Enable high-performance GPU in Win10.

This feature was recently added to Windows 10 v1803. It lets you control what GPU is used by an application. Using this feature, we will set high-performance GPU for Microsoft Edge.

Step 1: Open Settings. Navigate to System, then Display.

Step 2: Scroll down and click on Graphics Settings.

Step 3: Now you need to choose an application to set preference. From the drop-down menu select Universal App as Microsoft Edge is a Windows Universal App.

Maximize Google Chrome GPU Performance on Windows 10.

There are several optimizations that make Google Chrome run buttery smooth under Windows 10.

chrome://flags Settings

Open a new tab in Google Chrome and type “chrome://flags” in the URL bar.

Then search for each of these flags and make the following changes:

  • GPU Rasterization: Force-enabled for all layers
    • This setting will force Google Chrome to always use the GPU for rasterizing web content
  • Out of Process Rasterization: Enabled
    • This settings performs Ganesh raster in the GPU processs
  • Zero-Copy Rasterizer: Enabled
    • This setting allows the raster threads to write directly to the GPU memory. Requires hardware accelerated Native GpuMemoryBuffers
  • Override software rendering list: Enabled
    • This setting will force Google Chrome to to use hardware acceleration (see below)

Try it out:

  • you should now be able to access the 3D Earth Google Maps feature (look for an “Earth” icon in the Google Maps Preview lower right corner);
  • try some 1080p full-screen YouTube or Flash videos with and without hardware acceleration in Chrome – in my test using Intel graphics, a full-screen YouTube video used twice as much CPU without hardware acceleration than when enabling hardware acceleration in Chrome;

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