Today, right after I launched CounterStrike: Global Offensive from my Windows 10 powered home PC for playing my usual match, I was welcomed with an odd popup message warning me about having XBox’s GameDVR turned ON, which reportedly results into a severe performance drop. The popup pointed me to this post from the official Steam Support website, which explains how to turn off GameDVR option for good. Since I’ve never heard about GameDVR before I digged the topic, until I stumbled upon this other post from the PCGamesN website which explained everything even better.
To cut it short, we’re talking about an hidden feature bundled with Windows 10 patch 1607, also known as Anniversary Update (which we reviewed earlier this year), which auto-enables Microsoft’s Xbox-powered game recording software known as GameDVR. Problem is, it seems to cause some major issues with most games, especially those released by Valve such as CS:GO.