Free Sidebar Gadgets for Windows 11/10/8.1/7 Desktop


GPU Monitor overview

Version 12.8 released at 03/03/2023

GPU Monitor is a handy Windows 11 and Windows 10 sidebar gadget that lets you monitor the most recent stats of your NVIDIA or/and ATI Desktop Graphic Card. It is made especially for the overclockers and gamers. Though GPU Monitor is just a gadget, it provides a good deal of information that you need about Graphics Processor Unit (GPU) installed on your system including Vendor (with icon), Model, GPU, and PCB (Printed Circuit Board) Temperatures, Fan speed (% and RPM), GPU, Video Engine and Memory Controller load, Video memory usage, GPU core, shader and GPU memory clock, PCI Express and mode (NVIDIA SLI or ATI Crossfire) if you have more than one GPU. A comprehensive graph is provided to maximize the delivered details such as virtual memory, temperature, and interface.

No third party software is required to display all of this data. Only the newest graphics driver must be installed. GPU Monitor supports most NVIDIA and AMD/ATI video cards. You can also write all data provided by gadgets to log file for easy documentation.

You can easily customize the interface by changing the color, background, and detail of the graphs, if there are multiple GPUs, you can determine which characteristics you want to control, switching between them is done by scrolling the mouse wheel. There are a lot of settings, and if you want to customize everything to your liking, you will have to spend some time on it. GPU Monitor works on both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.

GPU Monitor features explained:

GPU Monitor gadget

Special features

  1. You can use mouse wheel (Wheel) for switching between GPUs and different GPU’s settings in a multi GPU system. Don’t forget to click on the gadget’s body before use the wheel.
  2. Press NVIDIA icon (NVIDIA) for smart scan of your system — Automatically Detects NVIDIA Products.
  3. Double click on the background run Control panel or Control Center.

Show changelog

Version 12.8 - Overhauled and decreased HTML. Updated Turkish translation by Burak Yavuz. (Released at 03/03/2023).

Version 12.7 - Added Croatian translation by Bruno Horvatic. (Released at 07/27/2022).

Version 12.6 - Updated Italian translation by Roberto Boriotti. (Released at 12/02/2021).

Version 12.5 - Updated French translation by LogoLargo. (Released at 08/18/2020).

Version 12.4 - Fixed bad grammar Dave Moebius. (Released at 04/06/2020).

Version 12.3 - Updated Chinese Traditional and Chinese Simplified translations by akjz. (Released at 03/08/2020).

Version 12.2 - Improved code. (Released at 02/24/2020).

Version 12.1 - Fixed bug with autoscale DPI under Windows 10. (Released at 08/12/2019).

Version 12.0 - For security reason ixternal link to NVIDIA Smart Scan now use SSL protocol. (Released at 06/03/2019).

Version 11.9 - Improved work with languages in settings. (Released at 03/31/2019).

Version 11.8 - Cosmetic changes in code. Update Polish translation. Improved settings usability. (Released at 09/15/2018).

Version 11.7 - Some minor optimizations and code cleanup. Update Japanese translation. Cosmetic changes. (Released at 09/06/2018).

Version 11.6 - Improved code. Minor changes. (Released at 07/13/2018).

Version 11.5 - Minor changes. (Released at 05/09/2018).

Version 11.4 - Allow hide graphics adapter identification string. Few cosmetic changes. (Released at 03/28/2018).

Version 11.3 - Fix AMD crash with driver 18.2.3 and higher (special thanks to Hiten Parmar). (Released at 03/18/2018).

Version 11.2 - New wrapper library added (special thanks to Hiten Parmar). (Released at 02/24/2018).

Version 11.0 - Fixed wrong detect multi GPU with AMD 17.12.1 and higher (thanks to Hiten Parmar). Improved usability. Cosmetic changes. (Released at 01/24/2018).

Version 10.8 - Added some information to log file. Improved code. Improved usability. (Released at 01/05/2018).

Version 10.7 - Improved code. Fixed bugs in settings. (Released at 12/01/2017).

Version 10.5 - Fixed bug with "All-in-one graph type".

Version 10.4 - Overhauled HTML. Fixed bug. Added Dutch translation by Marcel Keiman (The Rambler).

