How to check graphics card temperature on Windows 11

GPU temperature
GPU temperature (Image credit: Future)

On Windows 11, you may sometime need to know the graphics card temperature to troubleshoot performance and overheating issues, and in this set of instructions, we'll show you how without third-party tools.

Although GPUs can run warm without affecting performance when they cross a temperature threshold, they can cause several problems, which you will usually notice in gaming, running graphics-intensive applications, watching super high-definition content, or driving a multi-monitor setup.

If you suspect overheating problems with the graphics card (or you are just curious), Windows 11 makes it easy to check the temperature for every GPU installed on your computer.

This guide will walk you through the easy steps to check the GPU temperature on Windows 11.

How to check GPU temperature on Windows 11

To view the graphics card temperature on Windows 11, use these steps: 

  1. Open Start.
  2. Search for Task Manager and click the top result to open the app.
  3. Click the Performance tab.
  4. Select the GPU from the left side.
  5. Under the "GPU Temperature" section, confirm the current hardware temperature. (The temperature will also be shown on the left side.)

(Image credit: Future)

Once you complete the steps, Task Manager will inform you of the graphics card's current temperature (in Celsius).

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Mauro Huculak is technical writer for WindowsCentral.com. His primary focus is to write comprehensive how-tos to help users get the most out of Windows 10 and its many related technologies. He has an IT background with professional certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, and CompTIA, and he's a recognized member of the Microsoft MVP community.