The next Windows 10 feature update, Windows 10 20H1 (version 2004) will be released very soon. There are some new improvements in this version. Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling is a new feature that you may be interested in. Now, you can read this MiniTool post to learn what this new feature can do for you.

Microsoft has finished the development of Windows 10 20H1, which is also known as version 2004. This new update is expected to be released as early as April.

Unlike the early Windows 10’s minor November 2019 Update, this Windows 10 20H1 (version 2004) will come with some new features. These new features are worth being tried for users.

New Improvements in Windows 10 20H1

Windows 10 version 2004 is a Windows 10 feature update. There will be various significant improvements in the respect of Windows Subsystem for Linux, system recovery, and overall performance.

The company also improves the Cortana experience with a new chat-based interface. At the same time, Windows search performance is getting faster in this upcoming Windows update. Besides, there are also some other tiny improvements and usual updates for you.

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In the development of this new Windows 10 20H1, the company also introduces a new version of the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM). This is the graphic driver architecture for video card drivers on the Windows computers.

To be specific, Windows 10 version 2004 is designed with WDDM 2.7 and it contains the new features as follows:

  • DirectX 12 Mesh Shader
  • DirectX 12 Raytracing Tier 1.1
  • DirectX 12 Video Protected Resource Support
  • DirectX 12 Sampler Feedback: Texture Streaming, Texture-Space Shading

However, this is not all the significant features in WDDM 2.7. It also comes with another new feature that is called Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling. This is designed for the integrated and discrete graphics card. On the other hand, AMD Radeon is not supported in this new version due to the lack of insider drivers.

Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling in Windows 10 20H1

Now, let’s talk about this Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling feature in this new Windows 10 update. With this feature, your Windows video card like Intel UHD Graphics 620 and Nvidia GeForce 1060 will be able to directly manage the video memory.

This Windows 10’s Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling feature allows video cards such as Intel UHD Graphics 620 and Nvidia GeForce 1060 to directly manage its video memory. Through this new GPU feature, Microsoft promises that the video playback performance is improved and the latency on supported hardware is reduced.

This Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling feature can work regardless of the API (DirectX, Vulkan, OpenGL) that is used for apps and games. These popular and well-known apps, such as Movies & TV app, Netflix and some other programs, will support the hardware acceleration.

With this Hardware acceleration feature, your device’s graphics card can more efficiently deal with the actions of video playback and game calculations.

After you get the Windows 10 20H1 on your computer, you can enable this Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling feature manually. You can go to Windows Settings to do the job. You can find this feature under the Graphics settings section.

enable Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling in Windows settings

After this feature is enabled, your computer graphics card can supply you with a better experience in videos and games playback. At the same time, the latency will be reduced and the performance will be improved.

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Microsoft has not given the exact rollout date for this new Windows 10 version 2004. It is supposed to be released in April or May.

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