Microsoft joins with Qualcomm to improve Windows 11 PC WiFi gaming latency experience
According to an official press release issued by Qualcomm, the company united with Microsoft and others to perform technical optimizations and enhancements to improve stability for Windows 11 wireless network technology.
The technology is based on Qualcomm FastConnect and 4-Stream Dual Band Simultaneous and supports the integration of multiple frequency bands to solve wireless network delays.
However, this can only be used on devices equipped with some Qualcomm wireless network cards. Wireless network cards such as Intel may not be able to use wireless convergence technologies such as Qualcomm.
According to Qualcomm, the most important feature of the new technology launched this time with its partners is that it can use two wireless frequency bands for fusion to improve network efficiency.
For example, when the user’s router turns on 2.4GHz, 5GHz, or 6GHz at the same time, the system can connect two frequency bands at the same time and then always use the best frequency band.
If there is a network jitter in one of the frequency bands, the system can switch immediately without waiting for the frequency band to resume the connection, which can greatly reduce the delay for gamers.
Qualcomm claims that this technology allows wireless network connections to match the stability of Ethernet wired networks.
Qualcomm hopes to use this technology to help gamers improve their experience. Qualcomm’s tests have shown that the stability of multi-frequency connections is four times better than that of single-frequency connections.
Microsoft said it is very happy that Wi-Fi Dual Station technology can be introduced into the Windows 11 ecosystem, which can improve the experience of games and other sensitive applications.
Valve has integrated the SDK of this technology, and games that use the Steamwork SDK for networking can use this technology to reduce network latency.
In addition to Microsoft, and Qualcomm, developers that have already begun to participate in this technology, Acer, AMD, Lenovo, etc. are also actively participating to improve WiFi performance.
However, this technology based on specific hardware cannot support all users, so it is better for gamers to connect the network cable if possible.