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...
CPU-Z vs Speccy opinions
No temperature monitoring.
HWiNFO are professional hardware information and diagnostic tools supporting latest components, industry technologies and standards. Both tools are designed to collect and present the maximum amount of information possible about computers hardware which makes them suitable for...
HWiNFO (32/64) vs Speccy opinions
hwinfo is a live monitoring program with a complicated user interface. Speccy is an at-a-glance hardware profiling tool for e.g. quickly finding out just exactly which version of your cpu you have, or which model of RAM when you've lost the box...
Speccy is a complete total system profiler. ZHWInfo, like CPU/GPU-Z, profiles only CPU/GPU/System Board.
Much 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.
GPU-Z is a lightweight system utility designed to provide vital information about your video card and graphics processor.
GPU-Z vs Speccy opinions
Speccy is a complete total system profiler. CPU/GPU-Z products only profile CPU/GPU.
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.
Hardinfo vs Speccy opinions
detects cpu, ram. if you are using linux on an old pc or netbook it is an alternative but not as good
Neofetch is a command-line system information tool written in bash 3.2+. Neofetch displays information about your operating system, software and hardware in an aesthetic and visually pleasing way.
Neofetch vs Speccy opinions
CPU-X is a free software that gathers information on CPU, motherboard and more.
Simple command-line tool that displays your distro's logo in text art form, your OS version, your kernel version, your CPU, GPU, and RAM, your DE, resolution, WM, themes, and shell type, and more.
lshw (Hardware Lister) is a small tool to provide detailed information on the hardware configuration of the machine.
Hardware Lister vs Speccy opinions
Gives complete information on system hardware. Just pipe it to less to browse the information. Speccy formats this information well, but lshw seems to have as much info if you take the time to read it.