Ubuntu – How to find out which NVIDIA GPU I have


I'm trying to use the information in this page to optimize my GPU performance. For that, I need to know which NVIDIA GPU I have.

I tried the command sudo lshw -C display and I'm getting the following output which is not very helpful:

*-display:0 UNCLAIMED   
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: GD 5446
       vendor: Cirrus Logic
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 00
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: vga_controller bus_master
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:e8000000-e9ffffff memory:ee080000-ee080fff
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: NVIDIA Corporation
       vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
       physical id: 3
       bus info: pci@0000:00:03.0
       version: a1
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=nvidia latency=64
       resources: irq:28 memory:ec000000-ecffffff memory:e0000000-e7ffffff memory:ea000000-ebffffff ioport:c100(size=128) memory:ee000000-ee07ffff

Can someone please point me as to how exactly to find out which NVIDIA GPU I have?


Best Answer

please update your PCI ID database with:

sudo update-pciids

And use the following command in your terminal:

lspci -nn | grep '\[03'

You will see the model name of your graphic card. If it's ambiguous, you could search the PCI ID (something like [10de:11bc]) on the Internet for the corrent model name.