Prospects for upscaling in Windows 11: How Microsoft is implementing its version of DLSS
Microsoft is developing an AI-powered game scaling feature in Windows 11 similar to DLSS.
Scaling games in Windows 11 using AI
Similar to DLSS technology
Microsoft is preparing its own feature for scaling computer games in Windows 11 operating system using artificial intelligence. Social network user X PhantomOcean3 discovered this feature in the latest test versions of the operating system. Microsoft describes automatic resolution upscaling as a way to "use artificial intelligence to play supported games more smoothly with improved detail."
A function similar to Nvidia Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) technology is also offered by AMD and Intel under the names FSR and XeSS, respectively. All of these technologies use artificial intelligence to improve graphics quality, increase frame rates and increase image detail, The Verge reports.
The new ability to increase game resolution in Windows 11 has not yet been officially announced by Microsoft. It's unclear how this feature will work or whether any special hardware is required to use it. Nvidia's DLSS technology uses Tensor Cores, which are only found on RTX graphics cards. Similar features like AMD's FSR and Intel's XeSS require their own hardware.
Improved color management for Windows 11
In addition to the game scaling feature, Microsoft is working on an improved color management feature for Windows 11. This feature will be especially useful for users who who have the latest OLED monitors with HDR support. Windows has long lacked convenient color management tools, forcing users to add their own color profiles through an old dialog box that doesn't meet modern standards.
With the new update, a new “Color Management” section has become available for Windows Insiders (build 26052), which is located in Settings > System > Display > Color Management. Thanks to this section, users will be able to add and remove color profiles, set defaults and much more! pic.twitter.com/T05KvasqfO
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Improved color management
A future Windows 11 update will include an integrated color management tool located in the main display settings. This will allow users to set color profiles for sRGB and DCI-P3.
- Microsoft is a corporation that develops software and hardware components
- Windows 11 is the latest version of the operating system from Microsoft
- DLSS - Deep Learning Super Sampling technology from Nvidia
- AMD - company, manufacturer of processors and video cards
- Intel is an international company, a manufacturer of semiconductors and computer components
- FSR - FidelityFX Super Resolution technology from AMD
- XeSS - Xe Super Sampling technology from Intel
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