New Windows 11 security features could seriously affect gamers, according to a new report.
The developers of the popular 3DMark, Computer Base and PC Gamer have been testing Windows 11 and found an issue caused by Microsoft's Virtuality-based security (VBS) that in some cases resulted in a loss of nearly 30% of game performance.
In PC Gamer's tests, they found a performance penalty of up to 28% in Tomb Raider (SoTR). However, the results were inconsistent, with Computer Base finding that Tomb Raider's losses were relatively small.
This may have something to do with the version of Windows 11 being tested, Computer Base using the development channel Build for testing, while PC Gamer using the Beta Build for testing, which is closer to the RTM Build we'll see next week.
VBS uses hardware virtualization capabilities to create and isolate a secure area of memory from normal operating systems, Microsoft said. Windows can use this ". "Virtual Safe Mode". To host a number of security solutions, providing them with significantly increased protection from vulnerabilities in the operating system and against the use of malicious exploits that attempt to defeat the protections.
Hopefully Microsoft will optimize this feature more or disable this mainly enterprise-centric security feature by default.