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What Graphics Card do I Have | The Complete Guide

Updated: Aug 16, 2022 3:01 pm
What Graphics card do I have

There are a tonne of different reasons why you would want to know what graphics card you have. You might be listing it for sale and need to know the specs of your system, or maybe you’re thinking about upgrading to something a little beefier. Whatever the reason, if you don’t know how to check what graphics card you have the task can be extremely annoying.

Fear not though, finding out what graphics card is in your computer is actually very simple. It’s something that can be done with a few subtle clicks.

Let’s find out how!

Finding What Graphics Card You Have

The method is pretty simple and one that requires you to have Windows and access to the Windows Search bar. If you can tick those boxes, you’re basically ready to go.

Step #1: Opening your device managergpu 2

A lot of your system specs can be found in the device manager, however, today we’re only searching for one spec. Your GPU. In your Windows search bar (bottom left of the screen), simply type “Device Manager” and click enter

Step #2: Find your graphics card

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Once in the device manager, you should see a series of options that range from audio inputs to Universal System controllers. This page can be quite daunting to someone that isn’t very tech-savvy, but fear not, we’re here to help.

You need to locate the “Display Adapters” tab and double-click it. In the mini drop-down menu, you will see the model of your graphics card.

Alternate method

Sometimes it may not be so simple and your graphics card does not show up. In that case we recommend using an application to try to find out which GPU you have. One such program is GPU-Z once downloading and installing (or it can be used without needing installation) run the program.

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Once opened your graphics card name should be at the top. It will also give you a readout of all other information about it, as well as offering a way to check which drivers and software versions you are running.

Final Words

So there you have it, our simple guide on how to find out exactly what graphics card your computer has. We’ve chosen this method as we feel it’s the easiest out of the bunch, but as the old saying goes, there’s more than one way to skin a cat. If you feel like you have a better/easier way of determining what graphics card your computer has, why not leave us a comment in the section below letting us know!

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