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Windows 10 is getting an ‘Ultimate Performance’ mode for power users

Windows 10 is getting an ‘Ultimate Performance’ mode for power users


Only available in Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

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Microsoft is adding a new power scheme to Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, enabling power users to get more out of their machines. The new mode will be available in the next Windows 10 update, expected to be released in March or April. It’s designed for power users with high performance workstations, and will include special power management features to ensure performance is as best as a system will allow.

“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,” explains Windows Insider chief Dona Sarkar. “As the power scheme is geared towards reducing micro-latencies it may directly impact hardware; and consume more power than the default balanced plan.”

This is for workstations, not gaming machines

Microsoft is not enabling this on battery-powered systems, so this will only be available on high-end workstations. This option won’t be available broadly across Windows 10, either. It’s for Windows 10 Pro Workstations, so you won’t be able to enable it on a gaming machine, although Microsoft already has a Game Mode for Windows 10.

Microsoft first introduced Windows 10 Pro for Workstations last year, and it’s primarily designed for server grade PC hardware and power users. Windows 10 Pro for Workstations scales up for machines with a high number of logical processors and large amounts of RAM, and includes faster file support and low latency options for network adapters.