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).
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.
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]