To improve our capabilities in evaluating driver quality, the Windows Audio Team has developed several new machine endpoint measures along with updates to the existing system level measures to facilitate the evaluation of audio drivers.
Updates to existing measures
As our targeting abilities have improved, we have identified several legacy measures that are in the process of being replaced with new measures that will more comprehensively test for the same passing criteria:
While these new measures are coming online, the existing legacy measures will continue to be used and reflected in reports shared with driver publishers until they are phased out in Q1 2023.
In addition to leveraging system level measures, Microsoft can now evaluate driver quality at the machine endpoint level. The following measures are currently in evaluation for feedback through 12/21/23 and will be operationalized into Driver Shiproom publishing decisions in January of 2023.