GAMES ARE A MESS WITH WINDOWS 10 VERSION 2004

After play testing a few games it is clear that Redmond was not considering gaming with Windows 10 version 2004 when they rolled out the media creation tool.

Microsoft Office etc all seem to be working fine. Graphics arts tools seem to be working fine as well. Professional production tools work fine as well.

The problem is games plain and simple. Both Radeon and GeForce drivers are not to blame, it is problems with the lower level graphics subsystems. WDDM is on level above the miniport driver which interfaces with the actual GPU registers and memory etc.

Hopefully the problems will be fixed soon as gaming is an important aspect of Windows for consumers. Windows 8 took microsoft several months to fix the mess. Windows 10 tool over a year to fix all the game problems only to being them back with a vengeance again.

The machine also reboots randomly and sometimes cycles in reboot before I can log in. Clearly there are issues galore.

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BLUETOOTH AUDIO

Problems with bluetooth have been partially resolved with a large antenna attached to the AX200. The long cord allows the placement of the antenna in a more favorable location. Bugs in windows bluetooth are still a big problem.

The large antenna has allowed a JBL Flip 3 to work properly at last with games. It appears that the problems are due mostly to the widespread use of 2.4 GHz WiFi which overwhelms other users. Even 802.11ac uses 2.4 GHz in the standard, it seems nobody wants to abandon the channels.

The older Skull Candy Hesh 2 headphones are used mostly for gaming. The 40mm drivers are good for reproducing the sound of gunfire etc. Many shooters have an excellent library of authentic sounds to support their their games.

The Beats Solo 3 headphones are mostly used when traveling. The 40 hour battery life is excellent and they charge up fast at coffee shops etc,