We tell how to find out what kind of video card is installed in your computer. Instructions for all systems, including Linux and MacOS.
When you collect your computer yourself, you know exactly what components will be installed in it. If you bought a laptop or already collected system unit, then you most likely have this information.
Yes, on some computers models there are stickers for which you can define at least the manufacturer of the video card. But the exact model will definitely not find it.
And then there are three ways:
- To climb into the documentation that went bundled with a computer, and hope that the manufacturer has outlined all the necessary information there.
- Disassemble the computer and watch the video card model on the camcorder itself.
- Or use system tools displaying data on installed equipment.
In Windows, there is at least three ways to find out the video adapter model without using third-party programs.
Through device dispatcher
- First, click on the search field to the right of the "Start" menu.
- We are looking for a control panel and launch it.
- Then go to the System and Security section.
- And then in the subsection "System".
- Once in the "System" menu, click on the List of Device Manager.
- The window opens with additional information about the installed equipment. Choose the item "Video adapter".
The list of available video cards will immediately appear.
Through screen settings
The second way may seem slightly simpler, as it does not use a classic control panel.
- Click on an empty desktop right mouse button.
- In the context menu that appears, select the "Screen Settings" item.
- Sheets opened window down to the line "Advanced display parameters" and click on it.
- In the window that appears, we are looking for a data block with the name "Display Information".
The first line in it is the name of the video card. Rather, everything that goes after the words "Display 1: Connected to ..."
As you can see, there are only 3 clicks and the necessary information before your eyes.
Through the DIRECTX settings window
- Simultaneously press keys WIN. + R.
- In the window that appears, we enter the word dxdiag .
- Click on the OK button.
- In the opened DIRECTX control panel, go to the "Screen" tab.
Immediately the device information opens. The first graph in it "name". To the right of it and the manufacturer and the model of your video card is displayed.
In Linux-based systems, you can find out the video card model in several ways. There are universal, which work in any distribution and are available on the command line, and there are individuals for some versions, but more familiar to ordinary people.
With graphic shell
If you use the GNOME desktop, you don't even have to climb into the terminal and set some additional applications. All the necessary information about the system and computer is already in the settings. We just need to go there and everything. For this:
- Click on the status panel in the upper right corner (this is the one on which the battery and dynamics icons are drawn).
- In the pop-up window we look for an icon in the form of a screwdriver and a wrench. This is a link to the distribution and desktop settings.
- In the side panel of the opened window of the settings, you need to find the tab "System Information" tab and go to it.
And everything, in fact. So all information about the system, including the video card model, which is installed in the computer.
Instead of system tools, you can use the Hard Info graphics utility, though it will have to be installed through the terminal. For this:
- Open the command line.
- We enter the command there Sudo. Name of package manager Install Hardinfo. .
- We enter the administrator password.
- Then run the program with the command Hardinfo. .
- We are looking for the desired item with information about the video card in the main application window.
Using the command line
You can download anything and look for information about the installed video card using the utility on the command line. One short command is enough, and the terminal will return the name of the video card and the model number.
Moreover, this command works in all Linux distributions regardless of the shell. To use it:
- Open the terminal. This can be done simultaneously pressing the keys. Ctrl + Alt. + T.
- We are looking for all available graphic adapters using the command Sudo LSHW -C Video .
- We enter the administrator password.
That's all. Immediately after entering the password, the terminal will respond with all the necessary information. Product - this is a video card model, and vendor - Company manufacturer.
In the Apple operating system, find information about the operating system is easier than simple. For this, there is a separate item in the menu and even a whole application with additional information for the most inquired. If you are only interested in the model of the installed video card without extended data, then the following way is suitable:
- Click on an apple icon in the upper left corner.
- In the context menu that appears, select the "Mac" item.
- In the window that opens, looking for a line "Graphics". All that is written to the right of it, and there is a model of your video card.
If you need additional information, it is better to use the System Information Application. It can be opened in several ways:
- Click on the link with the same name in the menu "On this Mac".
- Open the list of available applications and find there "System Information".
- Write "System Information" in the Search Spotlight and press the Enter key.
In this application, you need to find the "Graphics" tab in the sidebar and open it.
Material author: Vladimir Kovylov
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What a video card on a computer: how to see in Windows
To find out which video card is on the computer, you can via the Device Manager menu, the DirectX diagnostic tool or in the system information. We talk about each method.
The tool works in all versions of Windows. We will show how to find a list of components of your PC on the example of Windows 7.
Open menu "Start" and set the name utility in the search bar "Device Manager" . If you hurry, you can open the Windows command line using the [Windows] + [R] keys and copy the command " MMC Devmgmt.msc. "(Without quotes). Do you like long way? Then look for a manager through the menu "Control Panel" - "System" - "Device Manager" .
Reaching the dispatcher in one way, open the tab "Video adapters" - Here you can see what a video card on the computer. We have old NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti , and you? If the method did not work, do not despair, but proceed to the next section. Well, if you have the same outdated card, look into this selection of current models and pick up something better.
|What to do if there is no video card in the list: looking for Device ID |
If, instead of the name of the video card in the manager, you see the "Unknown Device" item, most likely, the video card driver is not installed or the equipment works incorrectly. To find the software for your graphics card, you need to find out the equipment identifier - Device ID.
