We’ll tell you which graphics card your computer has, so you’ll know what to expect when looking for a driver, comparing them, deciding whether to buy another one, or seeking information or a solution to a problem. You’ll be able to see both the integrative approach and any dedicated graphics you might have.
We’ll show you how to accomplish it in two distinct methods. The first is through Windows’ pre-installed System Information Tool, and the second is through the CPU-Z tool, which allows you to keep track of all of the data on your computer’s hardware.
From System Information Tool
To use the Windows internal tools to find out which graphics card you have, go to the Menu bar then type msinfo32 (1) to open Application Finder. Click on Application * System Information (2), which will show as the first or only item in the results.
In the left column of the window, there will be a series of sections. Go to the screen option in the left column, which you’ll see inside the components, and a box will appear on the left with all the data about the video card you’ve installed. The internal processor is displayed first, and if there is a pause, it will be displayed underneath the internal data.
Check the graphics card in Windows 7.
If your computer is a desktop computer with Windows operating system and you need to know which graphics card you have installed, you must first open the Windows Run window Win + R and Launch the Dxdiag command. This will open a new window with the DirectX diagnostic tool in which we can see what our graph is. To do so, just go to the Screen tab and in the Devices section, we will see the manufacturer and type of chip installed on your computer.
If we open Windows Device Manager we can also know our graphic model, an option available in Windows 10 via the Win + X menu. Once there, we show the display adapter. There we will find one entry that will show us the model of the integrated graphics card and the other for the dedicated graphics card. If we click on any of them with the right mouse button and click on Properties, we can see more detailed information about each of them.
Installed hardware consultation program
There are several programs that thoroughly analyze the hardware of our devices so that we know all the brands and models of the elements that we have integrated. They typically offer operating systems and installed software, as well as processors, hard drives, and features of total and available RAM memory. We recommend that you do not view these types of applications yourself as they may contain malicious software, but the options we leave you below are very secure and the best that are currently available.
Another option, although it requires installation, is Speccy. Speccy is free and also provides us with all the information you may need in a very comfortable and intuitive interface. Not only will you look at computer components such as CPU or RAM memory, but you will also see information about the peripherals you have added.
This app is only available for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. You can purchase the paid version for .9 14.95 and this will allow you to get regular updates and 24/7 premium support. This application is developed by Peripharm Software, a developer of well-known applications such as CCleaner.
We have the possibility to install it as another program or use it in a portable way. In this case, we do not encounter any free tool, although it does offer us a 30 day trial without payment and with all the functions at most. If you want to get it you will definitely have to pay 39.95.
In the application we see how we have different tabs where it informs us about the different components that our team has. Visually it’s much lighter than the previous examples, because you don’t deal with the information on every site. The problem is that since everything is in the form of a list, it is not easy to find a particular point and everything can be a bit crowded. Not here, in this case all the information is clearly visible. We can see everything related to our motherboard, CPU, RAM, graphics card and many more. On the plus side, it provides real-time information for many of these elements, which is much appreciated. Being able to participate in the data measured in this particular moment is something that helps a lot in certain aspects when a person checks his devices to find out not only what components it has, But also how it behaves.
Using CPU-Z as a tool
The CPU-Z application, a free utility with an easy-to-understand interface that makes it simple to grasp all of the data on your computer, is the next step. So, the first step is to go to the official CPU-Z website and click one of the available download URLs. Run the installer to install the software when it has been downloaded.
When you start the CPU-Z application after it’s been installed, you’ll see that it takes a few minutes to load while it collects data from your computer. When you’re done, a window with multiple tabs will appear, displaying the various types of information. To learn more about your computer’s graphics, go to the Graphics tab.
Open the Display Device Selection tab once within the graphics to see your graphics and their name, and then when you choose one of them, all of the information about it will show.
How to view graphics card information via command
If you have a computer based on Windows 10, 8.1 and Windows 7, one way to find out what your graphics card is is to go to the search option and type dxdiag Will take over . Click on this result and it will take you to the DirectX Information window. Accept the terms of the popup window that appears and there you will go to the DirectX Diagnostic Tool.
You will have access to information such as the name of your processor, the speed at which it works, the amount of RAM you have, which version of DirectX you have installed or your version of Windows 10. And your graphics card. To do this, in the upper tabs, you need to access the second tab, which refers to the details of the screen. There you will find information about your graphics card.
We remind you that free programmes such as CPU-Z and GPU-Z can not only identify both components, but also show us all of their capabilities and enable for easy performance testing. Will provide
If you have a computer with both an integrated and a dedicated GPU, you may use GPU-Z to see the most critical information from both and switch between them at any moment. As you can see from the following images, this is a really valuable tool that is also extremely simple to use.