Windows 10’s Task Manager is getting better for gamers. In Windows Insider build 18963, the Task Manager now shows your GPU temperature. This will be part of Windows 10’s 20H1 update, which will become stable sometime around May 2020.

This latest feature builds on the graphics processor features Microsoft has already added to the Task Manager in recent Windows 10 updates. Windows 10 already shows GPU usage information and statistics in the Task Manager—everything from your GPU’s name to its current available memory and utilization.

Now, “GPU Temperature” will also appear when you select your GPU on the Task Manager’s Performance tab. You can see your GPU’s temperature without any third-party utilities.

GPU temperature in Windows 10's Task Manager

There are some limitations: This only works with dedicated GPUs (not onboard or “integrated” ones). It requires you have a graphics driver that’s been updated to the WDDM 2.4 or newer driver model. And it only displays temperatures in degrees Celsius for now—not Fahrenheit.

We’re hoping Microsoft adds more temperature statistics to the Task Manager in the future. CPU temperature shown directly in the Task Manager would be an amazing feature.

Other interesting features in this build include Notepad updating through the Store, the ability to rename virtual desktops in Task View, an improved Optional Features page in Settings, a mouse cursor speed slider in Settings, and your account picture updating across more Microsoft services when you change it in Settings.

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