Whether you have a Windows desktop or a laptop, you might have always wanted to play a certain game on it. Having a GPU that is capable of playing a particular game is important whether it is a dedicated or an integrated one.
A Graphics Card is a hardware device that helps in the creation of images in a frame buffer that has its output to a display. For gamers and people who use GPUs to do rendering and other FPU intensive tasks know the details of the GPU. If you are someone who doesn’t know much about it, here is a guide for you to find out what GPU do you have installed on your Windows 11 PC.
Presently there are two main dedicated GPU manufacturers Nvidia and AMD. With regards to integrated GPUs, you have Intel and AMD. Now of course both types of GPUs are different and will not have the same performance. Maybe you are at a store or probably looking around for a second-hand system, it would be helpful to know what GPU is in it if the dedicated GPU software has not been installed on it. So, if you have been in such a situation or you simply want to know what GPU is in the system, read on to know how you can find out the GPU on a Windows 11 PC.
How to Check Graphics Card in Windows 11
There are a couple of ways that you can use to find out which Graphics Card has been installed on your Windows 11 PC. Let’s get started right away.
1. Check Graphics Card via Device Manager
The best place to check what hardware is installed on your system is the Device Manager. The Device Manager will show you all your hardware, lets you check for driver updates as well as enable or disable certain hardware according to your wish.
- To open the Device Manager on your system simply use the Windows Key and X combination.
- From the menu, simply click on Device Manager.
- The Device Manager will now open. You will see a list of all the hardware installed on our system.
- Select Display adaptors. You will now see the names of your GPU. If you have a dedicated as well as an integrated GPU, then you will see two listings.
- Right-click on the GPU and select properties. Click on the Driver tab to see details such as the driver date as well as the driver version of your GPU, as well as the GPU model.
- You can also check the same details if you have a dedicated GPU as well.
2. Check Graphics Card via Task Manager
Now we all know that the task manager is used to check how fast your system has booted, running services, and see what apps are starting when the system starts up. You can even enable or disable startup apps and even terminate services that are not responding well. You can also check hardware details.
- To access the Task Manager on Windows 11 either use the Windows + X key or simply right-click on the Start Button.
- From the context menu, select Task Manager.
- With the Task Manager open, click on the Performance tab.
- If you have the integrated and the dedicated GPU you should see GPU0 and GPU1.
- Clicking on each GPU option will show you details such as the temperature, dedicated GPU memory, GPU model as well as current GPU usage details.
- Even details such as driver version and installed date will be displayed.
3. Check Graphics Card via DirectX Diagnostic Tool
- To open up the DirectX Diagnostic Tool, Press the Windows and R key to open the Run dialog.
- Now, type in dxdiag and hit enter.
- The Diagnostic Tool will now open. Select the Display tab.
- You will now see the details of your Graphics driver as well as your monitor’s details.
- This simple tool tells you everything you need to about your system and as well as your GPU.
4. Check Graphics Card via Display Adaptor Settings
There is another way that you can check what graphics card your Windows 11 system has. Well, there surely is a lot of ways for you to see what GPU you have for free using Windows 11 itself.
- Open the Settings app from the Start Menu.
- Now, under the Display option, scroll the right pane till you find Advanced Display.
- Select Advanced Display You will now see details about the display and to what GPU it is connected to.
- To see more details of your GPU, click on the Display Adaptor properties for Display 1.
- A window will pop up showing you the display adaptor properties like total memory and resolution and even the GPU model.
5. Check Graphics Card via Third-Party Software
If you wish to know everything in detail about your GPU, the best software to use is CPU-Z. It is a very small and lightweight program that gives you a ton of information about your Windows 11 PC. From CPU, Memory, RAM, GPU, Caches, and even details about the motherboard. This is a free-to-use program and weighs in at just 2 MB.
- Download CPU-Z from the official website by clicking here.
- Install it. Once it has been installed, it will check for updates, If there are any, download and install the updates.
- The program will have a shortcut on the desktop. Open it.
- You will now see a lot of tabs and details on each tab.
- Click on the Graphics tab. Here you will see everything. The model, sub-vendor, clock speed, and memory will be shown.
- If you have a dedicated GPU, you will be able to see its details as well
- One more thing. The program is also able to detect fake GPUs and will display Fake if the GPU is a fake one.
So, there you have it. Many simple and easy ways for you to find out what GPU do you have installed in your system running Windows 11. If you have any other methods that are not mentioned here, do let us know in the comments. Also, tell us which one do you think is the fastest and easiest method to find.