How to Identify Your Intel® Graphics Controller in Windows® 10 and Windows 11*

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11/23/2021

Use the instructions in the methods below to identify the graphics controller in your computer (also known as a video card or graphics card) before installing a graphics driver.

If you need to identify your Intel graphics driver version, see What's My Intel® Graphics Driver Version?

Method 1: Use Intel® Driver & Support Assistant to Automatically Detect your Graphics Controller (Recommended)

Wrench icon Download the Intel® Driver & Support Assistant.

Example:

intel Graphics controller

Note
  • If you see the adapter listed as Microsoft Basic Display Adapter or Standard VGA adapter, then Windows is working with pre-loaded generic and basic video drivers. Check with your computer manufacturer to determine the graphics controller your computer uses so the proper driver can be installed.
  • If you see the adapter listed only as Intel® HD Graphics without any numerical identifier, or if you cannot identify your adapter using either of the methods detailed here, follow these steps:

 

Method 2: Manual Identification

  1. Open Device Manager by simultaneously pressing the Windows and X keys on your keyboard. Select Device Manager to open it.
  2. Click Yes when prompted for permission from User Account Control.
  3. Click Display adapters to expand it.
  4. Note the graphics controller identifier listed.

    Device Manager

Note

  • If you see the adapter listed as Microsoft Basic Display Adapter or Standard VGA adapter, then it means that Windows is working with the pre-loaded generic and basic video drivers. Check directly with your computer manufacturer to determine the graphics controller your computer uses so the proper driver can be installed.

  • If you see the adapter listed only as Intel® HD Graphics without any numerical identifier, refer to How to Identify My Intel® Processor and once you have identified your processor visit our Product Specification Page (ARK) to manually search for your processor and verify its specifications.

Alternative:

 

Once you have identified your controller, you can find the latest drivers for your system by utilizing the Intel® Driver & Support Assistant or by searching for them manually on the Download Center.

 

 

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