Render Performance

AnyDesk supports a range of operating systems and graphics hardware.


Default Renderer is Direct3D. Performance is best in full screen mode. Render Performance is highly dependent on the graphics card. If the session has poor performance, check whether another program occupies too much GPU resources. HD-Video streaming during session consumes high bandwidth and lowers performance. You can free GPU resources for AnyDesk by going to full screen mode or by minimizing the interfering application.

Hardware Acceleration

Handle rendering problems by selecting a lower rendering mode in the options tab. Go to >> Main Menu >> Settings >> Display >> Hardware Acceleration, default is Direct3D. For render problems try DirectDraw first, only disable hardware acceleration if no other option worked.


Display Settings

Full Screen mode is enabled by selecting Full Screen in the session settings. Render performance is best in full screen mode using Direct3D (default). AnyDesk gains exclusive access to the GPU in Full Screen Mode providing latency near the monitors reaction time. As a trade off, tearing may appear.

Note: Direct3D Rendering gains exclusive rights to the GPU for a single display. Hence multiple sessions on several displays can only have one display in fullscreen mode. The second session must be in windowed Mode. To have serveral seperate sessions on multiple displays switch the rendering mode to DirectDraw.


  • Applications that also access the network can lead to slower transmission.
  • No hardware acceleration is not recommended and will reduce performance.
  • Direct3D is not available on Windows XP.
  • Windows Server, Windows 7 without Aero and Windows XP require Mirror Driver to increase render performance. See also Mirror Driver