If you still do not understand how to find out what your video card you have - open the DirectX diagnostic tool. Find this tool on the computer is very simple: through the string "Run" or menu Start By entering the search team " dxdiag "(Again without quotes).
Windows will ask: "Check for digital signature?" Click "Yes" And wait a little while the DIPECTX diagnostic tool opens.
In order not to get confused in the information that this window displays, immediately go to the tab. "Screen" and pay attention to the block "Device" . Yes, this is the video card, which is installed on the computer. Moreover, you do not just answer the question "What is my video card?" - But you will find out all its characteristics, including the manufacturer, the type of chip, the type of DAC and the number of memory.
Windows tool "System Information" Displays the entire list of installed equipment. You can run the utility via the command line: Press [Windows] + [R] and enter " MSInfo32. "(Without quotes).
In the left column, select "Components" - "Display" . In the second field "Name »The model of your video card is indicated.
We find a video card through third-party programs
If you still have not installed the drivers on your video card, read what it is necessary at all, and do not be surprised that previous methods did not work. The card without current drivers may not be displayed in the Device Manager, and sometimes in the DIPTX diagnostic tool.
CPU-Z is a very useful and free program that will help identify all components of your PC. You can download the Russian version of CPU-Z from the manufacturer's official website for this link. If you do not bother the English interface, you can download the similar TECHPOWERUP GPU-Z utility.
The installation process will not take much time. After starting the program, select the tab "Video card" (Graphics Card) - The window will indicate all information about the graphics card installed on the PC.
Another utility that will help learn the model of your video card - AIDA64, which used to be called Everest. The program is free and translated into Russian. Here you can not just see what equipment is installed on the computer, but also test individual components and check the stability of the system.
- Download AIDA64 for your OS from the developer's official website. The program will automatically start after installation.
- In chapter "A computer" Choose "Total Information" - "Display" .
- In the tab "3D-accelerator" You will find all the data on your video card.
Speccy and CCleaner
You can also get information about the equipment of your PCs in the Speccy and CCleaner programs. They have an intuitive interface in which it is difficult to get confused.
The video card model is specified in the Graphics tab, and in CCleaner - in the "header" of the main program window.
Find the map model through the manufacturer
If the video card drivers are already installed on your PC, you can view its model in the graphic chip manufacturer program. As a rule, it is NVIDIA or AMD.
Control panel NVIDIA
- The NVIDIA program opens directly from the desktop: Right-click and select the section in the context menu. "NVIDIA control panel" .
- In the lower left corner there will be a link "System Information" . Your video card is listed in the section "Components" .
AMD Radeon Settings
- Similarly, you can open an AMD utility: right-click on the desktop and select item AMD Radeon Settings .
- In tabs "Overview" и "Equipment" There will be all information about your video card.
Determine the graphics card through the screen settings
Perhaps this is the easiest and fastest way to identify your video card.
- On the desktop, right-click and select "Screen resolution" .
- In chapter "Extra options" Open tab "Adapter" . On this page and indicates all information about the video card.
Method for bold: disassemble the computer
If you yourself collected a computer or once cleaned it from dust, you do not need to tell how to physically get to the video card. However, if you found this article, you will use any information on the topic.
Fairly speaking, disassemble the PC fully does not have to be - just open the case cover, if it is not transparent, find a video card and see if the labeling on the visible part of the device is not specified. In some cases, you will have to remove the video card, but usually the model name is indicated on the side facing the case.
Remember the connectors that can meet you under the dust in the system unit, and do not forget how to return the device into place. If the acquaintance with the graphics card went too far and you cannot insert it back, look here - here we told in detail how to connect the video card.
Well, if seriously, determine which video card is installed on the computer, much easier to programmatically. So use the disassembly method only in extreme cases - when the PC does not turn on when the electricity does not work or when you are very boring.
Where integrated video cards are hidden
Sometimes the "Device Manager" does not specify specific video card specifications. For example, only the model name - Intel HD Graphics can stand. This is a graphics card integrated into the processor. In this case, you need to find out which processor is installed on the PC, and find on the Internet, which graphics in it is used.
Determine what the processor is on the computer, on the same scenario, as with the video card.
- Open "Task Manager" As shown at the beginning of this article. The CPU installed on the PC will be listed in the section "Processors" .
- Open "System Information" and find the row "CPU" .
- Use third-party programs like CPU-Z, AIDA64, SPECCY or CCleaner.
В Windows 7. You can go to the menu "Start" Click right-click on "A computer" and choose "Properties" . Processor information will be listed in the block. "System" . IN Windows 10 or 8.1 The CPO model is indicated in "Task Manager" . It can be opened by a Ctrl + Shift + Esc key combination.
What is the video card installed on the MAC device?
The easiest way to find the model of his "poppy" on Apple's website and see its specifications. If there is no such possibility, use our instructions.
