Windows 11 Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling: How to Enable?

Windows 11 can improve the graphics performance of a graphics card by reducing latency with a hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling feature, allowing the graphics card to manage its memory.

Without the GPU scheduling feature enabled, the CPU processor took over some of the graphics tasks and prioritized the data so that the GPU would process them later. With the function enabled, the GPU, with its VRAM, can take some priority tasks immediately without using the CPU, thereby reducing the latency. The GPU scheduling feature is disabled unless the latest supported video card drivers are installed.

Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling

How to enable hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling in Windows 11

Method 1: Enable via Settings

1. Visit the Settings app (Win+I)

2. Now click on System> Display> Graphics.

2. Click on “Change default graphics settings”.

3. Enable the hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling slider and restart Windows 11 PC.

Method 2: Enable via registry

Press Win + R and type Regedit to open Registry Editor. In the registry, go along the path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ GraphicsDrivers
  • Right-click on GraphicsDrivers.
  • Create a 32-bit DWORD parameter and name it HwSchMode.
  • Double click on HwSchMode and set the value to 2.
  • Reboot your PC.

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