WDDM 2.7

Microsoft has rolled out a new version of WDDM in the latest insider builds. This new revision provides more performance over previous versions. This will be delivered in Windows 10 version 2004. It is being tested in the insider build 10.0.19041.84 and later.

  • Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling
  • Shader Model 6.5
  • DirectX 12 Raytracing Tier 1.1
  • DirectX 12 Mesh Shader
  • DirectX 12 Sampler Feedback: Texture Streaming, Texture-Space Shading
  • DirectX 12 Video Protected Resource Support

Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling allows the video card to directly manage its video memory, which in turn significantly improves the performance of the minimum and average FPS, and thereby reducing latency.

Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling works regardless of the API used for games and applications such as DirectX/Vulkan/OpenGL. It requires hardware support for the Shader Model 6.3 or better.

WDDM 2.7 is supported by Nvidia Pascal and above and Intel HD 500 or above. AMD Radeon is not supported yet due to the lack of insider drivers.