CPU-Z Wants To Kill GPU-Z Supremacy By Adding Graphics Card Information?

CPU-Z - Graphics - Performance level: 3D Applications
CPU-Z – Graphics – Performance level: 3D Applications



The upcoming version of CPU-Z has a new tab: Graphics. This tab shows most important graphics card data such as clocks (core, shaders, memory), GPU codename and renderer or graphics memory type.

You can download the beta of CPU-Z 1.52 HERE.

GPU-Z vs GPU-Z - GeForce GTX 280

CPU-Z adds a little innovation by displaying the clocks for different performance levels: Current, default, 2D Desktop and 3D Applications:

CPU-Z - Graphics - Performance level: Default
CPU-Z – Performance level: Graphics – Default

CPU-Z - Graphics - Performance level: 2D Desktop
CPU-Z – Graphics – Performance level: 2D Desktop

CPU-Z - Graphics - Performance level: Current
CPU-Z – Graphics – Performance level: Current

The current performance level is dynamic: as soon as I launched FurMark, current clocks showed 3D applications clocks:

CPU-Z - FurMark

Okay, that’s cool but how CPU-Z displays Radeon video card data?

CPU-Z vs GPU-Z - Radeon HD 4850


Hummm… GPU-Z is still the boss in Radeon field! But CPU-Z displays correctly the renderer name.

For GeForce-based graphics cards, CPU-Z is able to retrieve all important data (and I’m sure the type of data CPU-Z can fetch depends on the model of the GeForce!) but for Radeon-based ones, there is a tad work to do…

I’m not sure if it’s a good thing that CPU-Z wants to play in GPU-Z private garden but in the same time it useful to have several tools to get hardware information. Maybe, Frank Delattre, the author of CPU-Z, has added graphics card information to satisfy the customers of CPUID SDK. And then, this information is now available in CPU-Z.

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