Version 10.3 - Fixed bug.

Version 10.2 - Improved code. Improved settings usability. Fixed bugs.

Version 10.1 - Minor improvements.

Version 10.0 - Added German translation by Jörg Bornwasser.

Version 9.9 - Support Crimson drivers for AMD videocards.

Version 9.8 - Improved HTML-code. Change any default colors.

Version 9.7 - Fixed Belorussian translation by Kanstantsin Melnikau.

Version 9.6 - Added Belorussian translation by Kanstantsin Melnikau.

Version 9.5 - Improved code.

Version 9.4 - Minor improvements.

Version 9.3 - Improved code. Change update notifier algorithm.

Version 9.2 - Allow user select custom sound.

Version 9.1 - Added Japanese translation by Kosuke Kaizuka.

Version 9.0 - Improved code. Hover mouse to fan section to see fan speed in percents.

Version 8.9 - Allow change graphs height from 20 to 99px.

Version 8.8 - Fixed problem with main timer.

Version 8.7 - Press NVIDIA icon for smart scan your system - Automatically Detect NVIDIA Products.

Version 8.6 - "Show GPU1...GPUn instead of the video card name" option added (#2 settings tab).

Version 8.5 - Fixed wrong output long videocard name. Improved main timer algorithm.

Version 8.4 - Improved code.

Version 8.3 - Improved code.

Version 8.2 - Added Czech translation by Jiří Škorpil.

Version 8.1 - Fixed Polish translation by Andrzej Mazurkiewicz.

Version 8.0 - Added Polish translation by Andrzej Mazurkiewicz.

Version 7.9 - Added Hindi translation by Raunak Dutta. Improved work with multi GPU systems.

Version 7.8 - Improved work with multi GPU systems.

Version 7.6 - Added Slovak translation by Ivan Očadlík.

Version 7.5 - Added Italian translation by Carlo Adami.

Version 7.4 - Added Indonesian translation by elda taluta.

Version 7.3 - Improved code.

Version 7.2 - Fixed Brazilian Portuguese translation by Rafael “R4to0” Maciel Alves.

Version 7.1 - Fixed determining CrossFire.

Version 7.0 - Added support newest videocards. Added many settings for multi GPU systems. Added French translation by Pascal Legendre. Added Autoscale DPI option (#1 settings tab). Added Catalonian translation by Jordi Bartrina.

Version 6.4 - Added Brazilian Portuguese translation by Rafael “R4to0” Maciel Alves.

Version 6.3 - Added Macedonian translation by Vasil F. Bachovski.

Version 6.2 - Added Spanish translation by Diego Manuel Vazquez.

Version 6.1 - Added Turkish translation by Celal Osmanbas.

Version 6.0 - Added Ukrainian and Russian languages. Added Chinese Traditional and Chinese Simplified translations by Ellis Chang.

Version 5.7 - Change “Restore factory default settings” function behavior.

Version 5.6 - Different ini files for different GPU added. Added “Restore factory default settings” button.

Version 5.4 - Added custom refresh rate (1-999 sec).

Version 5.3 - Fixed bug with with NVIDIA Optimus technology.

Version 5.2 - Fixed bug with fill graph type.

Version 5.1 - Added update notifier.

Version 5.0 - Added view MAX GPU & PCB temperatures.

Version 4.9 - Improved code.

Version 4.8 - Fixed bug.

Version 4.7 - Fixed bug.

Version 4.6 - Added “All-in-one graph type” option.

Version 4.5 - Added change graph line width and hide gridlines on a graph.

Version 4.4 - Allow hide “PCB temp” only.

Version 4.3 - Allow hide “Title” and “Copyright”.

Version 4.2 - Added logging.

Version 4.1 - Allow temperatures graphs scaling.

Version 4.0 - Added color changeable for all gadget’s elements.

Version 3.5 - Many settings added.

Version 3.4 - Change size adjustable method.

Version 3.3 - Plays sound when overheat. Save settings to file. (File will be created - Path: %APPDATA% File: gadgetname_Settings.ini).

Version 3.2 - Fixed bugs.

Version 3.0 - Added size adjustable.

Version 2.0 - Check for update button added.

Version 1.0 - Initial release.