- Open the window "About this Mac" — "System Information".
- In the tab "Equipment" Select "Graphics / Monitor" . It contains all information about the video card.
Photo: Manufacturers, Pixabay.com
How to know your video card?
Usually the entire software that you need is on disks and comes with a computer.
But what if you suddenly lost the disk or he broke, scratched and not read by a drive?
Of course download from the developer's official site.
There are several ways to learn how to do it.
Video cards exist two types: integrated and discrete.
Integrated video chip - This card is built into the computer motherboard as a geographic adapter using RAM and processor resources.
It does not differ in high performance, so used only in laptops for office or home use.
Discrete video card - This is a separate graphic module with a separate processor, memory and cooling system.
More high-performance and can be used for more "demanding parameters" of games.
Because if you see two video cards - do not be surprised. As a rule, a more powerful video card is discrete.
Through Windows Device Manager
One of the simpler and rapid ways to find out the video card parameters - it goes into Start → Control Panel And choose item "System" .
We open and find "Device Manager" And we find the video adapter tab.
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In the window that opens may have several video adapters.
On all Windows operating systems installed a specific version of DirectX, it is necessary for correct operation of graphics and sound in various programs, games.
It also allows you to find out which video card you have. We recruit the combination WIN. +RAnd in the window that opens, we write the team
Then press the button "OK" .
In the top tab on the panel, go to the "Screen" item and see the parameters you need.
DirectX Diagnostic Tool - Screen
There is one more option - you right-click on the tab "My computer" and in the properties run the device manager from the tab "Equipment" .
In the window that opens, you will see the model of your video card.
In any case, you should download and install special drivers for it, as those that offers Microsoft may not always work adequately. It happens that that in the video adapter tab will be displayed.
This means that the video card of your device has not been determined and Windows does not know which drivers to use it.
It is necessary to find out this by itself with the Internet. For the table of contents.
If for incomprehensible reasons you could not view your video card number, then there is a second definition method.
For this B. "Device Manager" click right-click on an unknown VGA video adapter and choose the tab "Intelligence" And in the string "Properties" Choose a string "ENGLISH ID" .
Copy its value to the clipboard using the right mouse button and the corresponding menu item. The main thing is that we need to pay attention is VEN and DEV values that indicate the manufacturer and your device.
After that, we go to the browser to the website Devid.info and enter the VEN and DEV values alternately from your device ID.
Definition of video chip on the Internet
So you already know which video card you have. The site itself will offer you to download the drivers, but I do not recommend that.
Find them on the official and proven source download and install yourself on your computer, considering that now you know what you have a video card. Clamping ↑
AIDA 64 program
Earlier, the Everest program was used for this purpose, but now it came to her replacement more convenient and informative version of AIDA 64. This program has very great opportunities and show it can not only with the parameters of the video card, and also various hardware characteristics of your computer, but in our Article We will look at how using AIDA to determine the parameters of the video chip.
You can download this program from the official website (to help you Google or Yandex search engine).
It is worth noting that this program is paid, but the developers provide a 30-cuisine free period of use, the truth is not in full, but with some limitations.
But you should not worry, since the free set of functions is sufficient to determine the model of your video card.
Definition of the video card using the AIDA program
Run the program and in paragraph "A computer" Select section "Total Information" , then open the section "Display" We find line "3D-accelerator" And we see the model name of our video card (it is it). It should be noted that with the help of this program you can more accurately determine the model of your video card, since all other methods most often show the family of video chips. Game AIDA 64K table of contents.
We define the map using GPU-Z
Using this small (by weight), the utility can also see the video card model.
Unlike the previous program - it is absolutely free and installed from the official site in a couple of clicks. This program allows you to learn many characteristics of your computer.
If you are interested in what frequency of GPU and memory, the temperature of the chip, processor parameters, cache information, how many cores from your computer or laptop.
It gives you to see what RAM memory is busy and how many slots, find out which model of the motherboard and which chipset is used.
When you start the program, the general information about the video card installed in the system will open, here in the Name line and there will be a complete name of the graphics adapter. GPU-Z
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If the video card does not start
If you encounter the fact that your computer and laptop does not turn on, do not panic, you can find out the model of your video card very easily.
Make it you can install it in another computer, but if this option is not suitable for you, look at the labeling or suddenly you have an integrated video adapter - study the specification of the processor itself. Video cards of all laptops have labeling stickers on the rear panel and allow you to determine which chip uses specifically your desktop personal computer.
If there is no such labeling, then there is a manufacturer's identifier.
We take this value and enter the Internet into the search system, it is likely to see the model of your video card. You can also search the specification of the model of your laptop on the Internet, they will necessarily contain the information you need.
Or if you want to determine the type of your mark on the marking, then you will have to work a little. This information is on the graphic chip. But I have a hurry to notice that this process does not take much time.
So how to do it?
You need to disassemble your computer (who are not sure about your abilities, it's better not to do this, but those who are sure that I can tell you how to do it).
- Remove the lid;
- Pull the cooling system;
- We remove the thermal paste;
We find the chip on which the data you need are stored (shown in the figure).
