How To Check Graphics Card On Windows 11


In this article, we will learn 5 different ways to check graphic card(s) on Windows 11.


Graphics Card

A graphics card is a piece of hardware that is frequently referred to as a video card, display card, or graphics adapter. All of the text and images that are displayed on your screen are produced by it. A graphics card is now incorporated into every processor.

Every computer has a graphics card, which is in charge of rendering demanding PC/laptop games, decoding movies, and designing your desktop. Most of today’s PCs have graphics processing units (GPUs) from Intel and NVIDIA.

The GPU is typically the most crucial component for playing PC games. If your GPU isn’t powerful enough, you’ll either be unable to play newer PC games or you’ll have to play them at low graphics settings. Low-power “onboard” or “integrated” graphics are found in some systems, while powerful “dedicated” or “discrete” graphics cards are found in others.


Method 1: Using Task Manager

The programmes, processes, and services running on your computer are shown in their current states by Task Manager. You can use Task Manager to monitor your computer’s performance or end a non-responsive programme.

Contrary to Windows 10 and older versions, Windows 11, there is no option to open task manager using the taskbar by default.


Step 1

Open Task Manager. You can open task manager by clicking CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or by Windows+X.


Step 2

Go to the Performance tab. Under the performance tab, click on the GPU section.



You can see multiple GPU entries if your computer has more than one graphics card installed. After selecting it, you can view the video card statistics in the right-sidebar top corner or just beneath the GPU item on the left sidebar.


Method 2 – By using DirectX Diagnostic Tool

DxDiag (DirectX Diagnostic Tool) is a diagnostics tool for checking DirectX performance and resolving hardware-related visual and aural problems. Scan results may be saved by DirectX Diagnostic as text files.


Step 1

From the Start menu, open the Run dialog box or you can Press the “Window + R” key to open the RUN window.


Step 2

Then type “dxdiag” and press Enter to open the “DirectX Diagnostic” Tool.



When you first launch the DirectX Diagnostic Tool, you might see something similar to the following. To launch the DirectX Diagnostic Tool, click “Yes”.



Step 3

You may view detailed information about your Windows 11 graphics card, including the name of the card’s manufacturer, the driver’s model and version, by selecting the “Display” tab.



Method 3 – Through Device Manager

Device Manager is part of the Windows operating system. It allows users to interact with and access the computer’s hardware. A malfunctioning piece of hardware highlights the issue for the user to fix. There are numerous ways to sort the hardware list.


Step 1

To open Device Manager, click Start and enter it in. To access Windows Device Manager, click Device Manager. Device Manager can also be opened by pressing “Windows + X” and clicking.


Step 2

Click on “Display adapters”, then you will see the installed graphics card(s) on your Windows 11 PC. Right-click on the graphic card and select Properties.


Step 3

A pop-up window will be shown which includes all the detailed Computer Graphics Card Information.



Method 4 – Through Display Settings

Step 1

You can right-click the blank space on the computer screen and choose “Display Settings”.


Step 2

Click on “Advanced Display” Settings.


Step 3

Click on “Display adapter properties for Display”.



You can choose the display from the top right corner if more than 1 display is connected.

Step 4

A pop-up will be shown, which will show the Graphics card details.


Method 5 – Through System Information

Step 1

From the Start menu, open the Run dialog box or you can Press the “Window + R” key to open the RUN window.

Step 2

Type “msinfo32” and press Enter to open “System Information”.

Step 3

Click on System Summary -> Components -> Display, then you will see the installed graphics card(s) and its information on your Windows 11.


We covered how to check the graphics card on Windows 11 in this article.

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