The new beta build of Windows 10 – dubbed 19564 – is available to all Insiders in the Fast Ring right now and comes with a huge new feature that could improve the battery life of your PC.
Microsoft has updated the Graphics settings page for Windows 10 with a new tool that will give users more control over which GPU apps run on (assuming you have more than one GPU, of course). The revamped menu will provide fans with a nifty search bar that’ll let you find apps quickly and select a GPU preference.
Although this feature doesn’t sound like much on paper, it could allow users to substantially up their battery life. As noted by TechRadar, switching from a discrete GPU to integrated graphics could, theoretically at least, save a ton of power depending on the graphics solution being used and the app in question.
Microsoft also stated in a recent post on its Insider Blog,