These data we introduce into the Internet search string and find the model of our video card in the first results, as shown in the following screenshot.
Video Card model
For the built-in video card (integrated), everything is much easier.
We find on the Internet the specification of the necessary model of the laptop processor or desktop computer.
The information you find will include in yourself and information about the built-in schedule. Clamping
This free program allows you to learn all the parameters you need in minutes.
In order to find out the data, run the program (it opens on a shared information page on the computer).
Click on the string "Graphic devices" And in the window that opens, you will find all the comprehensive information about your video card.
Full information about the video card
With this program, not only newcomer, but also a professional will get comprehensive information about the video card, up to the date of release.
Also, using this program, you can control the temperature of the video adapter in real time, this allows you to be sure that the component of interest works in optimal thermal mode. If you find that the temperature has risen and your computer began to work more noisy, then take action on additional cooling (to start simply clean the cooling system from dust, replace the lubricant if it helped, then install the additional cooling system).
This program can be used to collect various information about your personal computer. You can get acquainted with it in more detail on the official developer website. Game a SpeccyK table.
Through the desktop
On the desktop screen, click the right mouse button and select the point in the opened OK "Screen resolution "
Screen Resolution Desktop
Click on it and in the tab that opens go to "Extra options" .
On the monitor that appears, we see the information about the video card (model and the volume of the video adapter).
Model and video card volume
Very often, users are wondering how to find out the volume of the installed video card?
You can do this with the help of the reviewed programs in this article, since all absolutely utilities give comprehensive information not only about the video card model, but also about all its parameters, including the amount of memory. Clamping
In our article we disassembled the seven most popular ways to solve the issue "How to find out the parameters of your video card?"
Taking all these methods for determining the name of the video card, most likely achieve success.
Having learned all the options you need, you can safely update the installed drivers, or think about replacing the board (in the event that you are not enough for your parameters that you have now). If you do not have enough power in your computer, then seek help from specialists who understand it.
Either take your laptop to the service center and put them a specific task (so as not to run to them again, if you are not correctly said or they misunderstood you).
As you yourself see that there is nothing difficult in this and you should not flee into a service center or various kinds of specialists, in order to find out the parameters of the video adapter you need.
I hope that after reading our article you received comprehensive information to solve your task.
And in addition, for a more detailed analysis, you can watch this video:
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The owner of the electronic device begins to be interested in how to find out which video card is on the computer, after extraordinary events that go beyond the normal operation of the computer.
View data is if:
- It is necessary to replace this component;
- It is required to determine for what reason the driver is not installed or refused;
- To install additional components, you need to understand whether they are compatible with other components of the device.
To prevent an error when buying a new adapter, it is important to accurately determine its name.
This method is simple enough. You must use such a tool as "Device Manager". This is the built-in Microsoft Windows operating system feature, which is available to the user regardless of version.
A "Device Manager" opens in several ways:
- Through the search in the Start menu - you need to enter the appropriate request and open the application that will be found:
- In the "Run" menu, you can open which you can combine the Windows and R buttons, dial the command "Devmgmt.msc":
- Through the properties of the electronic device - right-click on the "My Computer" icon - "Properties":
- In the System window, on the left in the menu you need to find a link to "Device Manager":
After opening one of the "Device Manager" methods, you need to find the section "Video adapters" and familiarize yourself with the video card information:
"Direct X tool" allows you to find out a video card on Windows. To get information, open the "Run" menu using the Windows and R keys combination, and then type the "dxdiag" command. It can also be entered through the "Start" menu in the search bar:
The operating system will ask if it is worth checking for digital signature. It is worthwhile to give your consent and wait a bit:
In the "DIATIC X Diagnostics Tool" window displays information about the electronic device. Find data on the video card you need in the "Screen" tab. Here all information about the component is given - the amount of memory, manufacturer, main characteristics, type of chip:
Through the properties of the screen
Now let's tell you how to know your video card as simple as possible:
- On the desktop in any empty place right-click, select "Screen Resolution" in the context menu:
- A page will appear where you will need to find "Advanced Parameters":
- In the window that opens, you can find out the component data installed on the computer:
We use the GPU-Z program
We use the GPU-Z program
Sometimes, using simple methods, you can not find out which video card on the computer. If the drivers or adapter are not installed, the name of the component of interest is not displayed in the Device Manager menu. In this case, it is necessary to use a third-party program, for example, GPU-Z.
This utility is used for free, and download from the developer's website.
- Install the program on your computer;
- We study information about the component, including the manufacturer:
Another method, how to watch a video card on Windows using a third-party utility. In this case, you need to use the useful and universal program AIDA64 or Everest - the so-called early version. The utility is considered a powerful tool in order to determine the information about the computer.
- From the official site of the developer, you download the program - the version is free, there is a Russian-speaking interface;
- "Installation Wizard" will allow you to quickly install the utility on the device;
- We run the program;
- In the working window you need to find the tab "Computer" - "Total Information";
- Go to the "Display" section;
- Get acquainted with the information that is about the component, including the model:
How to find out a video card on Mac?
