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

If you are a fan of technology, you may know Video RAM or VRAM. VRAM is basically a type of random access memory that is used to store image data for your PC screen. In other words, it is the amount of memory that the graphics card has.

VRAM is not the same as RAM, but you will find less VRAM than RAM. RAM can be easily replaced in a PC, but VRAM cannot be replaced as PCs and laptops have different graphics cards.

You should check your system’s Video RAM (VRAM) if you experience frame rate drops while gaming or trying to run graphics-intensive applications.

Basically, VRAM acts as a buffer between your CPU and the video card processor and ensures a better and uninterrupted gaming experience. If you are having trouble running graphics-intensive applications, you may want to increase the VRAM.

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Steps to Check Video RAM (VRAM) on Windows 11 PC

Increasing VRAM can do wonders with your video output, but before that, you need to check how much video RAM your PC has. Below we have shared a step-by-step guide to check how much video RAM you have in Windows 11. Let’s see.

1. First, click the Windows 11 Start button and select Settings.

2. On the Settings page, click the System option, and on the right, click Display as shown below.

    Display option

3. In the right pane, click the Display option. Below the screen, click the Advanced display option.

Advanced display option

4. Under Screen Information, click the Display adapter properties link as below.

Display adapter properties

5. Now, in the Properties window that appears, check the box Dedicated video memory. The RAM value behind dedicated video memory is its VRAM.

Dedicated video memory

That’s it! Are you ready. This is how you can check how much video RAM (VRAM) you have in Windows.

Other ways to improve game performance

Well, if you have enough VRAM, and you’re still facing frame drops while playing video games, you may need to check a few other things.

We have shared a detailed guide on how to optimize Windows 10 for gaming and performance. We recommend that you check out the steps shared in that guide to optimize your PC for better performance.

Finding available video memory (VRAM) is pretty easy in Windows 11. You can also check VRAM through the Dxdiag run command. I hope this article has helped you! Share it with your friends too. If you have any queries regarding this, please let us know in the comment box below.

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