Where is the graphics card driver?

Answered by Edward Huber

The graphics card driver is a software component that allows your computer to communicate with and utilize the capabilities of your graphics card. It is essential for proper functionality and performance of your graphics card.

To find the graphics card driver on your computer, you can follow these steps:

1. Open the Start menu or desktop search bar on your PC. You can usually find it at the bottom left corner of the screen.

2. Start typing “Device Manager” in the search bar. As you type, Windows will show the matching results.

3. Once “Device Manager” appears in the search results, click on it to open the Device Manager window.

4. In the Device Manager window, you will see a list of different hardware categories. Look for the category labeled “Display adapters” and click on the small arrow next to it to expand the category.

5. After expanding the “Display adapters” category, you will see the name and model of your graphics card listed below it. It may include the manufacturer’s name as well. For example, you might see “NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060” or “AMD Radeon RX 580”.

Note: If you have multiple graphics cards installed on your computer, you will see multiple entries under the “Display adapters” category, each representing a different graphics card.

6. Right-click on the name of your graphics card and select “Properties” from the context menu that appears.

7. In the Properties window, navigate to the “Driver” tab. Here, you will find information about the currently installed driver, including its version and date.

8. To update the graphics card driver, you can click on the “Update Driver” button. Windows will then search for the latest driver version online and install it if available.

It’s worth mentioning that there are also third-party software tools, such as GPU-Z or Speccy, that can provide detailed information about your graphics card, including the driver version. These tools can be useful if you want to gather more specific information about your graphics card or troubleshoot any issues.

The graphics card driver can be found in the Device Manager under the “Display adapters” category. By following the steps outlined above, you can easily locate the graphics card driver and access its properties.