According to a recent post about the updated Driver Shiproom Schedule
for this year (via Windows Latest
), the next feature update for Windows 10 (in that case the May 2020 Update) could ship at some point between May 26 and May 28. So, if Microsoft sticks with this plan, you should expect the feature update to land on any of these three days (26th, 27th, and 28th May). Albeit, Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet reported
earlier this month telling us that the possible rollout date could be May 28. Until now, all signs seem to indicate Microsoft's intention to push back Windows 10 May 2020 update to the last week of this month, and today's leak seems to confirm this anticipation. For those don't know, Microsoft releases the Driver Shiproom Schedule for OEM developers so that they comply with monthly Patch Tuesday and feature updates. Proceeding this way allows PC manufacturers to improve the reliability of driver updates while avoiding conflicts.
According to Microsoft, Windows 10 Version 20H1 will officially support DirectX 12 Ultimate. Alongside the new features that DX12 Ultimate will bring are DirectX Raytracing Tier 1.1, Mesh Shader and Sampler Feedback. Moreover, the May 2020 Update will bring some Xbox Game Bar improvements. For instance, it will add an FPS counter and a performance overlay. Now I don't know whether these metrics will be better than those of Rivatunner, however, it's cool witnessing Microsoft improving the Game Bar. It's also worth noting that this new version of Windows 10 will improve disk usage for Windows Search. It will also enable Windows Hello PIN in Safe Mode. Furthermore, Task Manager will now display GPU temperature, and it will add Mouse Speed to Settings.
While the update should be available later this month, it could take some time to arrive on your PC due to the phased nature of the rollout. If you can't wait to receive it, then there are various available to you. For example, you can use the Media Creation Tool
, ISO files, or the Insider program to install the update.
After May 2020 Update is released, Microsoft will begin testing Windows 10 20H2 (a minor cumulative update-like release) with testers in the Release Preview Ring.