The new version of Windows could cause problems for PC gamers.
The new operating system Windows 11 is in the pipeline and many users will find themselves updating their computers to the new version. But if you are a PC gamer thinking of buying a pre-built gaming PC, raise your ears as you may have some performance issues.
According to some tests carried out by PC Gamer in fact, Windows 11 would lower the performance of many of these PCs by as much as 28%. This would be caused by the new one Virtualization-Based Security (VBS), which uses software and hardware virtualization to improve system security: this essentially creates an isolated subsystem that prevents the possibility of malware infecting your PC.
This is absolutely not a problem, if we are talking about PCs and business systems that need protection, nor will it be for those who will upgrade from W10 to W11; but if you buy a pre-assembled gaming PC with a Windows 11 Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) installed, the VBS will already be in place and the impact on gaming performance appears to be evident.
The tests were carried out on different games, verifying a decrease in performance of different magnitudes: with Far Cry New Dawn we only talk about a 5% reduction in the framerate, but for example with Horizon Zero Dawn and Metro Exodus it reaches 24% , then rise to 28% with Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
The problem is obvious, but we point out that it only occurs in the case of pre-assembled PCs with Windows 11, most likely the problem will not occur by updating the operating system from Windows 10.