How to know the model of graphics card?

Update the video card drivers is not necessary. Though for correct operation it is better to have a new version of the driver, the benefit of installing it is a snap. But for the avid gamers this is mandatory, as the game constantly require fresh drivers.

Before you install the driver, you need to know the model of the graphics card. To do this, go to menu start, select Run and enter dxdiag. A new window will open where you have to go to the display tab. And here "Type of chip" will be the graphics card of the user.

Learn the model of your graphics card through a shortcut to "My computer". To do this, call the context menu on this icon, go to "Properties" and select "device Manager". In the new window, find the item "display Adapters" to reveal it, and it will indicate the name of the video card.

Driver installation for Nvidia and AMD graphics cards

As a rule, if the driver for the Nvidia graphics card is already installed, the installed and additional software GeForce Experience. This program tracks the emergence of new versions of the driver and informs the user. And to install a new driver, you need to click the app icon in the system tray (near the clock), open it, and then the program will automatically find and install the driver.

If the driver is installed the first time, then you need to go to the official Nvidia website. In the top menu bar it is necessary to select "Driver to Load the driver". And on the next page you must select the criteria for your video card. For example, if the user installed the GeForce GTX 560 Ti, then you need to select the following: type of graphics card – GeForce series products, the GeForce 500 Series, a product family GeForce GTX 560 Ti. In paragraph "Operating system" you need to specify your OS version and under "Language" choose "Russian" (or any other).

After clicking the "Search" button, the system will find a new driver for your video card and will give you the opportunity to download it. The driver installation is nothing complicated, it is installed just as any other program. To remove the old version driver before install is not necessary – the program will do it automatically.

Similarly installed and the driver for AMD. You must first go to the official website of the developers. In the list you need to specify your card model and OS type), and you can then download and install the driver to your computer/laptop.