Why Windows 11 is better than previous versions

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Do you want to know why Windows 11 is better? Windows 11 eliminates the legacy baggage of older Windows versions and brings new gaming technologies to PC that were previously only available on Xbox consoles. Windows 11 will make gaming more enjoyable, with subtle improvements and major new features. Today Neverstable will discuss some more points on this matter. If you want you can download Windows 11 from the Official Microsoft store.

Superior Game Pass Integration

Microsoft’s flagship game product is Game Pass. It offers first-party releases every day and an extensive library of third-party titles that change over time. Game Pass works seamlessly on Xbox consoles and feels great, but it felt a bit clunky and unfinished on Windows 10. Windows 10 users and we have encountered many problems and bugs related to corrupted games, strange Windows Store integration issues, and failed game uninstallations which fail to give us back storage space.

Microsoft has fixed many of these issues on Windows 10 and continues making it better on older versions. However, PC Game Pass and other features of the new Microsoft gaming environment have been integrated into Windows 11 since the beginning. Game Pass on Windows 11 has not been plagued by the same performance issues and bugs as Windows 10. While this may not be true for everyone, it is clear that Microsoft hasn’t added Game Pass to Windows 11 as an afterthought. It is a key pillar of the operating system.

Performance and Efficiency Improvements

Windows 10 has a Game Mode, which helped to reduce gaming performance issues in the early stages of Windows 10. Windows 11 has a Game Mode. However, it’s been improved and is now present. Microsoft has learned some lessons from Game Mode.

Windows 11’s Game Mode prioritizes non-game processes in order to maximize your hardware’s potential. PC Gamer published an in-depth comparison of Windows 10 and 11, and there are some minor performance differences–generally in favor of Windows 11, but not always. Windows 11 is expected to continue to reduce the overhead between the software and the “bare metal” to make it more comparable to a gaming console.

Auto-HDR for Existing Gaming

Auto-HDR, a popular feature on Xbox consoles, adds HDR to games only supporting SDR. The program applies some math to the SDR image and calculates what the HDR values would be. This creates an image that is not as sharp as native HDR but gives SDR games more life.

Auto-HDR’s effectiveness varies from title to title. However, it has given new life to older Xbox games when viewed on HDR TVs. The same functionality can be used by Auto-HDR for Windows 11 but it can also be applied to any of your PC titles. It only works for games that use DirectX 11 and DirectX 12. It won’t work with classic DirectX 9 games.

Windows 11 has a vast improvement in HDR overall, compared to Windows 10’s pathetic HDR support. For more information about activating Auto-HDR in Windows 11 and how to access Windows 11’s HDR settings, see our guide.

DirectStorage allows for faster storage speeds

High-speed storage is one of the greatest advantages that the new consoles have over older gaming systems. The loading time of video games has been reduced dramatically, and asset streaming games have seen a significant improvement in their performance.

DirectStorage allows PCs to take advantage of SSD speeds. This feature allows the GPU to speed up transfer speeds and also relieves the CPU of some of the overhead. This results in a faster data transfer experience for games.

DirectStorage requires some hardware components to function properly. However, eventually, all computers will be able to meet these requirements. DirectStorage was initially limited to 1TB SSDs, but this restriction was removed later. You will need an SSD with DirectStorage support and the NVMe protocol.

Windows 11 opens the door to a new generation of games that can push data throughput, regardless of whether you have DirectStorage enabled.

DirectX is the Future

Windows 10 and Windows 11 both support DirectX 12 Ultimate. This is Microsoft’s latest API that allows developers to create eye-popping games. Windows 10 users can currently access the same features set, provided they have the appropriate hardware. However, this won’t last long. Windows 10 will be ending its support in October 2025. It is safe to assume that future DirectX development will be coming to Xbox consoles as well as Windows 11 but there is no guarantee that this will happen beyond the official expiration date for Windows 10.

We don’t expect any DirectX 12 Ultimate updates to Windows 10 before the end of support. However, if you want to enjoy the latest gaming features, Windows 11 is the right place for you.

Support for the next-generation CPU

Intel’s latest Alder Lake CPUs (12th-generation models) brings a hybrid architecture to desktop computers. It combines high-performance cores with efficient cores for maximum efficiency. This is great news for gamers because games can access high-performance cores, while efficient cores handle background housekeeping tasks and other gaming-related applications such as Discord or streaming apps.

These CPUs are fully supported by Windows 11 at the time of writing, February 2022. Windows 11 also supports the complex task scheduling intelligence required to ensure the processor is doing the right job.

Windows 11 Features We Would Like to See in Xbox

Although Auto-HDR is a welcome feature, DirectStorage and DirectStorage are not available on the latest Xbox consoles. We would love to see Windows PCs get the Xbox Quick Resume. This feature saves a screenshot of a game to your SSD. It allows you to instantly resume a previous game. This feature is more useful for gaming consoles where multiple users share the same system. However, it would still be great for Windows 11 gaming computers!

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