How-To Identify the Manufacturer and Model of an AMD Graphics Card

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    This article provides instructions on how to identify the model and manufacturer of an AMD graphics card, which may help with troubleshooting a technical issue, locating the appropriate graphics drivers, or validating a warranty submission.

     

    For systems with the graphics driver already installed, there are two methods that the model of an AMD graphics card can be found:

     

    1. Using the AMD Radeon Settings
    2. Using the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center
    3. Using the Device Manager

     

     

    To identify the manufacturer and model of an AMD graphics card, the following methods can be used:

    1. By physical inspection
    2. Using the Subsystem Vendor ID and Device ID of the graphics card

     

     

    Using the AMD Radeon Settings:

     

    Provided that the graphics drivers are correctly installed and functioning, the model of the graphics card may be found using the AMD Radeon Settings.

     

    • Open the AMD Radeon Settings by Right-clicking on any empty space on the desktop. From the menu select AMD Radeon Settings.

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    • In the AMD Radeon Settings Click System located on the top right corner.

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    • Click the Hardware tab located on the top right corner.

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    • The Graphics Chipset information should indicate the model of the graphics card.

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    Using the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center

     

    Provided that the graphics drivers are correctly installed and functioning, the model of the graphics card may be found using the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center.

     

    1. Open the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center by right clicking any empty space on the desktop and from the menu select AMD Catalyst Control Center.
    2. If the AMD Catalyst Control Center is in Standard View mode, then scroll down to Information, select Product Summary, then select Hardware. The Graphics Chipset should indicate the model of the graphics card.

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    If the AMD Catalyst Control Center is in Advance View mode, click on the Information tab located on the left side menu, then click Hardware. The Graphics Chipset should indicate the model of the graphics card.

     

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    Using the Device Manager:

     

    Provided that the graphics drivers are correctly installed and functioning, the model of the graphics card may be found using the Device Manager.

     

    • Click on the Start button
    • Type in devmgmt.msc by using the Run command or Device Manager in the Search field
    • Click OK or press Enter
    • Click Display adapters to expand
    • The graphics card model number should appear under Display adapters

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    By physical inspection:

     

    The manufacturer or model of the graphics card should be located in one of two places.

     

    • The manufacturer name and logo and the graphics card model should be printed somewhere on the retail packaging of the product.

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    The model number should be printed on the barcode sticker located on the back of the graphics card.

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    Using the Subsystem Vendor ID and Device ID of the graphics card:

    The manufacturer and model of the graphics card may be identified using its Subsystem Vendor ID and Device ID, respectively. This method can be used on a system that does not have the graphics driver installed.

    The graphics card Subsystem Vendor ID and Device ID may be located using the Windows® System Information tool.

    To access the Windows® System Information tool:

    * Click Start and type System Information in the Search field.

    * Select System Information from the results

    * Expand Components and select Display

    * Note the PNP Device ID value on the right window pane

    In the example shown below the PNP Device ID value is: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9802&SUBSYS_21DF17AA&REV_00\...

     

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    Note: For the purpose of identifying the graphics card manufacturer and model, only the DEV and SUBSYS segment values will be used.

     

    Note: Only the last four alphanumeric characters in the SUBSYS string segment are used to determine the Subsystem Vendor ID.

     

    The highlighted segment in the value string indicates that the graphics card Device ID is 9802, and the Subsystem Vendor ID is 17AA.

    PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9802&SUBSYS_21DF17AA&REV_00\...

    Once the graphics card Subsystem Vendor ID has been found, match it to the list below of manufacturers to identify the manufacturer or origin of the graphics card.

     

    Subsystem Vendor ID Manufacturer

    1043 ASUSTeK

    196D Club 3D

    1092 Diamond Multimedia

    18BC GeCube

    1458 Gigabyte

    17AF HIS

    16F3 Jetway

    1462 MSI

    174B Sapphire

    148C PowerColor

    1545 VisionTek

    1682 XFX

    1025 Acer

    106B Apple

    1028 Dell

    107B Gateway

    103C HP

    17AA Lenovo

    104D Sony

    1179 Toshiba

     

    To identify the model of the graphics card using its Device ID, refer to a 3rd party resource: PCIDatabase.

    On the PCIDatabase website, enter the graphics card Device ID with the "0x" prefix in the Device Search field and click Search (as shown below).

     

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    The results should provide the model of the graphics card. For example: Using the Device ID 9802, the model of the graphics card is identified as AMD Radeon™ HD 6310.

     

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