With Windows 10 Version 2004 (20H1) now in its final stages, the Microsoft team will focus on BUG fixes, background performance optimization, and stability adjustments without adding any new features. In addition to tuning the overall performance of the system, major improvements to Windows Subsystem for Linux, and a faster increase in Windows Search, Microsoft will significantly improve graphics performance and reduce latency.
It is reported that microsoft will introduce a new version of Windows Display Driver Model in the Windows 10 Version 2004 feature update. It is a graphics-driven architecture for Windows devices. It is reported that the new feature update will include the WDDM 2.7 version, adding the following features:
DirectX 12 RayTrace Layer 1.1
DirectX 12 Grid Shader
DirectX 12 Sampler Feedback: Texture Flow, Texture Space Shadows
DirectX 12 Video Protection Resource Support
WDDM 2.7 introduces another new feature called Hardware Acceleration GPU Scheduling for integrated and discrete graphics cards. Unfortunately, AMD Radeon is not currently supported due to the lack of internal drivers. Windows 10’s hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling capabilities allow graphics cards such as Intel UHD Graphics 620 and Nvidia GeForce 1060 to directly manage their video memory. With the new GPU capabilities, Microsoft is committed to improving video playback performance and reducing latency on supported hardware.
No matter what API (DirectX, Vulkan, OpenGL) is used in the app and in the game, hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling can deliver great gain. Hardware acceleration is also on the way, including Movies and TV, Netflix and other well-known apps. In theory, hardware acceleration allows your computer graphics card to handle video playback and game computing more efficiently.
After you install the Windows 10 20H1 update, you’ll find the Hardware-Accelerated GPU Plan option in the Graphics settings, which you will need to turn it on manually. When enabled, your graphics card will make video and games play more smoothly, reduce latency and improve performance.