Latest Windows 10 build brings 'Ultimate Performance' mode for professional users

Allan Goodman
February 17, 2018

Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build, which includes an "Ultimate Performance" power usage policy.

Microsoft developed this new power scheme to provide the "absolute maximum performance" to Windows 10 users.

The power scheme is aimed at reducing micro-latencies associated with power management techniques.

The new power plan maxes out the existing High-Performance power plan, and Microsoft warns that it is not suitable for battery powered systems - it is created to max out processors that take additional power.

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Microsoft is today shipping the first Windows 10 Redstone 5 to a small group of Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring. The new plan, which users can select as soon as they update to the newest version of Windows 10, will prioritize performance over energy efficiency, and will consume more power as a result. The Ultimate Performance Power plan is selectable either by an OEM on new systems or selectable by a user.

Those running Skip Ahead builds of Windows 10 will continue to receive new versions of Windows 10 apps. Now you can find an emoji by keyword in over 150 locales, including English (Great Britain), French (France), German (Germany), Spanish (Spain), and more. The new mode will be available in the next Windows 10 update, expected to be released in March or April. However, because Windows 10 is not compatible with numerous Air Force's existing systems, a significant number of computers will need to be replaced in order to hit the deadline. The new Windows 10 Ultimate Performance mode is an addition to the changes that were already announced. Nevertheless, the Redmond company is set to tune and evaluate the power plan settings on a continuous basis. To submit feedback please use the Feedback Hub and file your feedback under Power & Battery Setting category.

The Verge reports that this feature is also limited to machines running Windows 10 Pro For Workstations, again whittling down its availability. It is also one of the updates shipped by Microsoft on Patch Tuesday.

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