View GPU performance in Windows Task Manager

So far, it was not possible to access information about the GPU performance of his Windows 10 computer in the Windows Task Manager . GPU means “graphics processing unit” and thus describes the built-in graphics processor. As a rule, these are separately installed graphics cards and not onboard graphics cards, since they are simply too weak.

If you have installed the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709) , you will automatically enjoy this new GPU display . Below we have shown you a Windows 10 task manager with the GPU display of an Intel HD Graphics 4600 graphics card .

GPU Windows Task Manager

The statistical values ​​of the GPU display are very extensive and Microsoft has given Windows 10 users the option to switch back and forth between the various GPU performance data. The ” 3D ” and ” Copy ” GPU values ​​are shown in the figure, but the following values ​​are still available.

  • 3D
  • Copy
  • Video decode
  • Video processing
  • Engine 5
  • Legacy upper layer
  • GDI render
  • Video processing

Below is the selection table , which you can select in the GPU touch manager view .

GPU values ​​Windows Task Manager

In addition to these values, other information about the installed graphics card is also displayed. These are as follows:

  • GPU load
  • GPU memory
  • Dedicated GPU memory
  • Shared GPU memory
  • Driver version of the graphics card driver
  • Driver date of the graphics card driver
  • DirectX version
  • Physical location (slot of the graphics card on the mainboard)
  • Memory reserved for hardware (graphics card)

Especially in the case of very graphics-intensive programs , this GPU display provides valuable information and can point out problems or GPU performance limits to the user . Here again Microsoft has integrated a pretty good new function in Windows 10. It’s just a shame that this version is only available from the Fall Creators Update.

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