How To Locate CPU & GPU

Where to find your Mac GPU:

1. Go to the Apple menu in the top bar and click on "About This Mac".

1. Go to the Apple menu in the top bar and click on "About This Mac".

2. Select the second tab in the window. Under "Built-in Display" you will see the GPU.

2. Select the second tab in the window. Under "Built-in Display" you will see the GPU.

Where to find your Mac CPU:

This one is a bit trickier...

Option 1: Open up Terminal and paste in: sysctl -n machdep.cpu.brand_string and hit return.

Option 2:

  1. Go to "About This Mac" (see above)
  2. Look at the Processor line item
  3. Now head over to this link: http://www.everymac.com/systems/by_processor/
  4. Select your version of CPU (most will be Core i3, Core i5, or Core i7) 
  5. Scroll through the list to find your year / CPU speed, the info you want is the processor model in parentheses. See image for reference.

Where to find your Windows GPU

1. Tap the Windows key on your keyboard and start typing Device Manager. Select Device Manager when it pops up.

1. Tap the Windows key on your keyboard and start typing Device Manager. Select Device Manager when it pops up.

2. Expand the Display Adapters drop down to see your GPU installed on your PC.

2. Expand the Display Adapters drop down to see your GPU installed on your PC.

Where to find your Windows CPU

Follow the same steps as finding your Windows GPU, but instead select the "Processors" drop down from the Device manager.