Windows 10 Game DVR Optimization Tips

Now turn on/off Game DVR, backround recording, and full screen game bar UI in Windows 10 Anniversary Update through Game bar settings panel.

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It's has been a great month for PC gaming on Windows 10, though there are already lot of conversation on optimization of Game DVR, today Xbox engineering team shared some great tips and updates below.

With the settings described under, Game DVR will only runs when you activate it, and will have no performance impact on your games.

In addition to setting, users must also make sure to have latest graphics drivers installed to ensure the best possible performance. "we found that updating drivers resolved any performance-related issues without turning off Game DVR or removing the Xbox app," writes Major.

For Game DVR, he said, they've provided control over both performance sensitive features "background recording" and "support for full screen games".

To adjust settings for these features, press (Win+G) inside the Game bar settings panel, then click the settings icon to show settings.

For those not aware, Game DVR is a feature built in Windows 10, and help record and share gameplay from any PC game.

Next, Backround recording is "off by default," so gamers can opt in as they like to. If you see performance issues when background recording is on, the team advises to turn it off.

In the Anniversary Update, full screen support for six of the most popular PC games is added—that mean, Game bar UI will be visible now when playing games in full screen.

We've tested this feature extensively on a wide range of systems, and when you're using the latest graphics drivers designed for the Anniversary Update, our testing shows that you get equal performance.

With this ability, though the equal performance was observed when played on latest graphics drivers designed for Anniversary Update. However, some games may see performance impact, because of diversity of PC hardware.

To opt out of full screen, you can go to game bar settings, and uncheck "Show Game bar when I play full-screen games Microsoft has verified" option.

To see above mentioned settings, see the pictures below:

Game DVR in Windows 10: turn on and off

Game DVR in Windows 10 ; background recording

Game DVR in windows 10 full screen mode setting