Enable Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling in Windows 11

Windows 11 features some refined setting options called hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling, which can enhance gaming and multimedia performance utilizing your PC’s GPU. This article will show you how to enable the feature and potentially gain a performance increase.

What Is Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling?

By default, your PC’s processor unloads some visual and graphics-intensive data to the GPU to render, so that games, multimedia, and other apps operate smoothly. The CPU invokes the frame data, allocates commands, and prioritizes them one by one so that the GPU can induce the frame.

The GPU’s scheduling processor and memory (VRAM) take over the same work and drive it in batches to render the frames through the Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling feature. In that way, your GPU lessens the processor from some work and decreases latency to make your PC run better potentially.

Enable Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling in Windows 11

Before you start, it’s a great idea to update the graphics drivers on your Windows 11 PC.

To get started, click Windows Start and search for Settings or press Windows+i to open the “Settings” quickly. Once you get there, from the “System” section, select the “Display” option on the right-hand side.

Select “Graphics” under the Related Settings section.

Now, click “Change Default Graphics Settings.”

Then, switch the toggle on under “Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling” and select “Yes” from the User Access Control prompt.

Once done, close the “Settings” and reboot your PC to apply the changes.

Microsoft comments that you may not notice any substantial changes immediately. However, if this feature slows your PC’s performance instead of enhancing it, you can disable it.

To do so, revisit the exact location and toggle the switch off under “Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling,” and click “Yes” from the User Access Control prompt.

That’s it! You can now check if it boots the games and multimedia experience on your Windows 11 PC.

Muhammad Imran Habib

Imran is a technology evangelist with 8 years of experience working with some of the Industry leading companies. Imran's expertise includes On-Prem/Virtual Infrastructure deployments, IT Solutions for SMEs, End User Computing Support.

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