Apple's electronic devices are often interested in how to find out the video card on a laptop. Difficulties This is not - you can find a laptop model on the developer's website and familiarize yourself with the specification. If this is not possible, then we do the following steps:
- Open "Mac";
- We find "System Information";
- We use the "Equipment" tab;
- Item "Graphics / Monitor";
- Get acquainted with the necessary information:
If different ways have tried, but still do not know how to find out the video card on Windows 7 and other operating systems, contact an employee of the Good Deal Service.
It is enough to describe the problem with the driver or the settings of the video card, and the masters with experience will tell how to eliminate it. Leave the application in the chat or call us!
Viewing information about the technical characteristics of the computer is one of the typical tasks, to cope with each user. In this material, we will tell about how to see what a video card is on the computer.
Method No. 1. Device Manager.
The easiest way to see which video card is on the computer, it is used to use the tool called "Device Manager". This tool is embedded in Windows operating system and is available in all its versions.
Open "Device Manager" can be different ways. For example, you can use the search in the Start menu. Open the Start menu and enter the Device Manager search query. After that, open the application found.
You can also use the MMC Devmgmt.msc command. To do this, open the "Run" menu using the Windows + R key combination and enter this command in the window.
Another way to launch the "Task Manager" is through the "Control Panel" or the properties of the computer. Right-click on the My Computer icon and select "Properties". After that, the System window opens in front of you, also available from the control panel along the path "Control Panel - System and Security - System. In this window, in the left side menu there will be a link to "Device Manager.
So, you opened the "Device Manager". Further you need to open the section "Video adapters" and see which video card is installed on the computer.
Method No. 2. Diagnostic tool.
Another way to see which video card is on competera is a tool called "DirectX diagnostic tool". In order to call this tool, you need to open the "Run" menu (for this use the Windows + R keys combination) and enter the "dxdiag" command.
Also, the "dxdiag" command can be entered into the "Start" menu.
After executing the DXDIAG command, you will open a window called "Diagnostic Diagnostics". This window will display basic information about your computer. To view the video card you used, you need to go to the "Screen" tab.
On the Screen tab, the name of the video card will be indicated, as well as the basic information about it.
Method No. 2. Use the GPU-Z program.
In some cases, the above methods for viewing information about the installed video card may not work. For example, if the video card is new and drivers are not installed, then the name of the video card will not be displayed in the Device Manager.
In such cases, you need to resort to the help of third-party programs. For information about the video card, the GPU-Z program is best. This program is completely free, and you can download it from the developer's website.
After starting, the GPU-Z program displays all possible information about your video card. The name of the video card you can look at the top of the window.
In addition, you can use other programs to view information about the computer. For example, the popular CPU-Z program also allows you to see what a video card is on the computer. To do this, it is enough to start the CPU-Z and go to the Graphics tab. But, unlike GPU-Z, the CPU-Z program shows only the most basic information about the video card.
If GPU-Z and CPU-Z programs do not help, you need to use an ID device to determine the video card. This method is described in the article:
Miscellaneous games are needed, games are important, but not every game is capable of running and work on any computer. Games are not indifferent to what kind of iron is the system unit, but it is especially important what a video card in it.
How to find out what a video card is on your computer? Very simple. To do this, you do not even need a screwdriver. Everything you need will tell Windows and special programs.
Definition of the video card model by Windows
The operating system includes several tools that allow you to obtain information about the video adapter. And some of them are, most likely, constantly use.
Through the "Device Manager"
Perhaps the easiest and fastest way to check the graphics chip model is to look at the Device Manager, the installed hardware directory with information about its drivers.
The video adapter model is hidden in the section of the same name. In my example, this is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super:
If you want to know what your video card you have to find a driver for it, do the following:
- Double click on the name of the video in the "Device Manager" to open the properties window.
- Click the Details tab and select Equip Id (ID) from the list "Property".
- Copy the top line from the "Value" field and insert into any search engine. According to this code, the search engine will help determine the video adapter model and find the desired driver.
If Google and Yandex do not find anything suitable, try to reduce the request. For example, for proper recognition of GeForce GTX 1650 Super, it is enough to transfer the search engine "PCI \ Ven_10de" PCI \ Ven_10DE ". The search result, as seen in the screenshot below, did not disappoint:
Through "System Information"
On the existence of such a tool as "System Information" knows not every windowser. However, it is not surprising, since it is deeply subject to the depths of the "control panel".
To open "Details", run the "Control Panel" (on Windows 10 it is easiest to do through a system search), go to the "Administration" section and click the icon shown in the screenshot:
Another way to quickly open this section is the system utility "Run" (RUN), which runs from the Start - Software menu - Service Windows or by pressing the keyboard combination R + Windows. Just lend to the "Open" string command "MSINFO32" (without quotes) and click OK.
In the "System Information" window, expand the "Components" list and select Display. The value of the "Name" element in the right half of the window - and there is a model of your video adapter. Below in the list shows its ID, type, driver data and other information.
