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Last year, Microsoft announced that it would be bringing DirectStorage to Windows PCs to “revolutionize PC gaming." Then, Microsoft showed how DirectStorage would improve the Windows 11 gaming experience back in June, but what about Windows 10? Since that announcement, the DirectX team has been hard at work, and the DirectStorage Developer Preview is now available with support for Windows 10 version 1909 and up. Over the years, as games became more advanced, so too did the graphics, leading to longer load times and other issues. However, thanks to SSD and PCIe technology developments, gaming PCs can have storage solutions that offer significantly more bandwidth than previously possible... Read more...
We have heard time and again how both next-generation game consoles will finally leverage solid state drive (SSD) storage to vastly improve game loads and virtually eliminate in-game transitions, but what about the PC space? After all, SSDs have been available to PC gamers for quite some time now. Well, good news—Microsoft is bringing its DirectStorage application programming interface (API) to Windows PCs, and with it comes the promise to "revolutionize PC gaming." This is exactly what we hoped would happen. As it applies to the Xbox Series X, Microsoft has made a big deal about the system's Velocity Architecture, which paves the way for hyper-fast I/O performance. The Xbox Series X is... Read more...