Microsoft’s new site allows users to check which games are compatible with Arm processors.

Microsoft recently announced a new website at its Build event that allows users to check game compatibility on devices powered by Snapdragon Arm-processors such as the latest Surface laptops. The website was jointly developed by Linaro engineering group, Microsoft, and Qualcomm.

The website,, so far has checked the compatibility of 1481 games, placing each of them into one of four categories based on their performance and stability:

  • Perfect — The game runs at a rate of 60 frames per second (60+ FPS) at 1080p resolution, without any graphic artifacts or other problems affecting gameplay.
  • Playable — The game runs at a rate of 30 frames per second (30+ FPS) at 1080p resolution, with minimal graphic artifacts or other minor issues.
  • Runs — The game runs, but there may be glitches affecting gameplay.
  • Unplayable — The game doesn’t run due to issues with anti-cheat systems operation among other reasons.

According to the website, out of the 1481 games, 747 have demonstrated excellent performance, running at 60 FPS at 1080p resolution. Some resource-intensive games like Control Ultimate Edition are included in that list.

Interestingly, 19 games, including popular ones such as Fortnite, Roblox, and PUBG, are classified as “unplayable”. The issue stems from many of these games using anti-cheat systems, which are not fully supported by Arm processors yet. Even though games based on BattlEye now support Arm, this hasn’t been enough to allow some games to run on the Steam Deck platform.

In conclusion, the testing data shows that the new Arm-powered Surface laptops and Snapdragon X Elite devices have impressive gaming performance. Though they have issues running some games that use complex protection systems, the overall performance is still quite remarkable.

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