TECH NEWS – Microsoft is working on a new AI feature that will improve games running on PCs based on a recently discovered Windows 11 test build.
Microsoft is working on a new AI feature that will improve PC games running on Windows 11, similar to the DLSS feature on Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics cards. Despite the lack of an official announcement, a recently discovered test build suggests that the tech giant will soon install the feature in an upcoming Windows 11 update.
Despite past issues with Windows 11’s slower gaming performance, Microsoft is working to improve the operating software and bring enticing features to PC gamers.
Features like DirectStorage, Game Mode, and Auto HDR help gamers get the best possible experience from PC gaming. (If they have compatible hardware.) In addition, graphics cards from Nvidia, AMD, and Intel can take advantage of AI-driven supersampling technology. This can improve game performance in the most demanding titles, such as Cyberpunk 2077.
Microsoft’s new AI feature optimises and reduces latency to Windows 11 windowed games. This was revealed in a recent report by Tom Warren published on The Verge. The switch for this new AI super-resolution feature is available in some test builds of Windows 11 24H2. But it’s not yet clear how the feature works in games. However, the description of the feature in the test build notes that the feature “uses AI to make supported games play more smoothly with enhanced details.” After enabling the function, it will automatically be used as an “automatic super-resolution” for supported titles.
If the feature takes advantage of the user’s GPU, similar to Nvidia’s DLSS 3 technology, PC gamers can expect improved frame rates and image quality in various games.
Microsoft adds a new AI Super Sampling feature on Windows 11 for PC games
In addition to the new AI super-resolution feature, Microsoft is also preparing an improved colour management feature for Windows 11. This feature will allow users to fine-tune their color management settings and save the color profiles that best match their monitors. PC gamers can use this feature with gaming monitors that support HDR to get the most accurate colour possible while playing.
In addition, colour profiles can be adjusted to sRGB and DCI-P3 colour profiles, so a wide variety of monitors can benefit from this feature in the upcoming Windows 11 update.
The release date of the new Windows 11 update is unknown. But the fact that the feature is already available in test devices could mean that Microsoft is preparing to launch the update in the coming months. It’s clear that the company is focused on improving gaming performance for Windows 11 users. And this will continue in 2024. Because as older Windows features are phased out, further optimisations are made.
Source: The Verge