How to check what CPU and GPU are in your PC on Windows 11

Learn how to check what processor (CPU) and graphics card (GPU) are in your PC on Windows 11 without using any extra tools.

You don't need to use an extra program to check what CPU and GPU are in your computer because Windows 11 has built-in tools for checking what processor and graphics card are in your computer, and this guide will teach you how to use these tools.

Check what processor and graphics card are in your PC using Task Manager

1. Open Task Manager. You can open Task Manager by right-clicking on the taskbar and then clicking on Task Manager.

Open Task Manager in Windows 11

You can also open Task Manager by right-clicking on the Windows start menu button and then clicking on Task Manager.

Another way to Task Manager in Windows 11

2. If the “User Account Control” window appears, you click Yes.

3. Click on Performance in the left menu.

Performance tab in Task Manager

4. At CPU, you can see what processor is in your computer.

Check what processor you have in your PC using Task Manager

5. At GPU, you can see what graphics card is in your computer.

Check what graphics card you have in your PC using Task Manager

Check what processor and graphics card are in your PC using DirectX Diagnostic Tool

1. Open a Run command window. You can open a Run command window by pressing the Windows Windows key + R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. You can also right-click on the Windows start menu button and then click on Run.

Open a Run command window

2. Type dxdiag in the “Run” command window.

3. Click on the OK button or press the Enter key on your keyboard.

Open the DirectX Diagnostic Tool

This will open the “DirectX Diagnostic Tool”.

4. On the System tab, you can see what processor is in your PC.

Check what processor you have in your PC using the DirectX Diagnostic Tool

5. On the Display tab, you can see what graphics card is in your PC.

Check what graphics card you have in your PC using the DirectX Diagnostic Tool

Check what processor and graphics card are in your PC using Device Manager

1. Open Device Manager. You can open Device Manager by right-clicking on the Windows start menu button and then clicking on Device Manager.

Open Device Manager

2. To check what processor you have in your computer, click on the › icon next to Processors or double-click on Processors.

Check what processor you have in your PC using Device Manager

3. To check what graphics card you have in your computer, click on the › icon next to Display adapters or double-click on Display adapters.

Check what graphics card you have in your PC using Device Manager

Check what processor and graphics card are in your PC using System Information

1. Click on the Windows start menu button.

Windows 11 start menu button

2. Type system info.

3. Click on System Information.

Open System Information

4. In the System Summary section, you can see what processor is in your computer.

Check what processor you have in your PC using System Information

5. To check what graphics card you have in your computer, click on the + icon next to Components or double-click on Components.

6. Click on Display. In the Display section, you can see what graphics card is in your computer.

Check what graphics card you have in your PC using System Information