Windows 11 update improves gaming PC’s automatic HDR settings

Microsoft has announced a Windows 11 HDR update, and it makes it easier than ever to tune high dynamic range on your gaming PC. Auto HDR enhancement adds a bunch of new settings features, some of which are currently available on platforms running the operating system.

the update improves Auto HDR on Windows 11, a feature that takes gaming to the next level. The latest version of Xbox Game Bar adds the ability to adjust HDR intensity using a slider, and you can now toggle the feature on and off in the overlay app. If you’ve never used Microsoft’s console theme suite on your PC, you can access it using the Win+G keyboard shortcut.

If you’re a Windows Insider, you’ll also be able to try two additional automatic HDR settings in Xbox Game Bar. Program members with more than one graphics card can take advantage of multi-GPU compatibility, which adds support for Nvidia SLI and AMD CrossFire configurations. Beta users can now also customize automatic HDR notifications, which could help avoid distractions during gaming sessions.

Auto HDR is exclusive to Microsoft’s latest OS, so if you want to boost the quality of your favorite Steam games, you’ll need to install Windows 11. While the new OS packs a bunch of gaming PC goodies like DirectStorage for faster load times, users seem to stick with what they know and opt for a Windows 10 update instead. Despite this, the company calls the new software “the smoothest upgrade ever,” and the majority of its workforce now uses the platform on a variety of PCs.

Robert P. Miller