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Windows Task Manager to get a GPU tab

Windows Task Manager with GPU load tracking shows up in Windows 10 Insider Preview build 16226
Windows Task Manager with GPU load tracking
This new feature surfaced in the latest Windows Insider Preview build and will probably hit all Windows 10 users in one of the next updates. The list of Windows 10 features to arrive soon also includes currency conversion inside the Calculator app, Emoji 5.0, and more.

Microsoft's Task Manager app has been around for ages, but there is one thing missing that will soon be added, namely a GPU tab. In its current stage, Windows Task Manager can track the stats of the CPU, memory, disk usage, networking, and more.

According to an official blog post by Microsoft's software engineer Dona Sarkar, "The Performance tab shows GPU utilization information for each separate GPU component (such as 3D and Video encode/decode), as well as graphics memory usage stats. The Details tab shows you GPU utilization info for each process." Members of the Windows Insider program can take this feature for a spin in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16226 for PC.

In addition to the new GPU tab, Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16226 comes with handwriting and keyboard improvements, Emoji 5.0, a currency converter inside the Calculator app, file sharing support in File Explorer, and more. For now, it is not known when will all these be added to the new public releases.


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Codrut Nistor, 2017-06-23 (Update: 2017-06-23)