GPU Z is a utility that provides technical information about the video adapter installed in a PC or laptop. Supports GPUs from Nvidia, Radeon, Intel, SiS. It runs on Windows operating systems (XP and newer). It is also compatible with 32-bit systems (x86).
- Support for NVIDIA, AMD, ATI, and Intel graphics devices
- Displays information about the adapter, GPU, and display
- Displays overclocking, default clock, and 3D clock (if available)
- Includes a GPU load test to check the PCI-Express band configuration
- Checking the results
GPU-Z can back up your graphics card’s BIOS
- No installation required, an additional installer is available
- Support for Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 (both 32-bit and 64-bit versions are supported)
Main features of the GPU-Z program
The development of foreign programmers from the TechPowerUp – GPU-Z group is a very accurate reference, which contains all the necessary information about your video card.
The GPU-Z program is the official development of TechPowerUp. The Russian-language version of GPU-Z RUS is implemented by «amateur» programmers. The utility is well optimized for both old operating systems (for Windows 7, the program is suitable without any problems), and for the most current Windows.
Main Tab interface
The main tab of the application displays basic data such as the name of the video card, its release date and revision, as well as the technology used to produce the video processor. This data may be enough for some users to provide data about their system block.
For more advanced users, the information is disclosed to the smallest detail: you can see here the full information about the memory of the video card (the type of memory and its volume), the maximum supported version of Microsoft DirectX, the version of the driver installed at the moment, as well as the frequencies, and both the original values set by the manufacturer and the frequencies increased during the «overclocking» are displayed.
To fully test the video card in real time, open the next tab TechPowerUp GPU-Z called «Sensors» (or «Sensors», depending on the translation). From here – in order.
- Core and memory frequencyThe first two values represent the current core and memory frequencies, respectively, at which the video processor is running. The graphs to the right of the data show the process of jumps in dynamics: so, when the red scale fills the bar to the very top, it means that the video card is running at the limit. As a rule, the graphs in these two lines rise and fall in the same way.
- Video card temperature
This is followed by information about the temperature of the video card. Operating temperature — from 40 to 60 degrees Celsius, heating more than normal (from 65 degrees Celsius and above) is fraught with malfunctions (for example, distortion of the image on the screen) or even failure of the GPU. Carefully observe the temperature under load!
Speed of coolersTo reduce the impact of hot air flows on the video card, manufacturers install a variety of coolers on the devices: in modern realities, you will not surprise anyone with three fans and cooling tubes together, on one video processor case. GPU-Z has the ability to track the speed of the cooler as a percentage of the maximum, and slightly lower-the speed of the fan in the usual revolutions per minute.
- Video card load
The following data shows the load of various components of the video card: so, you can see how much video memory is used (and also see the ratio of the minimum to the maximum on the graph), how busy the video card as a whole is (the graph corresponds to the first two indicators from the tab-core and memory frequencies), as well as its components, such as the memory controller or the bus interface.
- Electricity consumption
The power consumption, depending on the intensity of the video card, is shown in the following graph and is measured according to the heat sink requirements (percentage of TDP). So, for example, the nVidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti video card has a TDP level-measured and proven-275W. Therefore, the GPU-Z program will output a percentage of this value and show how much electricity is currently being used by the video processor.
Of course, there is also information about the voltage: it should be perfectly smooth throughout the entire operation of the computer! Surges in voltage can be fraught for the life of the device.
In addition to the information provided, the TechPowerUp GPU-Z utility has an intuitive setup: so, you can configure the program autorun, check for updates, or change the application language to the most convenient for you.
v2.39.0 (May 10th, 2021)
- Added support for Intel Rocket Lake Integrated Graphics
- Added support for NVIDIA RTX 3060 Mobile, RTX 3050 Ti Mobile, RTX 3050 Mobile, RTX A5000, T500, CMP 30HX, CMP 40HX, CMP 90HX
- Added support for AMD Radeon RX 6900 XTXH, Radeon Pro W5500M, Barco MXRT 4700
- Integrated screenshot feature now captures the proper window area on Windows 10 (no longer includes the window shadow)
- VRAM usage sensor removed on NVIDIA cards running in TCC mode, due to unsupported NVIDIA API
- XML dump now includes fields BIOSUEFI, WHQL, DriverDate, DXR, DirectML, OpenGL and ResizableBAR
- Added memory type detection for Intel i740
- Fixed Resizable BAR detection on some systems (mostly laptops)
- Fixed clock readings on AMD Mobile RDNA2
- Fixed OpenCL detection on some rare systems
- Fixed memory clock readings on NVIDIA GeForce 6
- Fixed BIOS date on some legacy ATI cards
- Fixed release date for ATI RV200 and NVIDIA NV41M
v2.38.0 (March 12th, 2021)
- Fixed BIOS saving on AMD RDNA2 cards. BIOSes saved with old GPU-Z versions are only 512 KB and will brick your card when flashed
- PCI-Express Resizable BAR status is now displayed in the main window
- Added support for negative temperature monitoring on NVIDIA
- Added support for AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, RX 6700, RX 6600 XT, RX 6600, Lucienne APU integrated graphics
- Added support for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile
v2.37.0 (February 22nd, 2021)
- Added memory vendor detection on Navi 1x and Navi 2x
- Added workaround for NVIDIA Ampere PCIe hardware bug
- Added filter to avoid misreadings on EVGA iCX
- Fixed fake detection for some GT218 variants
- Improved Russian translation
- Added preliminary support for Radeon RX 6700 and RX 6600 Series
- Added support for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, RTX 3080 Mobile, RTX 3070 Mobile, RTX 3060 Mobile, RTX A6000, A40, A100-SXM4-40GB, Drive PX2, P106M, Quadro K510M, modded Quadro K6000
- Added support for additional variants of NVIDIA GTX 1650 Max-Q, Quadro P1000, GTX 650, GT 430
- Added support for AMD Cezanne, Radeon Pro V520, R9 290X ES, Barco MXRT 2600
- Added support for Intel Comet Lake Graphics (Celeron 5205U and i7-10810U)
- Added vendor detection for Yeston
v2.36.0 (November 27th, 2020)
- Added support for CPU temperature monitoring on Zen 3
- Improved support for AMD Radeon RX 6800, 6800 XT
- Added BIOS reading on Navi 2x
- Fixed ROP count on Navi 21
- Fixed bluescreen when Windows Code Integrity enabled
- Fixed reported memory size on some NVIDIA cards
- Fixed default clock reading on NVIDIA Ampere when no driver installed
- Fixed IGP detection for Renoir and Intel Xe
- Added support for XFX new vendor ID
- Added support for iCX on EVGA GeForce 30
- Added support for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, MX450, Quadro RTX 6000 Mobile
- Added support for AMD Radeon Pro VII, HD 8550D (A8-6500T APU), Barco MXRT 5600
- Added support for Intel Xe MAX Graphics, Xe Graphics, Xe Pod, Xe SG-18M Server GPU, Intel Comet Lake iGPU (Xeon W-1250, Xeon W-10855M)