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How to check VRAM in Windows 10?

Graphics memory is a very important aspect of a computer, especially if you’re looking to get into just about anything that has to do with graphics performance.

Just like RAM is used to run system programs, VRAM specialises in running graphics-intensive tasks like games or graphics designing software. Not having enough or dedicated VRAM can cause huge performance impacts. 

Knowing the exact amount and type of VRAM on your computer can help you decide whether or not you can run this software or if you need an upgrade.

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Checking VRAM on Windows 10

There are a couple of ways you can do this, the simplest one is just checking the dxdiag utility.

Step 1: Press Windows Key + R to open the run dialogue box.

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Step 2: Type in dxdiag and hit enter.

How to check VRAM in Windows 10? | Candid.Technology

A direct utility will open up with all relevant information about your system. If you have multiple GPUs like in most laptops with a graphics card, you’ll see a Display and a Render tab. The display tab is your integrated graphics adaptor and the render tab shows your dedicated VRAM. 

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Display 1 and Display 2 are identical in this context. You see two of them because I have two RAM sticks in my laptop

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Alternative method to check VRAM on Windows 10

Now while the above method will work universally no matter whether you have a laptop or desktop, the following method will only show you details of the GPU which is powering your displays.

If your laptop has a dedicated GPU, you’ll still only see the integrated GPU’s VRAM as that’s the one powering your desktop.

Step 1: Right click on the desktop and select Display Settings

How to check VRAM in Windows 10? | Candid.Technology

Step 2: Scroll all the way down in the window that opens and click on Advanced Display Settings 

How to check VRAM in Windows 10? | Candid.Technology

Step 3: Click on Display adaptor properties for Display 1 (or any other display that you might have hooked up to your machine).

How to check VRAM in Windows 10? | Candid.Technology

Step 4: You’ll see all the information about the graphics adaptor including the VRAM. 

How to check VRAM in Windows 10? | Candid.Technology

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