How to find out your own graphics card information: The 3 best options

How to find out your own graphics card information: The 3 best options

 Do you want to find out your own graphics card, for example to download the correct driver or to check the system requirements of games? No matter which operating system you use, here you will find the fastest ways to find out the name, amount of memory or other details of your graphics card.

Find out the graphics card via the device manager

You can quickly find out your own graphics card via the device manager. This works the same for almost all Windows versions (Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, etc.). You have these options to open the device manager:

  • Method 1: Press Windows Key + X or right click over the Windows logo in the lower left corner. Select in the window “Device Manager” .

  • Method 2: Open the Windows start menu and enter in the search bar "Device Manager"

  • Method 3: Press Windows Key + R to open the Run window. Then the command enter “devmgmt.msc (without quotation marks) and confirm with the Enter key.

 If you have opened the device manager, you double click on "graphics cards" - alternatively you can simply click on the arrow to expand all details. If you want to find out your graphics card, this is probably the best and fastest method of all. Double-click the name of your graphics card to find out important information such as the current driver version.

Find out the graphics card with DxDiag

You can also find out what your current graphics card is via DirectX. The DxDiag command allows you to read out useful details about various hardware such as your graphics card. Below we provide you with step-by-step instructions on how this works:

  1. Press the key combination Windows key + R and then enter "dxdiag" (without quotation marks) in the window that opens. Confirm with "OK" or the Enter key.

  2. Select the tab in the window "Display" . If you use several monitors, "Display 1", "Display 2" etc. are listed here.

  3. If you want to find out your graphics card, you scroll your way through the device details. Here you can find out the name, manufacturer, total memory (GB) or VRAM. 

Reading out the graphics card via DxDiag is particularly useful, as you can find out here, more details such as the memory of the device. Once saved in head, the command your “dxdiag” can be typed in quickly.

Program for reading out the graphics card

Programs that read out all the important components of your PC - including the graphics card, of course - can also be useful. We recommend the free software called CPU-Z. You can see almost all the important information about the hardware and software of your computer here.

If you are interested and want to download CPU-Z 

What graphics card does my laptop have?

Do you own a gaming laptop and want to find out which graphics card is installed? In some cases there are stickers on the device that at least tell you the name of the graphics card. If this is not the case, you can use one of the methods listed above. I recommend analyzing the technique via the DxDiag command in the Run tool.

Which driver do I need for my graphics card?

If you were able to find out your graphics card, it is easy to find the corresponding driver. At least the manufacturers of the graphics cards give you a lot of support and offer you search functions with which you can download the right drivers directly. Proceed as follows if you have the respective manufacturer:

  • Nvidia: Visit the official Nvidia driver page and fill in the search masks according to your graphics card information. Then click on "Search" and the current driver for the graphics card will be displayed. All you have to do now is download and install it.

  • AMD: Visit the official AMD drivers page and search for the name of your graphics card. Then click on "Submit" and select your Windows version. button to "Download" download You can use the the current driver. Just install it in the last step. 

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