Using "DirectX Diagnostic Tools"
"DirectX diagnostic tools" is another reliably hidden from the user's eye system utility Windows. To access it, run the "Run" application and drive in the "Open" field command "DXDIAG".
Video information in the "DirectX diagnostic tools" are in the section "Device" tabs "Screen" tab. In addition to the name of the adapter model, it provides data on the manufacturer of the GPU (graphics processor), the type of device, the amount of RAM, the volume of video memory, etc. In the section "Drivers" section collected information about installed video drivers and DirectX components.
The "Notes" field may contain information about the malfunctions of the video system, if any.
Using the WMIC Console Utility
The WMIC console utility (Windows Management Instrumentation Command) is known only to the most advanced Jouzers of Windows (now you are related to them), but with a command line, perhaps everyone.
WMIC does not have its own windows, its entire work is performed in the console. To find out with this tool, the video card model is simply open the command prompt window and follow the following instructions:
WMIC Path Win32_Videocontroller Get Name
The name of the graphics adapter is displayed below.
Definition of the video card model using third-party applications
Compared to Windows tools, third-party collecting and analyzing data on the PC hardware displays more useful information. For example, many of them show not only the graphics chip model, but also the final product brand (video card).
Free Utility GPU-Z is one of the most informative among the analogues. You can learn a detailed description of its functionality from an article about testing video cards to stability. In order not to tire you with the repetition, we only give the screenshot of its main window:
As can be seen, the GPU-Z determines not only the graphics processor model, but also its revision, release date, version of videobios, technical process, type and volume of video memory, tire bandwidth and much more. And, of course, the manufacturer of the video card. In the examined example, it is MSI.
GPU-Z is available in installation and portable formats. The interface of the original is an English-speaking, but on the expanses of the global network you can find versions with Russian translation.
Hwinfo is a popular free utility for comprehensive analysis and monitoring of computer hardware, including video devices. Like GPU-Z, it has an English-speaking interface, which, however, does not diminish its advantages, and is produced in portable and installation versions.
To see which video card is on your computer, it is enough to look at the top left corner of the System Summary window, which opens when you start Hwinfo. It contains the main and most important information about it - the graphic chip model, the end device manufacturer, the PCIE interface version, type and volume of video memory, the data busbar, data of the rasterization blocks (ROPS) and shader processors and current frequency indicators.
Other data on the graphic subsystem are provided in the main program window in the "Video Adapter" section.
By the way, Hwinfo is one of the few utilities that correctly identified the commercial name of the video device model: MSI GTX 1650 Super Aero ITX / VENTUS, etc.
AIDA64 - Perhaps the most beloved users program for collecting comprehensive computer information. In contrast to Hwinfo, it includes iron testing tools for performance and stability. And she is also commercial: the cost of the budget package itself - AIDA64 EXTREME is $ 39.95. However, to find out which video card is on the computer, a free trial version.
Video information in AIDA64 EXTREME is contained in the "Display" section.
Speccy is a product of Piriform, the developer of popularly beloved CCleaner and Recuva, which many are associated with the quality that brought confidence. Its only purpose is the collection and output of information on computer devices.
Video information SPECCY displays in the Graphics section. Among them are the model and revision of the GPU, the brand of the video card manufacturer, the volume of video memory, the PCIE version, video vessel and driver. And also - the current temperature of the graphics processor.
Speccy is available in free (free) and paid (Pro) versions. However, there are practically no functional differences between them. Payments users, unlike "Halaviers", receive automatic updates and can apply for technical support. The price Speccy Pro is 1300 rubles.
How to determine the video card model for external features
Definition of the video card model that cannot be connected to a computer, for example, due to the malfunction or incompatibility of the interfaces, is carried out according to the following features:
- Marking on the printed circuit board and elements of the cooling system.
- Any information on factory stickers if they are preserved.
- GPU crystal marking.
- Device design.
The photo below shows the signs for which using Google it is easy to determine that the ASUS GTX650-DCG-1GD5 video card fragment is a fragment.
However, such detailed data can be found far from each device. Some video card manufacturers do not label their products as ASUS, and at best, it is possible to learn only the graphics processor model.
- The graphic chip of the NVIDIA brand is recognized in the code specified in the lower part of the crystal. For example, N12P-GV3-OP-A1 (a fragment in the picture below) is a GeForce GT520M.
- AMD (ATI) chips Radeon are also recognized on the last row on the crystal. In particular, 216-0707005 is AMD Mobility Radeon HD 3470.
If none of the options helped you understand, with which video card you are dealing, the last tool remains - searching for photography. Take a picture of the device close-up from the top and bottom of the sides and download snapshots into the search engine.
If the card is equipped with the factory cooling system and as a whole looks like initially (signs of aging and small defects are not counting), a lot of chances that Google and Yandex identify it.
Difficulties may arise with the devices of "Major" series, "Brands No Name" and other exotic ones. However, in this case, the problem most often succeeds to decide, because this video card is unlikely to exist in a single instance. So, someone else has the same.
Load the photographs of the device for profile forums, in the social networking groups and are patient. Sooner or later, someone will help you.
