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Does the Windows 10 Game Bar do anything??

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I'm curious if the Windows 10 Game bar or GAMING modes do anything to effect performance.

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1 hour ago, ilbinek said:

Easy answer

 

 

I've heard, and seen in some benchmarks that in newer versions of Windows 10 (maybe 1803 onward) Game Mode doesn't impact performance anymore and that game performance is, on average, about the same with Game Mode enabled as it is with it disabled.

 

It still doesn't do anything to increase gaming performance, though.

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12 hours ago, dray32 said:

I'm curious if the Windows 10 Game bar or GAMING modes do anything to effect performance.

Yes, and no. It depends on the game and your system specification. The Off option is there in the case you fall in a game that causes issue.

 - For UWP packaged games, it allows the game to run at lower levels reaching similar level and therefor performance to games build in Win32

 - Win32 games it does nothing to them. But makes Windows stop background process, and give more scheduled time to the game (helping getting more sustained FPS, and MAY help reduce the impact of minimum fps drops in a game). If you tend to do thing on the back, like render something or compile something as you game, the performance of these task will be reduce, to reduce the performance impact of your game.

 

That is all. For most/majority of games you play, on your gaming PC, you'll probably notice at all. It may help if you play games on a very old or weak hardware... may....And even then, nothing to go crazy about. It's not some magic button that magically makes your hardware faster than what it is.

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On 1/4/2019 at 8:34 AM, GoodBytes said:

Yes, and no. It depends on the game and your system specification. The Off option is there in the case you fall in a game that causes issue.

 - For UWP packaged games, it allows the game to run at lower levels reaching similar level and therefor performance to games build in Win32

 - Win32 games it does nothing to them. But makes Windows stop background process, and give more scheduled time to the game (helping getting more sustained FPS, and MAY help reduce the impact of minimum fps drops in a game). If you tend to do thing on the back, like render something or compile something as you game, the performance of these task will be reduce, to reduce the performance impact of your game.

 

That is all. For most/majority of games you play, on your gaming PC, you'll probably notice at all. It may help if you play games on a very old or weak hardware... may....And even then, nothing to go crazy about. It's not some magic button that magically makes your hardware faster than what it is.

Thank you.

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