video chat while gaming.
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Windows 11 Insider build 23595 has some Copilot changes and more
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Windows 11 share app now supports WhatsApp in build 22635.2850
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Windows 11 Patch Tuesday for July has so far delivered multiple improvements like dynamic Safe OS updates for fixing secure boot flaw, among others. The mouse stutter issue has been fixed too.
Microsoft's DirectStorage will soon be in another title. Developer Nixxes Software has confirmed that its upcoming PC port for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will feature DirectStorage version 1.2.
Roanne Sones, the head of Xbox devices at Microsoft, hinted earlier today that Windows PCs could get a Quick Resume feature similar to what's available on the company's Xbox consoles.
The latest version, 1.2, of the DirectStorage API brings new features, changes and improvements, as well as bug fixes. Microsoft says there is performance improvements in store as well, even for HDDs.
Microsoft has confirmed an interesting bug related to gaming on Windows 11. It looks like Rockstar Games' popular title RDR 2 is failing to launch on Windows 11 21H2 when using the Rockstar Launcher.
Microsoft is seemingly enabling VBS on Windows 10 as well, something which was limited to Windows 11 only previously. This could lead to potential performance loss as latest testing indicates.
Since Microsoft released Windows 11, the company, as well as partners AMD and Intel, have made optimizations to get the best out of CPUs. In case you are not happy, CapFrameX's new tool may help.
The reviews for AMD's highly anticipated Ryzen 7950X3D came out earlier today and it's a good gaming CPU. In this article, we show how the Xbox Game Bar app can be used to get the best of the chip.
Microsoft's DirectStorage, the next gen storage API has made its debut in Forspoken. As testing of the new technology continues, more and more interesting aspects of the feature are revealed.
Microsoft promised big things for PC gaming with its new DirectStorage API. The first title to feature the technology, Forspoken, is out and test results definitely look quite impressive.
Forspoken, the first title with Microsoft DirectStorage is out, and the early tests show quite promising results. Square Enix claims around 1-2 second loads which happen to indeed be the case mostly.
Forspoken, the first game to feature Microsoft's DirectStorage API support, has received system requirements today. The announcement confirms Windows 11 is necessary to take advantage of the new API.
Microsoft has published a new blog post and a new video reminding users about the benefits of gaming on Windows 11 and some of its new useful features. The video starts off a bit awkward.
AMD announced its new Ryzen 7000X3D processors earlier. The company says it worked with Microsoft, and others, to optimize Windows 11 (and possibly Windows 10), to best take advantage of the new CPUs.
Choosing between Windows 11 and Ubuntu can get tricky if you play games and work on your PC at the same time. Data from testing reveals neither is a clear-cut winner, at least when you have Nvidia.
In case you have been wondering which operating system, Windows 11 or Ubuntu Linux,As you should be running in 2023 for gaming on a PC with AMD Radeon graphics, a new test sheds light on it.
GPU decompression, which was recently introduced in Microsoft's DirectStorage 1.1 API, has been tested. The performance figures paint a rosy picture on the Sabrent Rocket Plus G SSD.
If your computer with the latest version of Windows 11 has problems with playing your favorite games, get the latest cumulative update to resolve performance degradation and stutters.
Microsoft's Comic Con India 2022 gaming booth setups have somewhat surprised quite a few people. The promo banners and booth space are mostly all about Windows 11 with little love for Xbox.
The latest Windows 11 update KB5020044 (build 22621.900) is perhaps one of the most important Windows updates in a while. The new release fixes gaming performance issues, adds Moment 2 features, more.
After several user reports and complaints, Microsoft is finally acknowledged gaming performance issues on Windows 11 22H2. The company has now partially removed the upgrade block it implemented.
Users have been complaining about gaming performance bugs on Windows 11 22H2, ever since the feature update hit general availability back in September. Microsoft has finally acknowledged the issues.
Microsoft's DirectStorage API version 1.1 is now available to developers. The new version brings GPU decompression technology which claims to improve load times by up to 3x or by 200%.
Microsoft's recent gaming performance boost tips may be helping Intel in a bit of an unexpected way. Thanks to those disabled security features, Intel Arc is seeing a significant improvement.
Microsoft's latest DirectStorage update version 1.1 finally adds the anticipated GPU asset decompression feature. With the power of this capability, Microsoft has shown a 3x improvement in loading.
Microsoft has issued a statement where it acknowledged that some features in Windows 11 cause performance downgrade while playing games. Fortunately, you can quickly turn off those features.
Microsoft has rolled out a new Windows HDR Calibration app for Windows 11 devices. The app aids you in configuring your HDR display for the optimal viewing experience. It's unsupported on Windows 10.
With the release of the Windows 11 2022 Update, Microsoft has brought new features aimed at the gaming community on its platform. This includes HDR improvements, a Controller Bar, and more.
Sabrent has launched its new Rocket 4 Plus G NVMe SSD. However, the new drive is no ordinary NVMe as it has been designed specifically to take advantage of the Microsoft's new DirectStorage API.
The arrival of Microsoft's DirectStorage API in a game has likely been delayed once again as Forspoken, which is the first game to implement the technology, has been pushed back once more.
In a recent interview, AMD explained the benefits of its new SmartAccess Storage (SAS) tech which it debuted at Computex. The company also confirmed that not all NVMe SSDs are SAS ready.
AMD debuted its new SmartAccess Storage tech at Computex 2022 recently but details on it were scarce. Later in a separate interview, the company shared more information about the feature.
Microsoft has introduced today some new Auto HDR features which includes an Auto HDR scaling option, multi-GPU support, and more. The new features though are exclusive to Windows 11 only.
Microsoft has released DirectStorage on Windows 11 which means, going forward, games can start using it. With DirectStorage, the firm reminds us that Windows 11 is the best OS for gaming.
Windows 10 vs Windows 11 performance, including gaming, is still a hot topic. Testing shows that the performance difference between the two OSs on Nvidia GPUs is much more than on AMD's.
According to Intel, only two more games remain on the list of affected titles impacted by DRM on a Windows 10 or Windows 11 Alder Lake system. Users are asked to update their OS to fix the issue.
Intel has published today a full list of games that are affected by DRM, particularly Denuvo on Windows 10 and 11 Alder Lake PCs. Plus a workaround has also been provided and a fix is rolling out.
Intel has published a workaround for Alder Lake CPUs on Windows 10 that were having issues with games' DRM, particularly Denuvo. The company has also added that a fix is ready and is rolling out.
Linux gamers do much more effective bug reporting for games than their Windows counterparts, according to game dev Kodera Software. The number of bugs as well the quality of reporting are superior.