With so many different ways to build a computer, one of the hardest parts of playing PC is knowing if a game you’re trying to install will perform well on your computer. Microsoft is testing a feature that could make this easier. As discovered by The edge, the Xbox app on Windows now has a label that lets you know if a game is doing “great” on your PC.
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Since there are some titles where the app says “Performance Checker Not Yet Available”, it does not appear that Microsoft is comparing the listed system requirements with the components in your PC. Instead, the company seems to be building a database in which it tests a game against different machines. If you want to test the labels, you can do so by using the Xbox Insider app and opt for the Windows gaming preview.
If the system works well it could solve a common problem point for pc gamers. We have seen quite a few developers in the past few years Share more granular system requirements for your games and tell you not only the minimum and recommended specification, but also the hardware that offers the best experience with Full HD, QHD or 4K. Unfortunately, there has been no standardization across the industry, even before you realize that some developers are overly optimistic about their games.
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