How to check GPU temperature on Windows 10

Task Manager can now show the current GPU temperature, and in this guide, you'll learn how to complete this task on Windows 10.

Windows 10 GPU temperature

On Windows 10, the Task Manager has the ability to monitor the temperature of the graphics card, and in this guide, you’ll learn how to use the feature. Although graphics card temperature is usually not an issue during normal usage and game play, if you are trying to overclock it or you have an older computer, being able to monitor the GPU temperature may be essential.

In the past, you needed third-party tools to complete this task, but starting with version 2004 or higher, the Task Manager now includes support to show the temperature of the graphics card natively.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to quickly check the GPU temperature using Task Manager software on Windows 10.

To check the GPU temperature on Windows 10, 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.

  5. Confirm the GPU temperature on the right side.

    GPU temperature / source: Microsoft
    GPU temperature / source: Microsoft

Once you complete the steps, you’ll have an understanding of the temperature of the graphics card which should help you to determine whether the device may be overheating due to inadequate cooling or when you’re trying to overclock the device.

While it’s good to see that Windows 10 can finally show this information for graphics cards, the feature is basic, since it only shows the current temperature, and you can not see how it affects over time. Also, Task Manager only shows the information in Celsius (not in Fahrenheit), and it’s not possible to see the information of integrated graphics like those you may find on laptops and motherboards. And, the information will be available only if you have the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) version 2.4 or higher.