You could have come across a new feature called Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling if you are running the new Windows 10 2004 feature update on your computer.
In Windows 10 version 2004, Microsoft introduced a new graphics feature called Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling, which is intended to boost GPU scheduling and thus performance when running applications and games that use the processing unit for graphics.
You can first verify that you are running Windows 10 version 2004 or Build 19041 in Settings > Device > About, if you want to test out the new feature and see if it makes a difference to your apps or games.
How To Enable Windows 10 GPU Scheduler?
Enabling the new Windows 10 May 2020 Update hardware-based GPU scheduler is nothing more than clicking on a toggle button. The steps listed below can be followed:
- Go to Settings > System > Devices > Display.
- Here, scroll down and click on the Graphics Settings option.
- Next, click on the toggle button that says Hardware-based GPU scheduling.
- Restart your PC.
According to the report, the GPU scheduling feature accelerated by Windows 10 hardware transfers most GPU scheduling tasks to a dedicated GPU-based scheduling processor, which should free up the CPU a little and can theoretically lead to a slight improvement in input lag.
You’ll need to download Nvidia GeForce 451.48 + or Adrenalin 2020 Version 20.5.1 Beta drivers after upgrading to Windows 10 May 2020 Update. While the Nvidia GeForce 451.48 allows everybody to support GPU scheduling, AMD has reportedly limited its new driver’s availability to beta testers.