Microsoft is testing the ‘Ultimate Performance’ power scheme in Windows 10

April 4, 2022 0 Comments

Microsoft’s new Windows 10 Insider Build 17101 RS4, and Build 17604 RS5 have come up with a new ‘Ultimate Performance’ power scheme specifically for workstations running Windows 10 Pro.

Microsoft has released Windows 10 Insider Build 17101 RS4 (Redstone 4) for Fast Ring users and Build 17604 RS5 (Redstone 5) for those who choose to avoid it. While the update adds a bunch of new features, the most notable is a new power scheme for professionals. This is called ‘Ultimate Performance’ and is only available for workstations running Windows 10 Pro. According to the company’s official blog post, the new power scheme will provide “absolute maximum performance” and is ready to reduce “micro-latency”. The company further notes that power schemes can directly affect hardware and are not available on battery-powered systems.

“Workplace demands on workstations always demand more performance. As part of our efforts to deliver the perfect maximum performance, we’re introducing a new power policy called Ultimate Performance. Windows has created key areas where performance and efficiency tradeoffs are built into the OS. In addition, we’ve compiled a collection of settings that allow the OS to quickly adjust behavior based on user preferences, policies, built-in hardware, or workload, “the company noted in its blog.

The Ultimate Performance Power Plan is either selectable on the new system by an OEM or directly by the user. It can be found under the Power Options tab inside the Control Panel. Microsoft adds that the content of the Ultimate Performance Policy can be customized by the user. Further, the company further states that it will continue to tune and evaluate power plan settings and invite users to submit their feedback.

In addition, the new preview build brings a bunch of new features like new emoji design, emoji search support for new locations, Windows app permissions and much more.

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