How to get the brand and model of your graphics card with the command line.

Posted: January 22, 2015. At: 2:54 AM. This was 3 years ago. Post ID: 8025
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This command will print out the model and make of your graphics card. This is another command to run on an unknown computer to see what hardware is in it.

[email protected]:~$ lspci -vnn | grep VGA -A 12 | head -n 1
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Turks XT [Radeon HD 6670/7670] [1002:6758] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])

This command will also print out the required information.

[email protected]:~$ sudo lshw -numeric -C display
[sudo] password for jason: 
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Turks XT [Radeon HD 6670/7670] [1002:6758]
       vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] [1002]
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: 00
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=radeon latency=0
       resources: irq:35 memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:fbcc0000-fbcdffff ioport:ce00(size=256) memory:fbc00000-fbc1ffff

And this is yet another command that will print the same information.

[email protected]:~$ inxi -G | head -n 1
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Turks XT [Radeon HD 6670/7670]

This is a good way to determine what hardware you have installed in your Linux machine, say if you bought a computer and you want to see what is installed in the slots or built-in to the motherboard. Speaking of motherboards, this command will print out the model and make of your motherboard.

[email protected]:~$ inxi -M | head -n 1
Machine:   Mobo: Gigabyte model: H55-USB3 v: x.x Bios: Award v: F4 date: 02/12/2010

Give these a try and see how you go. Linux really does have a million ways of getting hardware information.

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