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Fri Apr 23, 2021, 05:56 AM

I swear, these friggin' Windows Updates are getting worse than viruses!!!

A New Windows 10 Update Is Wrecking Game Performance
By Ryan Whitwam on April 20, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Anyone who’s been paying attention to Microsoft’s Windows 10 update track record will be unsurprised to hear there’s another bad update rolling out. Numerous reports around the web describe plummeting game performance following the most recent April Windows update, which included a cumulative patch known as KB5001330 or KB5001337, depending on your Windows version.

It didn’t take long for affected users to narrow down the cause of their sudden game performance issues. As it turns out, the same issue existed earlier this month when the patches were optional, but now they’re rolling out to everyone with the same problems still present. If you’re on Windows 10 version 2004 (20H1), the patch is KB5001330, but if you’re still on Windows 10 versions 1930 or 1909, it’s KB5001337. You can check by going to your Windows Update history menu.

Gamers say the patch causes poor frame rates, stuttering related to what’s being displayed on the screen, and buggy v-sync. On Reddit, one user explains that attempting to run screen sharing causes games such as Doom Eternal to drop to unplayable frame rates. And lest you think this is a hardware issue, many of the complainants have rare, high-end video cards like the RTX 3070, which will cost you $1,300-1,700 right now due to supply issues. For what it’s worth, I haven’t seen performance issues in games on the KB5001330.


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Fri Apr 23, 2021, 07:03 AM

1. This update caused a total lockup...

...of the software that runs a dental office. It took the better part of a morning to figure it out.

Software is so complex now that it is amazing this doesn't happen more often.

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