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Why Is GPU Not Showing In Task Manager Performance?

  • Aryan 
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Why Doesn’t The GPU Show Up In Task Manager Performance?

If you are getting the error “GPU Show Up In Task Manager Performance” when your game runs without a single problem, then that is a hindrance and problem. So what can be done to solve this issue and make it run smoothly again?

Well, there are two ways of solving this issue. You can choose one or the other of the two solutions depending on how well they suit your system requirements.

If you’ve been wondering why GPU is not showing in Task Manager Performance, the primary reason for this issue is that the driver might be missing or not updated. In this case, we’ll show you three different scenarios and their corresponding solution.

Reason 1: This Feature Is Not Available In The Current Version Of Windows.

There are two reasons why the GPU doesn’t appear in Task Manager performance. The first possible reason is that the feature isn’t currently unavailable in the current version of Windows. Second, if the operating system runs the Fall Creators Update, the part will become available in the next major release of Windows.


  1. Go to Start and open System Settings.
  2. Choose System.
  3. Click About under the System pane.
  4. Look for About which mentions your computer’s Windows version. Operating systems with versions lower than 1709 will require an update.
  5. Make sure to update to a 1709 version or anything higher as this will then ensure that the new attribute becomes available on Windows.
  6. To update Windows, go to Update & Security.
  7. Choose Windows Update found on the next window.
  8. Next, choose to Check for Updates which you can see under the Update Status.
  9. Do the necessary updates.
  10. You can also go to Microsoft’s official website to download it.
  11. You should now see the GPU listed in the CPU tab.
  12. Don’t forget to restart your computer if the GPU is still not listed in the CPU tab.

Reason 2: Fault With The Display Adapter Driver

There are two reasons why your current GPU driver doesn’t show up in task manager performance. First, there might be a fault with your display adapter software driver. Second, your display adapter software driver might need to be installed correctly.

The DirectX Diagnostic provides information about the driver model used by your display adapter software installed on your computer. This includes information such as the version number of the driver, whether it supports hardware acceleration, and what features are supported. 

Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) is a display driver crucial to your computer. Your WDDM version can be checked by using DirectX Diagnostic on Windows. Take note that driver model WDDM 2.0 or a much higher version supports more features than WDDM 1.3 or a much lower version.


You can use this tool to determine if there are problems with the driver model being used. If you see errors, you might want to update the software for the driver. You can do this by selecting the Driver tab under your Display Adapter Properties pane and choosing the Update Driver option.

You may also prompt your computer to automatically install updated drivers. Visit your device manufacturer’s official website like Hewlett Packard or Acers to check for updates. You can also look for your GPU manufacturer’s official website like AMD, Intel, or NVidia to check for updates.

Another way to fix the errors is to uninstall your display adapter driver and reinstall it. You can do this by opening the Control Panel > System and Security > System > Device Manager > Display Adapters > right-clicking on what Display Adapter you wish to remove > Properties > Driver > Uninstalling Display Adapter software.

Proceed to restart the computer, and install the newly updated display adapter.

Reason 3: Chipset Driver Fault

This is another reason the GPU doesn’t appear in task manager performance. You’ll need to update your chipset drivers to fix this problem.


You can visit your laptop’s manufacturer’s official site or its motherboard manufacturer to find out if any updates are available for your chipset drivers. If there are, then you should update them.

When Windows 10 released the update for Fall Creator in October 2017, the GPU usage can be checked by going to your Task Manager and then opening the performance tab. Still, a few users reported that they can’t see the GPU usage monitor in their Task Manager.


This article explains why the GPU doesn’t appear in task manager performance. If all the solutions above failed, you might need to purchase and install an original Windows operating system copy to gain access to this functionality.

GPU issues can be resolved by uninstalling your outdated current driver and replacing it with a new one. 

For every update available, it is better to just wait for a few weeks or months to see if your chip manufacturer releases their corresponding driver update for your particular model.

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Aryan Benedict

Aryan Benedict

I'm Aryan, welcome to my profile and website My aim is to answer all your tech and gadget related questions in one, easy-to-navigate, website. I love technology and a lot of my interest lies in gadgets of today. There are many common questions I am constantly asked about various products - hence the birth of Tech Loved. My awesome team and I will answer all the questions you may have (well maybe not all, but hey, we try! :) )

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