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GPU-Z is a system utility that is very lightweight and designed to provide you with all the vital information about your video card and graphics processor. Once you launch it, your system is automatically scanned, and a report card that contains GPU, release date and transistors, BIOS version, memory type, and memory size are presented to you.

This software lets you know the DirectX version supported by the card, mention the type of RAM it makes use of, provides you with details of your system's performance like the pixel and texture fill rate, as well as highlighting the driver version you are using.

Why you should use GPU-Z

This software comes with a monitoring section that is very handy for tracking details like your core, memory and Shader clock speeds, PCB and GPU temperatures, fan speed memory use, GPU load, memory controller load and more, that could come in very handy if your card has been overclocked and you wish to confirm if it is still stable.  It has a straightforward interface that appears not to be weighed down with options, but there are so many configurable options. Check the arrow to the right side of an attribute, and you can command the software to either monitor it or not, as well as setting whether you would like to view the current, lowest, highest or average reading. You can also check "Log to file" that allows you to exercise your card by running some graphically intensive processes, so you can ascertain exactly how your system will Cole under pressure.

GPU-Z can create backup files of the GPU's BIOS and is available in a portable version that requires no installation. The report that you are offered includes technology and memory type, clock, driver version and temperature of the graphics card's performance. The graphics interface is intuitive, and a wide range of GPU detail is displayed within the main window. That means you can view not just the name and model of your GPU, but also the size, release date, and the BIOS version.

You are also allowed to adjust the sensor refresh rate to suit your convenience, and also select the kind of reading you want to be displayed: that is, the current one, the lowest, the highest or average. GPU-Z can run on Windows XP, Windows Vista (32 & 64- bit), Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit), Windows 8, and Windows 10.

Features of GPU-Z

  • Support NVIDIA and ATI cards;
  • Displays adapter, GPU and display information;
  • It does not require any installation;
  • Displays overclock, default clocks and 3D clocks;
  • Validation of results.

In Conclusion

GPU-Z comes in handy for people who like to turn to portable apps rather than the standard ones. With this software, you can get information about your NVIDIA, Intel, or ATI graphics processor.

What's new in 2.26.0 version?

  • Fixed GPU-Z crashing during BIOS save on nearly all recent NVIDIA cards
  • Fixed crash on startup on Navi when no driver installed
  • Fixed ASUS ROG window getting cut off at bottom, hiding the "Close" button
  • Added support for AMD Radeon RX 5500 & RX 5500 Mobile
  • Updated the AMD memory temperature tooltip to clarify that it shows memory junction temperature, and that the value is the temperature of the hottest chip (not average)
  • Moved reset button on sensors tab by one pixel to properly align it
  • Reverted AMD fan-stop-detect-workaround, which was added in last version, because it introduced misreadings. AMD has fixed their driver since 19.9.1
  • Fixed PCIe idle speed reported for Vega 20
  • Fixed CrossFire detection on Navi and Vega 20
  • Fixed NVIDIA Quadro NVS 300 getting reported as fake
  • Added fake detection for cards using NVIDIA GK107 & GK208
  • Added fake detection for GeForce GTX 1050 Ti based on GK107
  • Added support for TU104-based RTX 2060 and Quadro P520


More info

  • Last Updated: 2019-10-09
  • Developer: techPowerUp
  • Version: 2.26.0
  • File size: 6.76 MB
  • Downloads: 2,405
  • Operating system: Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
  • Filename: GPU-Z.2.26.0.exe
  • MD5 Checksum: 8a96dc0421c70582ba7793d861bb3bf6