How to check which graphics card and which processor your Windows PC has?

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What graphics card and what processor does my PC have? If you have ever asked yourself that question and you have not been able to answer accurately, do not worry, in this simple tutorial we will give you the steps so you can identify not only which graphics card and processor your equipment has, but also all the components basic of it.

It is a very simple process, but if you have any questions you can leave it in the comments and we will help you solve it.

Method 1: What graphics card and what processor do I use?

In Windows 10, 8.1 and Windows 7 the simplest way to identify both components is to go to search option and write dxdiag without quotes. This will open a window of information collected by DirectX, where we will find a complete description of the system that includes:

  • Name of the processor and the graphic card that we use.
  • Processing speed of the processor.
  • Amount of total RAM.
  • DirectX version installed.
  • Name of the motherboard and BIOS that we have installed.
  • Windows 10 version.

The upper tabs allow us to access specific sections where a description of specific parts of the equipment appears, such as the one dedicated to the graphics card in «screen» . We will also have access to other sections dedicated to sound and we will be able to see if there is any kind of problem to solve.

We remind you that there are also free programs such as CPU-Z and GPU-Z that not only allow us to identify both components, but also show us all their features and allow us to perform simple performance tests.

In case you have a computer that has an integrated GPU and a dedicated GPU with GPU-Z you can view the most important information of both , and toggle between them at any time. It is a very useful tool and very easy to use, as you can see in the images that we accompany.

How to check which graphics card and which processor your Windows PC has?

Method 2: How to Check What Graphics Card (GPU) Is in Your PC using task manager

  1. On Windows 10, you can check your GPU information and usage details right from the Task Manager.
  2. Right-click the taskbar and select “Task Manager” or press Windows+Esc to open it.
  3. Click the “Performance” tab at the top of the window—if you don’t see the tabs, click “More Info.” Select “GPU 0” in the sidebar.
  4. The GPU’s manufacturer and model name are displayed at the top right corner of the window.

Method 3: How to Check What Graphics Card (GPU) Is in Your PC using device manager in Windows 10

  1. To know what graphic card there is in our PC we just need to go to Windows Device Manager, we can access it in a very simple way from the start menu.
  2. Once the Device Manager has been opened, you will find information about the graphics card in the section Screen adapters.

Method 4: Check Graphics Card (GPU) in Windows 10 using GPU-Z

In case you want to obtain more detailed information about your graphics card, we can download the GPU-Z application. This small software is free and will inform us of multiple parameters such as the number of processing cores, the clock frequency, the amount of memory and its speed and many more . As if that were not enough, it does not require any installation to function .

GPU-Z will also help us to monitor some parameters of the graphics card while we are playing, for example its temperature , its power consumption , the memory usage , the frequency it works in a real game environment and the speed of the game. fan. He will also inform us about the support to technologies such as CUDA, SLI, PhysX, OpenCL and Direct Compute . As we can see, it is a fairly complete application while very simple to use, a great tool for every PC user.

Method 5: From the linux terminal

If you are a Linux user you can use the hwinfo command. Executing the following line:

hwinfo --short

You can see the information about your graphics card:

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Senior Author; Parvinder Singh is a technical writer with a background in Information Technology and Business management, passionate about technology, gadgets and video games.

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