Walking through the computer games section in the Sorya Mall, I picked up a latest computer game in the NFS series – Need for Speed : Rivals. But when I tried to run it on my computer, it failed to run as my computer did not have enough GPU power to run it. If you want to play the latest computer game on your PC, you have to make sure that it has the juice to withstand the latest gaming requirements from the new PC games. Before you go out to buy a new game, it is always better to check whether it can run in your PC. One of the ways to check this is using tools like GPU Caps Viewer to find out your system capabilities and match them with the computer game requirements.
You can get the Geeks3D GPU Caps Viewer from the website of Geeks3D. The download is available both in a portable program form as well as in a setup installer format. After the installation, you can run it from its desktop shortcut. The program shows your GPU related information on its main tab. If you have more than one GPU installed (for example, one inbuilt on your motherboard and one on PCI-E port), then you can choose anyone of them from the drop-down listbox.
It shows you all the information about your GPU processor like its version, memory size, temperature, clock frequency, driver version, OpenGL version, OpenCL support, CUDA support and so on. At the bottom of the window, you can find 3D demos that you can use to test your GPU and see how smoothly they are rendered.
More detailed information about the OpenGL, OpenCL and CUDA support is displayed in their own separate tabs. Bur most of these details make sense only to game programmers and geeks. If you are an ordinary user and you are trying to figure our your GPU support for any of these technologies, then you can run the demos which are designed to work for different versions of OpenGL and OpenCL.
Conclusion: The Geeks3D GPU Caps Viewer provides a great deal of low level information about your installed graphics card(s). Although it is designed mainly for the computer games developers, but it can also be used by ordinary users to determine your GPU’s support for latest PC games.
You can download Geeks3D GPU Caps Viewer from http://www.ozone3d.net/gpu_caps_viewer/.