Windows 11 To Be Rolled Out on 5 October, Boasts Improved Gaming Experience
Good news, Windows users! Microsoft just announced 5 October 2021 as the release date of Windows 11, with eligible Windows 10 PCs getting a free upgrade to the operating system. Windows 11 will provide users with a better gaming experience, thanks to the inclusion of technologies like DirectX 12 Ultimate, DirectStorage and Auto HDR.
With DirectX 12 Ultimate as an exclusive software component of Windows 11, you will get to see superior graphics as the Nvidia graphics API offers features like ray tracing, variable rate shading, mesh shaders and sampler feedback. Ray tracing lets games mimic how light works, providing realistic lighting and effects such as global illumination, reflections and shadows. Meanwhile, variable rate shading enhances GPU performance, allowing it to use its full shading processing power for more complex parts of an image and less power for simpler parts.
Sampler feedback is similar to variable rate shading in the sense that it also works to lessen GPU load and boost performance. It does this by improving computing between the texture and shader hardware. On the other hand, mesh shaders let the GPU adjust the level of detail selection and tessellation for game elements, making for "rich, open worlds with hundreds of thousands of objects".
Auto HDR (High Dynamic Range) similarly improves graphics as it automatically adds HDR enhancements to games using DirectX 11 or higher that previously leveraged Standard Dynamic Range — a display standard that pales in comparison to HDR. HDR allows for the rendering of a more extensive range of brightness values and colours, resulting in increased richness and depth in graphics.
Windows 11 can soon load new games faster as DirectStorage lets games instantly load assets to the graphics card without wearing out the CPU. This will allow you to experience vividly detailed game worlds rendered at fast speeds and shorter load times. DirectStorage will be exclusively available on Windows 11 and "DirectStorage Optimized" Windows 11 PCs will have the hardware and drivers necessary for enabling this technology.
Windows 11 will also have a new Microsoft Store that makes it easier to search and find apps, games, TV shows and movies. Microsoft will also introduce Android apps to Windows 11 and the Microsoft Store. The company said that Android app support on Windows 11 will only be accessible to Windows Insiders in the coming months. This means that Windows will test the feature with insiders before its expected rollout in 2022.
Written by Sophia Lopez
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