An upcoming Windows 11 update might help speed up your gaming PC or laptop. capture? Well, that’s actually Microsoft’s way of saying sorry for slowing down your gear in the first place, as the patch addresses one of the OS’s oldest performance issues.
The first major Windows 11 update contains various improvements and fixes.However, it also targets a quirk of the operating system’s Shell Infrastructure Host – the one responsible for handling things like the start menu and taskbar (via Windows latest). Problems with the sihost.exe process can cause game CPU usage to spike, which naturally affects system performance.
Windows 11 Shell Infrastructure issues have plagued gaming laptops and PCs for a while now, and the upcoming KB5016700 update should open the door for it. Windows Insider users will be the first to try the fix, followed by a wider stable rollout over the next few months.
It’s hard to decide whether Microsoft deserves credit for this particular performance fix, since it’s a bit like thanking the bull for sticking the mugs together at the Chinese store. Still, this patch is certainly welcome, especially if you want to boost fps on your Windows 11 rig.
Microsoft’s latest operating system is still fresh, and Windows 11 22H2 will help improve the overall experience. Prominent issues aside, the platform already comes with gaming PC benefits like automatic HDR and a fast Directstorage API, the latter paired perfectly with the best gaming SSDs.
If you like comfort and familiarity, you might be hesitant to try a new operating system because it can quickly lose old tools like the control panel. That said, Microsoft doesn’t seem to be really dying, as even Internet Explorer is hidden in Windows 11, despite being sent to a nursing home back in June.