Enable Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling on Windows 11: Easy Steps

The new Windows 11 OS offers numerous improvements with attractive design and modern features. To enjoy all of these features, you need to enable certain services; such one is Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling. This advanced feature allows you to reduce latency and improve performance by allowing the graphics card to control its own memory. However, this feature does not work by default because it requires the latest drivers.

If you are an NVIDIA user, the driver needs to be updated to version 451.48 and above. In the case of Intel integrated graphics, the hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling feature works on version and above. At AMD, users need to upgrade to the 56000 or higher series. If you have these latest version drivers, you can enable Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling in Windows 11 using the steps given below. Let’s look at the steps,

 Steps to Enable Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling via Settings:

You can follow these steps to activate the Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling feature via Settings.

  • Firstly, launch the Settings on your Windows 11 system.
  • Then select System from the left pane menu and click on Display from the right side.
  • Now select the Graphics option under the Related settings section.
  • In the new window, click over the Change Default Graphics Settings option. 
  • There Turn On the toggle beside the option Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling.
  • Once done, restart the system, and now the feature will get enabled on your Windows 11.

Hereafter you will feel better latency and improvised performance while playing the games. 

Steps to Enable Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling via Registry:

Follow these steps to activate the Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling feature via Registry,

Note: Create a full backup before proceeding with this process. Because a single mistake in modifying the registry can lead to complicated issues. So you continue with these steps at your own risk.

  • Firstly, press Windows + R simultaneously to launch the RUN dialog box, then type ‘regedit’ and click OK.
  • Now the Registry Editor window will open before you, then follow the below path,


  • Then select and right-click over GraphicsDrivers (folder) from the left pane menu.
  • Now select New from the submenu and click on the DWORD (32-bit) value.
  • Then name the key as HwSchMode, then press Enter and double click over the key.
  • There set the value ‘2’ instead of ‘0’ and click on OK
  • Once done, restart the system. 

In the future, you need to go back to the previous state; you need to follow the same above steps and delete the HwSchMode key by right-clicking over it. To disable the Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling, you need to change the value to 1 instead of 2.

These are all about enabling Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling on your Windows 11. If you have any queries or doubts after reading this article, please leave a comment in the below-given comment box.