Author: Franck Delattre
There are many programs that can provide you with some information about your CPU. However, not all of them can identify a duly wide range of CPUs, discover all of their capabilities. Meanwhile, such information could be extremely necessary and useful. Today I decided to have a closer look at the program, which I consider one of the best in its class! It called CPU-Z. And it will give you comprehensive information on your CPU, as well as chipset, memory, and AGP!
Here is the list of supported processors: latest i486, Pentium, Pentium MMX, Pentium Pro, Pentium II, Celeron, Pentium !!!, Pentium 4, Am5x86, K5, K6, K6-2, K6-III, K6-2+, K6-III+, Athlon, Duron!
Program window consists of five tabs. The first one, called CPU, contains the following information: CPU name, family, model, vendor, core stepping, brand ID, package, core voltage, process technology, frequency, clock multiplier, FSB frequency, original CPU/FSB clocks, L1&2 cache sizes, L2 latency, frequency, L2/core ratio.
The second tab provides information on cpuid flags (FPU, thermal monitor, multiprocessor support, serial number, ect.) and instruction sets (MMX, SSE, 3Dnow!, ect.).
The third tab, called Cache, contains more detailed information on L1, 2 & 3 cache.
The Chipset tab provides some information on your chipset, AGP (including its transfer rate, aperture size and side band addressing) and memory (including its type, size, CAS Latency, RAS to CAS Latency, RAS Precharge, and so on).
And the last tab, called About, contains some information about the author, program version, ect. And moreover it contains a button that will create a report.
Great program! It needs a little to become a top utility in its class. Anyway, I would recommend it to everyone who wants to know more about his/her computer!
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