W10 "Ultimate Performance Mode"

Will this have any noticeable impact on performance for Cubase users?


Did you test it yourself?

I would also like to know this. I’m still on Win7 but will probably replace it with Win 10 Pro soon.

Ultimate Performance Mode is only available on Windows 10 Pro, which is the “workstation” version of Windows 10. It will not be available on laptops for instance.

I might do some tests on another computer if no one else has any information.

I don’t see a “Ultimate Performance Mode” available on my Win 10 Pro. Pretty sure it only available on Windows 10 Pro for Workstations which (I thought) was a separate version from Windows 10 Pro.

Regards :sunglasses:

I have Win10 Enterprise ready for installation, which I guess might contain the right version. Not sure though… cant find a real explanation from MS.

Just wanted to chime in on this one more time.
Windows 10 Pro for Workstation will NOT bring anything better for DAWs. Atleast if you don’t have Xeon CPU’s (read the article below).
It’s focus is on other things like a new filesystem (ReFS), filesharing and hardware support.


I have tested that performance governer with Windows 10 Insider preview, but there are no noticeable improvements.

Basically, “Ultimate Performance Mode” makes sure the OS is running the “Always On” powerscheme. That´s more or less it.
Just set it up this way yourself and save a few bucks on a less expensive version of windows.

Preliminary results suggests that the overall performance gain is negligible. However, the goal was really to reduce micro-latency so a real-time audio process could potentially benefit from reduced drop-outs etc. Again, just change your power scheme.