Thanks to the horrendous Windows 8, slammed by both critics and users, Microsoft presented us with the most versatile version of Windows, the Windows 10. It lives on 43% of computers (as of April 2019) and has been getting some serious updates for the past few years. Although there are just a few major changes, what matters is the hardware inside your personal computer. And if you are one who purchased a PC without knowing what components are inside it, we’ll guide you. This tutorial will show you how to check the total amount of graphics card your Windows 10 PC has.
How to check Graphics Card Memory on Windows 10
There are four different way to check the GPU on your Windows 10 PC. One method is insanely simple, while others might take a few steps to reach your Holy Grail.
Method 1: Display adapter properties.
This method is easy and anyone can access it effortlessly. Go to your Desktop (Windows Logo + D). Right-click on the desktop and select Display settings.
Once the dialogue box opens, select Advanced display settings.
A new window will be opened. Just click on the Display adapter properties for Display 1. This new window will show you all the details you’ll need. The amount of VRAM your computer’s graphics card has will be listed next to Dedicated Video Memory under the Adapter Information section.
Display adapter properties is the easiest option to check the amount of memory your graphics card has.
Method 2: MSINFO
This option gives you a great of information regarding every aspect of your PC. Click on the Start menu and type MSINFO. System Information will be on the top of your search results. Click on it.
Once it opens, navigate to Components on the left-hand pane and then click on Display. You’ll see a screen pop-up with detailed information about your graphics card and other hardware, for that matter. The thing to look for is the name of the graphics card or cards.
Method 3: DIRECTX DIAGNOSTIC TOOL
Launching the DirectX Diagnostic Tool is relatively simple. Fire up the Run command by pressing Windows Logo + R. Type dxdiag in the search box and hit OK.
The DirectX tool will greet you with individual tabs of your system, display, sound, and input. Select the Display tab which bears all the information about our system’s current display preferences, including the graphics card make and model, the amount of VRAM within your graphics card, and the current resolution of your device.
Method 4: CPU-Z
There’s always an option to look beyond system tools and what better third-party app than CPU-Z. Download and install this application. It will take a bit of time to detect your PC’s graphics card. Once you open this application, you’ll see that you can get information on a lot more than just your GPU. Select the Graphics tab on the top. The app can also read a GPU’s genes and display all the information it can find relating to it.
Whether you are buying new computer games or want to check your specs as a hobbyist, these methods are a sure shot way to know your PC.