GPU-Z is an interesting system information tool that tells you everything you'll need to know about your graphics card and GPU. (Despite the name and appearance, it has no connection to the CPU-Z program.) And we do mean everything.
So you don't just get the basic details, like your graphics adapter model, memory driver and clock speeds. The program will also report on the GPU revision, die size and number of transistors. It'll tell you the DirectX version supported by the card, mention the type of RAM it uses, provide performance details like the pixel and texture fill rate, and highlight the driver version you're using, for example. (If you want to keep this information for reference later, the camera icon top-right will save a screenshot.)
GPU-Z also includes a handy monitoring section, that tracks details like your core, memory and shader clock speeds, GPU and PCB temperatures, fan speeds, memory use, GPU load, memory controller load and more, which could be very useful if you've overclocked your card and want to confirm that it's still stable.
And while the straightforward interface doesn't exactly look weighed down with options, the program is actually quite configurable. Check the arrow to the right of each attribute and you can tell GPU-Z to monitor it (or not), and whether you'd like to see the current, lowest, highest or average reading. And if you check "Log to file" then your temperatures, fan speeds and so on will be recorded for posterity, allowing you to exercise your card by running some graphically intensive process, and then find out exactly how your system copes under pressure.
Version 2.5.0 brings:
- Added driver date and WHQL status as separate items
- Added refresh button
- NVIDIA BIOS version is now always uppercased
- Renamed "ForceWare" in driver version to "NVIDIA"
- Updated NVIDIA NVFlash for BIOS saving
- Added support for NVIDIA GTX 1070 Ti, GTX 1050 Ti Mobile (GP106), NVIDIA Quadro GP100, Quadro M620
- Added support for Intel UHD Graphics 620
- Added support for AMD RX Vega 64 Liquid, FirePro M4150
- Added Vega SOC Clock, VR SOC and VR Mem monitoring
- Added support for WDDM 2.3
- Fixed GPU-Z crash when trying to display error message for failed BIOS upload
This portable and easy-to-use monitoring tool can help you with many graphics problems, from discovering which BIOS version you have to checking for an overheating GPU