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How to check VRAM on Windows 11

Three quick and easy ways to do it.

Published onMay 9, 2022

VRAM is the amount of system memory dedicated to the graphics processor in a computer. There are many reasons why you may need to find out how much VRAM you’re working with. For example, if some games are not working too well on your PC, limited VRAM may be a reason. Here’s how to check VRAM on Windows 11.


To check the VRAM on Windows 11, head to Windows settings -> System -> Display -> Advanced display -> Display adapter properties for Display 1 and check the Dedicated Video Memory label. You can also find the VRAM in the Display tab of the DirectX Diagnostic Tool or use CPU-Z to check VRAM.



How to check VRAM in Windows 11 using Windows settings

Open the Windows settings app by looking for it in Windows Search. Click System in the left navigation pane then Display in the right pane.

Windows settings System Display
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Scroll down and click Advanced display under Related settings.

Windows settings Display settings
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Under Display information, click the Display adapter properties for Display 1 option.

Windows settings advanced display settings
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The VRAM will be listed next to the Dedicated Video Memory label.

Windows settings VRAM details
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Check VRAM using DirectX Diagnostic Tool

You can also check the VRAM using the DirectX Diagnostic Tool. To summon it, open Run by pressing Windows + R. In the dialog box, type dxdiag and click OK or the Enter key. According to your preference, click Yes or No if a window about driver signing pops up.

Windows Run dxdiag
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Once the DirectX Diagnostic Tool opens up, click the Display tab towards the top. The VRAM will be listed next to the Display Memory (VRAM) label under Device.

Windows dxdiag Display VRAM
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Using CPU-Z, a third-party app

You can also use the popular third-party app CPU-Z to find the VRAM on Windows 11 and other hardware details. Install or extract it once downloaded, and run the app.

In CPU-Z, click the Graphics tab at the top. CPU-Z will display your VRAM next to the Size label under Memory.

Windows 11 VRAM CPU Z
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