If you run Windows 11 on your gaming PC, you may have noticed weird performance issues in your keyboard & mouse games: a strange stuttering, particularly when you’re moving the camera. That’s not actually a performance issue, or at least, it’s not the usual kind of performance issue. Instead, what you’re noticing is a problem with the way Windows reports your mouse’s position updates.
To resolve the problem, Microsoft implemented throttling of background raw input mouse listeners and capped their message rates. This frees up performance, reducing input latency and eliminating the stuttering. Best of all it shouldn’t impact the function of background tasks, either. Microsoft doesn’t elaborate on why Windows 10 and earlier Windows versions didn’t have this same problem, although Windows 8.1 did have a similar issue with high-report-rate mice early in its lifetime.
Of course, as with any windows update, there are some problems with the new release, too. In particular, there are a bunch of reports on the Feedback Hub that the update won’t even install properly. Some folks say that they had to institute a manual system repair after trying to install the update. Other users have tested and reported that Moment 3 does nothing to resolve the ongoing issue with SSD performance in Windows 11.
Our test rigs haven’t suffered any major maladies as of yet, but if you grabbed Windows 11 Moment 3, let us know how your experience went in the comments.