Windows 11

Windows 10 vs Windows 11 and how to optimize for gaming

Microsoft has released its most recent working framework on the world and we’ve been discreetly dazzled with the recent fad, sounds, and steadiness. All things considered, I actually remain by our Windows 11 survey—you shouldn’t overhaul today. It’s at present missing a large number of the key components, and any evident motivation to refresh your principle framework’s OS, so for us it’s something to play with however not an absolute necessity have.

However on the off chance that you extravagant yourself an early adopter you’ll need to know whether there may be any gaming execution hit to manage, and exactly how you can advance your framework with the best settings for Windows 11. What’s more, clearly, that is the place where your closest friends at PC Gamer come in.

We’ve been benchmarking our three-layered MSI-fueled test apparatuses to feature how Windows 11 performs with a choice of games from our GPU test suite on a tight spending plan framework, a mid-range machine, and a very good quality gaming beast. We’ve additionally looked at some relative presentation contrasts between a comparable AMD and Intel fueled machine to see whether the announced Ryzen gaming issue is something to truly stress over.

Advance Windows 11 for gaming

  • Uncheck ‘Upgrade pointer accuracy’
  • Empower ‘Game Mode’
  • Cripple ‘Record what occurred’
  • Incapacitate superfluous applications in Startup
  • Really take a look at GPU needs on games
  • Check ‘Force Plan’


We tried every one of the three PC Gamer test rigs utilizing first the most recent form of Windows 10 (Build 19043.1266) and the delivery adaptation of Windows 11 (Build 22000.194) to get a dot on any exhibition delta that may exist between the two working frameworks.

The spending plan framework utilizes an Intel Core i5 10400F CPU, 8GB of DDR4-2400 RAM, and a MSI GTX 1650 Super Gaming X. At this finish of the gaming range each casing each subsequent matters, and you have no space to engage an OS that may be keeping down your framework because of early drivers, and so on

Spending plan gaming execution

Also, at 1080p you can see that there is somewhat of a presentation drop off moving from Windows 10 to Windows 11. It should be said the thing that matters is just slight—simply 6% lower in the most pessimistic scenario with Far Cry New Dawn—however it is by all accounts somewhat more than difference in benchmarks.

Yet, it’s not really in all cases, and when the gaming requests become totally GPU dependent, climbing towards 1440p and 4K, then, at that point, there isn’t anything between the two working frameworks.

That is a lot of a similar story in the mid-range machine, with its AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, 16GB DDR4-3200, and the MSI RTX 3060 Ti Ventus 2x. Truth be told there’s in reality to a lesser extent an edge rate delta, with Windows 11 adequately offering precisely the same gaming execution as the most recent form of Windows 10.

Mid-range gaming execution

Strangely, our very good quality framework really fared the better out of the relative multitude of three distinct apparatuses. With an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, 32GB DDR4-3600, and an MSI RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, we saw the gaming outline rates increment reliably across the games we’ve tried up until this point.

Top of the line gaming execution

As our accomplice for these nitty gritty execution examinations, MSI gave the equipment we expected to test Windows 11 on various PC gaming equipment.

It’s conceivable that Windows 11 may really be beginning to make elite RAM as well as high center count processors advantageous for gaming. It’s surely intriguing that the lower spec machine is by all accounts being bottlenecked, while the top apparatus is apparently being offered a permit to spread its exhibition wings.

Contrasted and what resembles a more adjusted arrangement in the current Windows 10 form, it appears as though in the event that you’re perched on a passage level gaming PC, I’d propose staying away from a Windows 11 redesign right now.

In the event that you’re wearing a beast of a gaming PC, I’d presumably say you have more explanation than most to really update your apparatus. However, to some degree unavoidably, you have more to lose if some cataclysmic, unanticipated bug adds up to your machine. That is extremely, far-fetched, nonetheless, and you may really see some better out of your apparatus.

For mid-range PC gamers… all things considered, nothing appears to change. The powerful gaming execution appears to remain pretty steady, and all things considered, my proposal would be equivalent to previously: Don’t move up to Windows 11 yet. Until the principal large fix for Windows 11 shows up, around Spring 2022, then, at that point, you’re neither missing out as far as elements or gaming outline rates running Windows 10.

AMD has conceded that it’s seen some ‘execution variety’ in Windows 11 with its Ryzen CPUs up until now. Indeed any Zen-fueled chip is by all accounts enduring due to L3 inactivity now and then protracting in memory touchy applications. It additionally noticed that the ‘favored center’ usefulness may not generally be working, which can affect execution.

It takes note that, whenever influenced, execution is by and large just affected by under 3 – 5%, with ‘potential anomalies in certain games.’ Originally it really noticed a possible 15% drop in some esports titles, yet that has apparently been worked out of the help notes on

We’ve done some testing on our own situation, utilizing the mid-range rig as the premise, and pitching it against an Intel-based machine wearing a similar GPU, to get a dab on the relative gaming execution delta between Windows 10 and Windows 11 with AMD and Intel processors.