Many are curious which video card is in the system unit. Especially when it comes to system requirements. Game manufacturers do not get tired of please us to please the amazing graphics capabilities of their creations, once over time putting new requirements for the gland. If the message "Update Drivers" appears on the screen or simply wanted to buy another masterpiece of the gaming industry, it is useful to know which video card is installed in your laptop or desktop computer.
What a video card: how to identify Windows tools
The owner of the operating system from Microsoft, as the epic warrior, can choose one of three ways.
To understand which video card is installed in a PC, you need to call "Device Manager" in Windows. It is easiest to do this by pressing the "Win + R" keys, in the "Devmgmt.msc" window appears.
"Win" - button on the keyboard with a stylized company logo.
The second option - through the "Start" to get to the control panel and there already select the desired menu item.
The third - right key to open the menu of the "My Computer" shortcut, click on the "Properties" tab, switch to the "Equipment" subcategory.
In the device manager, we are interested in the section "Video adapters" - the second in a row. Click on it, we see the name and series of your video card. Call the context menu of the right mouse button, select at the end of the list of "Properties".
In a new window, go to the "Details". To get the information you are interested in, select the appropriate line from the drop-down list: Hash identifiers, data bus, class characteristics, the date of the last update of the drivers, connected displays.
A standard toolkit is not particularly convenient, so professionals prefer to work with third-party software, in which detailed information about the video card is presented in a convenient format. You can download programs on the official pages of developers.
AIDA64 - The program collects all information about a laptop or stationary PC, including information about the video card. All data are in the "Display" section. Here you can find out which video card is installed - discrete or integrated, model, partnership, RAM volume, tire type, bandwidth, frequency, number of shaders, cache, level of current load, temperature supported by version in DirectX.
Software "DirectX" by itself can be a source of useful information. Click Win + R, enter "dxdiag.exe", go to the "Screen" tab.
This indicates the number of graphic chip, driver version, screen expansion and other information.
The GPU-Z program immediately shows all the data in one window + separately the frequency of rotation of the fans, the temperature, the size of the allocated memory is quick and convenient.
If the video card is displayed as an unnamed adapter or an unknown device, you will need to install the drivers. Go to the "Details" tab, select in the "ID of the Equipment" list, copy the tissue, VEN - the manufacturer, DEV is the device itself, enter the data in the search field on the site http://devid.info/en.
If the video card does not submit signs of life, there is a chance to feel like Sherlock, armed with a magnifying glass. The board should be sticker with a serial number.
We enter it into the search string, see the result.
How to identify a video card in Mac OS
Many MacBook installed embedded graphics processors, but there are models with a discrete, that is, a removable video card. There is also a hybrid version - a weak built-in graphic chip and a turned off powerful video card for games.
To determine what exactly installed "under the hood" manufacturers, click on the "Jump" icon - Apple menu. Select the point "About this Mac". Go to the "More details" tab, open the "Hardware" list, looking for a string "Graphics / Monitors". If the information received is not enough, we are looking for data on the name of the model name.
How to identify a video card in Windows Linux
After going out on the "Penguin" platform of several voracious games (Mad Max, Divinity, Dying Light), an urgent question appeared: "What is my video card installed?".
Linux operating system is ready to answer with two utilities and one program.
The cantilever utility allows you to see all PCI devices. Before finding the necessary data, it will not be superfluous to update the list of all available devices using the command:
$ sudo update-pciids
After that, for obtaining information about the manufacturer and type of video adapter, type:
$ lspci | Grep -E "VGA | 3D"
Having received information about the PCI port, it should be specified with the Sudo - V - S command. It will look like this:
$ sudo lspci -v -s 00: 01.0
Where "00: 01.0" - the port number.
So we can define the bit, the number of virtual and physical memory, the version of the drivers.
Using this utility, it is easy to get information using the command:
$ sudo lshw -c video
The data is scarce, but more to us "Penguin" will not say. Having learned a series of video cards, we go in search of detailed information into the World Wide Web.
CENTOS holders should be used by the Yum package manager, the rest are typing the team:
$ sudo APT-Get Install Hardinfo
Press "execute" again, we write:
In the window that opens, very similar to AIDA64, choose "Devices", then subcategory "PCI Devices".
When searching for data, pay attention to the video card model - you can find the most detailed information on the manufacturer's website or a detailed overview with the test of modern games and programs.
How to find out what my video card is?
Before thinking about why the computer does not run particularly demanding application resources, and install programs to speed up games, it is worth starting from the beginning: to familiarize yourself with the current hardware configuration. In particular, the owner of the computer running Windows is important to check what his video card is. How to find out the name, power and other viduhi parameters - try to figure it out.
A user who wants to increase FPS in games, single or online running, should be able to determine the model of its video card quickly and without unnecessary difficulties - otherwise optimization does not bring results.
The easiest way to see which equipment is installed on the machine - open the "Device Manager" and find the desired item in the list. The owner of the computer with Windows WINTOVS will be required:
- Log in to the "Administration" subsection.
- And run the "Computer Management utility".
- In the newly opened window, go to the "device dispatcher".
