Friday, February 16th 2018

Microsoft Adding "Ultimate Performance Mode" To Windows 10

In a blog post, Microsoft detailed some new features that have become available for Microsoft's Insider Program Fast Ring users, of which the titular "Ultimate Performance Mode" certainly wrings the most attention. The Ultimate Performance Mode is really a performance plan integrated into Windows, which basically throws all power saving features out the Window to make sure that the underlying hardware is always running at its peak performance. Microsoft says that latencies and microstutters should be reduced as much as possible, thus allowing users to wring "ultimate performance" from their systems.

Microsoft says this is focused on the Workstation market, and should be especially deployed in mission critical scenarios where every second counts (wait, doesn't gaming qualify by this measure?) As a result of this re-balancing on idle and power states, power consumption goes up; the main reason why Microsoft isn't making this feature available for battery-powered devices - at least for now. The consumer side of the equation is being left out in the cold, for now, when it comes to this Ultimate Performance Mode; but users should remain optimistic. There's no reason why Microsoft would leave this option to Workstation environments only, so a consumer-focused release (be it in the Insider Fast Ring or on the regular Windows 10 update cycles) is still out in the open.
Source: Windows Blogs
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craigo, post: 3799875, member: 26896"
Sigh,
1.8 billion users forcefully undermining the powersaving features.. probably joining dubious blockchains (read cluster) to compute god knows who`s data for an undisclosed purpose with flyby night flavour of the month coin. (prime numbers my arse) Probably using coal fired power
So that they can offset the cost of their microtransactions in the latest horrible console port EA title.. BLEAK
Blockchain crypto is not a botnet cluster. Seriously, the source is right there.

Nor is this remotely on topic...
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