What’s more, we have surely noted rate drops in gaming execution with the Ryzen 5 5600X contrasted and an Intel Core i7 10700K regularly returning rate gains as far as normal edge rates. However, we’ve likewise seen some AMD gains in everyday CPU benchmarks.

The drops we’ve seen have been just 2%, to say the least for AMD, yet Intel has seen up to 9% edge rate gains in certain games, which makes the uniqueness significantly more noteworthy. There are exceptions here, however, with Far Cry New Dawn really performing better with AMD in Windows 11 and Intel’s centers neglecting to the tune of close 4%.

How to improve Windows 11 for gaming

Uncheck ‘Upgrade pointer accuracy’

Regardless of whether you have speed increase crippled in the packaged programming of your picked gaming mouse, it’s conceivable that Windows is as yet adding a little in with the general mish-mash. The ‘Improve pointer accuracy’ include is helpful to have empowered on a PC, keeping your trackpad usable, yet on a work area gaming arrangement it merits winding down to ensure there is no speed increase in any of your games.

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Hit the Win key on your console, type Mouse, and it will raise the important screen from Settings. From here click on Additional mouse settings and it will open up one of those antiquated Windows discourse boxes that haven’t been upgraded since until the end of time. Snap on the Pointer Options tab and uncheck the Enable pointer accuracy box at the top.

It’s important that a ton of games will use crude information, which will overlook any product speed increase Windows may add, yet that doesn’t cover everything and you might discover some MOBA or RTS games particularly don’t highlight it.

Empower ‘Game Mode’

Indeed, you read that right. You should empower Game Mode. Microsoft has buckled down on the element in the course of the most recent a half year or somewhere in the vicinity to guarantee any of the past stammering or info slack that has tormented it in the past is a blurring memory. Presently you can empower it without affecting execution, and stay away from Windows attempting to spring up with notices, or driver updates, or choosing to restart spontaneously.

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Hit the Win key, type Game Mode, and afterward ensure the component is empowered. It probably will be as a matter of course, however I do realize certain individuals will cripple it nearly on account of muscle memory now.

Actually look at GPU needs on games

A component that Windows 11 presently surfaces is the capacity to appoint GPU needs on a for every application premise. On a work area rig, with a solitary illustrations card that is perhaps not nothing to joke about, as the High presentation and Power saving modes just have one GPU choice in any case. In any case, for a gaming PC, which will have both, guaranteeing you’re certainly utilizing the right illustrations silicon for the work is helpful.

Not just for ensuring you’re utilizing the discrete GPU for elite gaming, yet in addition, in case you’re moving, having the option to have a specific game just dispatch with the coordinated illustrations will save you battery. That is something I do with Football Manager on my PC at any rate to save battery, yet this will mean I don’t need to burrow around the Nvidia Control Panel to do it.

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Hit the Win key and type Graphics. Then, at that point, you can either go through the rundown of applications on the screen, or peruse your PC to add a specific application on your framework. Then, at that point, click the application you need to focus on in the rundown, hit Options, and afterward check whichever GPU choice you might want that application to utilize and click Save.

Future Windows 11 updates will likewise give you a check box choice to Don’t utilize Auto HDR for any games that don’t get along with the new element.

Impair ‘Record what occurred’

Assuming you’re into your game catch antics, odds are you’ve as of now got a most loved application for that. Regardless of whether you’re a fanatic OBS fan, or glad to go with AMD or Nvidia’s driver-based catch settings, you can most likely overlook the one heated into Windows.

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Hit the Win key, type Capture and that will take you to the Gaming > Captures exchange in settings. The primary concern to do is ensure Record what happened is crippled as that will guarantee Windows isn’t recording things behind the scenes alongside Nvidia or AMD.

Impair superfluous applications in Startup

An exemplary piece of getting Windows running pleasantly, regardless of whether you’re looking at gaming or simply broad framework execution, is guaranteeing the bloatware is overseen. On a new introduce you likely will not have an enormous number of applications running on startup, yet a couple of months down the line, after various drivers and fringe applications are added to your framework, it begins to top off.

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Right-click the Windows start button and hit Task Manager. Then, at that point, click the Startup tab and cripple any product that you would prefer not to dispatch when you log in to Windows. To do that you just need to feature the pertinent application (or immaterial application, perhaps) and click the huge Disable button.

Check ‘Force Plan’

At last, adjusting your Power Plan settings may help. However, truly, I’m not persuaded on a work area gaming PC that it’s that helpful a setting to play with. It’s another of those old menus, yet in the event that you hit the Win key, type Power plan, and snap Choose a forced plan, it’ll permit you to pick which plan you need.

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It can release some additional force from your framework, yet in these long stretches of dynamic, warm based part execution, quite possibly’s allowing a particular chip to draw however much force that it needs could mean it hits a warm cutoff speedier and chokes execution sooner.

In my testing, with a Core i9 10900K, exchanging among Balanced and High Performance mode had the minimal genuine effect to execution, which couldn’t be basically rationalized via a change in testing. I would recommend that practically leaving this setting on Balanced bodes well.

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