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Windows 10 Update Gives Graphics Cards Users More Control

By August 25, 2020May 18th, 2021Technology News

Does your PC have more than one graphics card in it?

If so, and you’re a Windows 10 user, there’s good news.

Microsoft recently announced some coming changes to Windows 10 that will give users with multiple GPU’s more control over how their cards are used when running applications.

Currently, Windows makes the decision about 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 being able to set their own 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, for example, 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 that’s well worth playing around with. If you’re curious to try it out now, just download the latest Windows 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, so kudos to 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!

Jason Manteiga

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.

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