CPU-Z

A handy tool to check CPU and hardware details of your Windows and Android devices.


Summary
Our Score
License Free
Link CPUID
Provides in-depth hardware details, online validations, benchmark.
Lacking some features in the Android version.
Details

Rather than relying on a label telling you what you have inside a computer, it’s pretty easy to check the specifications of your device in a few steps.

In Windows 10, right click the Windows logo on the taskbar and select “System” from the pop-up menu, you get information about the device name, processor type, installed memory alongside other details.

In Android, go to Settings, tap “System” and “About Phone” depending on your device model, you get information about the system software, battery and other specifications.

If you need more than general information about the processor and other hardware components, one of the best options is to use this free tool CPU-Z developed by CPUID. It is a handy tool to find out specifications of your Windows and Android devices in detail so that you know what exactly you have under the hood.

Using CPU-Z is easy. Just run the app and it lays everything out in clear and concise tables full of technical terms and information that you might be interested in the device you own.

The app also allows you to validate the specification of your device by submitting it to the CPU-Z Database. In a short while after the submission, you get a validation URL showing all information of a device; for example, this is for a Windows 10 device.

CPU-Z runs in Windows desktop and Android mobile systems. It takes very little space on your storage and supports major devices in the market. The Android version tells you additional information about the system, battery and sensors besides the CPU, but it lacks the feature of saving reports in html or text format and the benchmark tool that are available in the Windows version.

For ease of reference, the information available from the CPU-Z for Windows and Android is listed below:

CPU-Z for Windows includes the information in following tabs:

  • CPU – gives you the name of the CPU, code name, package, technology, specification, core speed, multiplier, bus speed and cache.
  • Caches – provides the size and descriptor of each cache.
  • Mainboard – reveals the manufacturer, model, chipset and other details of the motherboard, as well as BIOS and graphic interface details.
  • Memory – tells you about the type, size and channels, with timings for the frequency, FSB, latency, delay, cycle time, command rate, etc.
  • SPD (Serial Presence Detect) – gives you the module size, maximum bandwidth, manufacturer and other details.
  • Graphics – shows you the display device selection, GPU name and manufacturer, clocks and memory.
  • Bench – lets you benchmark your processor against a referenced CPU.
  • About – lets you do online validation, save report in text or html format, check clock speeds and timers, etc.

CPU-Z for Android includes the information in the following tabs:

  • SOC (System On Chip) – gives you the CPU name, cores, architecture, clock speed of each core, GPU vendor and other details.
  • Device – lists the model and brand, board, screen size, screen resolution and screen density, dimensions, weight, total and available RAM and storage.
  • System – reveals the Android version, API level, security patch level, bootloader, kernel architecture and version, root access, system uptime and more.
  • Battery – tells you the battery health, level, power source, status, technology, temperature, voltage and capacity.
  • Thermal – provides AC and battery thermal of the device.
  • Sensors – displays the readings for acceleration sensor, gyroscope sensor, magnetic field sensor, barometer sensor, proximity sensor, lux sensor, RGB sensor, orientation sensor, motion sensor, gravity sensor and more.
  • About – lets you do online validation, setting, get help and refer to the FAQ.

The Android version is supported by ads, which can only be removed with in-app purchases.

Give this tool a spin and you might be surprised that so much information is available about your device.

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