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From: Mike Horvath
Subject: Game Mode
Date: 23 Jun 2017 22:53:31
Message: <594d9beb$1@news.povray.org>
Description:

http://gadgets.ndtv.com/games/features/how-to-enable-and-use-game-mode-on-windows-10-1680332

Can this feature be made to work for POV-Ray as well? Maybe a few extra pps?


Mike


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From: clipka
Subject: Re: Game Mode
Date: 24 Jun 2017 05:35:13
Message: <594dfa11$1@news.povray.org>
Am 24.06.2017 um 00:53 schrieb Mike Horvath:
> Description:
> 
>
http://gadgets.ndtv.com/games/features/how-to-enable-and-use-game-mode-on-windows-10-1680332
> 
> 
> Can this feature be made to work for POV-Ray as well? Maybe a few extra
> pps?

Why not try it out for yourself?

To my knowledge, this feature is fully controlled by the operating
system, and does not require the application to do anything special.


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From: omniverse
Subject: Re: Game Mode
Date: 24 Jun 2017 10:00:00
Message: <web.594e3718905caa429c5d6c810@news.povray.org>
clipka <ano### [at] anonymousorg> wrote:
> Am 24.06.2017 um 00:53 schrieb Mike Horvath:
> > Description:
> >
> >
http://gadgets.ndtv.com/games/features/how-to-enable-and-use-game-mode-on-windows-10-1680332
> >
> >
> > Can this feature be made to work for POV-Ray as well? Maybe a few extra
> > pps?
>
> Why not try it out for yourself?
>
> To my knowledge, this feature is fully controlled by the operating
> system, and does not require the application to do anything special.

I didn't know about it so had to give that a look.

Game Mode itself was already activated, I guess just waiting for something to
automatically be detected as compatible with it.

Found that running POV-Ray and using Windows key + G shows the "Game Bar", so
going into Settings (gear icon) there's a couple checkboxes for recognizing the
program.

A test of one hour for series of animation frames I had done previously was only
1 minute less than before.

I couldn't be sure of what the CPU activity list, via Task Manager, was showing
me. Maybe there was more focus on POV-Ray, or rather less on all else, but I
wasn't able to discern that for sure.

Bob


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From: Alain
Subject: Re: Game Mode
Date: 24 Jun 2017 21:44:36
Message: <594edd44@news.povray.org>
Le 17-06-24 à 05:55, omniverse a écrit :
> clipka <ano### [at] anonymousorg> wrote:
>> Am 24.06.2017 um 00:53 schrieb Mike Horvath:
>>> Description:
>>>
>>>
http://gadgets.ndtv.com/games/features/how-to-enable-and-use-game-mode-on-windows-10-1680332
>>>
>>>
>>> Can this feature be made to work for POV-Ray as well? Maybe a few extra
>>> pps?
>>
>> Why not try it out for yourself?
>>
>> To my knowledge, this feature is fully controlled by the operating
>> system, and does not require the application to do anything special.
> 
> I didn't know about it so had to give that a look.
> 
> Game Mode itself was already activated, I guess just waiting for something to
> automatically be detected as compatible with it.
> 
> Found that running POV-Ray and using Windows key + G shows the "Game Bar", so
> going into Settings (gear icon) there's a couple checkboxes for recognizing the
> program.
> 
> A test of one hour for series of animation frames I had done previously was only
> 1 minute less than before.
> 
> I couldn't be sure of what the CPU activity list, via Task Manager, was showing
> me. Maybe there was more focus on POV-Ray, or rather less on all else, but I
> wasn't able to discern that for sure.
> 
> Bob
> 
> 

Essentially, what game mode does is to increase the priority of the 
«game» application to the high level while reducing the priority of 
everything else to low level.


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