How To Check Graphics Card On Windows 11

Introduction

In this article, we will learn 5 different ways to check graphic card(s) on Windows 11.

Graphics Card

A graphics card, often known as a video card, display card, or graphics adapter, is computer hardware. It is in charge of creating all of the text and images that appear on your screen. Every processor nowadays comes with an inbuilt graphics card.

A graphics card is found in every computer and is responsible for everything from creating your desktop to decoding films to rendering demanding PC/laptop games. Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) from Intel and NVIDIA are found in the majority of current PCs.

When it comes to playing PC games, the GPU is generally the most important component. You won't be able to play newer PC games if your GPU isn't strong enough, or you'll have to play them with reduced graphics settings. Some computers feature "onboard" or "integrated" graphics that are low-power, while others have powerful "dedicated" or "discrete" graphics cards.

Method 1: Using Task Manager

Task Manager displays the current state of your computer's programs, processes, and services. Task Manager may be used to keep track of your computer's performance or to terminate a program that isn't responding.

Windows 11 does not have an option to open task manager using the taskbar, by default, unlike Windows 10 and earlier. To learn 6 ways to open a task manager, visit.

Step 1

Open Task Manager. You can open task manager by clicking CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or by Windows+X.

Step 2

Go to the Performance tab. Under the performance tab, click on the GPU section.

Note: 

If your computer has more than one graphics card, you may see several GPU entries. The video card data are displayed directly below the GPU item on the left sidebar, or you may view them in the right-sidebar top corner after choosing it.

Method 2 - By using DirectX Diagnostic Tool

DxDiag (DirectX Diagnostic Tool) is a diagnostics tool for testing DirectX functioning and troubleshooting visual and sound-related hardware issues. DirectX Diagnostic may store scan findings as text files.

Step 1

From the Start menu, open the Run dialog box or you can Press the "Window + R" key to open the RUN window.

Step 2

Then type "dxdiag" and press Enter to open the "DirectX Diagnostic" Tool.

Note: You may get something like the below when you first time open DirectX Diagnostic Tool. Click "Yes", to open the DirectX Diagnostic Tool.

Step 3

Click on the "Display" tab, then you can check the detailed information of the Graphics Card on your Windows 11, including graphics card name, manufacturer, its driver model/version, and more.

Method 3 - Through Device Manager

The Microsoft Windows operating system includes Device Manager. It gives users access to the computer's hardware and allows them to manipulate it. When a piece of hardware stops operating, the problem is highlighted for the user to address. The hardware list may be sorted based on a variety of factors.

Step 1

You can click Start and type Device Manager. Then click Device Manager to open Windows Device Manager. (Alternatively, you can press the "Windows + X" key, and click Device Manager to open it).

Step 2

Click on "Display adapters", then you will see the installed graphics card(s) on your Windows 11 PC. Right-click on the graphic card and select Properties.

Step 3

A pop-up window will be shown which includes all the detailed Computer Graphics Card Information.

Method 4 - Through Display Settings

Step 1

You can right-click the blank space on the computer screen and choose "Display Settings".

Step 2

Click on "Advanced Display" Settings.

Step 3

Click on "Display adapter properties for Display".

Note:

You can choose the display from the top right corner if more than 1 display is connected.

Step 4

A pop-up will be shown, which will show the Graphics card details.

Method 5 - Through System Information

Step 1

From the Start menu, open the Run dialog box or you can Press the "Window + R" key to open the RUN window.

Step 2

Type "msinfo32" and press Enter to open "System Information".

Step 3

Click on System Summary -> Components -> Display, then you will see the installed graphics card(s) and its information on your Windows 11.

Conclusion

In this article, we discussed how to check Graphics Card on Windows 11.

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