The Windows Task Manager lets you keep an eye on CPU, memory, and disk usage as well as your computer’s Ethernet, WiFi, and Bluetooth performance and stats. But one feature that’s been notably absent from the performance tab is the graphics processor.

That will change soon though. Microsoft’s latest Windows Insider Preview build adds a GPU tab to the Task Manager. The feature will likely roll out to all users in a future update to Windows 10.

Computers with dedicated graphics processors will display GPU utilization and memory usage in the Performnace tab. And if you select the Details tab, you’ll see GPU stats for each process that’s leveraging your computer’s graphics processor.

This is just one of many new features in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16226 for PC. Some others include:

  • Emoji 5.0
  • Handwriting and keyboard improvements
  • Mixed reality improvements
  • Pen scrolling in Win32 apps
  • Xbox Networking settings area to help identify problems affecting voice chat and multiplayer gaming
  • Support for sharing files in File Explorer via the right-click context menu
  • Currency conversion built into Calculator app
  • Migrate Cookies and Settings from Google Chrome to Microsoft Edge

You can find a longer list of new features, bug fixes, and known issues at the Windows blog.

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One reply on “Windows Task Manager is finally getting a GPU tab”

  1. I’m sure Intel will embrace this for their HD/Iris iGPU’s. I just hope AMD and Nvidia support this well enough to be useful to see GPU load in different game profiles and differences in GPU load when Windows Resolution is altered.

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