Enable Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling in Windows 11

In this article, I will show you how to enable Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling in Windows 11. When you enable this feature in Windows 11, it enables more efficient GPU scheduling between applications.

The purpose of this article is to give some background on GPU scheduling feature and show the steps to enable the hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling on Windows 11.

With “Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling“, Windows 11 can now offload most of GPU scheduling to a dedicated GPU-based scheduling processor. With GPU scheduling enabled, your GPU takes the load from the processor and reduces latency to potentially make your PC run better. If you enable this feature, the performance of applications that rely on the graphic card improves significantly.

The GPU scheduling feature was first introduced in Windows 10 with Windows 10 May 2020 update. And this feature has also been added to Windows 11 release, and you can enable it manually.

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The option to enable the Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling in Windows 11 is available under Windows 11 Settings > System > Display > Graphics Settings.

Note: The Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling is an optional feature, and it is not enabled by default. This feature must be enabled manually on Windows 11 or Windows 10. Enabling this feature will require a computer restart.

Before you enable the GPU scheduling in Windows 11, update the graphic card drivers and install the latest Windows 11 updates.

GPU Support for Hardware Scheduling

You may want to know which GPUs will support Hardware Scheduling? According to Microsoft, The new GPU scheduler will be supported on recent GPUs that have the necessary hardware, combined with a WDDMv2.7 driver that exposes this support to Windows.

There is no specific list of GPUs that Microsoft provides to know the GPU support for hardware scheduling. However, as Microsoft says, newer GPU’s will support hardware scheduling.

How To Enable Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling in Windows 11

In Windows 11, you can enable the hardware acceleration GPU scheduling with following steps.

1. Click on the Windows 11 Start button and select Settings.

Launch Windows 11 Settings App
Launch Windows 11 Settings App

2. On the Settings page, click on the System section and in the right pane, click on the Display option as shown in the screenshot below.

Windows 11 Display Options
Windows 11 Display Options

3. On the Display settings window, scroll down and click on the Graphics option under the Related settings.

Select Windows 11 Graphics Option
Select Windows 11 Graphics Option

4. On the Graphics window, under Default Settings, click Change default graphics settings.

Enable Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling in Windows 11
Enable Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling in Windows 11

Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling Missing?

Enable Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling in Windows 11

Only if both your GPU and driver support the new GPU scheduling feature, the Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling UI below will appear.

5. As mentioned earlier, the hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling option is not enabled by default in Windows 11. To enable the hardware accelerated GPU scheduling, toggle on the switch to On. Then, on the confirmation prompt, click on the Yes button.

Enable Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling in Windows 11
Enable Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling in Windows 11

That was super easy. This will enable the Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling on Windows 11. Make sure to restart your computer to apply the changes.

How can I disable Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling?

You can disable the hardware accelerated GPU scheduling via Windows 11 Settings > System > Display > Graphics Settings.

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