How to Turn On Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users how to turn On or Off Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling when using Windows 11.

For computers and devices that support it, Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling enables more efficient GPU scheduling between applications, thus improving performance.

This feature is available in Windows 11, however, only for computers that have GPU that supports Hardware Accelerated Scheduling. When your device supports it, Windows 11 will offload most of GPU scheduling to a dedicated GPU-based scheduling processor.

The new Windows 11, when released generally to everyone, will come with many new features and enhancements that will work great for some while adding some learning challenges for others. Some things and settings have changed so much that folks will have to learn new ways to work with and manage Windows 11.

This is a feature isn’t new to Windows 11. It was introduced in Windows 10.

To get started with enabling Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling in Windows 11, follow the steps below:

How to enable Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling in Windows 11

If your device supports it, this can improve your system performance. It is disabled by default, but you can enable it and test it out.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from the System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click System, and select Display on the right pane of your screen shown in the image below.

On the Display settings pane, under Related settings, click Graphics as highlighted below.

Then select Change default graphic settings as highlighted below.

Under default graphics settings, toggle the button to the On position to enable Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling.

That should do it.


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