How to Check What Graphics Card or GPU is in Windows PC


A Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) is a single-chip processor primarily used to manage and boost the performance of video and graphics.

A graphics card (also called a display card, video card, display adapter, or graphics adapter) is an expansion card which generates a feed of output images to a display device (such as a computer monitor). Frequently, these are advertised as discrete or dedicated graphics cards, emphasizing the distinction between these and integrated graphics. At the core of both is the graphics processing unit (GPU), which is the main part that does the actual computations, but should not be confused as the video card as a whole, although "GPU" is often used to refer to video cards.

This tutorial will show you different ways to check what graphics card or GPU is in your Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 PC.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Check What Graphics Card or GPU is in PC in Task Manager
  • Option Two: Check What Graphics Card or GPU is in PC in System Information (msinfo32)
  • Option Three: Check What Graphics Card or GPU is in PC in DirectX Diagnostic Tool (dxdiag)
  • Option Four: Check What Graphics Card or GPU is in PC in Device Manager
  • Option Five: Check What Graphics Card or GPU is in PC in Command Prompt
  • Option Six: Check What Graphics Card or GPU is in PC in PowerShell





Check What Graphics Card or GPU is in Windows PC OPTION ONE Check What Graphics Card or GPU is in Windows PC
Check What Graphics Card or GPU is in PC in Task Manager

This options is only available in Windows 10.

1. Open Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc).

2. In the Performance tab, you will see the name (ex: "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 TI") of each GPU (if more than one) for your computer. (see screenshot below)

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Check What Graphics Card or GPU is in Windows PC OPTION TWO Check What Graphics Card or GPU is in Windows PC
Check What Graphics Card or GPU is in PC in System Information (msinfo32)

1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type msinfo32 into Run, and click/tap on OK to open System Information.

2. Under System Summary in the left pane click/tap on Components and Display. (see screenshot below)

3. In the right pane of Display, you will see the name (ex: "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 TI") of each GPU (if more than one) for your computer.

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Check What Graphics Card or GPU is in Windows PC OPTION THREE Check What Graphics Card or GPU is in Windows PC
Check What Graphics Card or GPU is in PC in DirectX Diagnostic Tool (dxdiag)

1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type dxdiag into Run, and click/tap on OK to open the DirectX Diagnostic Tool.

2. In each Display tab (if more than one), you will see the name (ex: "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 TI") of the GPU (if more than one) used for the display. (see screenshots below)

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Check What Graphics Card or GPU is in Windows PC OPTION FOUR Check What Graphics Card or GPU is in Windows PC
Check What Graphics Card or GPU is in PC in Device Manager

1. Open Device Manager.

2. Expand open Display adapters. (see screenshot below)

3. Under Display adapters, you will see the name (ex: "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 TI") of each GPU (if more than one) for your computer.

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Check What Graphics Card or GPU is in Windows PC OPTION FIVE Check What Graphics Card or GPU is in Windows PC
Check What Graphics Card or GPU is in PC in Command Prompt

1. Open a Command Prompt.

2. Copy and paste the command below into the command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

wmic path win32_VideoController get name

3. You will now see the name (ex: "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 TI") of each GPU (if more than one) for your computer.

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Check What Graphics Card or GPU is in Windows PC OPTION SIX Check What Graphics Card or GPU is in Windows PC
Check What Graphics Card or GPU is in PC in PowerShell

1. Open a PowerShell.

2. Copy and paste either command below into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

Get-WmiObject win32_VideoController | Format-List Name

OR

gwmi win32_VideoController | FL Name

3. You will now see the name (ex: "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 TI") of each GPU (if more than one) for your computer.

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That's it,
Shawn