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 2.10.0 brings (see the changelog for more info):
- Added CPU temperature monitoring for Intel Sandy Bridge and newer and all AMD Ryzen
- Optimized sensor graph drawing code for faster repaint with lower CPU usage
- Various improvements to avoid error messages related to Query External
- Added button to reset sensor data
- Fixed missing tooltip for GPU clock sensor
- Report Overdrive Limits in Advanced: ATI/AMD BIOS
- Added GDDR6 memory type
- Delay "Screenshot taken" dialog by a second, to not get captured by screenshot
- Fixed secondary devices showing up with no info (old ATI cards)
- Fixed memory clocks on Intel Arrandale
- Fixed memory module info in Advanced Panel for AMD Vega
- Added support for AMD Vega M GH, Vega M GL, WX 4130, WX 4150, WX 8100, Radeon Pro Vega 56, Pro SSG
- Added support for AMD Vega Graphics in Ryzen 3 2200U, Ryzen 3 2300U, Ryzen 3 Pro 2200GE, Ryzen 5 2400GE, Ryzen 7 2400U
- Added support for Intel UHD 605, UHD 610, UHD 630, P580
- Added support for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB, GTX 1050 3 GB, GTX 1050 2 GB (GP106), GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, MX110, MX130, GTX 750 Ti (GM107B)
- Added support for NVIDIA Quadro GV100, P600 Mobile, P620, P2000, P3200, P4200, Grid M3-3020
- Added support for NVIDIA Tesla V100, V100-PCIE-32GB, M4, P106-090, P5200, P6, P40, P100 SXM2, P100 PCIe 12 GB
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