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GPU-Z is a good utility if you want to measure the ability of your GPU being the number cruncher on your graphics card. This is normally used by those would are running programs such as SETI or want to show their computers ability. GPU-Z is a lightweight utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU in your computer.

Note that you do not need to install this program like normal software as it runs on its own. Click on the small file and it will provide you with all the GPU information available. If you are looking for a more complex and complete software test system then you should download SiSandra.

Note that we have listed the latest version of the software below with an older copy if you prefer using the previous version of the software. The full specs of the program has also been listed as well as links to other test software on this website such as CPU-Z and the SiSandra Software.


These are the current stats for those who have used it:

NVIDIA: 56% ATI: 36% Intel: 7% Other: 0%
Bus Interface:
PCIE: 38% PCIE 2.0: 21% PCI: 11% Other: 26%
DirectX Support:
10.0: 35% 11.0: 17% 9.0c: 16% Other: 31%


Features of GPU-Z:

These are the listed features of this program:

  • Supports both the NVIDIA and ATI graphics cards
  • Displays both the graphics adapter configuration, GPU and displays its information
  • Also displays the overclock, default clocks and 3D clocks (if available)
  • Includes a GPU load test to verify PCI-Express lane configuration
  • Validation of all the test results

Release Notes: GPU-Z

There have been a number of changes to this years update to the program. It has now been improved to run under Windows 10 as the CUDA GPU was not working to well with the detection. The AMD Fiji now also has a voltage memory check as this is normally where problems start if you are overclocking the machine. They have also added support for all the new AMD chips as well as the graphics cards from NVidia which uses GPU processors. Much like other software changes this year its all about adapting to the new Windows 10 platform.

Installing: GPU-Z

Its very easy as it is a stand-alone file. The menu comes up and you simply click on the third option on the menu – “Not Now”. This will then open GPU-Z without any issue.


Running: GPU-Z

The software comes with lots of information and if you have a high-end graphics card then this is well worth your time running as it shows you your clock speeds as well as your GPU, graphics memory and more. This is an extremely basic computer. If you are looking for temperature then you will need a program called Speccy which will show the GPU temperature for you. The program is not bad for basic information about your card but if you want anything higher then Speccy is your best bet.

GPU-Z Review

This was the version used during the testing. I do not update the files once I have tested it so you will need to search the internet for the latest files. This is the file that was used for the screenshots above.

Title: GPU-Z 0.8.5
Filename: GPU-Z.0.8.5.exe
File size: 1.6MB (1,600,232 bytes)
Requirements: Win 2000 / XP / Vista / Win7 / XP64 / Vista64 / Win7 64 / Win8 / Win8 64
Languages: en-US
License: Freeware
Date added: August 2, 2015
Author: techPowerUp



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