Wondering what graphics card you have on your computer? Want to find out your graphics card’s specifications such as its brand, model, clock speed, video memory RAM size, etc?
This tutorial will show you several methods on how to quickly check what graphics card you have on your Windows 10 laptop or desktop computer and its detailed specifications, be it a built-in Intel integrated video card, or a dedicated one such as NVIDIA or AMD graphics card.
How to check graphics card on Windows 10 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.
- On your Windows 10 PC, go to Start menu. Search and open Settings app (or click on the gear icon).
- 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 on your PC. (For example, in my case as shown in the screenshot below, I have a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super graphics card.)
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.
How to check graphics card on Windows 10 via System Information
Another simple method to quickly learn about your graphics card on Windows 10 is by viewing them in the System Information window.
- On your Windows 10 computer, go to start menu, search for and open System Information.
- 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.
How to check graphics card on Windows 10 via DirectX Diagnostic
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 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.
How to check NVIDIA graphics card on Windows 10 (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.