Unlock the Ultimate Performance Mode in Windows 10/11

Windows 10 Ultimate Performance mode is a powerful tool for users who require maximum performance from their systems, here is how to enable it

In the world of computing, performance is key, whether you’re a professional video editor, a dedicated gamer, or a software developer working on resource-intensive projects. To meet the demands of users requiring peak performance from their systems, Microsoft introduced the Ultimate Performance power plan in Windows 10. This power plan is specially designed for Workstations and aims to optimize the performance of the operating system and achieve the highest performance in Windows 10. This article explores what is Ultimate Performance Mode and how to enable it on Windows 10/11.

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What is Ultimate Performance mode?

As the name suggests, this feature is specially designed for advanced users for whom “High Performance” isn’t enough. It helps speed things up by “eliminating micro-latencies” that come with “fine-grained power management techniques” — instead of thinking about power, the workstation will focus even more on performance.

Ultimate Performance mode ensures that your system operates at its highest capacity, providing optimal performance for demanding tasks such as gaming, 3D rendering, video editing, and scientific simulations.

  • Ultimate Performance mode unlocks the full processing power of your CPU, GPU, and other hardware components, allowing applications to run faster and smoother.
  • With resources prioritized for performance, your system responds more quickly to user inputs, resulting in a smoother and more responsive computing experience.
  • By optimizing system settings for performance, Ultimate Performance mode reduces latency and minimizes system interruptions, leading to improved stability during demanding tasks.
  • Whether you’re gaming, editing high-resolution videos, or running complex simulations, Ultimate Performance mode ensures that your system can handle even the most demanding workloads with ease.

Enable Ultimate Performance mode on Windows 10

Unfortunately, Microsoft is not enabling this on battery-powered systems, and the company has locked this feature to Windows 10 Pro for Workstations. For Windows 10 home users, This Feature is hidden by default so you can’t just select it from Power Options, or from the battery slider in Windows 10. But using Command Prompt tweak you can force the Ultimate Performance mode and it’ll work in any edition of Windows 10 regardless of the hardware configuration.

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  • First, Open either Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell in the admin mode
  • Press the Windows key, type PowerShell, right-click on Powershell and select Run as administrator.
  • Now, type or copy/ paste the following command and press Enter to enable Windows Ultimate Performance mode on any windows 10 and 11 PC.

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  • Now Press Windows + R, type Powercfg.cpl click ok to open Power Options.
  • expand show additional plans then select Ultimate Performance.
  • As with the other power policies in Windows, you’ll be able to customize the Ultimate Performance policy to meet your personal needs.

Ultimate Performance mode on Windows 10

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Note: The Ultimate Performance power policy is currently not available when running a device on battery For Example Laptops.

Customize Ultimate Performance Power Plan

You Can also Customize the ultimate performance power plan as other power plans. To do this click on the Change plan settings link adjacent to Ultimate Performance to get access to the Edit Plan Setting window.

Press the dropdown under On battery next to Turn off the display and select a suitable time from the list. Set the After the chosen period the display will automatically extinguish and switch to the login screen. In the same way, click on the drop-down under Plugged in and choose an appropriate time for the screen to turn off.

Also, Click on advanced power settings to enlarge the respective wizard to customize it with your desired value. Check every option precisely and customize and make preferable changes.

And anytime If you want to apply the options for the Ultimate Performance Power Plan as you get after installation then click on Restore settings for this plan. Click yes when a pop-up asking Are you sure you want to restore this plan’s default settings? 

Limitations of Ultimate Performance Power Plan

While Ultimate Performance mode offers significant performance enhancements, there are some considerations and limitations to keep in mind:

  • Enabling Ultimate Performance mode may lead to higher power consumption, which can affect battery life on laptops and increase electricity costs for desktop users.
  • Running your system in Ultimate Performance mode may generate more heat, especially on high-performance desktops. Ensure that your cooling solution can handle the additional thermal load to prevent overheating
  • Ultimate Performance mode may not be available on all systems, especially laptops and older desktops. Check your system’s compatibility before attempting to enable this power plan.

Disable Ultimate Performance Mode in Windows 10

If any time you decide to disable Ultimate performance mode. Simply navigate to the power options window (Press Windows + R, type Powercfg.cpl click ok) and select the Radio button Balanced.

  • Now Click on the ‘Change plan settings’ link next to Ultimate Performance, and click on the delete this plan option.
  • Click yes when it prompts for confirmation.

Disable Ultimate Performance Mode

That’s all about Windows 10 ultimate performance (power) mode, Did you enable this option on your System? let us know in the comments below.

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