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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.

Solution 1: Disable Nvidia Optimus Technology

This solution will help in making sure that the graphics card does not interfere with the CPU performance. This means that if you have an Intel processor, then you need to disable the Nvidia Optimus technology. To do so, go to Device manager and find out which device is responsible for the NVIDIA graphics card. 

GPUs are extremely efficient in performing certain tasks that they are often used when performance matters most. CPUs have always been, and for the foreseeable future, the core of, generalized computing. The basic performance of the computing experience has its history in the behavior of the traditional CPU, and likely, it never really entered anyone’s mind to have GPU performance as part of what became the Task Manager.

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 the Start Menu and open the System Settings.
  2. Click on System.
  3. Click About under the System pane.
  4. Look for the information about your computer’s Windows version. Operating systems that are not version 1709 or higher will require an update.
  5. Make sure to update to a 1709 or higher version as this will then ensure that the new feature becomes available on Windows.
  6. To update Windows, go to Update and Security.
  7. Click on Windows Update on the left pane.
  8. Next, click on Check for Updates under the Update Status heading.
  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 the display adapter driver software. Second, the display adapter driver software might need to be installed correctly.

The DirectX Diagnostic Tool provides information about the driver model used by the 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 the DirectX Diagnostic Tool on Windows. Take note that driver model WDDM 2.0 or higher supports more features than WDDM 1.3 or lower.

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 driver software. You can do this by selecting the Driver tab under the Display Adapter Properties window and clicking the Update Driver button.

You may also prompt your computer to automatically install updated drivers. Visit the official website of your device manufacturer (HP, Dell, Acers, etc.) or the official website of your GPU manufacturer (Nvidia, AMD, Intel) to check for, download, and install updates.

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

Proceed to restart the computer, and install the new display adapter driver software.

Reason 3: Chipset Driver Software 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 the official websites of your laptop’s manufacturer 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 Fall Creator Update in October 2017, the GPU usage can be checked by going to the Task Manager and then opening the performance tab. Still, a few users can’t see the GPU usage monitor in the 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

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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