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Beyond DirectX 12, What Does Windows 10 Mean for Gaming?

The newly released Windows 10 is well into its product cycle with around 18 million users, but in case you are still wondering about gaming on Windows 10, compatibility issues, and driver support; you have come to the right place.

According to PC Gamer; gaming on Windows 10 is not so different from Windows 8.1 – not considering DirectX 12 of course. The site tested Batman: Arkham Knight, Tomb Raider, and Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor across 3 operating systems and achieved almost same results. In FireStrike Ultra, however, Windows 10 scored 100 points more than Windows 7, but only 6 points than Windows 8.1.

Ars Technica also benchmarked Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 in Metro: Last Light, Grand Theft Auto V, BioShock Infinite, and Far Cry 4 and, once again, achieved the same results. However, AMD’s R9 295X2 dropped almost 20 frames on Windows 10 in BioShock Infinite and crashed in Far Cry 4, but this thing obviously varies from game to game and can be attributed to AMD’s driver support.

Finally, coming to modern game compatibility, Microsoft has a long list of games on its official website and almost everything is listed as playable on Windows 10. There are a few games facing minor issues, but nothing that cannot be fixed with little tweaks.

How about your personal experience with newly released Windows 10? Did you see any significant improvements over Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1; especially when it comes to gaming? Share your impressions with us in the comments section below!