Software to monitor current load and history of GPU?

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  1. doctoree macrumors 6502

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    HI,
    there are many apps which can monitor CPU load and history but I was never able to find a comparable app to monitor these same stats of the GPU.
    No with Snow Leopard, Open CL and Quicktime Xs GPU support coming up such a tool becomes more and more important.
    Right now the only way of "guestimating" my GPUs load is to closely watch its temp sensors....
    Any ideas?

    Doc
     
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  3. doctoree thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No because it only monitors CPU stuff. Doesn't it?
     
  4. Infrared macrumors 68000

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    You are quite right. I have wondered myself about such a thing.

    Maybe this:
    http://developer.apple.com/graphicsimaging/opengl/profiler_image.html

    And for NVIDIA cards under Windows, maybe this:
    http://developer.nvidia.com/object/nvperfhud_home.html

    I'm not sure if either does exactly what I think we both would like.
     
  5. doctoree thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cool, interesting apps. Especially the OpenGL Profiler. Unfortunately the way GPUs work makes it hard to output an exact percentage for its load I think
     
  6. doctoree thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow, that's a really clean and powerful app I have never heard of before.
    It also shows you how your graphics ram is doing and it's free!
    Thank you!
     

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