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CPU-Z for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 1.96.1
  • 4
  • (995)
  • Security Status

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Free CPU identification tool

CPU-Z is a tool that provides detailed information about your current operating system. This package can be extremely useful when troubleshooting potential problems, as well as when the user needs to determine which OS version is present before downloading a specific program. 

Unlike other hardware monitoring alternatives like Aida64, Core Temp, and MSI Afterburner, this app is free to download and install and is also available for Android devices. CPU-Z will display all of the most pertinent information in the form of a table. The user can scroll up or down to read specific details. 

What is CPU Z used for?

The program offers you processor-related technical information that includes name and supplier, core steps and processing. It also shows package clock multiplier and partial overclock detection, and internal and external clocks. Some of the metrics which are highlighted include the type of CPU and its processing power, the number of cores, the architecture, the clock speed, and GPU details. 

Other variables such as the available RAM are also offered at the click of a button. The vendor, model, and revision, BIOS model and date, Chipset (northbridge and southbridge) and sensor, and the graphic interface in use are among the mainboard analytics that is tracked. In the memory analytics area, you'll find the frequency, timings, and timing tables, as well as module specs if you use the Serial Presence Detect function.

You'll also be able to check which versions of Microsoft Windows and DirectX are installed on your PC. The interface version, connection width, maximum support, and sideband are all included in the graphics analytics. The cache descriptor, size, and speed are also shown by the program. You may use the CPU-Z software to start and stop timers, conduct CPU benchmarks and stress tests, and choose the processor reference.

How do I use CPU Z?

As there are almost no command icons on the program's interface, you should have no problem using it. The software is similar to reading a report, although one with a lot of information. The information shown by CPU-Z is primarily data-oriented. Hence, it is unlikely to be useful to casual computer users. Technophiles, on the other hand, will appreciate the attention to detail.

The interface has seven sections that include everything from your motherboard's chipset and manufacturer to the technical specifications of your clock speeds. You should be able to obtain information on our PC's RAM, cache, graphics, and SPD quite easily. Everything is laid out in easy-to-read tables with a lot of technical terminology and statistics.

It would have taken significantly longer to find this information using traditional methods. Unfortunately, the application lacks any unique features, such as overclocking. While some accompanying charts and graphs would have been helpful. Overall, this program produces a large amount of raw data in an easy-to-read format that you can use for reference and other purposes.

Monitoring champion

CPU-Z is important since it provides all of this information in a single, highly concentrated manner. As a result, accessing multiple system settings to discover granular information is no longer required. It also shows the battery condition and the temperature of the computer, both of which are crucial for evaluating how much power is left. 

PROS

  • Free to download and use
  • Collates technical information about your PC
  • Displays information in tables

CONS

  • Lacks command icons
  • Lacks unique overclocking features

Older versions

Also available in other platforms


CPU-Z for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 1.96.1
  • 4
  • (995)
  • Security Status

User reviews about CPU-Z

  • Leila Almasi

    by Leila Almasi

    Windows task manager can't even come close with CPU-Z's amazing features. CPU-Z shows the actual clock speed provided to the CPU or RAM, unlike window More

  • Amit Kummar

    by Amit Kummar

    To be frank, I prefer this CPU-Z over speccy. This system profiler is less complicated than speccy. Although I find both software very accurate when i More

  • Janine Burke

    by Janine Burke

    This software is highly recommended especially for those who are technophiles that loves high detailed information for the based components of their s More

  • Mario DaSilva

    by Mario DaSilva

    I personally trust more the CPU-Z than any other system profiling software for it has an ability to detect hardware features like the ability to displ More

  • Chloe Baker

    by Chloe Baker

    CPU-Z has to be one of the best generators of detailed information to an operating system. This freeware software is the best at system profiling and  More

  • Jing Li

    by Jing Li

    I can't say any bad remarks against CPU-Z for its performance is outstanding. It pays very high attention to details which is a very important factor  More


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Laws concerning the use of this software vary from country to country. We do not encourage or condone the use of this program if it is in violation of these laws.