CPU-Z is a freeware application that has been around for over 20 years. Modern CPUs contain a set of instructions, that when activated, provide a wealth of information about the processor: brand, model, number of cores, cache levels, and so on. In addition to the brains of the computer, it also displays similar information about the motherboard and system memory, including:
- Processor name and number, codename, process, package, cache levels
- Mainboard and chipset
- Memory type, size, timings, and module specifications (SPD)
- Real time measurement of each core's internal frequency, memory frequency
CPU-Z also contains a simple CPU benchmark and stress test; you can upload your results onto their website and share your statistics.
The Android version of CPU-Z reports information about your mobile devices:
- SoC (System on a Chip) name, architecture, clock speed for each core
- System information : device brand & model, screen resolution, RAM, storage.
- Battery information : level, status, temperature, capacity
- Name and number
- Core stepping and process
- Core voltage
- Internal and external clocks, clock multiplier
- Supported instruction sets
- Cache information
- Vendor, model and revision
- BIOS model and date
- Chipset (northbridge and southbridge) and sensor
- Graphic interface
- Frequency and timings
- Module(s) specification using SPD (Serial Presence Detect) : vendor, serial number, timings table
- Windows and DirectX version
Why is CPU-Z so popular?
CPU-Z is popular among PC enthusiasts as it offers up to date, detailed, and accurate data about the hardware found in your computer. CPU-Z is a relatively simple application that does well what it's supposed to do.
What's one favorite CPU-Z feature?
CPU-Z offers a hardware validation feature. With just a click you will receive a link with all your system specs that you can share with others. You can use this report to show proof of your hardware and its capabilities, or just as a record of your system's status at any given time.
Is CPU-Z's benchmark any good?
CPU-Z is first and foremost a system information and monitoring tool. The included benchmark is a good simple tool, but it's not meant to be thorough. Cinebench is a more comprehensive CPU benchmark, you can also check out our guide on benchmark and hardware analysis tools apps.
Can CPU-Z be used to overclock my PC?
CPU-Z is not intended to be an overclocking tool, however through its SPD tab you can overclock your RAM.
- Intel Core i9 13900HK, Core i7 13700H/HX, 13650HX, 13620H, Core i5 13500H/HX, 13450HX, 13420H
- Intel Celeron 7305
- AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X, Ryzen 5 7600X.
- AMD X670E/B650 chipsets.
- AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT (Navi 21 KXTX), RX 6750 XT (Navi 22 KXT), RX 6650 XT (Navi 23 KXT) and RX 6400 (Navi 24 XL).
- Preliminary support of AMD EXPO memory overclocking profiles.
- Intel Z790 platform.
- Intel Xeon Platinum, Gold and Silver "Ice Lake-SP" (10nm, FCLGA4189).
Previous release notes
- Glenfly Arise-GT10C0 GPU.
- Intel Core i9-12900T, Core i5-12600T (35W).
- Intel Atom x6427FE, x6425RE, x6425E, x6414RE, x6413E, x6212RE, x6211E, x6200FE (Elkhart Lake, FCBGA1493).
- Intel Pentium J6425, N6415 (Elkhart Lake, FCBGA1493).
- Intel Celeron J6413, N6211 (Elkhart Lake, FCBGA1493).
- Preliminary support for Intel ARC 3/5/7 (DG2).
- Preliminary support for Intel Raptor Lake (13th gen).
- AMD Ryzen 7 5700X, Ryzen 5 5600/5500.
- AMD Ryzen 3 5300GE, Ryzen 3 PRO 5350GE, Ryzen 5 PRO 5650GE, Ryzen 7 PRO 5750GE (Cezanne).
- AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX, 6900HX, Ryzen 7 6800H, Ryzen 5 6600H (45W).
- AMD Ryzen 9 6980HS, 6900HS, Ryzen 7 6800HS, Ryzen 5 6600HS (35W).
- AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Ryzen 5 6600U (15-28W).
- AMD Ryzen 7 5825U, Ryzen 5 5625U, Ryzen 3 5425U (15W).
- AMD Rembrandt & Raphael APUs (RDNA2).
- AMD Mendocino APU (Zen2 + RDNA2).
- AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT GPU (NAVI22).
- AMD RX 6800S, RX 6700S, RX 6650M, RX 6650M XT GPUs (NAVI23).
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti GPU (GA102-350, 450W).
- Improved information accuracy when core isolation is enabled.
- Improved validation process for high clock submissions (>6GHz).
- Intel Core i9 12900KS.
- Intel Core i7-1280P/1270P/1260P, Core i5-1250P/1240P, Core i3-1220P (28W).
- Intel Core i7-1265U/1255U, Core i5 1245U/1235U, Core i3 1215U (15W).
- Intel Core i7-1260U/1250U, Core i5 1240U/1230U, Core i3 1210U (9W).
- Intel Pentium 8505, Celeron 7305 (15W).
- Intel Pentium 8500, Celeron 7300 (9W).
- AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D.v
- AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT.
- Preliminary support of AMD Ryzen 6000 "Rembrandt" APUs.
- Intel Core i5 12500, 12400, Core i3 12300, 12100 CPUs.
- Improved DDR5 SPD information report.
- AMD CCD/CCX topology bug fix.
- Intel Core i9 12900K, Core i7 12700K and Core i5 12600K "Alder Lake" CPUs and Intel Z6xx platform.
- DDR5 memory SPD and XMP 3.0 support.
- AMD Radeon 6600XT GPU.
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