Check Video Card Specifications in Windows 8

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Amanda, Eng

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    Press and hold the Windows key
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    Then press "R". The "Run" menu will open, and we can let go of all the buttons.
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    In the "Open" field, type in "dxdiag" and then hit the "Enter" or "Return" key, or click "OK"
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    Wait for the window to open.
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    The DirectX Diagnostic Tool will tell us all the information about our system
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    For example, it will tell us the "Current Date/Time", "Computer Name", "Operating System", "Language", and so on. The noteworthy information here is "DirectX Version" at the bottom of the list. In this case, it's "DirectX 11".
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    To see the actual information about the video card, click the "Display" tab
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    Once here, we will see that on the left side of the window, there is a device section. Here, we can see the "Name" of the video card, "Manufacturer", "Chip Type", "DAC type", "Device Type", "Approx. Total Memory" and "Current Display Mode". If we need to update the drivers, we can use this information to download the desired software.
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    Close this window by clicking the "X" in the top right-hand corner of the window
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to check video card specifications on Windows 8 computers
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Categories : Windows

Recent edits by: Amanda, Lukward Thomason

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