Windows 10 Game Mode is something that we weren’t clear about, like other users. We were not sure whether only the Store games would be able to take advantage of the feature or it would boost all games.
AMD has come to the rescue and told users more about Windows 10 Game Mode in a FAQs reply. According to the post:
Windows Game Mode is designed to give the best performance and gaming consistency while using Windows 10. Game Mode works by allocating more CPU and GPU resources specifically to the application which is in the foreground. Specific titles within the Windows Store have already been whitelisted for use although any game within the foreground can benefit from the Game Mode by enabling it within the Game Bar’s settings.
This is a software related boost so you should not expect too much of a performance improvement. You can expect up to 5% boost in performance and not more than that. The post goes on as follows:
Because the game only has to be in the foreground to see the benefits of Windows Game Mode, games are still compatible when in fullscreen, borderless fullscreen or windowed mode. Microsoft predicts about a 2 to 5 percent increase4 in performance which is perfect if you are just on the edge of a solid 60 FPS and need that additional push.
This could come in handy if you find yourself almost on the edge of 60 FPS and need a slight push in order to get there.
Other than that, I do not see why people would want to use this feature. I was overhyped and like other things has not met the expectations of people.
Let us know what you think about Windows 10 Game Mode and the minor boost in performance that it has to offer users.