- Expand the "Video adapter" tab.
- And find your video card - it may turn out that it works on a computer only one or in the "accompaniment" of the processor.
- Having selecting the header of the right mouse button of interest and clicking in the context list that has opened on the property item.
- The user switched to the "Details" tab will be able to find out, choosing between the points of the single drop-down menu.
- Type of tire ("Equipment").
- Full official name of the manufacturer.
- The presence of problems during work is only for the last session.
- And stack of video card drivers.
Important: Any information displayed on the "Details" tab can not only see, but also copy - it's enough to click on it with the right mouse button and select the appropriate option.
Another way to learn more about the video card in your computer on Windows, without leaving the "Control Panel", - look into the "System Information". The user must:
- In the "System and Security" section, to open the "Administration" subsection.
- And twice click on the "System Information" label.
- Expand the Components menu.
- And see the name and other basic parameters installed on the video card.
Tip: The user can export the device data by selecting the appropriate option in the "File" menu, or select only the rows of interest and copy them using the Ctrl + C key combination or the Edit menu.
This option is available for Windows 8 and 10 users; To learn from it, what a video card is installed on the computer, it's easier to choose the best home theater - however, it is not worth the extended information. To determine your model, the user must:
- Open the Start menu and click on the gear icon in the left row.
- In the "Windows parameters" go to the System section.
- Switch to the Display tab.
- And click in the main window on the "Advanced Display Parameters" link.
- In the window that opens, the owner of the company will be able to view the full name of his video card, the discharge, frequency and permission; Other parameters in this mode are not available.
This set of system components to ensure better performance and integration of the video card is installed on the absolute majority of computers. One of its advantages, in addition to universality and comparative undepair to resources, is the presence of its own device manager.
To find out which video card is installed on a computer running Windows, the owner will need:
- Open a system "search" by clicking on the "Lupe" screen located in the lower left corner, enter in the dxdiag line and run the diagnostic program.
- If it did not work, try to perform the same with the administrator rights by clicking the right mouse button by the name of the utility.
- In a new window, switch to the "Screen" tab.
- And see the characteristics of your video card.
Important: Taking advantage of the "Save all information" button located here, the computer owner will be able to copy the data on the device to the text document.
The most convenient application for a computer that allows you to check not only the configuration of the equipment, but also a video card for goodness. It applies to conditionally and free mode: use the program without any serious restrictions within thirty days from the installation.
To find out with AIDA64, which video card is installed on the computer, you need:
- Download, install and launch the application, after which you open the Computer section in the main window.
- Go to "summary information".
- And, waiting for data download, find your video card in the "Display" section.
- By clicking on the reference of the product header, the user will be able to update the device driver or get more information about it by going to the manufacturer's website.
- Alternative way to view information about your model - Expand the "Devices" menu.
- Go to the "Windows Devices" tab.
- Find in the "Video adapter" menu you want and click on her left mouse button.
- Detailed equipment information will appear in the bottom panel of the main window.
Tip: To copy the data into a text file, it is enough to click on any line of the right mouse button and select the "Copy" option or "Copy All".
Not so informative, but convenient and, importantly, the free utility that allows you to get comprehensive information about the video card installed in the computer. To use it, you need:
- Download and easily install the program (can work without installation). Run GPU-Z - the video card information in the form of a consolidated table will be presented in the main window.
- Check information about another video adapter The user can by selecting the appropriate item in the lower drop-down menu.
- And go to the manufacturer's website to ask a question or download new drivers, - using the Lookup button.
Important: Copy text data from the table by regular means will not work - but the owner of the computer will be able to make a screenshot of the main window by clicking on the camera placed right above the button of the camera icon.
To find out which video card model is installed on the computer, the user can use this wonderful free program. All you need is:
- Download, install and launch the application, then wait for data download.
- The basic information about the video card can be viewed directly in the main window.
- And more detailed - by going to the "Graphic Devices" tab.
- As usual, the user can select and copy the text to the clipboard - or, turning to the "File" menu, export data into a text document or create a screen shot.
Iobit Driver Booster
As clearly from the program name, first of all it is intended to update system drivers; If desired, the computer owner can do this immediately after it learns which video card is installed on the computer. To get information enough:
- Download, install, launch the application, and then click on the "Start" button in the center of the main window.
- If outdated drivers are detected in the system, the program will offer them to update. If all files are in the current state, the user can simply scroll down the update list until you find the video adapter header.
- To get a little more information about the device, you need to click on the name of the right mouse button, select the option "Details".
- More information will appear in the new window: model name, manufacturer name, as well as the version of the installed driver and the date of the last update.
Information on the box
And if the winner of the video card was so cautious that all this time retained the factory packaging, it without any complex manipulations and the need to install applications from third-party manufacturers can see the model on the box and get even more information about it in the attached instruction.
Let's sum up
Find out which card is on the computer, we can succeed in several ways. The simplest ones are to open the "Control Panel" and run "Computer Management" or "System Information"; The user can also install applications from independent developers. In addition, see the information about the video card will be on the factory box or in the instructions attached to the equipment.