Specific GPU and CPUs don’t work together that well like TPM and Secure Boot in Windows 10. For instance, suppose you have a new PC and are new to pc gaming but if you have a really good graphic card like titan x or something but your CPU (or GPU) is not that good does that make a lot of difference and there will be a compatibility issue. It’s also worth mentioning that CPU cores can tackle all different problems at the same time: one thread to run the operating system and send annoying pop-ups while you play, one to process controller input, one to run AI routines, etc. There’s also something to do with the instruction sets on CPU and GPU. Sometimes a more specialized instruction set core can produce much faster speed compared to a way faster universal instruction set the core.
To be specific the GPU is a straightforward operator so it is accustomed to one way of “thinking and working” no matter how big the problem while the CPU is a more complex “self innovated” operator. It is specialized in doing stuff that the GPU isn’t familiar with. A Graphics Card is a Computer inside your computer. For something to be Computer, it must have a Processor and RAM. Graphics Cards have both only that they are dedicated to graphical problems. A lot of people face issues while checking the configuration of the graphics card of their PC/Laptop. In this article, we will discuss the diverse ways of checking the configuration and specification of a graphics card of a PC.
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[5 Methods] How To Find What Graphics Card You Have In Windows?
Method #1. Find Graphics Card Details Using Device Manager
The most basic method of checking graphics card configuration is via device manager. This method doesn’t require any specific software or code t, all you need to do is to follow some basic steps and you will be able to get to know about the specification of the graphics card installed in your PC/Laptop. So let us discuss the steps to view the specification of the Graphics card.
- Click on the start button and type “device Manager”.
- Click on the open option from search results.
- Navigate to the Display Adapters option.
- Assure your Graphics card model number.
A new window will open where you will see a piece of detailed information about the installed graphics card and also the supporting software version installed on your PC.
Method #2. Using System Information App
This method can help you in finding out detailed information about your graphics card as well as the total configuration of Windows OS installed on your PC. These are the required steps to view graphics card configuration via System Information.
- Head to the Start button and click on it.
- Type System Information and hit Enter.
- System Information will appear in the search results, simply open it.
- The component branch needs to be expanded.
- Tap on the Display Option.
The adapter Description menu will appear on the screen and there you can see all sorts of information about the graphics card installed on your PC/Laptop. You will be able to see the manufacturer, Supported software version, Graphics Cards memory as well as shared memory.
Method #3. Using DirectX Diagnostic Tool
DirectX is a tool that is mostly used for games but there are many other uses of this tool like to password protect folders in Windows. You can also find out information about the Graphics Card installed on your PC with the help of DirectX too. These are the following required steps-
- Navigate to the start and click on it.
- Type “dxdiag” in the search box (without quotes) and hit enter, click on the first option of the top results.
- Tap on the yes button (If Applicable).
- Navigate to the Display option and click on it.
In the device section, you can check out the detailed information about your installed graphics card. This method not only shows basic information about the installed graphics card but also shows all sorts of in-depth info like cores usage and Driver acceleration of the Graphics card installed in your system.
Method #4. Using Windows Task Manager
You can also find the information regarding the installed graphics card via task manager. This method is optimum for windows 10 users. These are the following steps required for finding out the detail of the Graphics Card –
- First of all, open the Start Menu and type Task Manager.
You can also right-click on the taskbar and click on Task Manager.
- Navigate to the Performance tab.
- There you will find the name of the Graphics Card of your system.
Go through the model name and version of the installed graphics card on the top-right corner of the screen. The task manager will provide you with all sorts of required information like manufacturer, model version and name, dedicated memory, DirectX version, the exact physical location of the graphics card in your PC/ Laptop, and utilization details of the graphics card.
Note – You can directly go to the task manager with the help of short keys, the short keys are Ctrl + Shift + Esc. There are also other Graphics cards like the Nvidia Quadro series meant to expand the computing power of the PC. Rather than being super good at geometry, they are powerful all-purpose expansion cards for solving all types of equations.
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Method #5. Using Control Panel
It doesn’t matter which kind of graphics card you are using in your system. You can find out its configuration via the control panel whether it is a graphics card of Intel, Nvidia, or AMD. These are steps needed to be followed to find out the detail about the graphics card of your PC/Laptop.
- Go to the start menu and search “Control Panel”.
- Click on the top result (you will see the control panel option).
- Navigate to the Hardware and Sound option In the control panel menu.
- NVIDIA (or any other brand of graphics card you are using) will be available in the menu. Click on it.
- At the bottom-left corner System Information will be present, click on it.
- Tap on the display option.
“Graphics Card Information” menu will appear on the screen with detailed information of installed graphics in your PC/Laptop. You will be able to see the model number, manufacturer, Supporting software version of the installed graphics card, total memory as well as shared memory of the graphics card. It will also show some of the in-depth information of the graphics card like CUDA cores, Clock speed, bandwidth, memory data rate, and the BIOS version of the installed graphics card.
These are the following methods by which you can easily find out detailed information about the Graphics card of your system. While a lot of people cannot configure in-depth details and get confused, one must know that GPU cores cannot run asynchronously like that: they all operate in lockstep like a marching band all playing the same tune.
Every core is running the same calculation, but with different inputs. We will keep this post updated with more ways to find the GPU name, so keep visiting Hipop Eration to know about them. This is why GPUs can’t replace CPUs: they can only focus on one problem at a time. They are used for a lot of video rendering/editing, Photo editing, CAD, and all that fun stuff.