How to Check Video RAM (VRAM) in Windows 11?

Most people know about RAM (Random Access Memory) used to store temporary system files and reset the data on reboot. Still, fewer people know VRAM (Video RAM or Video Random Access Memory) that stores image data. VRAM is much faster than the system memory (RAM), but you will find less VRAM compared to RAM. Also, VRAM cannot be replaced on PCs with different GPUs in most cases, but you can change or upgrade RAM easily.

Further, between your CPU and a video card processor, VRAM acts as a buffer and ensures the uninterrupted running of games or other graphics-intensive applications. So, while running graphic-intensive games or video editors, if you are struggling with the sluggish performance of your PC, you should check how much Video RAM (VRAM) your system is left with.

In this gearupwindows article, we will guide you on checking VRAM on a Windows 11 PC for any graphics card, including Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA.

How to find out how much Video RAM (VRAM) you have in Windows 11 using the Settings app?

To find out the VRAM on your Windows 11 PC, do the following:-

Step 1. First, open the Settings app. For that, press Windows + I keys on the keyboard.

Step 2. Then, choose the System category in the left sidebar of the Settings window.

Step 3. After that, click on the Display tab that you can find on the right side pane of System.

Step 4. Scroll down on the right side pane and select the Advanced display option under the “Related settings” section.

Step 5. Now, on the “Advanced display” settings page, scroll down up to the “Device information” section. After that, click on the link, “Display adapter properties ….” to open the Graphics Properties window.

Step 6. In the Properties dialog that appears, you can view the current video RAM value listed beside the “Dedicated Video Memory” entry.

How to See VRAM in Windows 11 using DirectX Diagnostic Tool (DXDIAG)?

To view VRAM in Windows 11 using DirectX Diagnostic Tool (DXDIAG), do the following:-

Step 1. At first, press the Windows + R keys combination to open the Windows Run dialog box.

Step 2. Then, in the Run command box, type the following and hit Enter from the keyboard”-

dxdiag

Step 3. After that, the DirectX Diagnostic Tool window will appear. Select the Display tab.

Step 4. Here, under the Device section, you’ll find the VRAM next to the ‘Display Memory (VRAM)’ option.

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