[Geeks3D-HowTo] Radeon GPU Temperature under Linux

Yes, it’s possible to read the GPU temperature under Linux (Ubuntu) with a simple command line. First start a shell box and then enter:

aticonfig --od-gettemperature

This command should display that:

Default Adapter - ATI Radeon 4870 X2
                  Sensor 0: Temperature - 72.00 C



  • I wonder if there is an equivalent for those running on open source drivers (radeon or radeonhd)?

  • Sadly, this information seems to be out of date.

  • Marcus Klaas

    Still works for me and my HD5770..

  • abcdef

    Works great for me :-) THX (Radeon HD4870)

  • Londo

    Does not work unless you are at the console and running X11. Cannot be used via SSH.

  • Chris Frederick

    To use via SSH:

    First, ‘xhost +local:’ from an xterm. That allows any local program to connect to the X server.

    Then on ssh: export DISPLAY=:0 ; aticonfig –od-gettemperature

  • Hunter

    I made a small script to check constantly my GPU temp while i do some GPU-based calculations /it’s a hobby of mine/.
    Here is it :
    while [ 1 ]
    aticonfig –od-gettemperature;
    sleep 5;