What are the best MacCPUID alternatives in 2020?

    MacCPUID is described as 'developer tool used for displaying information collected from the microprocessor via the CPUID instruction' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are five alternatives to MacCPUID for Windows, Linux, PortableApps.com, Android and BSD. The best alternative is CPU-Z, which is free. Other great apps like MacCPUID are HWiNFO (32/64) (Freemium), Speccy (Freemium), CPU-X (by X0rg) (Free, Open Source) and hwinfo (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 15, 2020

    1. CPU-Z is a freeware system profiler (system monitor) application for Microsoft Windows (for all versions from 95 on) that detects the central processing unit, RAM, motherboard chipset, and other hardware features of a modern personal computer, and presents the information in one...
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    2. HWiNFO are professional hardware information and diagnostic tools supporting latest components, industry technologies and standards.
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    3. Speccy is an advanced System Information tool for your PC, available as installer version and as portable version in 24 languages. It does a quick scan of your machine and gives you a complete rundown of every piece of gear thats in your computer.


      The latest version is from May 2018 https://www.ccleaner.com/speccy/version-history


      The installer propose you to install additional third party software like Google Chrome

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    4. CPU-X is a free software that gathers information on CPU, motherboard and more. CPU-X is similar to CPU-Z (Windows), but CPU-X is a Free and Open Source software designed for GNU/Linux; also, it works on *BSD. This software is written in C and built with CMake tool.
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    5. 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.
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