Microsoft has detailed why Windows 11 is made for gamers. The new operating system has received DirectX 12 Ultimate, Direct Storage, and Auto HDR, which make it ideal for gaming. The company continues to be committed to gaming and claims it is a key part of Windows 11.
One of the biggest improvements for gamers in Windows 11 is Auto HDR, which lets you run standard dynamic range (SDR) games in high dynamic range (HDR) on displays that support HDR. Thus, games that were created without HDR support look brighter and more colorful. They have greater details, wider color gamut, and contrast. And all of this can be achieved simply by enabling Auto HDR in Windows 11, regardless of game developers and hardware manufacturers.
Another innovation that came with Windows 11 is called Direct Storage. This technology was originally announced for the Xbox Series S | X to reduce game load times. If your computer has a fast SSD and the game supports Direct Storage, its load time will be significantly faster.
Finally, the fundamental foundation of Windows 11 (as a gaming platform) is DirectX 12 Ultimate. This set of APIs includes new developer features such as Raytracing 1.1, Variable Rate Shading, Sampler Feedback, and more. DX12 Ultimate makes it easier for developers to create PC games, and the games themselves use fewer system resources with this set of APIs.
In general, compared with Windows 10, there are not so many changes and improvements in terms of gaming in the new version of the system, but they are all significant. However, it should be borne in mind that Auto HDR works with all games, and DirectX 12 Ultimate, Direct Storage requires support from games to work.