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Utility to monitor Nvidia GPU utilization?

Postby Jesse_V on Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:23 pm

I'm looking for some sort of tool that can tell me my GPU utilization in Linux. I'm running a Nvidia GTX 560TI.
nvidia-smi shows me some information, but not utilization, which it marks as N/A.
Does anyone know of any utility that does this?
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Re: Utility to monitor Nvidia GPU utilization?

Postby Jesse_V on Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:43 pm

Any ideas?
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Re: Utility to monitor Nvidia GPU utilization?

Postby semicolon on Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:10 pm

I don't know if it is of any use, but it is possible to get the GPU frequency and memory frequency to show in conky, see:
http://conky.sourceforge.net/variables.html

I believe it also should be visible somewhere in the nvidia-settings:
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nvidia-settings

For both methods you probably need to have installed the proprietary nvidia drivers. Other than that and the nvidia-smi command, I would have no idea.
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Re: Utility to monitor Nvidia GPU utilization?

Postby Jamesc359 on Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:08 pm

I believe Nvidia's utilities only fully support a few select GPUs. If nvidia-smi doesn't provide you with the information I can't imagine any other utility would either.
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Re: Utility to monitor Nvidia GPU utilization?

Postby semicolon on Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:34 pm

Jamesc359 wrote:I believe Nvidia's utilities only fully support a few select GPUs. If nvidia-smi doesn't provide you with the information I can't imagine any other utility would either.

nvidia-smi doesn't show the gpu load for me neither, but I can get the gpu frequency in conky and there is also some gpu load indication showing in the nvidia-settings
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Re: Utility to monitor Nvidia GPU utilization?

Postby WhiteNinja on Wed May 22, 2013 10:24 am

just try gkrellm (synaptics). It works for my nvidia-card (590 gtx) even with quad-sli
gkrellm has several extensions like cpu sensor, velocity, for hdd, network and some more

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Re: Utility to monitor Nvidia GPU utilization?

Postby Jesse_V on Mon May 27, 2013 12:10 am

WhiteNinja wrote:just try gkrellm (synaptics). It works for my nvidia-card (590 gtx) even with quad-sli
gkrellm has several extensions like cpu sensor, velocity, for hdd, network and some more

have fun

Thanks very much! Does it show GPU utilization for your GTX 590 by default, or did you have to install an additional component?
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