Windows 10 Getting 'Ultimate Performance' Scheme to Boost Speed, Preview Build Reveals

Windows 10 Getting 'Ultimate Performance' Scheme to Boost Speed, Preview Build Reveals

Typically around this time, Microsoft freezes app updates, so that it can test the inbox apps that will come with the feature update. Skip Ahead users will receive a different branch of updates which will focus on the cutting edge, not created to represent a stable update. Codenamed Redstone 4, and possibly named Spring Creators Update, the update is moving towards stability. Although right now, the RS5 build 17604 isn't really any different to build 17101, at least not in terms of major features - there are just some extra minor tweaks, and known issues.

In addition to the new power scheme, the new Windows 10 testing builds enhance the UWP File System Access by giving more controls to you to decide which UWP apps can access your full file system.

The most interesting move is actually the introduction of some new features for Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, including a fresh power scheme. The company has already catered to gaming performance, however, by introducing Game Mode for Windows 10.

"This new policy builds on the current High-Performance policy, and it goes a step further to eliminate micro-latencies associated with fine-grained power management techniques".

Engineers and other professionals buy workstations for their high-end performance, so it makes sense that Microsoft is going to give those users even more power.

Pre-release versions of apps including Paint 3D, Microsoft Photos, Windows Mixed Reality Viewer, and Windows Calculator will be available to try out.

With the latest Windows 10 preview build, that is exactly what Microsoft is aiming to help you do.

If you want to use the new option regardless, simply visit your rig's Power Options settings page to activate it. Microsoft has not yet stated what sort of performance gains users can expect to receive upon turning the mode on. App updates will be frozen, and Insiders can opt into preview programs for individual apps to keep receiving those updates.