GPU works on displaying the screen content and locates on the graphics card/motherboard/CPU inside your computer. It can overheat easily when you are playing games or running programs which occupy a lot of GPU. To keep GPU healthy, it’s necessary to monitor the GPU temperature usually and you can check the GPU temperature of your Windows 10 PC with the 2 useful ways below.
Get ahead of the problem by keeping an eye on your CPU and GPU temps. You can monitor CPU and GPU temperatures while gaming by downloading a system monitoring utility—such as Smart Game Booster, MSI Afterburner, and HWiNFO—or gaming on sites that include built-in FPS counters—such as Steam, Origin, and Valve.
- Here a real-time CPU and GPU temperature monitor is recommended to help acquire in-game temps - Smart Game Booster. It displays your CPU and GPU temperature inside the games, also gives the details of the motherboard temperature and fan speed.
- I have an ASUS GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6. I currently use CoreTemp to monitor my CPU temp, but it doesn’t monitor the GPU. Is there a way I can.
- Open Hardware Monitor is another simple application that can be used to show CPU or GPU temperature in the taskbar. Download the Open Hardware Monitor and install it using the on-screen instructions. Once done, launch the application and you’ll see a list of all the metrics that the application keeps track of.
Note: Generally, the GPU temperature can be detected when the GPU is present on the dedicated graphics card.
1. Check GPU Temperature in Windows 10 via Task Manager
Starting with Windows 10 Build 18963, the GPU temperature option is added to Task Manager. To view this option, your computer needs to meet the following conditions.
- There is a dedicated GPU card in your Windows 10 pc.
- The GPU card driver supports version 2.4 (or higher) of WDDM. You can check the WDDM version by searching dxdiag in the Start menu and enter it > switch to the Display tab > view the WDDM model in the right pane.
If your computer fulfills the requirements above, just follow the operations to try the new feature.
Step 1: Type Task Manager in the start menu and run it as an admin.
Step 2: Click More details in the lower-left corner.
Step 3: Switch to the Performance section.
Step 4: In the left pane, select GPU and then you can see the GPU temperature.
2. Check GPU Temperature in Windows 10 with Tool
Cpu And Gpu Temperature Overlay
If you can’t test the GPU temperature of your Windows 10 pc with the way above, don’t be sad, you can still check the GPU temperature with a tool. As some manufacturers of graphics cards would develop specialized tools for users to monitor their graphics cards like Radeon Overlay for the AMD Radeon graphics card, you can check whether there is a customized tool for your GPU card.
Or you can search the third-party tool for checking/testing GPU temperature in the Internet and find the suitable one to monitor the GPU temperature of your Windows 10 pc.
How To Monitor Gpu And Cpu Temps