Video graphics refer to the creation, manipulation, and rendering of visual content in digital format. It involves the use of computer hardware and software to create, process, and display images, animations, and videos. In particular, a graphics card or video card is a specialized component of a computer that is responsible for processing and rendering visual content. It works by taking digital data from the computer’s CPU and converting it into images that can be displayed on a monitor or other output device. The graphics card has its own memory, called video memory or VRAM, which is used to store and manipulate image data.
The quality and performance of video graphics are determined by factors such as the resolution, colour depth, and refresh rate of the display, as well as the processing power and memory capacity of the graphics card. High-quality graphics are essential for many applications, including gaming, video editing, and graphic design.
In this post, I will show you how you can check the size of the available graphics card otherwise known as the Video Random Access Memory on your Windows PC.
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Checking the Size of VRAM in Windows
To determine how much memory your video card has, you can follow these steps:
Step 1: On a Windows computer, right-click on the desktop and select “Display settings.”
Step 2: Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Advanced display settings.”
Step 3: Under “Display information,” you should see information about your graphics card, including its name and the amount of dedicated video memory it has.
You can click on the “Display adapter properties to display more information about your VRAM.
Alternatively, you can use system information software to view detailed information about your graphics card, including its memory. On a Windows computer, you can use the DirectX Diagnostic Tool. Here’s how:
Step 1: Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box.
Step 2: Type
"dxdiag" and press Enter and then click on “Yes”.
Step 3: Click on the “Display” tab.
As shown above, you can find information about your graphics card, including its name, manufacturer, and memory size under the “Device” section.
You can also check the size of your Windows PC’s video graphics card by running the “msinfo32” command using the Run dialog box as shown below:
When the system information dialog box opens up, click on Components and click on Display to display information about your video graphics card.