A Graphics card, commonly known as GPU or video card, display card or a graphics adapter is an essential computer hardware that is responsible for handling the graphics, images, and texts on your monitor.
In most cases, most modern computers provide an external GPU or a built-in graphics processor with your CPU. In this tutorial, we will shows you the various methods and techniques of determine the GPU model available in your system.
You can then use the GPU model to determine the drivers to install, the games and programs you can run and more. Having the GPU model can also help you trouble shoot various issues with your display.
Using Task Manager
One of the most useful tools in the Windows ecosystem is the Window Task Manager. It allows you to quickly and easily view detailed information about the state of your information about your computer.
Whether you want to get the running services, various process and more, Task manager is the tool for that. We can also use the Task Manager to get the GPU model of the system.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC to launch the Windows Task Manager.
Keep in mind that the interface may vary slightly depending on the installed Windows version.
In the Task Manager window, navigate to the Performance Tab.
Next, navigate under the GPU section and select the target GPU whose model you wish to determine. If your device has more than one GPU, you may see the cards listed under GPU 0, GPU 1, GPU 2...etc.
Select the card whose model you wish to determine. The Task Manager will display the GPU usage with the GPU model on the top-right corner as shown:
Using the Windows Device Manager
The Windows Device Manager is a built-in tool that allows you to view and manage the hardware available on your system. You install, update and remove devices from the Device Manager is simple steps.
To launch the Windows Device Manager, right click the start menu and select Device Manager. You can also press the Windows + X to launch the menu.
In the Device Manager Window, navigate to the "Display Adapters" section and expand the options. This should list all the GPU devices installed on your system and their corresponding models.
Using the DirectX Diagnostic Tool
DirectX Diagnostic Tool or DxDiag utility is a tool that allows you to view and troubleshoot any troubles related to hardware issues governed by DirectX such as GPU and Audio Devices.
To view the GPU model with the DirectX Diagnostic Tool, enter Windows + R to launch the Run utility. Enter the command as:
The command will launch the DirectX diagnostic tool
Next, navigate to the
Display tab which will display detailed information about your installed GPU.
Using the Windows System Information
You can also get the GPU model using the System Information utility in Windows.
Press the Windows + R to launch the Run tool. Enter the tool as
msinfo32 as shown:
This should launch the System Information tool.
To get your GPU model, navigate to Components -> Display. This should display all the available GPUs in your system and their corresponding information.
And that's it.
In this post, we discussed the various methods of determining your GPU model on Windows 10 and Windows 11 systems.
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