GPU Detect

Published:09/21/2015   Last Updated:02/23/2016

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Microsoft Windows* SDK May 2010 or newer (compatible with June 2010 DirectX SDK) GPU Detect

Intel Corporation

Features / Description

Date: 5/5/2016

GPU Detect is a short sample demonstrates a way to detect the primary graphics hardware present in a system (including the 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processor family). The code download includes documentation and is meant to be used as a guideline, and should be adapted to the game’s specific needs

System Requirements


  • CPU: Intel® CPU supported
  • GFX: uses Microsoft DirectX* 10 graphics API on Microsoft DirectX* 10 (or better) hardware
  • OS: Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows* 7 SP1 or newer


Toolkits Supported:

  • Microsoft Windows* SDK November 2015 or newer

Compilers Supported:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio* 2010
  • Microsoft Visual Studio* 2013
  • Microsoft Visual Studio* 2015


Product and Performance Information


Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

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