CPU-Z is a free program for obtaining information about computer devices: processor, motherboard, memory, etc. The CPU-Z utility shows the technical characteristics of the hardware of the computer on which the program was launched.
The CPU-Z program provides information about the most important computer components: the central processing unit, motherboard, video card, RAM, BIOS. This information is necessary for repair, the correct choice of new devices, and familiarization with the parameters of the equipment running on the computer.
In addition to visual information, the application generates a report that can be saved to a computer.
Features of the CPU-Z Application
The CPU-Z program collects data on the computer according to the following parameters:
- CPU (Central Processing Unit).
- Cashes (Cache).
- Mainboard (Motherboard).
- Memory (Memory).
- SPD (Sequential detection of presence and characteristics of memory modules).
- Graphics (Graphics).
- Bench (Test).
The CPU-Z utility provides detailed diagnostic information about the hardware characteristics of your computer. Most of this information is used by PC tuners and overclockers. It is enough for an ordinary user to get acquainted with the basic parameters.
The CPU-Z program can be downloaded from the official website (developer – CPUID) in English or Chinese for Windows or Android operating systems (read the application review here ). There are versions of the program in Russian on the Internet (unofficial Russification). In the CPU-Z program, everything is clear and without translation.
To download, select the version of the program that fits the bitness of the operating system (32 or 64 bit), with installation on a computer (executable “exe” file) or a portable version (portable), packed in a ZIP archive.
Getting information about a computer in CPU-Z
After launching the utility, a scan is performed to collect information about the hardware of the computer, and then the CPU-Z program window opens.
The CPU tab displays general information about the CPU installed in this computer.
The Processor section shows the following information (using my computer as an example): processor model (Intel Core i3 4170), code name (Haswell), socket model used (Socket 1150 LGA), manufacturing process (22 nm), voltage cores (1.175 V), specification (Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4170 CPU @ 3.70GHz), other information about family, model, kernel revision, processor version, supported instruction set.
In the “Clocks” (Frequency) section, the processor frequency, processor multiplier, external frequency are indicated.
Section “Cache” (cache) displays information about the cache memory of all levels of the CPU.
At the bottom of the program window is information about the number of cores (Cores) and the number of logical processors (Threads).
Tab “Caches” (Cache) utility shows information about the amount of cache memory of the central processor, information about the cache memory of all levels.
The Mainboard tab provides general information about the motherboard installed in this computer.
In the “Mainboard” section, you will see information about the manufacturer (Gigabyte), model (B85M-DS3H), information about the chipset, south bridge, multi-input-output chip.
Information about the manufacturer (AMI) and BIOS version can be found in the “BIOS” section.
The “Graphic Interface” section provides information about the bus version, the current mode, and the maximum supported mode.
The Memory tab collects information about the RAM used on the computer.
The “General” section shows the memory characteristics: type of RAM (DDR3), memory size (8 GBytes), number of channels (Dual), controller frequency.
In the “Timings” section, you will see information about the timings (time delay of the signal) of the RAM.
The SPD (Serial Preference Detect) tab is designed to determine the presence and characteristics of memory sticks. Here you can get information about RAM slots.
If the motherboard has several sticks of RAM, then after selecting the appropriate slot (item “Slot #”), you can find out detailed information about each memory module installed on the computer.
The Graphics tab displays information about graphics display devices (video system).
In the “Display Device Selection” section, you need to select devices if your computer uses more than one graphics accelerator.
My computer has integrated graphics (Intel(R) HD Graphics 4400) and graphics card (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti). In the CPU-Z utility window, you can see the detailed characteristics of each graphics device.
In the “Bench” tab, you can test the CPU in uniprocessor or multiprocessor threads, and then compare it with other processors.
The About tab shows information about the program, Windows version, and DirectX.
All hardware specifications shown in the windows of the CPU-Z program can be saved to your computer.
To save the report, click the Save Report (.TXT) button (data will be saved in TXT format) or the Save Report (.HTML) button (data will be saved in HTML format).
Using the “Validate” button, you can put information about your system on the Internet for comparison with other computers.
The free program CPU-Z is used to display technical information about the characteristics of the hardware installed on the computer. All received information can be saved to a file for further use.