How much memory does my video card have?

Dedicated graphics processing units have their own random-access memory. Users have a couple of options when it comes to viewing how much RAM their video card has. To proceed, select your version of Windows from the list below, or click the last link for instructions on using CPU-Z; which works with all versions of Windows.

Windows Vista, 7 and 8 users
Windows XP users
Detect Video memory using a program

Windows Vista, 7 and 8 users

  1. Press the Windows key, type Control Panel, and then press Enter.
  2. Under the Appearance and Personalization, click Adjust screen resolution.
  3. On the middle of the right-hand side of the screen, click the Advanced settings.
  4. A new window should appear with your video adapter's properties; similar to the image shown below.
  5. Your video card's memory is under the Adapter tab in the Dedicated Video Memory: section (shown below).

Display advanced settings  

Windows XP users

  1. Right-click on the Desktop and click Properties.
  2. Click the Settings tab.
  3. Click the Advanced button.
  4. Click the Adapter tab.
  5. Your GPU's memory is shown under the Memory Size: section under Adapter Information.

Download and run CPU-Z

CPU-Z is a fantastic, free utility for not only locating the amount of memory on your GPU, but other important system information. Follow the steps below to determine how much video memory your video adapter has.

  1. Download and install CPU-Z
  2. Open CPU-Z.
  3. Click the Graphics tab.
  4. Locate the Memory section. The amount of video memory is shown next to Size, as you can see in the image below.

CPU-Z video card and memory information 

Additional information

  • See the video memory definition for further information and related links.