The latest use that Microsoft has found for artificial intelligence is to improve the graphics and performance of games in Windows 11. As can be seen in the latest preview builds of the operating system, the company is preparing to launch a AI-based feature called “super resolution”. “.
Also known as AI SR and Auto SR, super resolution can be applied on an application-by-application basis. In order to take advantage of this feature, users will need to have a PC equipped with an AI NPU – a requirement that will likely become increasingly common.
While this isn’t the first time we’ve heard of this feature, this is the first evidence of its existence in publicly available versions of Windows 11. There is a new option in the Settings apps under System > Display > Charts where a toggle labeled “Auto Super Resolution can be found. It has the description:
Use AI to make supported gameplay smoother with improved details
Feature news and screenshots were shared on X by PhantomOfEarth:
It remains to be seen how effective the new feature will be.
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