• Enabling hardware accelerated GPU scheduling in Windows 10 2004 can cause issues related to GPU overload even when the system is idle.
  • The feature has caused a long delay in streaming for some users.
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Windows 10 2004 GPU scheduling option causes stream lag

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The Windows 10 May 2020 Update introduced a number of out-of-the-box features. These include the new Cortana app, which is now generally available. The operating system also came with others, such as hardware-accelerated GPU programming, which are currently undergoing beta testing.

But, as one Reddit user reports, the hardware-accelerated GPU programming experience isn’t exactly smooth in certain scenarios.

Hardware accelerated GPU scheduling setting issue

As a Windows 10 expert, you need to enable hardware accelerated GPU programming to use it on your PC. That’s because it’s disabled by default.

However, it so happens that when the feature is enabled but not active, your PC may indicate an abnormally high percentage of GPU usage. In the case of the Reddit user, their PC would report 70% more GPU usage every time they moved the mouse or interacted with the touchscreen.

The user claims to have identified the hardware accelerated GPU scheduling settings as the source of his problem. That diagnosis makes sense if the problem disappears after disabling the option.

“I encountered the problem of my integrated GPU shooting from ~5% of idle usage to in excess of 70% usage whenever I moved the mouse or interacted with the touchscreen. I am on Dev Build 20067-1754 and after some work tracked it to the “Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling” option. With this setting disabled, mouse movement and idle usage only rarely causes the GPU to go above 1%.”

Aside from that, the Windows 10 whistleblower claims that disabling the feature fixed an issue with the Twitch streamer. According to the source, the affected user would encounter a large transmission delay of up to 30 seconds in certain situations.

All in all, you can reasonably expect that graphics throughput will have some issues here and there before reaching general availability. Also note that only recently some graphics cards have received driver updates to support the Windows 10 2004 feature.

Have you already worked with the new Windows 10 GPU scheduling capability? Share your experience with the charts feature in the comment section below.

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