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How to know how much memory your graphics card has

The graphics cards are one of the most expensive components of our PC, and can sometimes double the price of the CPU itself, which is why we often want to know when we bought it, that we really received what we wanted. For this reason, today we are going to teach you how to know how much memory your graph has, to avoid any type of problems we may have.

When we have a graph of the latest generation, there are times when it is necessary to check what power it can offer us, lest at some point it may fall short (spoiler, it will not), and to do so we must know if the technical specifications that we see so much on paper, are applied to reality. This is why we can often resort to a benchmark to check the performance of our components, but if you simply want to know if it has the characteristics for which you made the purchase, it is much simpler.

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How to know the memory that a graph has

There are a lot of ways to do this, since we have dozens of programs that are used to monitor the components of our computer, either to check that they work as they should or simply to know at all times what specifications it has in case you want to know if We can buy a game or not. To do this, we are going to show you the simplest ways to do it.

Windows Task Manager

In general, if we have this operating system, it is normal that we know this very useful program, but if you do not know it, do not worry, since it is extremely easy to use, and also, thanks to the fact that it is integrated into the OS itself, it prevents us from having to download third-party software.

To check how much memory our graph has, we just have to follow these simple steps:

  • First we must open the program, we can do this in several ways,
    • Press Windows key+R and type taskmgr
    • Press CTRL+ALT+DEL and click where it says task manager
    • Press the Windows key and search for “Task Manager”
  • After this, the program will open, and we just have to look for the “Performance” tab and once here, we will find the GPU section where we can check in the title “Dedicated GPU memory” how much VRAM our graphics card has.

View GPU memory with task manager

System information

If you want to know exactly how much memory your graphics card has, there is another way to do it in Windows that will allow us to know the exact number of VRAM bytes that our video card has, the system information, where we can also find all the specifications of the rest of components.

To check it this way, we just have to search for “System Information” in the Windows search engine, and after opening the program, click on components>screen and here we can see everything we need to know.

View GPU memory with System Information

Know how much memory our graphics card has with GPU-Z

As we well know, there are several external programs that allow us to see all of our components, but GPU-Z shows us in detail everything that our graphics card has, as well as the technologies with which it is compatible.

To use this program, we just have to download it since its installation is optional, because it also works portablely. Once started, it will show us everything we need to know about our graph, as well as all the other options that we want to look at.

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