How to find out what Graphics Card is present in your system?

Is it possible to find the exact configuration and model of your systems graphics card in Ubuntu 10.10?

Asked By: t3ch


The quickest (non-graphical) way to this is to run lspci | grep VGA in a terminal.

If you want you can also install hardinfo Install hardinfo
on your system, and when you launch it (system benchmark and profiler in the system menu), you can find your graphics information easily.


See this image for an example.

Answered By: RolandiXor


$ sudo lshw -C display
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: G73 [GeForce 7600 GT]
       vendor: nVidia Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: a1
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
       resources: irq:16 memory:fd000000-fdffffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff memory:fc000000-fcffffff ioport:8c00(size=128) memory:fe7e0000-fe7fffff
Answered By: Li Lo

$sudo inxi -F -x
(case sensitive) Will give a nice summary of your system, easy to read. Use the switch -G for just graphics. But it doesn’t show video RAM, though one should be able to google the reported graphics for what it ‘should’ have. I also like the graphical ‘hardinfo’ which summarizes hwinfo (I think) will give more but still doesn’t report graphics memory that I can see

$sudo dmesg |grep VRAM will show how much video ram you have.


glxinfo -B

lspci, lshw, hwinfo seem to just report the prefetch (often 512mb) or reports each module in hex format

Answered By: oldgranola
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