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I just caught Windows 10's antivirus running on the GPU

Discussion in 'Videocards vs General Purpose - NVIDIA Ageia PhysX' started by heffeque, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. heffeque

    heffeque Ancient Guru

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    I caught it while doing Windows update.

    I did remember reading something about it not too long ago, so I wasn't 100% surprised, but then I thought to myself, is it using the MX150 or the Intel one, so I Googled it and I see it's most probably Intel's GPU.

    But then it came to me... why haven't I caught my work laptop using the GPU for Windows 10's antivirus?
    I'm guessing because it's much older and its GPU probably doesn't have the GPGPU capabilities.
    So I did a quick search but couldn't find any info regarding which Intel GPU models can and which can't use the GPU for antivirus searching, and why aren't AMD and nVidia in there when both of them support (some better than others) OpenCL (which I'm guessing is what Microsoft uses for this).

    Anyone have more info?
    It doesn't seem like it's a well known feature, yet it's there!
     
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    Ulenn Member

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  3. heffeque

    heffeque Ancient Guru

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    Well my W10 is home, so not even Pro, let alone Enterprise.

    I'm not sure why there's so little info about this, to be honest.
     

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