SIW Alternatives

    SIW is described as 'advanced System Information for Windows tool that gathers detailed information about your system properties and settings and displays it in an extremely comprehensible manner' and is a popular app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to SIW for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, Mac and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is CPU-Z, which is free. Other great apps like SIW are HWiNFO (32/64) (Freemium), Speccy (Freemium), GPU-Z (Free) and AIDA64 (Paid).

    This page was last updated Nov 13, 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.

      Discontinued

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

      Bundleware

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

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    4. GPU-Z is a lightweight system utility designed to provide vital information about your video card and graphics processor.
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      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Tizen OS
      • Ubuntu Touch
      AIDA64 is a system information, diagnostics, and auditing application developed by FinalWire Ltd., that runs on Windows, Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Tizen operating systems. It displays detailed information on the components of a computer.
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    5. 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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      • Windows
      WinAudit is an inventory utility for Windows computers. It creates a comprehensive report on a machine's configuration, hardware and software. WinAudit is free, open source and can be used or distributed by anyone.
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      WinAudit vs SIW opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It actually lists software unlike the other listed alternatives.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    6. SIV by Ray Hinchliffe. System Information Viewer is a general Windows utility for displaying lots of useful Windows, Network and hardware info - CPU info, PCI info, PCMCIA info, USB info, Machine Info, Hardware Sensors, Networked computers, Operating System Information and more.
    7. 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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    8. The Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, network inventory, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status, security benchmarks, and displays the results in your Web browser.
      Belarc Advisor vs SIW opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It does "some" of what SIW can do but not all. But perhaps, the info it provides maybe enough for some people.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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