How DirectStorage 1.1 could make Windows 11 an essential upgrade for PC gamers

How DirectStorage 1.1 could make Windows 11 an essential upgrade for PC gamers

How DirectStorage 1.1 could make Windows 11 an essential upgrade for PC gamers

Microsoft’s DirectStorage 1.1, a feature that uses the GPU to speed up load times, has just been tested with comparisons made between AMD, Intel and Nvidia graphics cards – with some very interesting results. In short, the feature seems intended to dramatically increase load times with NVMe SSDs.

As Tom’s Material (opens in a new tab) reports, Compusemble (opens in a new tab) has developed a benchmark test that the German technology site PC Games Hardware (opens in a new tab) (PCGH) used to produce results for AMD’s RX 7900 XT versus Intel’s Arc A770 and also Nvidia’s RTX 4080.

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