This post shows students and new users steps to check or display details of the current graphics card when using Windows 11. Some modern Windows 11 PCs come with advanced graphics cards or graphics processing units (GPUs) that play an important role on what you see and interact with on your screen.
While most newer computers have dedicated and advanced graphics card, others come with low-power onboard or integrated graphics that allow for basic functions only. Some high intensity games and advanced applications required advanced graphics cards to function. An integrated or onboard graphics card are usually not able to render these games or run critical applications.
If you have a Windows 11 computer and you’re running into situations where your computer isn’t able to play certain games or run advanced applications, you may want to know some details of the graphics card that comes with your PC and make some decisions.
Below we’ll show you how to see what graphics hardware is in your Windows PC.
The new Windows 11 comes with many new features and new user desktop, including centered Start menu and taskbar, rounded corners windows, themes and colors that will make any Windows look and feel modern.
If you’re exited about Windows 11, keep reading our posts on it.
To see what graphics card is installed on your PC, follow the steps below.
How to check the graphics card installed on Windows 11
For those who want to know what graphics cards are installed on their Windows 11 PCs can follow the steps below to find out. One can quickly get information of the primary graphics card installed on their PC by using the Settings app.
Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings app. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from the System Settings pane.
To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:
Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.
Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click System, and select Display on the right pane of your screen shown in the image below.
On the Display settings pane, under Related settings, click Advanced display as highlighted below.
On the Advanced display settings pane, you should see some details about the graphics card installed, under Display information.
To get more details on your graphics card, click the Display adapter properties for Display 1 link as highlighted below.
On that settings pane, you should see what graphics card is installed, types, vender, model and installed RAM.
There will be enough info on the Adapter information windows to get you what you need.
That should do it!
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