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DirectStorage Causes 10% Performance Hit On RTX 4090 In Forspoken

Thanks to Microsoft’s DirectStorage technology, game loading times are extremely fast. However, not everything is sunshine and rainbows. According to the latest tests by a German publication, DirectStorage can cause slight performance degradation. PC gaming hardware (opens in new tab).

DirectStorage 1.1 moves the decompression of game assets from the processor to the graphics card. A Microsoft demo showed scenes loading almost three times faster on the graphics card than on the processor. Of course, your mileage will vary and is very hardware dependent. While many news outlets have focused on benchmarking the impact of DirectStorage on load times, PC Gaming Hardware has taken it a step further by measuring the impact of Microsoft’s technology on frame rates.

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