Quick Overview about How to Check Graphics Card?: Graphic card is an essential component of any computer or laptop. If you want to play games, you will find that the graphic card will be listed at top of requirement or specification list. So you might need to check that what graphic card you have to match the requirements. Sometimes it is also referred as GPU (Graphic Processing Unit).
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There are two methods of checking the graphic card. These methods can be used on any windows like windows XP, windows 7, windows 8 and windows 10. In our method we will use the windows built-in program while in second method we will use a third-party program.
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- First Method:
In the first method we will use the windows built in program named as “DirectX Diagnostic Tool”. Go to your desktop and open start menu. Then search for “Run” program. Right click on the program and select “Run as administrator”. In Windows 10, you can go type in search bar to locate it or you can right click on the windows icon and then select it from a menu.
Alternatively, you can use a shortcut command by hitting Windows key and R (Win + R).
When the run windows open, type “Dxdiag” and then hit enter. A window will be opened show different tabs and information related to the computer specifications. Go to “Display” tab, which will be on the top of that window. In this tab, you will find all the information related to your graphic card.
If you have two graphic cards installed in your computer, there will be two tabs in the top bar named as “Display 1” and “Display 2”. All the information related to your graphic card like name, manufacturer, chip and its memory will be shown here in this tab.
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- Second Method:
The second method is using a third party application. The built-in program can also show the information about graphic card but the third-party programs can provide more specific information like speed, BIOS version, release date of this product and many more. Third-party programs like “GPU-Z” of the manufacturer TechPowerUp is widely used software and it is a trusted application.
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For using this application, you will need to download this program from the website (Link Here) and then install this program by clicking on it. Follow all the instructions as shown on the window of the program. After installing it, run the program from the shortcut created on the desktop or you can find it in the start menu.
As it will open, the first tab will be “Graphic card” tab which will be showing all the information of your graphic card like name, manufacturer, bios version, clock speed, GPU, Device id, DirectX support and ton of more information. Apart from the graphic card tab, there are tabs like sensors, advanced and validation which show information at advanced level and more in-depth. That information is not related to us but the developers might found that information useful.