How to Check Graphics Card Video Memory (VRAM) Size on Windows 10 PC

In this article we provide a step-by-step guide to find out the VRAM capacity of your external or internal graphics card because the steps have changed a bit since the early builds of Windows 10.

On top of that, you will learn about a few more methods to check the RAM size of your video adapter (a.k.a. VRAM) using third-party utilities.

There are several types on video memory: system, dedicated, shared, etc. In most cases, the dedicated video memory (VRAM) is of interest.

It means how much VRAM your graphics card has onboard. If you have an internal graphics card, it will cut the memory out of your RAM.

Besides that, you should know that you can allocate the amount of memory in your UEFI (BIOS). Usually such settings are located in the Integrated peripherals section or similar.

Check VRAM Size Using Windows 10 Built-in Tools

Here is how to find out how much VRAM your graphics card has on Windows 10 without using any third-party software.

Option 1 (The Simplest One): View VRAM Size in Video Adapter Properties

This options is the easiest one for beginners because it allows you to check the video memory capacity without searching for and installing third-party apps.

Just follow the steps:

  • Right-click the empty area of your desktop.
  • Select Display Settings: Display Settings Windows 10
  • Scroll down to the bottom and click on the Advanced display settings link at the very bottom of the page:advanced display settings Windows 10
  • Click on Display adapter properties on Display 1 (display 2, etc):Display adapter properties for Display 1
  • In the following window you will be able to find the information about:
    Total Available Graphics Memory
    Dedicated Video Memory
    System Video Memory
    Shared System Memory

    Check VRAM size (dedicated system video and shared memory) in Windows 10
    One more example:
Check VRAM size for old external graphics card
Check the dedicated video memory size on Windows 10

That’s it. As you might notice. Total available memory = Dedicated + Shared.

Option 2: DxDiag

This is yet another Windows tool – DirectX Diagnostic utility. With its help you can easily check the VRAM size for any video adapter.

Follow the steps:

  • Press the Win button on your keyboard
  • Type dxdiag.
  • Hit Enter.
  • Wait until the utility fully loads.
  • Go to the Display tab.
  • Find the information about Display Memory (VRAM): Check VRAM in Windows 10 DirectX Diagnostic Tool

How to Check the Video Memory Size Using Third-Party Utilities

You can also find the information about how much VRAM your video adapter has using various third-party apps and utilities for Windows 10.

AIDA64

AIDA 64 is a great tool to learn everything about the components installed in your system. First, you need to download, install and launch the utility. Then, follow the steps:

  • Go to Display.
  • Select Windows Video.
  • In the list of devices select the Graphics card you want to learn the information about. There can be one or more devices. It depends upon your Windows 10 PC configuration.
  • Find the Memory Size field and check its value:
Check VRAM in AIDA64

HWiNFO

Again, download, install and run the program. Then do the following to check the dedicated VRAM of your graphics card. In the main program’s window:

  • Go to the Video Adapter section.
  • Click on your graphics card name.
  • In the right part of the window find the Video Memory feature and check the corresponding description to the right:
Check VRAM size in HWiNFO

CPU-Z

CPU-Z is one of my favorite utilities to find the information about CPU and RAM modules. But it is also capable of detecting specs of graphics cards. Here’s what you do to see the amount of dedicated video memory (VRAM):

  • Launch the program.
  • Go to the Graphics tab.
  • Find the Memory section where the Size field should tell you the amount of your dedicated video memory:
Check VRAM capacity in CPU-Z

Wrapping Up

In this guide you learned about numerous ways to check the VRAM size in Windows 10. I hope now you have the favorite one method for this.

Actually. you can find even more apps that are able to display the comprehensive information about your video card(-s). But I don’t think they are all worth mentioning.

Tell us in the comments: which method do you prefer to check the VRAM size of your video adapter on Windows 10 and why?

I noticed that some utilities show wrong information about the memory capacity of specific graphics cards, especially this concerns Intel Graphics integrated video adapters.

Have you faced the same problem? Tell us in the comments! Have a great day!

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