Windows 10 Tip: How To Set GPU Preferences Per App

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Modern apps like Microsoft Edge has the ability to offload the graphics-intensive tasks to GPU to improve the web browsing experience while also freeing up processor resources for other tasks. If you have multiple GPUs installed, Windows usually can automatically optimize the process picking the best one for the job. Now with Windows 10 April 2018 Update, you can manually pick a GPU and assign it to any apps to improve their performances.

If this sounds interesting to you, here is how you can set it up.

Go to Settings > System > Display, and click the link Graphics settings.

Settings System Display Graphic - Windows 10 Tip: How To Set GPU Preferences Per App

Choose the type of app from the drop-down list, Classic app or Universal app.

Settings System Display Graphic type of app - Windows 10 Tip: How To Set GPU Preferences Per App

If you select the Classic app, meaning the desktop app, you can click Browse button to browse through the folder to find the executable.

If you select the Universal app, another drop-down box shows up, from which you can select the Universal app you want to set up from the list and click Add.

Settings System Display Graphic Universal app - Windows 10 Tip: How To Set GPU Preferences Per App

Expand the app you just added and click Options button. A dialog box pops up with Graphics preferences that you can choose from. Pick one and click Save button to save the change.

Settings System Display Graphic GPU preferences - Windows 10 Tip: How To Set GPU Preferences Per App

That’s all you need to do. Now the app you just set the GPU preference should have some improvements. However, if you experience something different or worse, you can use the same steps described above and use the Remove button to remove the app from the list.

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