Install CPU-X as CPU-Z alternative in Ubuntu 24.04

Numerous command-line tools can help us get the hardware-related information of our system. But, when it comes to getting the same information through a Graphical User Interface(GUI) based application then, you should miss CPU-X. It serves as an alternative to CPU-Z.

CPU-X is a free and open-source application available for Linux-based operating systems, that is very similar to CPU-Z. We can’t yet use CPU-Z for a Linux-based operating system. CPU-X is distributed under GNU GPL v3 license.

Through CPU-X we can get the following hardware information:

  1. CPU: Core, Processor, Clocks, and Cache-related data.
  2. Caches: L1, L2, and L3 Cache.
  3. Motherboard: Chipset, Motherboard, and BIOS.
  4. System: Current operating system and the memory it is using.
  5. Graphics: Vendor, Model, Temperature, GPU clock, and Memory clock.

In the next section, we cover how to install and use CPU-X in the Ubuntu 24.04 release.

Note: The following operations require Administrative privileges. In case you don’t have the necessary rights then contact your System Administrator for assistance.

Install CPU-X in Ubuntu 24.04

The package is a part of the standard Ubuntu repository. We must update the repository every time we install a package. Updating the repository would fetch the latest version of the package. So, we always get the latest version of the package. For that, open a terminal and issue the following command to update the repository:

sudo apt update

Now, to install CPU-X:

sudo apt install cpu-x

Once the installation process is done, we can launch CPU-X from our systems’ main menu.

Switch between different tabs in the application to view statistics related to your system.

In conclusion, we have covered here how to install CPU-X in the Ubuntu 24.04 release. CPU-X is a great tool for those who wish to know more about their hardware specifications.

Additional Info:

If you want info in a text-based interface. Then, in the terminal itself issue the following command:

cpu-x --ncurses

And, for a summary in the standard output:

cpu-x --dump

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