In the Windows 10 May 2020 (20H1/Version 2004) feature update, Microsoft introduced The Windows Display Model (WDDM 2.7) improvement to add hardware-accelerated scheduling (HAGS) to the GPU.
Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling is the primary feature of WDDM 2.7, allowing integrated/discrete graphics cards to manage your memory directly, allowing you to achieve better performance, reduce latency, improve average or minimum frame rates, and improve video playback.
While support for WDDM 2.7 was included in previously released drivers by Intel and NVIDIA, the problem is that there is no option for hardware to speed up GPU scheduling in Windows settings.
“WDDM 2.7 introduces a new feature called hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling,” Intel said. Current Intel DCH drivers do not support this feature, but Intel hopes to include support for this feature in future driver releases. “
Yesterday, AMD quietly released the 20.5.1 Beta GHS driver, which represents “Graphics Hardware Scheduling” (graphic hardware scheduling). AMD graphics cards are finally starting to truly support Windows 10 v2004’s hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling, which can be turned on at the graphics settings set by Windows system settings. AMD graphics cards are currently limited to the latest RX 5700/5600 series of high-end cards, even if the RX 5500 series has not yet been added, let alone the older RX Vega and RX 500/400 series.