Xbox’s auto HDR comes to PCs


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Xboxs auto HDR comes to PCs

Microsoft is moving Auto HDR from Xbox Series X and Series S consoles to PC. With Build 21337 and above versions of Windows 10, PC gamers plan to add high dynamic range (HDR) in more than 1,000 DirectX 11 and 12 games, Windows Central reported.

According to Microsoft, Auto HDR will intelligently add color and brightness information to your games as long as you have a compatible monitor.

Windows Insiders can test the new feature

You can see how the feature works in the comparison below. Microsoft uses grayscale to show parts of the image that a non-HDR screen can successfully reproduce. Gears 5’s native HDR presentation features a lot of detail in its shadows and highlights. But even auto HDR delivery has significantly more information than its SDR counterpart.

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As long as you are a Windows Insider, you can enable this feature by going to the Windows HD Color Settings page. On the other hand, it is thought that it will be interesting to see how this affects the HDR landscape on PCs.

As is known, this format is displayed in Windows 10 in a messy way. What’s more, not all HDR-enabled monitors can show this feature equally.

According to the Video Electronic Standards Association (VESA), it has six different layers according to the DisplayHDR certificate. In this context, most gaming monitors that emphasize high refresh rates fall into one of the lower categories, if appropriate.

Hannah Fisher, DirectX program manager at Microsoft, said: !.!.!
“While some game studios are developing for HDR gaming PCs by working locally for HDR in their games, Auto HDR for PC only covers DirectX 11 or DirectX 12 SDR games. And it intelligently extends the color/brightness range to HDR. This is the perfect platform feature that will give you a great new gaming experience that takes full advantage of the capabilities of your HDR monitor.”

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In addition to automatic HDR, the latest test version of Windows 10 includes improvements to Virtual Desktops, a File Explorer layout update, and even some changes to built-in apps such as Notepad.

Windows 10 will soon include custom backgrounds for each Virtual Desktop and will be able to easily reorder desktops. Microsoft is also adding additional fills to items in File Explorer.

Now there is a compact mode in classic File Explorer mode, and the new look is optimized for a little more touch. Notepad, on the other hand, now has a new icon and can be updated through the Microsoft Store.

Microsoft has also updated the apps it offers with Windows 10 to include Windows Terminal and Power Automate Desktop.


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