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 supports 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

Turn On or Off Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling 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)

Hardware-accelerated_GPU_scheduling-1.png

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

Open Graphics settings

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.


Hardware-accelerated_GPU_scheduling-4.png

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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johnlgalt

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With my more modern 3080 Ti, I now have this setting as well.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * Corsair Vengeance 32 GB 3600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING (12G-P5-3955-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Eve Spectrum ES07D02 280 Hz QHD | Eve Spectrum ES07D03 4K Gaming Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1440p | 4k
    Hard Drives
    3x Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 2 TB SSD (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM)
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    ZXT KRAKEN Z73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (3x 120 mm push top) + Air 3x 140mm case fans (pull front) + 1x 120 mm (push back) and 1 x 120 mm (pull bottom)
    Keyboard
    SteelSeries Apex Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3 for Business
    Internet Speed
    Logitech MX Master 3 for Business
    Browser
    Nightly (default) + Firefox (stable),Chrome, Edge/ß/Dev/Canary
    Antivirus
    Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 x64 Pro build 21H1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E5470
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell laptop display 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryvill 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master (shared) | Dell TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex
    Browser
    Edge Chromium | Chrome | Firefox Nightly | Brave
    Antivirus
    Defender + MB4
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