How to see Windows 10 video card

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  • Third party tools to see the video card on Windows 10
    • CPU-Z
    • Sys Information
    • AIDA64
  • “Standard” functions to see the video card on Windows 10

    Do you want to find out how to see some video card "mount" your Windows 10 PC without having to resort to the use of third-party tools? As anticipated at the beginning, this is feasible. In fact, below you will find the tools included in the OS that you have on your side to succeed in the enterprise. To find out more, please read on.



    Via Device Manager

    To see the video card on Windows 10, you can first rely on Device management, the Microsoft utility that allows you to know and manage all the hardware components installed or connected to your computer.

    To use it for your purpose, first start the utility by typing device management in the search field attached to the application bar and then selecting the relevant result from those available in the list that appears.

    Alternatively, you can access it by calling the Control Panel from Start menu, by clicking on Hardware and sound (display must be enabled by category in the drop-down menu at the top right) and then on Device management.

    Once the Device Manager window appears on the desktop, locate the entry Video Card in the list that is shown to you and click on dart that you find next to us to expand its menu and know the exact name of the video card used. Et voila!

    If you then want to receive more details about it, right-click on the name of the video card and choose, from the menu that opens, the item Property. By means of the new window that will open you will therefore be able to know, through the tab General, the exact name of the video card and that of the manufacturer.



    The other tabs attached to the properties window of the displayed video card allow you to get all the details of the case regarding the drivers (driver), more info about the video card (Details), events involving the video card since installation (Events) and the resources involved (Resources).

    Through DxDiag

    Another tool included in Windows 10 that you have on your side to see the video card used on your computer is DxDiag, or rather, it DirectX diagnostic tool. It allows you to know all the details of the DirectX libraries (Microsoft's multimedia libraries that allow you to make the most of the hardware acceleration of the graphics card) present on your PC, display and video card in use.

    To use it for your purpose, first call up the Run using the key combination Win + R. Then type the command dxDiag in the field that you find next to the item You open: in the pop-up window on the desktop and press the button OK or that one Submit on the keyboard.

    If at this point you see a warning about verifying the driver signature appear on the screen, click on the button Yes and wait a few moments for the validity of the graphics drivers to be checked via the Internet.

    Once the DxDiag main window appears on your desktop, select the tab Screen and in correspondence with the wording Your name: you will find indicated the name of the video card installed on your Windows 10 PC. Under the name of the video card, you will also find the name of the manufacturer, the type of chip and the amount of total memory and shared memory on which the GPU.


    Via System Information

    Another system you have on your side to find out the name of the video card in use on your Windows 10 PC and other related info is to take advantage of System Inforamtion, a tool included in Windows which, as can be deduced from the name itself, allows you to know every detail about the system in use and the peripherals connected to the computer.


    To get the info you need, all you have to do is type in the search field attached to the taskbar information system. Then select the relevant result from those you see appearing in the list that opens and wait for the relevant window to be visible on the screen.

    At this point, expand the menu Components on the left by clicking on the button "+" that you find next to us, select the item Screen and, in the right part of the window you will find all the details of your interest: the full name of the video card, the description, the type, the drivers installed, etc.

    If you cannot find the details you need among the various listed, you can help you with the search field at the bottom by typing in the reference keyword and then pressing the button Find adjacent. To limit the search to the selected category only, remember to first check the box next to the item Limit search to selected category, which is always at the bottom.

    Third party tools to see the video card on Windows 10

    In addition to taking advantage of the tools already included in Windows 10 that I told you a little while ago, you can find out which video card is in use on your computer by using third-party software. Which? Well, the ones you find below, which in my opinion represent some of the best in the category.


    CPU-Z

    The first software that I invite you to consider to see the video card on Windows 10 is CPU-Z. This is a famous no-cost program that allows you to get a complete overview of all the hardware components inside the PC: processor, motherboard, RAM and so on, graphics card included. It is very easy to use and offers precise information.


    You ask me how to use it for your purpose? I'll point it out to you right away. First, connect to the program's website and press the button SETUP • ENGLISH then press the button DOWNLOAD NOW! on the page that appears, in order to start the CPU-Z download.

    When the download is complete, open the .exe file obtained, click on Run, its Si and select the item I accept the agreement then press on Next four times in a row. Then press on install e porta a finish il setup by pigging your Finish.

    Then start the program by double clicking on the relative icon that has been added to the desktop and click on Si. To find out which video card is in use on your Windows 10 PC, select the card Graphics and you can get the info you need.

    Sys Information

    Didn't the resource I mentioned earlier convince you in a particular way and are you looking for something alternative to be able to see the video card on Windows 10? In that case, the suggestion I can give you is to turn to Sys Inforamtion. It is a free software thanks to which it is possible to monitor the main operating parameters of the computer hardware components, including the graphics card, and view them in a single screen. Even in this case, the tool is very simple to use.

    To use it, first connect to the download page of the program on the website of Softpedia and click on the pulse Download which is at the top left. In the window that appears, click on the button Softpedia Secure Download (US) - x86 (if you're using 10-bit Windows 32) or that Softpedia Secure Download (US) - x64 (if you are using Windows 10 64-bit), in order to download the software to your PC.

    When the download is complete, open the .msi file obtained and click on Run and Next. Then check the box next to the item I accept the terms of this License Agreement in the window relating to the installation of the program that has opened on the desktop and click on the button Next twice. Then press on install, its Si and Finish.

    Then start the program by recalling it from Start menuclick your Si and wait a few moments for Sys Inforamtion to collect all the information relating to the system in use. Once the on-screen software window appears, select the item Graphic Card which is on the left and in correspondence with the wording Graphic Card that you find on the right side of the screen you will find all the info you need: the exact name of the video card, that of the manufacturer, the amount of dedicated memory etc.

    AIDA64

    Another great tool that you can use to see the video card on Windows 10 is AIDA64. It is perhaps the most complete application for knowing the hardware and software characteristics of the computer on the square. Unlike the solutions I have already told you about, it is a paid program but can be tried for free for 30 days (as I did to write this step), after which registration is required to continue using.

    To use it, connected to the download page of the program and presses the link download.aida64.com. When the download is complete, extract the ZIP archive obtained in any location on your computer and start the .exe file contained within it.

    Then click on Si, Then OK and expand the drop-down menu Video Card which is in the left part of the program window appeared on the desktop by clicking on the button "+". From the menu that opens, select the item PCI / AGP video card. In the right part of the window you will find the name of the graphics card in its on the PC.

    If you want to receive details about the description of the device, the manufacturer, the drivers and so on, select the item Windows video found in the left part of the program window. On the right you will find the information you need. Done!

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