Xbox applications, DirectX 12 and game features
Windows 8 doesn't bring the most exciting things to gamers, so most PC game users don't see any reason to upgrade. But Windows 10 does include features that game users will be very interested in. The first is the Xbox app, which will be the game hub of the system. Here you can track your Xbox game status, chat with friends, or browse their Xbox updates. In addition, the app incorporates other important game features, such as game streaming. Specifically, you can stream Xbox One games from your host to your PC, so you can play Xbox exclusive games on your PC. Cross-platform games will also be one of the new features, with which PCs and Xbox players can play together. However, considering that the mouse and keyboard have great advantages over the handles in many games, how the actual performance of this function remains to be seen, but in any case, it is a great feature. Finally, you can also record video of any game, just like on the Xbox One. The game content will continue to be recorded, and you can choose to use the last 30 seconds of the image to create a video that shows you the wonderful operation you just had in the game. While these features may seem a bit ugly for high-end PC gamers, they are always cool features. In addition, Windows 10 will also enjoy Microsoft's newly developed game API DirectX 12, which is expected to bring significant performance and image enhancements to the new PC game. While the actual experience of these features remains to be seen, for gamers, Windows 10 is clearly more worth looking forward to than Windows 8.
Windows 8 upgrades the classic IE browser, and Windows 10 will bring a new web browser, Spartan. Spartan uses a new rendering engine and also includes a host of new features, including reading modes, creating temporary "read later" bookmarks, and integration with Cortana. However, because it has not yet been added to the preview version, the specific performance of Spartan is still unknown.
The performance improvement brought by Windows 8 is very obvious. Compared with Windows 7, the former feels faster in entering/exiting standby mode at boot speed or in general use. Unfortunately, Windows 10 doesn't seem to offer the same dramatic improvements as Windows 8.