The onboard video card and the graphics processor always need to be monitored for unusual changes with regard to temperatures and many other vital information relating to the technical specifications of the hardware placed inside your laptop or your desktop. GPU-Z is an ultra-light system utility that takes note of all these vital information from the hardware and displays them to you in an easy to understand and interpretable manner.
- It supports all the major graphics card manufacturers in the market, that is, NVIDIA, ATI and Intel. This means that if your computer has any of these, GPU-Z can identify it automatically and display you each and every aspect of this particular chip and also show you how it interacts with the rest of your machine.
- It displays adapter, GPU and all the three clocking speeds, that is, overclock, default clocks and even 3D clock if it is applicable.
- It has its own test measures to apply on the GPU and identify the configuration of the PCI-E lane. This is again followed by validation of the results.
- Ever heard of anything called backup of your graphics card? I bet not, but, GPU-Z can create a backup of your graphics card BIOS so that in case any software update crashes it, you can simply revert back to a previous stable state.
- In addition to that you do not need to install anything on your computer for running GPU-Z. It turns out that you simply need to download the binaries and run it. This is what makes it so least intrusive and lightweight. However, there is an optional installer, if you really need one.
It supports all Windows platforms and releases starting from XP to 8 and is compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit architecture.
The bigger part of the game is probably that despite being a tremendous piece of program it is free to use for personal and also for commercial purposes. However, you cannot sell it as your own commercial package. There is added functionality where you can get it as a .dll library which has all its features. You can also get a SDK for incorporating your own items into the already rich program.
GPU-Z is manufactured by TechPowerUp and is currently rolling out its latest version 0.8.3. There is a dedicated discussion forum and a test forum for any unresolved issues or you might go into developing this package further too.
Changes on the new version:
Fixed Windows 10 detection
Fixed CUDA detection in Windows 10
Added GPU voltage monitoring for AMD Fiji
Added memory controller load monitoring for AMD Sea Islands, Volcanic Islands, Pirate Islands
Board Id moved into BIOS version tooltip
Validation Id now displayed in GPU-Z window title
Revision Id of recent AMD GPUs will now be displayed
Added support for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M & 980M (GM204-B), GeForce 940M, 930M
Added support for Intel Atom x7-Z8700, Celeron N3150
Added support for AMD R9 370, R9 370X, R9 380, R9 390, R9 390X, R9 Fury, A8-7100
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