On a Windows 10 Spring Creators Update, Microsoft has infused tons of features and one of them is engineered to significantly increase the overall performance of the computer. Dubbed as Ultimate Performance, this power option is one level above the High Performance. The profile learns user behavior and uses the preferences to quickly tune hardware configuration based on the intended program.
As the company suggests, the Ultimate Performance selection is geared towards reducing micro-latencies that eventually impact the hardware but consume more power rather than Balanced plan. Hence, this option currently not available on battery-powered systems, such as laptop, notebook, or tablet.
Yet, it is still a great news for the desktop computer user, especially for people who wanted to enhance device performances so it able to run AAA video games or hardware-intensive editing software. For gaming purposes particularly, it would reduce the PING and increase the frame rate, absolutely brings a higher level of gaming experience.
A new power scheme – Ultimate Performance: Demanding workloads on workstations always desire more performance. As part of our effort to provide the absolute maximum performance we’re introducing a new power policy called Ultimate Performance. Windows has developed key areas where performance and efficiency tradeoffs are made in the OS. Over time, we’ve amassed a collection of settings which allow the OS to quickly tune the behavior based on user preference, policy, underlying hardware or workload. –Windows Blog.
Unfortunately, Microsoft officially gave this policy on for Windows 10 Professional for Workstations which is rarely used compared to Pro and Home edition. So, we can’t enable Ultimate Performance? Don’t worry, you can. Thanks for some insiders out there, they found a ‘secret way’ to activate it on the entire version of Windows 10. In fact, Microsoft released the Ultimate Performance to Windows 10 all edition, but for Pro and Home, in particular, the feature remains hidden.
So, how to do it? As long the operating system has updated at least to the Spring Creators, you’re good to go. Check out the tutorial below.
How to Activate Ultimate Performance on Windows 10 All Edition
Run the Command Prompt by typing “cmd” to the Start Menu.
Now, copy and paste the following command to the CMD window and press Enter. This command will make Ultimate Performance plan appears.
powercfg -duplicatescheme e9a42b02-d5df-448d-aa00-03f14749eb61
If you see the result about like this, you are on the right path.
The Ultimate Performance is available on the system, now it’s time to activate it. Go to Start Menu and find Control Panel.
Then, click Hardware and Sound.
Select Power Options.
Finally, activate the Ultimate Performance selection.
Some laptop user report that they successfully bring Ultimate Performance to their battery-powered device. But as it turns out, the impact of the performances has not detected or considered too small to increase overall experiences.
Since that plan setting is affected to the hardware, applying to laptop or notebook may hurt the components. The electricity demands will even higher and some parts that are not designed to receive a huge amount of power, thus potentially leading to damage impact.
I have activated Ultimate Performance preferences when playing some video games and found it was not lying — faster loading time, rarely experiences lag and slightly higher frame rate. So, how about yours? Did you feel any improvement after activating this plan? Share your thought!