- Aug 2, 2020
Microsoft has fixed performance issues impacting gamers running Windows 10 21H1 and 20H2 with the latest Windows 10 build released for Insiders in the Beta and Release Preview Channel.
"We fixed an issue in a small subset of users that have lower than expected performance in games after installing KB5000842 or later," the Windows Insider Program Team said.
The issues primarily impacted systems running games in full screen or borderless windowed modes on two or more displays.
Problems experienced while playing games on affected systems include video stuttering, decreased frame rate, and flickering textures.
Fixing gaming issues, take twoWith the release of the Windows 10 KB5000842 preview cumulative update at the end of March and the subsequent release of the KB5001330 update in April, Windows 10 users reported performance issues when playing games.
While Microsoft released an emergency fix for customers running Windows 10 2004 and 20H2 on April 24, however, some users are still reporting that the issues were not addressed on their devices.
The new KB5003690 update should fix the bugs on all affected systems running Windows 10 2004, 20H2, and 21H1.
Since the fix was rolled out to affected users worldwide using Microsoft's Known Issue Rollback (KIR) feature and was pushed via Windows Update within a 24 hours timeframe, the new rollout will probably follow the same deployment strategy.