now secured with https download logo
CPU-Z Icon


CPU-Z Screenshot
Free Freeware
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Aug 14, 2018
[+] More Details

CPU-Z Review

Fernando Ortega
Displays vital system information and data for installed memory, CPU, mainboard, caches, graphics and benchmarks
A review of CPU-Z by Fernando Ortega

CPU-Z is a free system and hardware diagnostics tool which provides a number of details about your current PC setup including processor (CPU), memory (RAM), motherboard chipset and your graphics adapter.

The application interface of CPU-Z is well-designed and displays the information in tabs. Namely CPU, Caches, Mainboard, Memory, SPD, Graphics, Bench and About; the final tab just displaying information about the version of CPU-Z you're running.

The most useful bits of data provided by CPU-Z can be found under the Mainboard and Memory tabs. Under mainboard, you can see the manufacturer of your motherboard, chipset (and revision) and brand. The memory section displays memory parameters such as the DRAM frequency rate, FSB:DRAM ratio, latency, cycle time, etc.

The Graphics tab of this application can also be useful, allowing you to switch between your graphics card if applicable to display the GPU name, manufacturer, technology and the core clock rate and memory size.

All in all, CPU-Z provides all of the relevant information about your system's core hardware which can be perfect to determine whether you can run certain applications, configure game settings or determine whether an upgrade is in order.

The settings of this application are highly configurable and can be personalized by editing the cpuz.ini file.

CPU-Z is software which can benchmark CPU speed.

CPU-Z is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from hardware diagnostic software without restrictions. CPU-Z 1.86 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This cpu information software is filed under:
  • CPU-Z Download
  • Freeware Hardware Diagnostic Software
  • Software Reviews

Compatibility with this cpu information software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from CPUID.

CPU-Z has been picked by our editors as very good.
CPU-Z has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested CPU-Z 1.86 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

Screenshots of CPU-Z (6)

Intel Processor Identification Utility Icon
Intel Processor Identification Utility
Displays information about installed processor and its features
Speccy Icon
Basic system information about hardware installed
GPU-Z Icon
Provides technical information about graphics card and GPU
System Information Viewer Icon
System Information Viewer
Utility for displaying lots of useful system, network and hardware info
Dr. Hardware Icon
Dr. Hardware
Powerful hardware diagnostics tool for Windows
Download1.72 MB - Tested clean
Download Ranking
in Diagnostic
#12 of 83
4 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.

Diagnostic Downloads

  1. ASUS Fan Xpert A complete tool for controlling the fans installed a PC
  2. ChipGenius Displays information about connected USB devices for diagnosis
  3. AI Suite III A hub for monitoring utilities for ASUS gaming systems