Microsoft has been discovered testing a new AI super resolution feature that is similar to Nvidia’s DLSS technology, designed to upscale games and improve frame rates and image quality for PC gamers. This potential feature was found in the latest test versions of Windows 11 by PhantomOcean3, without an official announcement from Microsoft yet. It’s unclear how the feature will operate and whether it will require specific hardware like Nvidia’s DLSS, which utilizes the tensor cores on its RTX range of graphics cards, or if it will work on a variety of hardware just like AMD’s FSR and Intel’s XeSS.
Other significant changes in development for Windows 11 include improved color management for the latest OLED monitors and integrated color profile settings in the main display settings of the operating system. These changes aim to address the lack of OS-level color management for several years that required PC gamers to manually insert custom color profiles in a dated dialog box reminiscent of Windows 95. Microsoft also intends to introduce a new feature that will automatically control various color profiles for sRGB and DCI-P3 standards on Windows 11, in addition to providing thoughtful support for HDR aesthetics. This could mean more overall support for HDR on Windows and ultimately lead to better visual experiences for PC users.