Enable hardware GPU acceleration under Windows 10

Hardware-accelerated GPU in Windows 10 allows the GPU to manage memory independently, which means that the operating system does not do any graphics processing. This feature has recently become available in Windows 10 and reduces latency in games.


Graphics card manufacturers like Nvidia have already successfully integrated support into their drivers.

Therefore we would like to show you here how to enable GPU hardware acceleration under Windows 10.

Windows 10 - Enable Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling

The only requirement is that you have a graphics card that supports GPU acceleration. Furthermore, the latest driver must be available.

The Windows operating system must also have all current updates installed.

1. right-click on the desktop.

2. select "Display settings" from the context menu

3. in the menu item "Display" please scroll down to "Graphic settings".

Select "Default Graphics Settings".

5. activate "Hardware accelerated GPU scheduling" by moving the slider to "ON

Once you have activated it, you must restart your PC.

If this did not work, you can also enable GPU acceleration via the registry:

Activate GPU acceleration via registry

If the option to activate as described above does not appear, you can also activate the GPU Scheduler via registry entry. The following steps are required for this:

1. open the command prompt via: Windows key + R and then "regedit".

2. go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers

3. right click on it and select: New --> DWORD value (32-bit)

Rename the newly created value to "HwSchMode".

Set the value to "2" to activate it.

Restart the PC once again.

Now the function is ready for use. Depending on how powerful your graphics card is, you will now notice a difference.


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