The Windows 11 update speeds up your gaming PC, in a similar fashion

The Windows 11 update speeds up your gaming PC, in a similar fashion ...

The catch? It's Microsoft's way of saying sorry for stalling your gaming machine in the first place, as the patch addresses one of the operating system's oldest performance issues.

The first major Windows 11 update includes many improvements and fixes. However, it also addresses flaws with the operating systems Shell Infrastructure Host, a program responsible for handling things like the Start Menu and the Taskbar (via Windows Latest). Issues with the sihost.exe process can cause gaming CPU usage spikes, which naturally hampers system performance.

The Windows 11 Shell Infrastructure issue has been causing gaming laptops and PCs for a long time, and the upcoming KB5016700 update will open the door to a wider stable rollout in the next couple of months.

It's difficult to say whether Microsoft deserves praise for this particular performance improvement, as it's a lot like thanking the bull for glueing together cups in a China shop. Nevertheless, the enhancement is certainly helpful, particularly if youre trying to increase frame rates on your Windows 11 system.

Windows 11 22H2 is still fresh-faced, and the OS will greatly enhance the overall experience. Besides exceptional features, the platform already includes gaming PC features such as auto HDR and a fast Directstorage API, which pair nicely with the best SSD for gaming options.

If you like comfort and familiarity, you may be hesitant to try the new OS, as it may soon lose legacy features like Control Panel. Despite this, Internet Explorer is still hidden within Windows 11, despite being moved to a retirement home back in June.