How to know your graphics card?

How to know your graphics card?

Almost all PCs have a graphics card, also known as a GPU. But how do you know your graphics card? Whether the latter is integrated into the motherboard (like Intel HD Graphics for example) or is an integral part of your machine (which is the case for the Nvidia GE Force 750 model), it is essential to know what equips your PC. Indeed, depending on the capabilities of the graphics card, it is possible to install more or less powerful games on your computer. You will also be able to use it to perform 3D drawings or simulation, for example. Discover the four methods in order to know its graphics card (brand, model, specificities, etc.).

How to know your graphics card?

First option: know your graphics card thanks to the Windows task manager

The first option is to use the Windows task manager in order to find out which graphics card is present on your PC. In order to open the task manager , here are four solutions you can use:

  • Register taskmgr in “start”;
  • Right-click on the taskbar and then click on “Task Manager”;
  • Simultaneously use the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys in order to go to the Windows security menu and choose “Task Manager”;
  • And finally, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + Esc.

Once one of these options is done, you will notice in the GPU 0 area the name of the video card. This is located under the tab labeled ” Performance “. Click. Finally, at the top right, you will see the brand as well as the model of the card in your PC.

Second option: using the DirectX diagnostic tool

Go to the start menu and indicate “dxdiag” to open DirectX. Then, press the “Enter” key.

On the 1st page of the DirectX diagnostic tool , you will find the system information of your machine: operating system, specifics of the processor (CPU), the available RAM, the BIOS version as well as the brand of the computer. The information of interest to us is located under the tab labeled “View”. To access it, click on “Next page”.

Once in this tab, you will get the name of your graphics card , its designer and its model. Note that other information such as RAM dedicated to the graphics processor is also present.

Third option: use the “System information” tool

Simultaneously press the Win + R keys so that the “Run” dialog box opens. Then, indicate msinfo32 in the specific text zone and press OK.

When the “System Information” window appears to be open. Click on more, located in front of “Components.” Then go to “Display.” You will then see in the right area the presence of information on the graphics card (the type of card, RAM, specificities, etc.)

Fourth option: looking in the computer

If it is impossible for you to start the computer. If it is for example broken down. know that it is possible to know its graphics card (designer, model, etc.).By going under the cover of the machine. Once done, the name and brand of the card are easily seen.

To finish with this little advice article. Don’t hesitate to consult our guide to buying the best graphics cards of the moment for all budgets.

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