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How to get GPU info on Ubuntu 16.04 VM on vSphere ESXi
Posted by Thang Le Toan on 23 December 2016 07:35 AM

I'm looking for a command that would give me the same info as

cat /proc/cpuinfo 

Except for the GPU (type of the chip and memory, frequency)

To get clock speed information, there is no standard tool.

  • For ATI/AMD GPUs, aticonfig --odgc will fetch the clock rates, and aticonfig --odgt will fetch the temperature data.
  • For NVIDIA GPUs, the nvclock program will fetch the same information.

I am not aware of an equivalent tool for the open source drivers or for Intel or other GPUs.

Other information on the hardware can be fetched from the lspci and lshw tools.

I do not know of a direct equivalent, but lshw should give you the info you want, try:

sudo lshw -C display

(it also works without sudo but the info may be less complete/accurate)

You can also install the package lshw-gtk to get a GUI.

Find out the device ID:

 lspci | grep VGA | cut -d" " -f 1

You can then use this output with lspci again, forming two nested commands

lspci  -v -s  $(lspci | grep VGA | cut -d" " -f 1)

WINSCP using PuTTy SSH 22:


sudo apt-get install clinfo

is the analogue of glxinfo but for OpenCL.


Mixes runtime with some static info.

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