System Turn On or Off Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling in Windows 11

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Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling enables more efficient GPU scheduling between applications by reducing latency and improving video output performance.

Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling requires a GPU that support hardware acceleration, combined with a graphics driver that supports WDDM 2.7 or higher.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling in Windows 11.


You must be signed in as an administrator to turn on or off hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling.



Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling using REG file





OPTION ONE

Change Screen Timeout to Turn Off Display After in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on System on the left side, and click/tap on Display on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap on Graphics on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Hardware-accelerated_GPU_scheduling-2.png

4 Click/tap on the Change default graphics settings link. (see screenshot below)

Hardware-accelerated_GPU_scheduling-3.png

5 Turn On or Off (default) Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling for what you want. (see screenshot below)

If you do not see a Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling setting available, then it's not supported by your device.


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6 Restart the computer to apply.





OPTION TWO

Turn On or Off Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling using REG file


1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


2 To Turn On Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_ON_hardware-accelerated_GPU_scheduling.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers]
"HwSchMode"=dword:00000002

3 To Turn Off Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_OFF_hardware-accelerated_GPU_scheduling.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers]
"HwSchMode"=dword:00000001

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 Restart the computer to apply.

8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink
 

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That's another setting I do not have there. Only thing I Have in Graphics is enabling or disabling Auto HDR.

I might try the reg file tonight and see if it makes a difference in gaming or not.
 

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