Microsoft officially unveiled Windows 11. The biggest news for gamers is that the new operating system supports Auto HDR for games built on DirectX 11 or higher.
According to Microsoft:
Games will look better than ever with Auto HDR, a unique capability we offer with Windows 11 that automatically adds High Dynamic Range (HDR) enhancements to games built on DirectX 11 or higher that previously only used standard dynamic range. (SDR). HDR allows a supported game to render a much wider range of brightness and color values, giving an additional feeling of richness and depth to the picture. We have introduced this technology to our Xbox Series X | S consoles and have had tremendous response from creators and gamers. We’re excited to bring this revolutionary technology to Windows 11.
The company also promises faster load times through a feature called DirectStorage.
With a high-performance NVMe SSD and the right drivers, Windows 11 will soon be able to load new games faster than ever before thanks to a revolutionary technology called DirectStorage, which we also released as part of the Xbox Velocity architecture featured in the Xbox Series. X and the Xbox Series S.
With DirectStorage, which will only be available with Windows 11, games can quickly load resources onto the graphics card without bogging down the processor. This means you’ll be able to experience incredibly detailed game worlds rendered at blazing speed, without long load times.