Windows 10 already has a high performance mode for serious pro users who perform intensive tasks on their computer, such as video editing, rendering, and all sorts of geeky processing power-hungry stuff, but if that's not enough, Microsoft is upping the ante.

The Redmond company has now released a Windows 10 preview build for Fast Ring Insiders that touts a new "Ultimate Performance" mode geared for those running pro workstations.

Windows 10 Ultimate Performance Mode

A Windows 10 system in Ultimate Performance mode disregards power management features altogether to eliminate "micro-latencies" and boost raw speed, which is handy for users dabbling in computing activities that use heavy amounts of power, such as 3D modeling, animation, and the ones mentioned above.

"Demanding workloads on workstations always desire more performance. As part of our effort to provide the absolute maximum performance we're introducing a new power policy called Ultimate Performance," Microsoft said in a blog post.

There are two ways to enable Ultimate Performance mode. Either manufacturers enable it by default on new systems from the get-go, or users themselves switch it on. To do this, go to the Control Panel, then Hardware and Sound, and click on Power Options. From there, users can simply toggle Ultimate Performance on or off. Like other power management modes available on Windows 10, this mode is customizable.

Not Available On Battery-Powered Devices

Also, because Ultimate Performance mode is only geared for power users who work on seriously spec'd out hardware, this mode isn't currently available on machines powered by a battery. Microsoft also warns that the mode will definitely consume more power than the default balanced plan and may directly impact hardware. It remains to be determined whether Microsoft will eventually offer this mode on battery-powered machines, but that prospect seems highly unlikely.

Other Improvements

Aside from the mode, Microsoft also added other improvement in the latest build, including an update set of designs for emoji, plus the ability to search using emoji in more languages.

Users now also have more control over which Universal Windows Platform apps can access their full file system. If an app has the broad files system access restricted capability, users will receive a dialog prompting them to accept or deny the request.

Make sure to check out Microsoft's blog post to find out everything that's been added. As always, if you have anything to share, feel free to sound them off in the comments section below!

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