On a most basic level, a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), or commonly known as a graphics card, is responsible for rendering images and videos on your screen. There have been significant strides made into the innovation of these graphics cards, and most modern PCs are capable of producing extremely high-quality images and videos.
Having said that, if you’ve wondered what graphics card you have, you can employ 3 methods to look up this information. Technically, either of these should suffice; however, if you like to double confirm the name, or say you get errors in any one of the methods, it would help to know about other ways to find out.
Method 1: Looking Up the Graphics Card Information Using Dxdiag
Dxdiag, or short for DirectX Diagnostics, is an in-built Windows utility primarily reserved for troubleshooting driver issues for sound, video, and DirectX. However, in its most simplistic approach, we can use the tool to look up what graphics card is present.
Follow the 2-stepper instructions below.
Step 1: Press the Windows key + R to open the Run command box. In there type, dxdiag, and hit enter.
Step 2: From the subsequent Window, go to the “display” tab. Then, draw your attention to the “name” attribute” under the main “Device” Section. The value you see for the name is your graphics card.
Method 2: Leveraging the Task Manager To Find Out the Graphics Card Name
To discover your graphics card through task manager, follow along:
Step 1: Open the Task Manager by pressing the CTRL+ SHIFT+ ESC key one after the other, or through the old route of ALT + CTRL + DELETE. Once done, head to the “Performance” tab.
Step 2: Next, from the left window pane, select GPU. It’ll likely be the last option. As you do so, the right pane display will change to reflect GPU data and information. From the many, what you’re looking for is the name of your graphics card, which will be disclosed in the upper right corner. See the image below for visual context & reference.
Method 3: Using the Device Manager
To expose your graphics card information via Device manager, follow the set of steps below.
Step 1: Open the quick access menu by pressing the Windows key + X, and then select “Device Manager.”
Step 2: Locate “display adapters” to open its drop-down. Once executed, your graphics card name will be unveiled.
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If you’ve ever asked yourself what graphics card I have, I hope this post proved satisfactory for getting your hands on that data/information.
And as said before, any 1 of the methods will suffice if all you’re looking for is the name; nevertheless, it’s always handy to know more ways to extract the same details.