GPU activity monitor??

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  1. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    is there such thing?? i was just wondering and i couldnt find nething on the net.. you guys are the next best thing..........


    ok ok. you ARE the best thing :D

    DoFoT9
     
  2. dv24 macrumors newbie

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    Go into applications, then utilities - Activity Monitor gives you all the info you want. Alternatively if you want a widget - iStat/iStat Pro are pretty good

    [sorry read CPU instead of GPU]
     
  3. darkcurse macrumors 6502a

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    Don't think so since most of the time, if the GPU is hard at work it means you're running a game or watching some high bitrate h.264 HD content or something which also means that its fullscreen. So, not much point I guess
     
  4. DoFoT9 thread starter macrumors P6

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    hhmmm true... ahwell just wanted to know. seeing what tasks the GPU did like what the CPU, how much ram its using does would be interesting.
     
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  6. DoFoT9 thread starter macrumors P6

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    well seeing as though that download link doesnt work im assuming its a fake website..
     
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  8. DoFoT9 thread starter macrumors P6

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    EXCELLENT!! thankyou times a billion! how does it even monitor GPU usage? and how does FPS work.. is it an average or something?
     
  9. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

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    OpenGL Driver Monitor (in the Developer tools) can give a pretty detailed picture of GPU usage.
     
  10. DoFoT9 thread starter macrumors P6

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    oh great tip thanks, so im guessing the program would use the OpenGL Driver Monitor, but just give a GUI output??
     
  11. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

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    OpenGL Driver Monitor has a GUI... it's just complicated as heck.
     
  12. DoFoT9 thread starter macrumors P6

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    oh ahaaha thanks, ill give that a go too
     
  13. mettar macrumors newbie

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    atMonitor uses the same APIs as "OpenGL Driver Monitor" and it's a stand alone application. It is not a GUI on top of "OpenGL Driver Monitor"

    You can quickly launch "OpenGL Driver Monitor" from atMonitor's "Utilities->Launch" menu in case you need more detailed GPU info.
     
  14. mettar macrumors newbie

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    The FPS is the instantaneous FPS, and not an average, sampled at 1 second intervals.
     
  15. DoFoT9 thread starter macrumors P6

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    aahh ok i see i see. thanks for that.

    i dont have "OpenGL Driver Monitor" installed so i cant launch it.

    righto that makes more sense, works pretty much like FRAPs the im guessing. thanks :)

    EDIT: oh and btw my GPU usage isnt working anymore :(
     
  16. mettar macrumors newbie

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    Would you mind sending an email to bugs@atpurpose.com explaining what happened? You can use the atMonitor's "Beta->Submit a bug report" menu as a shortcut. And if you could attach your System's profile, or at least the part of it that shows your GPU info, then that would be great.
     
  17. DoFoT9 thread starter macrumors P6

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    great thanks, just sent an email!
     
  18. trancepriest macrumors 6502

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    Is this app working for any Mac Pro Nehalem users? The GPU section is not working on a MP Nehalem with ATI 4870.
     
  19. DoFoT9 thread starter macrumors P6

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    i know this doesnt apply for Nehalem users at all (sorry, i cant be of any help), but the GPU monitor is ONLY working for me when I am running off battery power. it refuses to work on the mains..

    im not sure why :(
     
  20. DoFoT9 thread starter macrumors P6

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    well the beta has expired and now wont open. spewing!!
     

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