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How to Optimize Windows 11 for Gaming?

The launched Windows 11 can bring you better gaming experience with three new gaming features. With the three features, gamers will enjoy higher frame rate, better graphics, and less load time. If you love playing games and install Windows 11, you are recommended to read this article to learn more about how to optimize Windows 11 for gaming.

Windows 11 Gaming Features

Firstly, let’s have a quick look about the three new features for gaming on Windows 11:

AutoHDR

Windows 11 brings AutoHDR which is introduced on Xbox Series consoles. It converts SDR (Standard dynamic range) image into HDR. This technology improves contrast ratio and color accuracy, which will bring gamers better visual and gaming experience. If you want to enable HDR on Windows 11, you need a monitor that supports HDR at first. And then, you can enjoy better image in your gaming videos.

Xbox Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass replaces the Windows 10 Xbox app. It is integrated with Xbox App with Xbox Cloud Gaming, which can help you easily buy, manage, and uninstall games.  You are allowed to enjoy Xbox Live Gold、E Play and cloud game after joining Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Exclusive DirectStorage

DirectStorage is an exclusive feature on Windows 11. It is the best addition for gaming on Windows 11. DirectStorage can short the loading time of SSD. With DirectStorage, GPU can access the data in storage with a faster speed, which results in less loading time. In other words, you can experience higher loading time on your Windows 11 when you play games.

How to Optimize Windows 11 for Gaming?

After learning the three new features for gaming on Windows 11, now we will talk about the ways to optimize Windows 11 for gaming. How can you speed up you gaming on your Windows 11?

Step 1 Press Windows + R keys to launch CMD, type powercfg.cpl and then press enter.

Select High Performance and click on Change plan settings next to High Performance. Next, hit on Change advanced settings, then extend Intel(R) Graphics Settings> Intel(R) Graphics Power Plan>Maximum Performance for On battery and Maximum Performance for Plugged in>Apply.

PCI Express
PCI Express

Extend PCI Express>Link State Power Management>Turn off On battery & Turn off Plugged in>OK.

High Performance
High Performance

Step 2 Press Windows + R keys to launch CMD, type msconfig and press enter.

Click on Boot tab, choose 4 of the Number of Processors, then click on OK>Apply>Restart.

Boot tab
Boot tab

Step 4 Search for Performance Monitor

Extend Data Collector Sets, click on User Defined, right click on the blank place at the right side, choose New>Data Collector Set. Type CPU boost under the Name, choose Create Manually (Advance) >Next> check Performance counter under create data logs>Next>Add.

create new data collector set
create new data collector set

On the appeared window, extend Processor, and choose 3 under Instances of selected object and hit on Add button.

Set processor
Set processor

Extend Process>Thread Count>Add. Then go back to create new data collector set window and click on finish button.

Finish new data collector creation
Finish new data collector creation

Step 4 Download a CPU optimization folder, open all files and click on Yes or OK.

Download a CPU optimization folder
Download a CPU optimization folder

Then you are required to install CPU setup, accept to Install. Then, you will see an image below, choose high performance under system power plan and plugged in (AC) under system power state. Set Core parking index, Turbo boost index, and frequency scaling index as 100% and then click on apply button.

Install quick CPU
Install quick CPU

Step 5 Turn on storage sence

Go into settings, choose storage section, and then turn on storage sense.

Turn on storage sense
Turn on storage sense

Step 6 Turn off all startup apps

Go into settings, choose Apps, select Startup section and then turn off all apps.

Turn off all startup apps
Turn off all startup apps

After optimize your windows 11 CPU, now you can restart your computer and enjoy your game.

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