cpuid Alternatives

    cpuid is described as 'dumps detailed information about the CPU(s) gathered from the CPUID instruction, and also determines the exact model of CPU(s)'. There are more than 10 alternatives to cpuid for a variety of platforms, including Linux, KDE, GNOME, MATE and Xfce. The best alternative is gnome-disk-utility, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like cpuid are Hardware Lister (Free, Open Source), Hardinfo (Free, Open Source), Psensor (Free, Open Source) and inxi (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 15, 2020

    1. lshw (Hardware Lister) is a small tool to provide detailed information on the hardware configuration of the machine. It can report exact memory configuration, firmware version, mainboard configuration, CPU version and speed, cache configuration, bus speed, etc.
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    2. Hardinfo is a system information and benchmark tool for Linux. It shows detailed system info, including hardware, environment, and kernel. It can use lm_sensors and ACPI for temperature and battery information. It also has four CPU banchmarks and two FPU benchmarks.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.5.1, released in April 2009, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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    3. Psensor is a graphical hardware temperature monitor for Linux.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Inxi is a system information script that can display various things about your hardware and software to users in an irc chatroom or support forum. it runs with the /exec command in most irc clients.


    4. hwinfo/libhd are used to probe for the hardware present in the system. It can be used to generate a system overview log which can be later used for support.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      A helping tool for udev testers, coders, hackers and consumers. Main features are - Browsing the sysfs tree via udev, Reports udev device info and udev properties, Filter and search devices, Monitorize udev device events.
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    5. Dmidecode reports information about your system's hardware as described in your system BIOS according to the SMBIOS/DMI standard.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Yacpi is an acpi monitoring program for Linux. It displays various acpi information like battery status and ac status on notebooks.
    6. vbetool is a small application that executes code from the BIOS of your video card. This is mostly useful for reinitialising the hardware, for instance after ACPI suspend/resuming.
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