GPU-Z is a simple but practical utility to find out which graphics card is installed on your computer.
But much more than that, GPU-Z gives you the full lowdown on its capabilities, status and whether it can handle the type of games or applications you're trying to push through it. The program is compatible with just about every brand of card there is and gives you data such as the name, brand, model, memory, bios version and DirectX driver among many other things.
The other nice thing about GPU-Z that there's absolutely no installation required. An added bonus is that the program can take you directly to the TechPowerUp website which shows the percentage of users who use each brand and where in the world they can be found. GPU-Z is very useful for diagnosing if you're suffering from overclocking.
GPU-Z is a simple but handy tool for anyone wondering whether their graphics card is able to handle the latest programs and games.
- Added support for NVIDIA GTX 560 Ti, 480M, 485M
- Added transistors and die size for 460M, 445M, 435M
- Added release date for 6800 GT, 6600 GT, 6600, 6200, 8800 GTX, 8800 GTS, 8800 Ultra, 8600 GTS, 8500 GT, 8800 GS, 9600 GSO, 8800 GT, GTS 250, GT 440
- Added preliminary support for AMD Zacate and Ontario APUs
- Found a new way to disable NVIDIA's power limiter
- Added support for GTX 570 and GTX 560 to power limit disable function, the parameter is now called /GTX500OCP
- Fixed crash in sensors panel
- Acer PCI vendor now using a shorter text that fits the field width
- Added CHL8214 & CHL8226 support for AMD Barts and Cayman
- Improved the automatic update check to run completely in the background and only appear when an update is available (manual update check is unchanged)