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How to check what GPU you have using 3 methods

Wondering which GPU you've got in your rig? Wonder no more.
Last Updated on April 26, 2024
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Were you wondering how to check what GPU you have? If you said yes, you’ve come to the right place. 

Being aware of what GPU is installed in your laptop or gaming rig can help you identify product-specific issues and streamline driver updates. However, you can open a laptop and look at the GPU like you would on a PC.

To that end, we’ve put together this quick guide that will take you through different methods of finding out which GPU you’ve got. So, without further ado, let’s get right into it.

Quick Answer

Press “CRTL+SHIFT+ESC” to open the Task Manager. Then, Open the “Performance” tab, Click on “GPU,” and check the GPU’s name in the top right corner.

Here’s how you can check what GPU you have 

There are multiple methods to find out what GPU is installed in your system, and we’ve listed them below.


Using the task manager

The most simple way to check for your GPU is through the Task Manager. Here’s how to do it.

  • Press “Windows Key + Q,” type “Task Manager,” and hit Enter. You can also right-click on the taskbar and click on “Task Manager.”
    Open task manager
  • This should open the Task Manager window.
  • Navigate to the “Performance” tab, which should be the second one at the top.
    Navigate to performance
  • If you have a laptop, this will show you “GPU 0” and “GPU 1”. The first is your integrated GPU (iGPU), and the second is your discrete GPU (dGPU).
  • Click on them to see their name in the top right corner.
    GPU 1 in Task Manager


Using the device manager

The device manager can show you all the details about your setup’s hardware, including which GPU you have. Here is how to do it.

  • Press “Windows Key + Q,” type “Device Manager,” and hit Enter.
  • This will open the Device Manager window.
    Display adapters
  • Navigate to “Display adapters” and click on it to expand it.
  • This will show you the name of your GPU.Expand display adapters


Using System Information

  • Press “Windows Key + Q,” type “System Information,” and hit Enter.
  • There should be three options on the right-hand side: Hardware Resources, Components, and Software Environment.
  • Click on “Components” to expand it.
    Expand components
  • Select “Display.”
  • There should be two sections on a laptop. The top section will include information about the iGPU, and the second section will include information about the dGPU. The GPU’s name will be listed beside “Name.”
    Display and GPU name

Is it possible to check my GPU without opening the case?

It is possible to check your GPU without opening the case, and the most straightforward way to do it is via the Task Manager. Open the Task Manager by pressing “CRTL+SHIFT+ESC,” opening the “Performance” tab, and under the GPU section, its name will be in the top right corner.

Wrapping up 

With this, we’ve reached the end of our journey. Hopefully, you can now easily check which GPU you’ve got and keep its drivers and other software up to date. If you’re interested in exploring other GPU-related queries, we’ve also covered how to tell if a GPU is failing and how to lower GPU temperature

We’ve also reviewed various GPUs in-house, and if you’re looking to upgrade your GPU, we recommend considering these options.

Chris writes about hardware, gaming and consumer technology in general - and otherwise enjoys fiction and YouTube vids.