How to find out what Graphics Card is present in your system?
The quickest (non-graphical) way to this is to run
lspci | grep VGAin a terminal.
If you want you can also install hardinfo on your system, and when you launch it (system benchmark and profiler in the system menu), you can find your graphics information easily.
See this image for an example.
Hi Roland, I have edited out a broken image link (cf. the previous version). It's maybe worth going over your old posts and seeing which other bit.ly links have rotted?
@E.P. There are a lot of them. If you want to edit them, replace with `http://hostmar.co/software-small` (or `http://hostmar.co/software-large` or `http://hostmar.co/software-banner` as appropriate). See http://meta.askubuntu.com/a/1853/158442 and http://meta.askubuntu.com/a/395/158442
$ sudo lshw -C display *-display description: VGA compatible controller product: G73 [GeForce 7600 GT] vendor: nVidia Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: [email protected]:01:00.0 version: a1 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0 resources: irq:16 memory:fd000000-fdffffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff memory:fc000000-fcffffff ioport:8c00(size=128) memory:fe7e0000-fe7fffff
$sudo inxi -F -x(case sensitive) Will give a nice summary of your system, easy to read. Use the switch -G for just graphics. But it doesn't show video RAM, though one should be able to google the reported graphics for what it 'should' have. I also like the graphical 'hardinfo' which summarizes hwinfo (I think) will give more but still doesn't report graphics memory that I can see
$sudo dmesg |grep VRAMwill show how much video ram you have.
lspci, lshw, hwinfo seem to just report the prefetch (often 512mb) or reports each module in hex format