WDDM 2.0 and Windows 10

This section provides details about new features and enhancements in Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) version 2.0, which is available starting with Windows 10.

In this section

Topic Description

GPU virtual memory in WDDM 2.0

This section provides details about GPU virtual memory, including why the changes were made and how drivers will use it. This functionality is available starting with Windows 10.

Driver residency in WDDM 2.0

This section provides details about the driver residency changes for WDDM 2.0. The functionality described is available starting with Windows 10.

Context monitoring

A monitored fence object is an advanced form of fence synchronization which allows either a CPU core or a graphics processing unit (GPU) engine to signal or wait on a particular fence object, allowing for very flexible synchronization between GPU engines, or across CPU cores and GPU engines.