Windows 11. October 05, 2022. Microsoft has finally announced the newest version of windows, it took a while but we’re all ready for it. New devices will be getting windows 11 from October 5, while devices currently having Windows 10, will be getting the update at the start of 2022. Microsoft has also mentioned that hopefully, all the devices that can upgrade to Windows 11 will do so by mid-2022, at most.
If you're itching to see why Windows 11 is the center of attention, you can install the Windows 11 Insider version or the Windows 11 ISO right away. These are currently older versions, but they have a new interface and some key Windows 11 features. In other words, we do not recommend installing it on your main device as it is still early in the launch phase and may not work perfectly.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE NEW FEATURES IN WINDOWS 11?
The most notable change in Windows 11 is in the user interface (UI). Microsoft has always tended to tweak and play around with its user interface, and for Windows 11, it hasn't wavered.
Existing windows have been renovated and the frosted glass effect of some overlay panels has been revised. The home button has moved, the widget is coming back and the overall atmosphere is moving towards a softer and more rounded theme.
The windows no longer have the right angles that we are used to, but rounded corners. This is a subtle change, but it has a different feel, at least when the window is not full screen.
The other major change is that the taskbar has been moved to the centre of the screen instead of squeezing towards the lower-left corner. You can get it up and running again by hitting the switch on the taskbar settings screen.
Moving your mouse over the maximize icon and a drop-down palette will appear allowing you to choose the layout of multiple windows. You can have some control over these things in Windows 10, but easily supporting windows that take up a third or a quarter of the screen, can make the layout more uncluttered. This is especially useful if you shake a large 4K screen and want to view multiple apps at the same time.
REDESIGNED MICROSOFT STORE
Windows 11 will showcase a new version of the Microsoft Store, with a brand-new interface and a wider selection of applications and programs. This new store will have a more user-friendly and better planned digital storefront. It will also be faster than the current version of the store.
The new look of the Microsoft Store will also land on Windows 10. In addition to the Microsoft Store, is one of the most surprising announcements. You will be able to run Android applications on your Windows PC. Microsoft is said to be collaborating with Amazon to bring its specific brands of apps to the Microsoft Store. Intel’s bridge technology (it will work on AMD devices too) is the reason why this is all possible.
GAMING IN WINDOWS 11
Microsoft boldly declared that gaming on Windows 11 will become the most suitable Windows for PC gaming of all time. Since we've been using Windows to play PC games, and always will, this shows that Microsoft is taking gaming seriously; It claims that Windows 11 gaming PCs will be the fastest option for gamers, two of which are exclusive to the latest operating system: Auto HDR and DirectStorage.
Here are the brief descriptions of two of the Windows 11 gaming features.
The decision to make DirectStorage exclusive to Windows 11 is a bit controversial because it has long been expected that this technology will make the most of the NVMe SSDs many of us have on our machines. Fortunately, this suggestion seems to be a mistake, because the recent DirectX developer preview will also introduce new features into modern versions of Windows 10.
The advantage of DirectStorage is that it will make game loading levels and textures faster, and it can allow game developers to create games in a completely different way. It will also reduce the CPU load and may bring some performance improvements.
It seems like a good idea to stream the environment more efficiently, but how will game developers allow gamers to have completely different unit types on their machines. Windows 11 Xbox might have some similarities after all as Xbox Series X/S is about to release this feature may benefit you. It will take some time for us to see games that take full advantage of DirectStorage, and because PCs are not supported until Windows 11 is released at the end of the year, there may be many changes before the first game that supports DirectStorage is released. Windows 11 gaming looks like something we can all look forward to!
Auto HDR has been shown in the Windows 10 Insider Preview version for several months. Before that, this was the technology Microsoft used on the Xbox Series X/S. It does not apply to all games, although Microsoft said that any DirectX 11 game should benefit from it.
You need an HDR-compliant display to get the most out of it, but the results can have profound effects. There aren't as many games as those originally encoded for HDR, but it can breathe new life into some games that are no longer actively being developed.
Microsoft demonstrated the use of Skyrim technology at the Windows 11 launch event, and it seems more dynamic, though it loses some of its soft charm in the process.
With these two key features, windows 11 gaming looks like it has a bright future for itself
CAN YOUR DEVICE RUN WINDOWS 11?
The basic system requirements of Windows 11 are not much different from those of Windows 10, at least in terms of processor, RAM, and graphics card. You require the TPM 2.0 which can cause some doubts over which devices can upgrade.
§ processor: a processor speed of 1 GHz or faster with two or more cores in a compatible 64-bit processor or System on Chip (SoC)
§ Memory: 4 gigabytes of RAM
§ Storage: 64 gigabytes or more of Storage device
§ System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot support
§ TPM: inclusion of the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) v2.0
§ Graphics: DirectX 12/WDDM 2.x compatible graphics card
§ Display: more than 9 inches, a resolution of 720p or greater
§ Internet connection - Microsoft account and Internet connection require Windows 11 Home Edition setup
However, for some people, the question is what constitutes a Microsoft "compatible" CPU. To pass this test, you will need a relatively modern CPU, but this is not always sufficient. AMD Zen and old CPUs from AMD do not support Windows 11, and most 7th generation Intel chips will not do so as well.
I hope that you, the readers, have gained some information on Windows 11 with a special focus being given to windows 11 gaming in this article, I cannot wait for windows 11 honestly and I am looking forward to gaming with my device. Let’s see how the newest version of windows will fare against the other OS versions from other companies as well within Microsoft as well, we’re just a few months away from the full-fledged release, so, we won’t need to wait further. Exciting times ahead, especially for us, gamers!