The range of graphics cards today extends from a graphics card installed on the motherboard to a retrofittable power graphics card with a GPU version suitable for 3D games and crypto mining. Accordingly, it is sometimes important to obtain information about the graphics card in the computer. This provides GPU-Z from TechPowerUp. The freeware for Microsoft Windows finds out which graphics card is installed and provides important, detailed information about the installed graphics card such as NVIDIA, ATI / AMD and Intel.
Output detailed information
Unlike CPU-Z, GPU-Z does not provide information about the entire computer system, but reads basic, detailed information about the built-in graphics card, such as NVIDIA or ATI, including GPU. These include the name of the graphics card such as the Geforce RTX and Geforce GTX from NVIDIA or Radeon RX from AMD. In addition, GPU version, serial number, DirectX version, BIOS version, number of shaders, memory types, memory size, GPU chip, bandwidth, standard clock and driver version are mentioned.
Through sensor queries, GPU-Z provides real-time data on GPU core and memory clocking, GPU temperature, fan speed, graphics card and memory utilization, and power voltage. In addition to evaluations in the form of digits, simple curves are displayed.
Supports graphics cards from various manufacturers
GPU-Z for Windows can handle graphics cards from various manufacturers such as NVIDIA, AMD / ATI and Intel, whereby the manufacturer maintains its software and releases an up-to-date version several times a year. Thus the freeware supports both older and newer graphics cards, including the NVIDIA GTX 1660, NVIDIA RTX 2080, NVIDIA GeForce 500 and Radeon VII.
Store and validate data
On the GPU-Z surface, a small camera button is attached to create screenshots that capture the displayed data. In addition, a “Log to File” function can be activated for sensor readout.
In the tab “Graphics Card” you can save the current BIOS configuration and/or upload it to a settings catalog on the manufacturer’s page. The “Lookup” button takes you directly to the entry of the currently analyzed graphics card in the “Graphics Card Dictionary” of TechPowerUp. When moving the mouse pointer over the data areas, pop-ups appear with concise glossary information on the respective data.
In the third tab GPU-Z provides a validation function in the freeware version. This allows collected data to be sent to TechPowerUp and checked accordingly. You can also add comments, bug reports and your own email address.