I’ve noticed a strange peculiarity with DeNoise AI especially after it got the update where GPU acceleration with NVIDIA graphics cards has been optimized. My system currently runs an RTX 2070S combined with a R7 3700X CPU with 32GB of DDR4-3200C16.
When DeNoise is being used to either process or even render the preview, whilst a YouTube video is playing on another monitor, the entire system locks up and visibly freezes (but audio will still play and the system does still respond to a reset switch). So it doesn’t sound like a full hard-lock but a regular reset won’t be possible.
As far as I know, when Hardware-accelerated GPU Scheduling first rolled out, it had issues where the mere act of playing a YouTube video on another monitor would degrade gaming performance on the other monitor, but this has been fixed as of late. Currently running the latest drivers as shown below.
Application & Version: Topaz DeNoise AI Version 2.3.0
Operating System: Windows 10 Version 2004
Graphics Hardware: GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER/PCIe/SSE2
OpenGL Driver: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 456.38
CPU RAM: 32686 MB
Video RAM: 8192 MB
Preview Limit: 8000 Pixels