Microsoft has released a quick test to determine if your PC is ready for DirectStorage and next-gen gaming

You can verify that your system is ready for DirectStorage (opens in new tab) now thanks to a new preview of the Microsoft Game Bar feature in Windows 11. The Gaming Features tab in the settings menu tells you if your system is ready for DirectX 12 Ultimate and allows you to enable HDR and Auto HDR without diving into the myriad Windows settings screens and now shows which parts of your system are ready for the next-generation DirectStorage feature and which are not.

It feels like we’ve been digging into DirectStorage for ages without actually having anything to show off. But that doesn’t stop us from being really excited for a new feature that will make the most of the fast SSDs we’ve been stuffing into our systems for years.