How do I know which video card I have in my PC?

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It is as important as knowing the model of my motherboard installed in the Windows PC and even knowing the performance of my PC using the Winsat command. These are aspects that go hand in hand.

Most modern computers have graphics processing units (GPUs) made by Intel, NVIDIA, or AMD.

While your computer's CPU and RAM are also important, the GPU is often the most critical component when it comes to playing games for PC.



This means that you need to know the basics of a graphics or video card - what is it and what is it for? Use, characteristics and types completely.

If you don't have a sufficiently powerful GPU, you won't be able to play the latest PC games or you may have to play them at lower graphics settings.

Some computers have low-power "integrated" or "on-board" graphics, while others have powerful "discrete" or "discrete" graphics cards (sometimes called video cards).

That's why in this section we're going to teach you what kind of video card your computer has.

 

Device administrator

How can I find out which video card I have in my PC? The most direct way to check the graphics card is in Device Manager.

The Device Manager provides a detailed view of all hardware recognized by the computer, so you can control hardware devices from the Device Manager.

Such as keyboards, sound cards and graphics cards. Follow these instructions:

  • On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and the X at the same time and click Device management.
  • Double-click on Video Cards to expand it and you will see which graphics card you have in your computer. In my case, I have an Intel graphics card installed in my computer.
  • You need to click on the graphics card name and then select Property. Some people may have more than one graphics card in their computer. If so, you can select the one you want to know and check its details.
  • You should then see a new panel with detailed information for the specific graphics card. You can view your general information, driver information and more. Also, you can check the status of the device to see if it is working normally.

Third party program

There are many third party programs that can help me know which video card I have in my PC.



It is recommended that you install and use the CAM program following the steps below.

  • Open an Internet browser and go to the web page to search for the CAM program.
  • In the center of the screen, click the program download button.
  • Once the download is finished, install it from your browser and open the program.
  • You will see that a window opens containing information about your PC.
  • From here, you can see which one GPU has the your computer in the middle section of the main screen. For example, the image above shows a Radeon RX 580 Series video card, or GPU, installed in your computer.

Open your computer to find out which video card you have

Unplug everything from the back of the computer, open the case and look for any visual identification printed on the video card or motherboard.


Many times you can find the manufacturer name, model number, serial number or other unique information that can be used to identify the video card o it chipset video you own.


 

Consiglio

If your video card is on the motherboard, you can find the chipset video area of motherboard identifying the motherboard make and model and reading the motherboard documentation.

Or you can search for the same information through the internet, enter the specifications that appear in your favorite search engine and you will be able to find the information.

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