GPU-Shark 0.1.0: Simple GPU Monitoring Utility

GPU-Shark: simple GPU monitoring utility

GPU-Shark is a new GPU monitoring utility for NVIDIA GeForce and ATI Radeon graphics cards. GPU-Shark is lightweight (the size of the exe is small – version 0.1.0: 180KB) and there’s only one file that doesn’t require installation (like GPU-Z).

You can download GPU-Shark here:

GPU-Shark gives an overview of all your GPUs and has two viewing modes: simplified and detailled.

In simplified mode (default), only the essential hardware information is displayed: graphics card name, temperatures (GPU, PCB) and clocks (GPU, memory and shader).

In detailed mode all data is available: GPU codename, driver version, bios version, device ID, etc.

GPU-Shark: simple GPU monitoring utility
GPU-Shark: detailed mode

Why GPU-Shark and what’s the difference with GPU Caps Viewer ?

GPU-Shark is mainly a test app for my GPU detection engine (ZoomGPU). This detection engine is used in all my tools (GPU Caps Viewer, FurMark, FluidMark, etc.). That helps me to quickly identify the situations where the detection engine reports wrong data in order to fix the engine.

The main feature of GPU-Shark is to monitor all available GPUs and visualize them all in a single window. That’s the fondamental difference with GPU Caps Viewer. Indeed GPU Caps is focused on the main graphics card, the one that can run OpenGL and Direct3D apps. With GPU Caps, you can’t have access to the information of secondary cards. What’s more, GPU Caps has many other features like OpenCL or CUDA data and has several real time 3D demos (OpenGL and OpenCL). All these features have a drawback: GPU Caps comes with several files (DLLs and demos data).

Don’t hesitate to drop a comment if you encounter bugs or other weird things.

Next release: FluidMark…

8 thoughts on “GPU-Shark 0.1.0: Simple GPU Monitoring Utility”

  1. Psolord

    That’s a nifty util mate. Thanks.

    Here is a shot of my fanless 8800GT for your reference.

    I will upload shots of my 5850s later today.

    Bug (?) Reports:
    There seems to be some flashing in the information window. It’s annoying! 😛

    Things I would like to see added:

    1) Minimize to system tray, with selectable values to be shown in the tray (ie show gpu temp, or system tray etc)
    2) A quick save file of our options in its folder, so it can remember our selections
    3) Option to show selectable values, in an On Screen display fashion, under D3D and OGL. An on screen framerate counter with selectable refresh timing from 16ms to 2000ms would be nice.

    Yeah, they kinda beat the purpose of this util, but I am just throwing ideas. It wouldn’t be bad to have something to complete fraps and MSI Afterburner anyway.

  2. Leith Bade

    First stuff I have noticed:
    My laptop’s GeForce Go 7300 does not have much info for bus width ram type etc.

    It doesn’t work over remote desktop – window comes up very small and only has ‘elapsed time’ with no GPU info.

    It is also missing bus width etc. for my 5850

    Add GPU usage % (like MSI Afterburner/GPU-Z)
    More GPU/VDDC temperature sensors on 5850 like GPU-Z
    VDDC voltage and current sensors like GPU-Z

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  4. Guillaume Romagny


    This is simple and efficient to get knowledgeable data about the GPU. I keep it in my CPU/GPU tool list.

    Good job !

    Best regards,

  5. pla

    Hey there, love this tool, but have a problem with the new version – AVG flags it as the most severe level of identity threat (without any explanation, of course). Does AVG do so erroneously, or have you started collecting data in the background that you should not?


  6. JeGX Post Author

    @pla: certainly a false-positive from AVG (I have AVG and there’s no problem) due to the exe packer compressor I use to ship GPU Shark. Try the latest version available HERE.

  7. Jim

    GPU Memory usage has a big BUG:

    I have 2 video cards,
    a GTX 660 TI, and GT 610.

    Reported memory usage is always an identical percentage on both cards. Impossible !!!
    In other words, both video cards always show the same percentage memory used in GPUSHARK.

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