Good news for Technologous Cloud IT users! Microsoft recently announced some changes to Windows 10, giving users with multiple GPU’s more control over their cards when running applications.
Currently, Windows 10 decides which card to use on the fly, but in a preview of Build 20190, under settings Display Graphics Settings, there is a new dropdown that allows users to set which of their GPU’s is the default.
In addition to setting their default GPU, users will also be able to make GPU decisions on a per-application dropdown list, rather than surrendering selection control to the OS. That will allow you to select a GPU that may not be your most powerful but still offers superior performance in a given game.
It’s a cool addition and one you will want to research. If you’re curious to try it out now, download the latest Windows 10 Insider Build.
If you’re not a member of that program, you’ll have to wait till a bit later in the year to experiment with it. If the past is any guide, the new feature should be appearing in one of the Fall updates this year.
In any case, it’s an area that seldom gets much attention since it only applies to a minority of the Windows 10 user base.
Thank you, Microsoft, for paying attention to the needs and desires of their power users.
It’s not at all hard to find things to complain about where Microsoft is concerned, but it’s also clear that the company is working hard to improve the user experience, so credit where credit is due!