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The release of a new Operating System is usually accompanied by a feeling of nervous anticipation followed by outright dread amongst gamers. Compared to the general PC populace, we’re the most sensitive to software change, with our demanding games putting more pressure on the entire PC than nearly every other type of software. If something doesn’t work quite so, it can destroy the entire gaming experience. It could be as simple as a broken refresh rate thanks to wonky monitor drivers, or as drastic as multiple-GPU setups no longer working caused by a revised version of DirectX; we’re accustomed to the release of a new OS breaking something. With the recent release of Windows 10, many gamers have adopted the safe Wait-and-See approach, which usually equates to waiting to see just how horrible the new OS is at gaming. Windows 10 seems to be something different though – despite the leap in version number up to 10, this isn’t really a giant leap forwards as an OS. It’s more a lick of paint applied to Windows 8.1, which probably explains why it’s already so good at gaming. We know this, because we’ve spent a month testing the ins and outs of this operating system in our regular gaming box. We’ve benchmarked the bejeesus out of it, but before we get to the performance metrics, let’s check out the new gamerspecific features that Microsoft has included.