Windows 10: GPU Performance in Task Manager


  1. Posts : 170
    Windows 10 (2), Win 8.1 (1), Win 7 (1)
       20 Oct 2017 #1

    GPU Performance in Task Manager


    After installing the Fall Creators Update, I checked Task Manager to look on the Performance tab to see what it said about my NVIDIA GPU on my laptop. That option is not showing up and I can find no way to enable it. Anyone have any idea?

    JohnD
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  2.    20 Oct 2017 #2

    That' stated just recently, which build are you on ?
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  3. Posts : 170
    Windows 10 (2), Win 8.1 (1), Win 7 (1)
    Thread Starter
       20 Oct 2017 #3

    v1709 - b16299.19
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  4.    20 Oct 2017 #4

    Same here, no info about gpu (older NVIDIA card) in task manager. I'm on build 16299.19, clean installation.
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  5.    20 Oct 2017 #5

    Reapplying or updating GPU driver may help.
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       20 Oct 2017 #6

    Interesting. Mine is an old (about 7 years) Lenovo W510 laptop. It has the NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M video card. Don't know if older cards are not supported for this. When I did the upgrade, MS reinstalled the latest driver (dated 11/14/16, v21.21.13.4201)

    JohnD
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  7. Posts : 170
    Windows 10 (2), Win 8.1 (1), Win 7 (1)
    Thread Starter
       21 Oct 2017 #7

    I found the answer. The video driver must support WDDM v2.0 or above. Mine only supports v1.2 even though the driver is less than a year old. Apparently the video card cannot support what is needed. You can check your WDDM version by running dxdiag.exe.

    JohnD
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  8. Posts : 3
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       02 Nov 2017 #8

    I checked, I have an integrated NVidia GPU. The WDDM version is 2.3.
    I rarely see any activity on the NVidia GPU even if I force it as the Global GPU.
    Everything still goes through the Intel GPU by default.
    I guess I am trying to understand if there really is any value at all in hybridized GPU's like this?
    Is it a similar aspect like multi-core processors and threading?
    For example, if an application like AutoCAD is not a threaded app approach by design it will never utilize more than 1 core.
    So even if the GPU is supported by drivers and the OS, the applications will never utilize the hybrid GPU?
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  9. Posts : 170
    Windows 10 (2), Win 8.1 (1), Win 7 (1)
    Thread Starter
       02 Nov 2017 #9

    The primary idea behind the integrated Intel graphics chip is to save power usage, more important for laptops than desktops. Using the NVIDIA Control Panel, you can specify certain programs to use the NVIDIA GPU instead of the integrated Intel chip, but yes the integrated chip is the default graphics processor.

    JohnD
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