How to Display CPU, GPU & RAM Usage Natively on Windows 11


If you’ve used the Windows operating system, you may be familiar with Task Manager. The task manager is basically a component of the system that provides information about background processes and applications.

With Task Manager, you can prevent apps from running in the background, launch new apps in the background, and more. In addition, you can search the Performance section to see real-time usage of CPU, GPU, HDD, SSD, and more.

Although Task Manager is helpful, you can’t pin it on your desktop, so you can’t monitor resource usage in real-time. If you want to keep an eye on CPU, GPU, and RAM consumption, you need to find other system monitoring apps.

Fortunately, Windows 11 includes a gaming feature called ‘Xbox Game Bar’ that displays usage-specific metrics. The best thing about the Xbox game bar is that it displays an overlay that shows the device’s CPU, GPU, and RAM usage in real-time.

Steps to Display CPU, GPU & RAM Usage Natively on Windows 11

You can pin the Xbox Gamebar’s performance widget to the desktop screen to make it visible at all times. So, in this article, we’ll show you a step-by-step guide on how to demonstrate the use of CPU, GPU, and RAM locally on Windows 11. Let’s check

1. First of all, click on the Windows 11 start button and select Settings.

select Settings

2. On the Settings app, click on the Gaming option as shown below.

click on the Gaming option

3. Click on the Xbox Game Bar option on the right pane.

Click on the Xbox Game Bar

4. On the next screen, enable the toggle button for ‘Open Xbox Game Bar using this button’.

enable the toggle button for 'Open Xbox Game Bar using this button'

5. Now, move to the desktop screen and press the Windows Key + G button. This will open the Xbox game bar.

Windows Key + G button

6. On the Xbox Game bar, click on the Widget option as shown below and click on the ‘Performance‘ widget.

click on the 'Performance' widget

7. Now click on the Preference icon on the Performance Widget and select the graph position.

Preference icon
Select the graph position

8. To make the widget visible all the time, click on the Pin icon on the Performance Widget.

click on the Pin icon

That’s it! You are done. This is how you can display CPU, GPU, and RAM usage natively on Windows 11.

The Xbox game bar is actually a great utility for Windows 10/11. You can even use it to display the frame rate while playing games. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends too. If you have any doubts about it, let us know in the comment box below.

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