Microsoft introduced it’s new Windows 11 to the world on a virtual event this Thursday. Over the course of the event, Microsoft introduced a new UI, Windows store changes and new upgrades for gaming. The company said that the newest Windows will have some Xbox X/S features that gamers will find appealing.
The newest installment of the OS will be more resource hungry than the previous versions. Windows 11 will be a free upgrade from Windows 10 as long as the users conform to the minimum system requirements.
The Minimum System Requirements
- Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processoror System on a Chip (SoC)
- RAM: 4 gigabyte (GB)
- Storage: 64 GB or larger storage device
- System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable
- TPM: Trusted Platform Module 2.0
- Graphics card: Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver
- Display: High definition (720p) display that is greater than 9-inches diagonally, 8 bits per color channel
Windows 11- Gaming Features
The Auto HDR will automatically add High Dynamic Range enhancements to games that are built on Direct X 11.0 or higher that previously only leveraged the Standard Dynamic Range or SDR.
DirectStorage is an XBOX series feature that loads a game’s assets directly into the GPU instead of through the processor, reducing overall load on the CPU. This can help load new games faster but requires 1TB of SSD space and new, more advanced drivers in order to run.
The New XBOX APP
The XBOX game pass subscribers will be able to download from the huge catalog of games the service offers. They will also be able to stream titles via XBOX Cloud Gaming. Another major change will be the ability to do cross-plays between the consoles and PCs.
The Windows 11 reveal has made PC gamers excited as they had multiple new and interesting features to offer. The XBOX like features and the synchronization between the two is definitely good news for the PC gaming community. Although the release dates haven’t been given for WIndows 11, it’s expected to come out by the end of this year.Advertisement
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