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GPU-Z - Linux

Discussion in 'GPU-Z' started by PsySc0rpi0n, Aug 5, 2013.

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Who would like to see a Linux version of GPU-Z?

Poll closed Nov 3, 2013.
  1. Yes

    11 vote(s)
    57.9%
  2. No

    4 vote(s)
    21.1%
  3. Indifferent

    4 vote(s)
    21.1%
  1. PsySc0rpi0n New Member

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    What about a version for linux of GPU-Z
  2. Chevalr1c

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    It would be better to integrate the functionality of GPU-Z in e.g. Conky or any other system/temperature monitor that already exists in Liux land because it will be more efficient speaking in terms of code maintenance. Plus, the backend used for GPU-Z would be completely useless for a Linux version (sensor reading, HW detection, etc. needs to be comletely rewritten).
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    +1 and this isn't the kind of program you can run on a virtual machine or Wine.
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    I voted "no" because of what Chevalr1c said.
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  5. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Maybe after Linux occupies 25% of the desktop PC market. Mac OS X is yet to get there.
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  6. PsySc0rpi0n New Member

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    I think it would be a nice addition into TechPowerUp apps.

    Linux is getting more and more market... And maybe in some years we can see linux as a real threat to Windows monopoly .

    I understand that probably there is no much time to "re-write" from scratch an app that is equivalent to GPU-z but even though i think it would be appreciated by many people!
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    And servers and Workstations where GPUZ-level hardware monitoring would be more useful than on 90% regular home PCs?
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  8. Chevalr1c

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    Servers are headles more often than not, so GPU-Z would not be of use in such circumstances.
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    I agree. :toast:
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  10. trodas

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    Maybe someone could rewrite the code for linux, when he want to? Maybe if the reading code is awailable for users, then they might do that for themselves?

    I don't know. I'm not a programmer.

    BTW, the autor of HWiNFO claim, that the temp readings from "V4x and G7x GPUs require a very complex method to read temperatures and this is not supported by HWiNFO."
    So maybe a little support would help there too - unless the code is too secret, like a Prism? :) Dunno, just asking what could and could not be done.

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