hwinfo Alternatives

    hwinfo is described as '/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' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to hwinfo for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is CPU-Z, which is free. Other great apps like hwinfo are Rainmeter (Free, Open Source), Open Hardware Monitor (Free, Open Source), HWiNFO (32/64) (Freemium) and Speccy (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Sep 13, 2021

    1. Dmidecode reports information about your system's hardware as described in your system BIOS according to the SMBIOS/DMI standard.
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    2. read-edid is a pair of tools (originally by John Fremlin) for reading the EDID from a monitor. It should work with most monitors made since 1996 (except for newer ones with 256-byte EDID's - WiP), assuming the video card supports the standard read commands (most do).


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Yacpi is an acpi monitoring program for Linux. It displays various acpi information like battery status and ac status on notebooks.
    3. glxinfo is a command-line tool that can help you diagnose problems with your 3D acceleration setup. It can also provide additional helpful information for developers.
    4. DRIconf is a configuration applet for the Direct Rendering Infrastructure. It allows customizing performance and visual quality settings of OpenGL drivers on a per-driver, per-screen and/or per-application level.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Uses information in sysfs (Linux kernels 2.6.0 and later) to list all scsi devices (or hosts) currently attached to the system. Options can be used to control the amount and form of information provided for each device.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Creates a list of attached disks without root privileges (similar as ldisk -lu, but with extensive device information).
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    5. 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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    6. PassMark BurnInTest is a software tool that allows all the major sub-systems of a computer to be simultaneously stress tested for endurance, reliability and stability.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      CrystalCPUID is a CPU utility software.
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