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How to check processor brand and model on a laptop on Windows 10

Are you trying to find out the CPU details on your device? Best answer: Use the Settings app or Task Manager to quickly determine this information on Windows 10.

Check CPU brand and model on Windows 10

On any computing device, the processor, also known as the CPU (Central Processing Unit), is the main chip designed to receive and process instructions and return a result for a particular task. Usually, a modern processor can process a trillion or more instructions per second.

If you have device running Windows 10, the processor will play an essential role on how fast the experience will be, and it’ll probably be from one of the two main manufacturers, including Intel or AMD (one can even argue a third player if you count Qualcomm with their ARM processors).

If you want to understand exactly the processor you have on your laptop, there are multiple ways to find out this information, but the easiest methods for the average user is to use the Settings app and Task Manager.

In this guide, you’ll learn two easy ways to determine the processor brand and model installed in your laptop running Windows 10.

How to find out processor details using Settings

To determine the CPU installed on your computer, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click on About.

  4. Under the “Device specifications” section, confirm the processor brand and model.

    Windows 10 About settings processor details
    Windows 10 About settings processor details

Once you complete the steps, you’ll have a better understanding whether your device is using a processor from Intel, AMD, or Qualcomm.

How to find out processor details using Task Manager

To check the processor information using Task Manager, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for Task Manager and click top result to open the app.

  3. Click the Performance tab.

  4. Click on CPU.

  5. Confirm the processor information on the top-right corner.

    Task Manager CPU brand and model details
    Task Manager CPU brand and model details

After you complete the steps, you’ll know the brand and model of the CPU installed on your laptop.

In this example, the processor brand is from AMD, and the model is the 2950X.

Although this guide focuses on laptops, you can use the same instructions to determine the processor details on any computer running Windows 10.