June 6, 2023


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Now you don't need a MacBook Pro for this - check out the new Windows 11 feature

Now you don’t need a MacBook Pro for this – check out the new Windows 11 feature

Windows 11 is a pretty good operating system, but it may seem as though Microsoft has had too many bugs and issues on its hand to be able to prioritize new functionality in updates. Now it looks like they’ve spent quite a bit of time optimizing the system in some ways, the first of which is an update that makes Windows 11 a better video editing platform.

Apple gives more competition

In a blog post on the DirectX Developer website, Microsoft’s Sil Vilerino announced a feature that will please those who often edit video content on Windows PCs. This is a DirectX Video Encode function that aims to make great use of the power of your video card, so that you can achieve more efficient encoding of videos. N264 and HEVC, two of the most popular video editing software such as Adobe Premiere and Filmora, will be supported.

It can be a big help for Windows 11 who would otherwise have to see that potential customers are choosing MacBook Pro over Windows PC as a result of its weaker video editing features.

Limited support – at the moment

The feature is still in an early stage and according to Tom’s Guide only supports select graphics components from Nvidia and Intel at the moment, with plans to eventually expand support. Tiger Lake, Ice Lake, and Alder Lake are currently supported (from early 2022 onwards). In the Nvidia world, the GeForce GTX 10 series is supported as well as the RTX 20 series and above, with driver version v471.41 and later.

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The Radeon RX 5000 series and later as well as the Ryzen 2xxxx series are expected to be supported in the second quarter of 2022.

For those who are particularly interested, more information can be found on the Microsoft GitHub page she has.