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When I go to the "About" window of elementaryOS I see this:

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Why doesn't it display the actual consumer-facing name of the GPU (Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 640)?

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This happens when your system’s PCI id database doesn’t have a description for your graphics device. The current upstream database does know about the Iris Plus Graphics 640, so updating the database should fix things:

sudo update-pciids
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  • Honestly I did not expect such an easy solution. Cool, thanks! May I know, how did you know about that? – Loreno Dec 16 '20 at 19:48
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    I don’t know how I know about this — I know that PCI information comes from the PCI id database, and that displaying an id (5926) instead of a name is usually caused by missing information there. So I checked the current version, saw that it has a match that was added not long ago, and reckoned that updating the database would fix things for you... – Stephen Kitt Dec 16 '20 at 22:11

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