If you are wondering what graphics card you have on your computer or if you want to find out your graphics card’s specifications such as brand, model, clock speed, video memory (VRAM) size, etc., you can easily check your graphics card using one of the methods below.
This tutorial will show you how to quickly check what graphics card you have and its detailed specifications on Windows 11 or Windows 10 laptop or desktop computer via Display Settings, System Information, DirectX Diagnostic or NVIDIA Control Panel. Use one of the methods below to find out if you have a built-in Intel integrated video card, or a dedicated one such as NVIDIA or AMD graphics card.
Check graphics card via Display Settings
The easiest way to quickly check what graphics card you have on your computer is by going to the Advanced Display Settings and look at the Display information. Here’s how.
- Go to Start menu. Search for and open Settings app. Alternatively, you can open Settings by pressing Win + i key.
- Navigate to System > Display.
- In the Display settings window, scroll down until you see the “Advanced display settings” link. Click on it.
- On the next screen, under Display information, you can see what graphics card you have beside your Display information. In the screenshot example below, my PC is running NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super graphics card on a Dell S2716DG monitor.
This method only shows your graphics card’s brand and model along with some info about the monitor you’re using, the configured resolution, refresh rate, etc. To learn more about your graphics card’s specifications and other details, use other methods below.
Another simple method to quickly learn about your graphics card on Windows 11/10 is by viewing them in the System Information window.
- Search for and open System Information via the Start menu.
- In the left sidebar, expand Components, then select Display.
- Your graphics card info will be shown in the right pane.
However, the System Information window only reveals your graphics card’s manufacturer, model, driver version and some minor details. To know even more about your graphics card, use other methods below instead.
To learn more about your graphics card such as its chip type, VRAM memory (the X amount of GB you usually see on graphics card), and others, you can view them in the DirectX Diagnostic on Windows 11/10, or often known as DXDIAG. Follow the steps below to open DirectX Diagnostic to check your graphics card details.
- Go to start menu, search and open DXDIAG.
- In the DirectX Diagnostic Tool window, go to Display tab. If you have multiple Display, select your main Display connected to your graphics card. In most cases, it should be “Display 1“.
- From there, you can see your graphics card manufacturer, model, chip type, Display Memory (VRAM), etc.
Check NVIDIA graphics card’s clock speed, memory size, etc.
If you have a NVIDIA graphics card and want to check on its specifications, for example, the VRAM display memory (usually reads in GB), clock speed, Bus, drivers’ info, etc, you can check them directly on NVIDIA control panel, which usually comes with your NVIDIA graphics card’s driver when you install it. Here’s how to open the NVIDIA control panel and view your graphics card’s details.
- Go to start menu. Search and open NVIDIA control panel.
- In the control panel window, click on the System Information located at the bottom left of the window.
- Under the Display tab, click on your graphics card from the Items column. Its info and details will be shown in the Details column.
Tip: If you are looking for your graphics card’s VRAM memory, it’s listed as “Dedicated video memory“. For example, my NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super has a VRAM of 8GB, thus, it shows “8192 MB GDDR6” on my system information.
The graphic card information shown in the control panel includes: Driver version, Driver type, Direct3D API version, Direct3D feature level, CUDA Cores, Graphics boost clock, Memory data rate,Memory interface, Memory bandwidth, Total available graphics memory, Dedicated video memory, System video memory, Shared system memory, Video BIOS version, IEQ, Bus, Device ID and Part Number.