Game Mode option in Windows 10 aims to improve computer performance when playing video games. This is accomplished by the fact that when you run a game, Windows detects it and allocates computer resources to the game instead of background programs. Also, all updates will be stopped as long as you are in the game.
Performance improvements are generally very small, and there are plenty of reports saying that games perform worse when Game Mode is on. One argument for keeping Game Mode off is that if you like listening to podcasts or music on YouTube while playing, this can lead to video stuttering.
Game Mode is on by default. Watch our video where we show you how to turn Game Mode on or off in Windows 10.
- Click Start and then Settings
- Click on Gaming
- Click on Game Mode
- Turn on or off the option under Game Mode