Whenever you notice that your computer’s performance is not the same as it used to be when you purchased it, it means that you need to take some time to uninstall unnecessary programs, clean junk and temp files, but also monitor the behavior of your hardware components so as to replace them when needed.
If you are looking for a utility that can help you track the performance of your GPU (graphics processing unit), you can try GPU-Z Portable.
View GPU details
Unlike GPU-Z, the portable version can be installed and launched via the dedicated PortableApps launcher, which can come in handy if you already use some other PortableApps programs for your other computer tasks.
The graphic interface is intuitive and a wide range of details regarding the GPU is displayed within the main window. More precisely, you can view not only the name and model of your GPU, but also the die size, release date and the BIOS version.
Moreover, GPU-Z Portable displays additional data, such as the memory type and size, the device ID and the subvendor name, along with the driver version and bus width.
You can also rely on GPU-Z Portable when you have overclocked your graphic processor, as it shows the default clock and memory value, as well as the current ones.
Portable GPU monitoring app
Depending on the type of GPU you have, the application enables you to keep an eye on various usage values of the card, namely the core clock, memory clock, temperature, power and load. You can also monitor the dedicated or dynamic memory usage levels.
You can adjust the sensor refresh rate to your liking, as well as select the type of reading that should be displayed: the current one, the lowest, the highest or the average one.
To wrap it up, GPU-Z Portable can prove handy to all those who like to turn to PortableApps utilities rather than go for the standard ones. The software solution can help users get information about their Nvidia, Intel or ATI graphics processors, monitor them and even take snapshots of the main window then upload it online.