GPU Caps Viewer 1.16.0 with GeForce GTX 680 Support

GeForce GTX 680 - VGA cooler detail


After GPU Shark and OC Scanner, it’s the turn of GPU Caps Viewer to get the GTX 680 treatment.

The main change in GPU Caps Viewer 1.16.0 is the full support of the GeForce GTX 680. Current clock speeds as well as base and boost clocks are monitored. The power consumption is also monitored with the display of the current power consumption (a percent of the TDP, 195W for the GTX 680 reference board) and the power target.

GPU Caps Viewer and the GeForce GTX 680

GPU Caps Viewer 1.16.0 comes also with bugfixes and minor changes in the interface (for the GTX 680).


You can download GPU Caps Viewer 1.16.0 here:
Webmasters: hotlinking is not allowed (that will cause an error message), please use the post url as download link.

Win32 installer:
Download GPU Caps Viewer 1.16.0 Version 1.16.0 (2012.04.12)

Zip archive (no installation required):
Download GPU Caps Viewer 1.16.0 (Zip) Version 1.16.0 (2012.04.12)

What is GPU Caps Viewer?

GPU Caps Viewer is a graphics card information utility focused on the OpenGL, OpenCL and CUDA API level support of the main (primary) graphics card. Even if you have several graphics cards in your system, only one is considered as the main OpenGL or Direct3D device. For OpenCL and CUDA, GPU Caps Viewer details the API support of each capable device available in the system. GPU Caps Viewer offers also a simple GPU monitoring facility (clock speed, temperature, GPU usage, fan speed) for NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon based graphics cards.

GPU Caps Viewer 1.16.0 changelog

  • New: add full support of GeForce GTX 680 (base and boost clocks, power consumption).
  • Update: detailed report (Tool panel) now includes all available graphics adapters as well as GTX 680 features.
  • Update: minor changes in the interface (GPU panel).
  • Update: ZoomGPU 1.8.1 (GPU monitoring lib).
  • Bugfix: fixed a minor bug related to the display of the Intel logo for Intel GPUs (or S3 logo for S3 GPUs).
  • Bugfix: fixed a crash with some non-OpenGL 4 drivers.


  • Peter

    Hey Jerome, thanx for fixing Intel logo. Thumbs Up!

    But that wont help you, right?

    So, I’am looking at CViewer v1.13, v1.15 and v1.16, side-by-side, on machine equipped with intel GM965Express (GMA X3100) @ 1280×800 resolution. I’m bit concerned and have following feed-back points:

    I’m thinking there must some unresolvable hurdle due to which you’re forced to switch the VGA-OEM logo-box from right to left. Otherwise its naturally a bit upsetting move because English-language content flows right-to-left where text is properly aligned to left. WinXP used to show logo on right when you go to My Computer>Properties, then MS fixed this in Win7 and now orb shows on right.
    CPU-Z, GPU-Z etc do this way too. Secondly, each category on a tab/page, has its relevant fields organized inside a that category border-line, which really gave professional & polished view at first glance.
    Thirdly, text-edges, compared to v.1.13, are smoothed (AA? :) but the text-color now appears faint rather blurred-out on my display, a bit dark/purplish too.
    Point is, v.1.13 looks as much cute, neat, tight & tidy as CPU-Z, GPU-Z, nVIDIA Inspector.. etc.

    I’m running driver v (XP x86). This is what sysinfo showing, and dev-manager, and every other utility, but oddly all three CViewer versions are reporting v6.14.10.5029 (1-21-2009). That’s too out-dated comapred to current driver version dated 1-13-2010.
    Secondly, CViewer v1.13, has 3 extra fields on OpenGL tab under “GLSL string” namely Viewport, Text-size, NumMRT. Those are not available in v1.15 & v.16.

    Hope, this would prove to be a constructive feedback and actually add to your hardwork. Thanks once again J.

  • Peter

    *oops, I meant English content flows left to right

  • Peter

    ughhh… *aid to your hardwork. NOT ADD. lol

  • Peter

    btw, can you do that edge-smoothing to app icon itself? it appears really jagged on various setups I’ve tried (XP & 7 OS, 14″, 19″ Screen)

  • Thanks Peter for all your feedbacks. I’ll try to use them for the next update 😉

  • Peter

    You’re welcome J. Good Luck to next update then. Its killing me to not being able to find password-free driver v2712(HD GFX, win7 x86). Hope to see your expert-analysis for that in next review.

  • Peter

    J, I just came across another discrepancy of v1.16 (and v1.15) compared to v1.13 of CViewer (I’ve re-named the exe to ‘GPU-CV’ … bit concise and feels more in-line with GPU-Z & CPU-Z). When the button “Show OpenGL extension list” under OpenGL tab is pressed, the resulting window doesn’t reveal dirver verion in second line/field both on Intel GMA X3100 and HD 2000, only shows this, “Driver:”

    While the same field in v1.13 reveals full driver version detail when the button “Show All” is pressed.

    hope this helps

  • Peter

    Also, I installed the PhysX FluidMark, thinking it might bring up the PhysX field in GPU-CV main tab on intel HD GFX 2000, just like it showed in yours (in but to no avail. Mine is still empty/greyed-out. Its really getting annoying. Any suggestions, plz.

  • AlexRM

    Lamer question, what do you mean when you say “hotlinking is not allowed (that will cause an error message), please use the post url as download link”?
    Could you explain me how to download like i have 4 years old? 😀

  • AlexRM

    downloaded 😀

  • Athlonite

    @ Peter in order for gpu caps to show physX is installed you need to actually install PhysX from nVidia

    you can download it from here