Identify Your Intel® Graphics Controller

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12-Nov-2018

There are two methods to identify the integrated graphics controller (hardware) in your computer. Integrated graphics controllers are also called video cards or graphics cards.

Check the following link to identify the Intel® Graphics Driver Version installed on your computer.

Method one

The Intel® Driver & Support Assistant helps you identify the Intel® Graphics Controller on your computer. It can also identify if a driver update is required.

Example:

identify the 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, refer to How to Identify My Intel® Processor and, once you've identified your processor, visit our Product Specification Page (ARK) to manually search for your processor and verify its specifications.

Method two

Manually identify your Intel® Graphics Controller. Select your operating system from the list below and follow the instructions.

Click or the topic for details:

Windows® 10
  1. Right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose Display Settings.

  2. Click Advanced display settings.

  3. Click Display adapter properties.

  4. See the graphics controller identifier displayed in the Adapter Type section of the Adapter tab.

    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.
Windows 8*
  1. If you aren't in desktop mode, select the Desktop tile.

  2. Right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose Screen resolution.

  3. Click Advanced settings.

  4. See the graphics controller identifier displayed in the Adapter Type section of the Adapter tab.

    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.

     

Windows 7*
  1. Right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose Screen resolution.

  2. Click Advanced settings.

  3. See the graphics controller identifier displayed in the Adapter Type section of the Adapter tab.

    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.
Windows Vista*
  1. Right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose Personalize.

  2. Click Display settings.

  3. Click Advanced settings.

  4. See the graphics controller identifier displayed in the Adapter Type section of the Adapter tab.

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    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 what 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.

 

Related topics
Identify Your Intel® Graphics Driver Version
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Frequently Asked Questions About Intel® Graphics Drivers
Manually Install an Intel® Graphics Driver in Windows® 10 or Windows 8*/8.1*