how to check graphics card windows 10

A graphics card, which is also known as a video card, display card, or graphics adapter, is a piece of hardware that is installed in a computer. It is responsible for generating all the text and pictures that are displayed on your screen. Nowadays, every processor has a built-in onboard graphics card.

All computers have a Graphics Card that handles everything from drawing your desktop and decoding videos to rendering demanding PC/laptop games. Most modern PCs have Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) made by Intel and NVIDIA. 

The GPU is usually the most critical component when it comes to playing PC games. If you don’t have a powerful enough GPU, you can’t play newer PC games or you may have to play them with lower graphical settings. Some computers have low-power “onboard” or “integrated” graphics, while others have powerful “dedicated” or “discrete” graphics cards and if you want to know what Graphics Card you are using in Windows 10 then you have to follow certain steps:

There are 4 ways to help you check Windows 10 Computer Graphics Card Information easily and quickly.

Method 1 - By using DirectX Diagnostic Tool

Step 1

From the Start menu, open the Run dialog box or you can Press the "Window + R" key to open the RUN window.

Step 2

Then type "dxdiag" and press Enter to open "DirectX Diagnostic" Tool.

Step 3

Click on "Display" tab, then you can check the detailed information of the Graphics Card on your Windows 10, including graphics card name, manufacturer, its driver model/version, and more.


Method 2 - Through Device Manager

You can also easily check graphics cards Information through Device Manager. Follow the below instructions to proceed.

Step 1

You can click Start and type Device Manager. Then click Device Manager to open Windows Device Manager. (Alternatively, you can press the "Windows + X" key, and click Device Manager to open it).

Step 2

Click on "Display adapters", then you will see the installed graphics card(s) on your Windows 10 PC


Step 3

Right-click on graphic card and select Properties. Then it will pop-up a window, which includes all the detailed Computer Graphics Card Information.


Method 3 - Through Display Settings

You can also easily check the graphics card Information from the Display Settings.

Step 1

You can right-click the blank space on the computer screen and choose "Display" Settings.

Step 2

Click on "Advanced Display Settings".


Step 3

Then you can scroll down and click on "Display adapter properties" option, then you will see the installed graphics card(s) on your Windows 10.


Method 4 - Through System Information

Step 1

From the Start menu, open the Run dialog box or you can Press the "Window + R" key to open the RUN window.

Step 2

Type "msinfo32" and press Enter to open "System Information".

Step 3

Click on System Summary -> Components -> Display, then you will see the installed graphics card(s) and its information on your Windows 10.



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