Windows 11 could be bad news for gaming PCs — here’s why
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  • 25/05/2022
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Windows 11 could be bad news for gaming PCs — here’s why

Windows 11 might have a nasty sting in its tail for pre-built gaming PCs, as a new security feature could hobble gaming performance.

Windows 11 could be bad news for gaming PCs — here’s why

That’s because PCs that come with Windows 11 are set to have Microsoft’s virtualization-based Security (VBS) function enabled, which can cause up to a 28% drop in game frame rates, according to PC Gamer’s testing. This all flies in the face of Windows 11’s potential to boost PC gaming.

Roland Moore-Colyer

Roland Moore-Colyer a Managing Editor at Tom’s Guide with a focus on news, features and opinion articles. He often writes about gaming, phones, laptops and other bits of hardware; he’s also got an interest in cars. When not at his desk Roland can be found wandering around London, often with a look of curiosity on his face.

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