It is as important as knowing the model of my motherboard installed in Windows PC and even knowing the performance of my PC using the Winsat command. They are aspects that go hand in hand.
Most modern computers have graphics processing units (GPUs) made by Intel, NVIDIA, or AMD.
Although your computer’s CPU and RAM are also important, the GPU is often the most critical component when it comes to playing PC games.
This means that it is necessary to know the basic notions of a graphics or video card: What is it and what is it for? Usage, characteristics and types completely.
If you don’t have a powerful enough 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 “dedicated” or “discrete” graphics cards (sometimes called video cards).
That is why this section we are going to teach you to know what type of video card your computer has.
How can I know 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 the hardware recognized by the computer, so that you can check the hardware devices from the Device Manager.
Such as keyboards, sound cards, and graphics cards. Follow these instructions:
- On the keyboard, press the Windows logo key and the X at the same time and click Device Manager.
- Double click Display Adapters to expand it and you will see what graphics card you have in your computer. In my case, I have an Intel graphics card installed in my computer.
- You must click on the name of the graphics card and then select Properties. Some people may have more than one graphics card in their computer. In that case, you can select the one you would like to know about and check its details.
- You should then see a new panel with the 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 what video card I have in my PC.
We recommend installing and using the CAM program by 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 download button for the program.
- Once the download is finished, install it from your browser and open the program.
- You will see that a window opens containing the information about your PC.
- From here, you can see which GPU your computer has in the center section of the main screen. For example, the image above shows a Radeon RX 580 Series video card, or GPU, installed in the computer.
Open the computer to find out what 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’s name, model number, serial number, or other unique information that can be used to identify the video card or video chipset you have.
If your video card is on the motherboard, you can find the motherboard video chipset by identifying the make and model of the motherboard and reading the motherboard documentation.
Or you can search for the same information through the internet, put the specifications that appear in your favorite search engine and you can find the information.