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How to Check Graphics Card on Windows 10?

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A Graphics card on your computer is one of the essentials, especially if you are into gaming. Yes, an important role is also reserved for the CPU and RAM; yet the true burden is on the graphics card that is making the biggest difference.

If you are tech-savvy or are simply into computers, you are probably more than aware of your entire PC’s hardware, including the graphics card. However, there is also the possibility you aren’t. You may like to play, and generally have a nice time, but you don’t get bothered with such details. However, there are occasions when knowing your graphics card may be important, for example, to check game compatibility.

Certain GPUs can play certain games, while others can’t. Some of the graphics cards support higher resolutions on certain games, while other support lower ones. Simply, knowing what type of graphics you have inside of your computer may give you a better insight into what games you should play and what you should avoid. Also, you might find out that maybe it is time to change your GPU.

Therefore, knowing how to find the type of graphics you have on your Windows 10 is pretty important, and the way to do it is presented in the following text.

How to Check Graphics Card on Windows 10

There are numerous ways you can discover your GPU on Windows 10 and here, you are going to be introduced to the most common ones.

How to Check Graphics Card on Windows 10 with the Help of Task Manager

One of the easiest and more preferred is with the help of Task Manager:

  1. In this process, you are required to go to Start, right-click it

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    and select “Task Manager” from the drop-down menu.

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  3. When the “Task Manager” opens, go to the “Performance” tab

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    and you should see the name of the graphics card installed in the bottom left corner of it.

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How to Check Graphics Card on Windows 10 through DirectX Diagnostic Tool

Another way you can discover your GPU type is through the DirectX Diagnostic Tool:

  1. This process requires that you activate the “Run” command, by pressing “Windows key” + R on your keyboard and typing “dxdiag” in the blank field, and pressing “OK”.
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  3. Go to the “Display” tab and you will have the type of the GPU installed on your computer next to the “Name”.
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How to Check Graphics Card on Windows 10 through Control Panel

The last way that is going to be presented in this guide is with the help of the “Control Panel”:

  1. This is probably the longest of the three and it requires that you enter Control Panel, which can be achieved by typing “Control Panel” in the Search box

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    and left-clicking it when it appears in the results.

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  3. After that, go to “Hardware and Sound”

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    and select “Device Manager”.

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  5. If you are not logged in as the Administrator, the pop-up window, with the information that you will not be allowed to make changes, will appear, and you should just press “OK”.
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  7. Once you do, find the “Display adapters” among the listed devices in the “Device Manager”,

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    expand them and you will have your computer’s graphics model written on the screen.

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About author

Miodrag Matović is a tech geek who loves writing about everything related to computers. He’s a graduate graphic designer, but found his passion elsewhere. In his free time, he likes to spend time with his family, dance with his wife, and put together new computers.
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