This cumulative update may fix your slow Windows 10 gaming PC
In April, Microsoft released Windows 10 cumulative updates (KB5000842 and KB5001330) that gamers immediately noticed were causing performance issues, especially with lower frame rates in games, and even Nvidia acknowledged the problem by stating:
04/16/21 – If you experience slower performance in games, check if rolling back Windows 10 update KB5000842 fixes the issue.
Microsoft also finally admitted to the problem, stating:
A small subset of users reported lower than expected performance in games after installing this update. Most of the users affected by this issue run games in full screen or borderless windowed mode and use two or more monitors.
Ultimately, Microsoft has to roll back the update, but with the latest cumulative update for Windows 10 insiders in the beta channel and version preview channel, Microsoft seems to have finally released a fix.
The changelog for KB5003690 notes:
- Microsoft fixed an issue in a small subset of users who performed below expectations in games after installing KB5000842 or later.
The update also fixes the blurry text issue in the News and Interest feed that some have encountered.
Read the full changelog and find the download links in our previous article here. The update is expected to roll out to non-Windows 10 insiders in the upcoming Patch Tuesday on 7/13/2021.