How to Use DirectStorage in Windows 11?

How to Use DirectStorage in Windows 11

How to Use DirectStorage in Windows 11? When your PC supports it, you’ll notice a significant improvement in-game loading times. This post will show you how to use DirectStorage in Windows 11 to speed up game loading times.

How to Use DirectStorage in Windows 11?

DirectStorage is incorporated into Windows 11, thus there is no need to enable it. If your PC meets the DirectStorage requirements and you play a game that supports DirectStorage, Windows 11 will automatically use this technology to improve load times and game performance.

Your computer must meet or exceed the following parameters in order for DirectStorage to function:

  • An NVMe SSD (PCIe 4.0 is preferred).
  • Windows 11 requires a video card that supports DirectX 12 and Shader Model 6.0.

How to Check if Your PC Can Use DirectStorage?

If you are unsure whether your PC is DirectStorage compatible, you can check. You’ll need to determine the type of storage disc you have as well as the type of video card you have.

Here’s how to see if your PC supports DirectStorage:

  1. To open the Xbox Game Bar on your Windows 11 PC, press Windows Key + G, then click the gear icon.
  2. Select Gaming Options.
  3. Examine the messages Your machine supports DirectX 12 Ultimate and DirectStorage. If you receive both messages, your computer is DirectStorage compatible.

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