Article ID: 000087769 Content Type: Product Information & Documentation Last Reviewed: 10/01/2021

How Do I Identify My Intel® Graphics Controller in Windows 8*/8.1*?

Environment

Windows 8*/8.1* (64-bit & 32-bit)

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Summary

Methods for identifying your Intel® Graphics in Windows 8*/8.1*.

Description

How do I find out in Windows 8.1 what graphics controller I have so I can update my driver?

Resolution

There are two methods to identify the graphics controller in your computer (also known as a video card or graphics card).

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)

Intel Driver and 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. 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. Note the graphics controller identifier listed in the Adapter Type section.

    Adapter type

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. Once you have identified your processor, visit our Product Specification Page (ARK) to manually search for your processor and verify its specifications.
Additional information

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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