Microsoft has released the new Windows 10 May 2020 update with WDDM 2.7 and DirectX 12 Ultimate support. The new update also brings with is some new Xbox Game Bar improvements and GPU temperature reading through Task manager. However, there’s a lot more going on in the update than meets the eye including Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 and Cortana updates.

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The Windows 10 May 2020 update also tweaks the built-in Windows Search function to reduce the stress on your system. This includes disk and CPU usage. Users will also notice faster performance on devices with older hard drives installed thanks to improvements to the disk load frequency.

Microsoft has announced that the Windows 10 May 2020 update includes support for DirectX 12 Ultimate. In addition, Ratraching tier 1.1, Mesh Shader, and Sampler Feedback. Multi-Window support has also been improved thanks to a new Windows Driver Display Module (WDDM 2.7).

“WDDM 2.7 improves multi-monitor refresh rates, which should addresses stuttering when you switch between monitors with different refresh rates. Microsoft is also adding hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling to improve video playback performance, reduce latency and improve FPS for some games.”

The new update adds GPU temperature reading to the Task Manager. In addition, users can now install third-part widgets to the Xbox Game Bar.

Other improvements include a new cloud recovery option for Windows 10. Users will be able to recover their desktop or laptop data through this new recovery option once enabled. The Windows 10 May 2020 update is now live so make sure you update your device to take advantage of these new features. You can download the update by checking for it through the Settings –  Updates and Security – Windows Update. Or simply type “Update” into the search bar. You can read the full changelog for the update on the official blog post here.

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