How to check NVIDIA graphics card version


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Stuck trying to find out how to check NVIDIA graphics card version? Don't stress out, because we're here to assist you every step of the way. Whether you're a gamer, video editor, or anyone using an NVIDIA graphics card, keeping your drivers updated is crucial for optimal performance.

While it might seem like a minor task, outdated drivers can significantly impact your system's stability and performance. For instance, an outdated driver can lead to stuttering or lag issues, particularly noticeable for gamers.

In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through the step-by-step process of checking the version of your NVIDIA graphics card along with some additional details associated with the cards.

How to check NVIDIA graphics card version

There are several ways to check your NVIDIA driver version, depending on your operating system and comfort level. Here we have mentioned two prominent methods in the most comprehensive way possible:

Using Device Manager

1. Open Device Manager

The first step in checking your NVIDIA graphics card version is to open the Device Manager on your Windows computer. To do this, simply press the Windows key on your keyboard, type "Device Manager," and press Enter.

2. Expand the Display Adapters option

Once in the Device Manager window, you'll find the Display Adapters category (5th from above). Click on the arrow bullet to expand it. You should see your NVIDIA graphics card listed here, typically including "NVIDIA" in its name. For me, it is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060.

3. Check the Properties

Now, right-click on the NVIDIA graphics card listed in the Device Manager and select "Properties" from the context menu that appears.

4. Check out the Driver Version

In the Properties window, navigate to the Driver tab. Here, you should see information about the driver associated with your NVIDIA graphics card and you will also find your driver version.

For better reference, feel free to check the attached screenshot below:

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Checking NVIDIA version in device manager

Using Control Panel

Alternatively, you can use the NVIDIA Control Panel to check the driver version:

1. Open NVIDIA Control Panel

To do this, open the search box on your desktop and type "NVIDIA Control Panel". Upon left click, you should reach the NVIDIA Control Panel interface.

2. Find System Information

To locate System information, first, you need to click on "Help" (last on the top window menu). Upon clicking, you should get the required information.

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Checking NVIDIA version in NVIDIA panel

These steps should help you identify the version of your NVIDIA graphics card driver on a Windows computer 8, 10 and 11 - more or less the same. However, If you're using a different operating system such as Linux the process may vary slightly which is out of the scope of this article.

It's also recommended to check for updates at least once a month. Major game releases often coincide with driver updates, so checking before launching a new title is especially important.

So, that is pretty much all you need to know about the location NVIDIA version. We hope you find this helpful. As you are already here you should also check out the NVIDIA 4080 and 4070 release date and price speculation.

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