Speccy is described as 'advanced System Information tool for your PC, available as installer version and as portable version in 24 languages' and is a well-known app in the System & Hardware category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Speccy for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, PortableApps.com and Mac. The best alternative is CPU-Z, which is free. Other great apps like Speccy are HWiNFO (32/64) (Free Personal), Hardinfo (Free, Open Source), GPU-Z (Free) and AIDA64 (Paid).
- Hardware diagnostic software for Windows that provides real-time monitoring for temperature and more. View 74 alternatives to HWiNFO (32/64)
- Free Personal • Proprietary
HWiNFO (32/64) vs SpeccyMuch more accurate than Speccy, also much more more involved, aimed at power users/pros.It correctly detects things that Speccy fails to, such as CPU core temperatures in modern AMD chips.Speccy is a complete total system profiler. ZHWInfo, like CPU/GPU-Z, profiles only CPU/GPU/System Board.
- Hardinfo is a system information and benchmark tool for Linux. It shows detailed system info, including hardware, environment, and kernel. View 50 alternatives to Hardinfo
The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.5.1, released in April 2009, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
- Free • Open Source
Hardinfo vs Speccydetects cpu, ram. if you are using linux on an old pc or netbook it is an alternative but not as good