How to Choose the Preferred Graphics Card for Android Apps on Windows 11



This article outlines the process of setting the default GPU for Android applications using the Windows subsystem for Android (WSA) on Windows 11. The WSA enables Android apps to run as though native to Windows. If multiple GPUs are available, users can assign a specific GPU to Android apps, potentially enhancing their performance.

This article describes the steps to set the default GPU for Android apps when using Windows Subsystem for Android in Windows 11.

 Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) creates a virtual machine that provides the environment to install and run Android applications as natively installed on Windows.

If your computer has only one GPU, it will be used for apps for Android with WSA. When multiple graphics cards are available on your computer, you can choose which GPU Android apps should be used with Windows Subsystem for Android.

Choosing a more advanced graphics card may improve the performance of your Android apps on Windows 11.

Choose which GPU Android apps can use with WSA in Windows 11

As described above, when your computer has multiple graphics cards, you can set the default card for Android apps so that they can take advantage of more powerful and advanced settings for improved performance.

Here’s how to do that.

First, you must install Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) on Windows 11. If you haven’t already done so, follow the post below to learn how to install it.

How to install Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11

Once installed, go to the Start menu, and search for Windows Subsystem for Android. Then, select and open Windows Subsystem for Android app under Best match.

When the app opens, go to its Settings pane.

Windows WSA Settings pane
Windows WSA Settings pane

On the right, select the Graphics and Performance tile to expand.

Use the drop-down option to set or select the GPU for Android apps on the expanded Graphics and Performance tile.

You can change from Dnynamic to one of the other GPUs available.

Windows WSA set default GPU
Windows WSA sets the default GPU

That should do it!


This post showed you how to set the default GPU for Android apps with WSA in Windows 11. Please use the comment form below if you find any errors above or have something to add.

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