What is client server runtime process GPU?

20 April 2021

The client server runtime process is one of the most integral and vital component of  your operating system. This process is symbolized by crss.exe in the Windows operating system and it has the responsibility for providing the graphical subsystem which includes managing Windows, drawing things on the screen and other similar functions. The crss.exe also does the shutting down process and console windows. These are both vital functions associated with Windows. The crss.exe also has the responsibility of launching the conhost.exe whenever it is essential. The use of client server runtime process GPU provides an indication on how the process is using the resource of graphical processing unit of your PC.

The GPU is an advanced component which provides considerable boost in performance and also reduces the use of power. The CPU does the job of general purpose computing plus they also give the flexibility of running a wide array of applications. If you want to dedicate your attention or efforts on specific task then customized hardware like GPU is designed for the specific task and it will perform considerably faster than CPU.

The use of GPU in your computer

The use of resources by the GPU is an essential metric in the functioning of your system. You don't want the GPU usage to be high as it can lead to several problems such as lagging and other system related problems. You have the option of checking GPU usage in Windows operating system and it can be done via the task manager. The task manager enables you to view GPU use in great detail as well as high accuracy.

The different features of GPU have been added with the latest update provided by Windows and for accessing these tools via task manager, you must have the latest Windows version. The new features included in the Windows display driver model is used by the operating system for directly getting the information from the GPU scheduler and video memory manager in graphics kernel of WDDM. These two components are responsible for allocating the resources. This gives you accurate data regardless of API applications which access GPU, like Microsoft Direct X, OpenGL, AMD mantle, Vukan, Nvidia CUDA, or OpenCL.

This is why only systems compatible with WDDM 2.0 GPUs provide this information in task manager. If you can't see this information in task manager then the GPU of your system might be using an older driver type. You can check out the version of WDDM that GPU driver is using by pressing "Windows+R" and then typing "dxdiag" in the box and hitting enter. This will open up the diagnostic tool of Direct X. Under the display tab you should check out the model of driver which will be listed under drivers. If you notice "WDDM2.x" driver then system is compatible however if it is "WDDM1.x" then the GPU is incompatible with the system. To check out client server runtime process GPU usage, you can go to the task manager where the GPU usage for the specification applications is listed.