GPU-Z


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 26 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
0.7.8
File Size:
1.57MB
Date Added:
July 28, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
270,876
Downloads Last Week:
793
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Checking the status of your video card and GPU is a good idea in these days of graphics-intensive PC games and Web sites. This little application will give you a snapshot of those items.

GPU-Z is a basic tool that launches a small, tabbed interface with no bells and whistles, just information in a dialog box-style window. The download is simply an executable file that you run directly - there's no installing or configuring necessary. This free utility supports Nvidia and ATI cards. At launch, it automatically scans your system and reports the card name, GPU, release date and transistors, BIOS version, ROPs, memory type, and memory size.

This utility performed quickly in our tests. It doesn't include a Help file, but its function is limited to describing a single element of your system, and it performs automatically, so a Help feature really isn't necessary--but a readme file would be a nice addition. Although the tool didn't allow us to tweak our system's video performance, we liked that it displayed the driver version, GPU clock, default clock, as well as pixel and texture filtrates. We also liked that we could log sensor data to a file for later comparisons and had the option of disabling polling for individual sensors.

GPU-Z doesn't offer a wide feature set, but it does one thing and does it well. Novices may be a bit overwhelmed by the type of data this tool displays, but if your system's video card is acting up, this utility may help identify some necessary info.

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  • All Versions:

    3.0

    out of 26 votes

    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 5
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 8
  • Current Version:

    1.0

    out of 1 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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    Results 1-10 of 26

  • 1 stars

    "If you've got a weekend to kill..."

    August 17, 2014   |   By Blenderhedd

    Version: GPU-Z 0.7.8

    Pros

    Will actually give you GPU info.

    Cons

    Installs iwebar (and a couple other things, I think) tool bar that will require a system restore to rid yourself of. Doesn't ask you. Just installs it.

    Summary

    I used this in the past and it was useful. Somebody decided that a couple pennies per install was worth ruining their reputation. Stay away from this app.

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  • 1 stars

    "will never trust CNET downloads again!"

    June 19, 2013   |   By Dariuscnet

    Version: GPU-Z 0.7.1

    Pros

    will never trust CNET downloads again!

    Cons

    I didn't even get to use it because of all the crap it installed on my pc!! what gives??? This thing installed all kinds of malware, spyware, whatever, free games crap, changed the settings in both my browsers!! really??

    I will never trust CNET Downloads again!!!!!

    Summary

    I didn't even get to use it because of all the crap it installed on my pc!! what gives??? This thing installed all kinds of malware, spyware, whatever, free games crap, changed the settings in both my browsers!! really??

    I will never trust CNET Downloads again!!!!!

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  • 5 stars

    "I think it's essential"

    March 20, 2012   |   By jandsm5321

    Version: GPU-Z 0.5.9

    Pros

    Tells me information that nothing else did. Has graphs so you can monitor GPU, VRAM, Temperature usage over time.

    Cons

    I wish it was merged with CPUZ so I didn't need to open two programs.

    Summary

    I used it to see if it was time for a CPU or Video card upgrade. Most of my games only used about 30% of the GPU so it was apparent a newer video card won't make things run faster at the moment. Time for a new CPU!

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  • 5 stars

    "Extremely Useful Tool"

    February 24, 2012   |   By Jason83

    Version: GPU-Z 0.5.9

    Pros

    Small compact one file program. Very simple to use and see all the info (and more) that you ever needed to know about your graphics card.

    Cons

    None. Very useful and easy to use.

    Summary

    Downloaded this to try and find out why my Radeon 4870 was overheating. Thanks to the detailed split of the GPU temperature sensors, it pointed to poor thermal paste application, which I was able to rectify quickly and easily. Now my card runs much cooler (and quieter) and should last longer.

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  • 3 stars

    "Not Much Here"

    January 30, 2012   |   By andyseaview

    Version: GPU-Z 0.5.8

    Pros

    If you want info on your gpu than this program will give you the info you need

    Cons

    It it what it is

    Summary

    Not much here to talk about, if you want a lot of info on your gpu than download it, its a safe program and wont harm your computer,

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  • 5 stars

    "Simple, works great, very detailed info!"

    January 26, 2012   |   By jandsm5321

    Version: GPU-Z 0.5.8

    Pros

    Shows me everything I would need to know about my video card plus things I didn't know I would want to know. Includes graphs to show usage history such as GPU load, temperature, and memory usage.

    Also it doesn't need installed, just a stand alone program.

    Cons

    Nothing whatever!

    Summary

    If you're into overclocking and such I imagine this tool would be invaluable!

    If you just need to know something about your video card, get it!

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  • 1 stars

    "error when downloading"

    January 17, 2012

    Version: GPU-Z 0.5.7

    Pros

    none cant download without error

    Cons

    error when trying to install unable to install this version or older versions

    Summary

    may be my pc but i am not going to do to much to try to find out why i get the error
    an unrecoverable error has occurred @ in 0x0 in GPU-Z do you want to report this error to the manufacture

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  • 5 stars

    "Perfect for nvidia cards"

    December 30, 2011   |   By T9Newport

    Version: GPU-Z 0.5.7

    Pros

    everything works as it should

    Cons

    none at this time

    Summary

    Works for me

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  • 4 stars

    "a nice GPU utility"

    November 12, 2011   |   By bdonham

    Version: GPU-Z 0.5.5

    Pros

    Great at viewing GPU info and stats, stable app

    Cons

    no cons that I have noticed

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  • 2 stars

    "It says "I will do nothing for you""

    June 26, 2011   |   By drdivo

    Version: GPU-Z 0.5.3

    Pros

    Can't think of a thing

    Cons

    Well, it DOESN'T say that it won't do anything for me in the marketing. Once downloaded, it rejects me more fully than a stripper on a pole two days before payday.

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