Exploring game mode in MacOS sonoma for apple silicon macs

27.09.2023 posted by Admin

Enhance gaming on MacOS sonoma

In the latest macOS, known as Sonoma, there's a cool feature called Game Mode designed to enhance your gaming experience on Mac computers. If you're not sure what Game Mode is all about, Apple has recently released a support document to help you understand and make the most of this feature.

So, what exactly does Game Mode do? Well, it works its magic by giving your game top priority when it comes to using your computer's CPU and GPU. This means your game gets all the power it needs while background tasks take a back seat. Additionally, Game Mode also bumps up the Bluetooth sampling rate, which means less delay when you're using wireless accessories like game controllers and AirPods.

Here's the catch, though: Game Mode is exclusive to Macs powered by Apple Silicon. If you have one of those, here's how you can activate it in macOS Sonoma.

Turning on Game Mode:

Game Mode will kick into action automatically when you follow these steps to play your game in full screen mode:

  • Hover your mouse pointer over the green button in the upper-left corner of the game window.

  • Then, select "Enter Full Screen" from the menu that pops up.

  • Once you're in full screen mode using this method, you'll spot a Game Mode menu up in the menu bar. This menu is your confirmation that Game Mode is now working its magic for your game.

    Turning off Game Mode:

    Game Mode is smart enough to turn off by itself when you exit full screen mode. However, if you want to turn it off while still in full screen, you can do so via the Game Mode menu in the menu bar. Just select "Turn Game Mode off." It's important to note that Game Mode will stay off for that specific game until you manually switch it back on, even if you close and reopen the game.

    By the way, have you noticed a performance boost in your Mac while using Game Mode? We'd love to hear about your gaming experiences and which games you've been enjoying more with this feature. Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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