Get Info About Your Computer's Graphics Capability

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Graphics diagnosis toolWhen you're installing and configuring new software or features on your PC, it's often useful to know about the graphics hardware which is installed in your computer. This holds true whether the graphics chips are on a separate card, or built into the motherboard.

But which graphics chips or card do you have? How much memory is on the card, and do you have the latest video drivers for it installed? It's often essential to know this before you can install certain software. It's also a useful diagnostic aid if you want to ensure that the video drivers installed on your computer are up-to-date and are for the correct graphics hardware.

GPU-Z is a handy tool that can tell you everything you need to know about your graphics hardware without the need to look inside your PC's case or to consult its manual. It's a download of less than 2 MB, is completely free to use, and is malware-free according to VirusTotal and Web of Trust.

Head to http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/2718/techpowerup-gpu-z-v0-8-9 for the download, then run the file you have downloaded. You can choose to run the utility immediately in portable mode, or to have it install itself on your computer. My recommendation is to stick with portable mode, as there's no need to increase the number of installed programs (and thus the size of your registry) without good reason.

Give it a try, and find out just what's inside your PC.

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GPU-Z is a great tool that I have been used for years.

Another great tool in the same category, that offers still more functionalities is GPU Caps Viewer:
http://www.ozone3d.net/gpu_caps_viewer/

Thank you, rob! :-)

@Sgluber:
GPU_Caps_Viewer seems to be 32-bit only. Two of it's three tests blew up under my 64-bit Windows 7 system.
YMMV.

eikelein,

my system is 64-bit Windows 7 as well and GPU Caps Viewer works perfectly, including the newest version. And I already ran it on other 64-bit machines without problems.

I don't know why you had problems, but if you liked it, try to report the error to the developers. By the way, nowadays my GPU is an AMD Radeon R7 260X and I am using the newest drivers.