How to see the Video Card Temperature (Nvidia, ATI, Intel…)

Is there a command (Via terminal) to see the temperature of any video card.

Already Tried sensors with the sensors-detect applied. Does not detect for example, Nvidia and ATI video card temperatures.

Here is Solutions:

We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.

Solution 1

An alternative for nvidia cards is to use nvidia-smi: the “NVIDIA System Management Interface program”.

[email protected]:~$ nvidia-smi -q -d temperature
GPU 0:
            Product Name            : GeForce 210
            PCI ID                  : a6510de
            Temperature             : 39 C

Or to output just the numeric value in Celsius:

[email protected]:~$ nvidia-smi --query-gpu=temperature.gpu --format=csv,noheader

Solution 2

Yes, there is a command.

Detecting sensors

First of all, you have to search for sensors:

sudo apt-get install lm-sensors
sudo sensors-detect

Since lucid lynx, you have to type:

sudo service module-init-tools start

If you’re running another Ubuntu version type:

sudo /etc/init.d/module-init-tools start

To save the detection results.

Displaying sensor data

Now, to show the temperatures, type:


Now you should see something like that:

How to see the Video Card Temperature (Nvidia, ATI, Intel...)

I don’t have many sensors, btw 🙂

Displaying temperature of NVIDIA GPU

If you are using a NVIDIA GPU type:

sudo apt-get install nvclock

After installing it, type nvclock -T to display the temperature.

You can also type nvidia-settings -q gpucoretemp.

I hope this helped you,

Solution 3

The already mentioned command for nvidia (on my OpenElec installation):


also gave additional information:

| NVIDIA-SMI 3.295.71   Driver Version: 295.71         |                       
| Nb.  Name                     | Bus Id        Disp.  | Volatile ECC SB / DB |
| Fan   Temp   Power Usage /Cap | Memory Usage         | GPU Util. Compute M. |
| 0.  GeForce GT 520            | 0000:01:00.0  N/A    |       N/A        N/A |
|  N/A   52 C  N/A   N/A /  N/A |  17%  169MB / 1023MB |  N/A      Default    |
| Compute processes:                                               GPU Memory |
|  GPU  PID     Process name                                       Usage      |
|  0.           Not Supported                                                 |

Solution 4

If you want to watch the temperature in your terminal for monitoring, you can use watch with the commands that were given in the other answers (e.g. @drgrog’s). For instance, to refresh the temperature every 5 seconds:

watch -n 5 nvidia-smi --query-gpu=temperature.gpu --format=csv,noheader

Solution 5

For nvidia there is an nvidia-settings package, which includes a gui to see the temperature. I don’t recall if there is a text-mode tool in there.

Some Intel graphics adapters report their temperature through acpi and you can read it through the sensors command from the package of the same name.

Solution 6

I have recently found a cool extension for Gnome 3. So if you are using it – you can install this and see the temperature in the tray:

Solution 7

This indicator also includes GPU temp (as well as CPU and HDD temps.)

Solution 8

After installing nvclock, just running:


On a terminal worked well on GeForce 210 card on top of Ubuntu 14lts.
You get a very nice GUI and can check the celsius temperature at GPU 0 > Thermal Settings.

Solution 9

GPU Temperature with Conky

Conky is a light weight (on resources, not features) system monitor popular in Linux. You can use it to constantly display GPU temperature along with other system elements you like to follow.

Most laptops with nVidia GPUs also include an Intel Integrated GPU (iGPU) for use when on battery power.

My Conky display changes depending on whether Intel or nVidia is selected.

Below are GIFs for nVidia and Intel before and running glxgears to tax the GPU. I’ll try to find a more demanding graphics test than glxgears in the future.

Display for Laptop with NVIDIA active

Here’s what my Conky looks like when prime-select nvidia is active:

How to see the Video Card Temperature (Nvidia, ATI, Intel...)

Initially there is low load on nVidia GPU and it’s running at 746 MHz and is 55 degrees Celsius. After running glxgears GPU speed spikes to max speed of 1037 MHz and temperature climbs to 58 degrees Celsius.

Display for Laptop with Intel Integrated GPU active

Here’s what my Conky looks like when prime-select intel is active:

How to see the Video Card Temperature (Nvidia, ATI, Intel...)

Initially there is low load on Intel Integrated GPU (iGPU) and temperature (of CPU) is 49 degrees Celsius. After running glxgears CPU temperature climbs to 73 degrees Celsius!

Conky code

Here is the relevant conky code for above:

# Temperature|
#${color1}All CPUs ${color green}${cpu}% ${goto 131}${color1}Temp: ${color green}${execpi .001 cat /sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone7/temp | cut -c1-2}°C ${alignr}${color1}Up: ${color green}$uptime
# Next line is for kernel >= 4.13.0-36-generic
${color1}All CPUs ${color green}${cpu}% ${goto 131}${color1}Temp: ${color green}${hwmon 1 temp 1}°C ${alignr}${color1}Up: ${color green}$uptime
# Next line is for temperature with Kerenel 4.4
#${color1}All CPUs ${color green}${cpu}% ${goto 131}${color1}Temp: ${color green}${hwmon 0 temp 1}°C ${alignr}${color1}Up: ${color green}$uptime
${color green}$running_processes ${color1}running of ${color green}$processes ${color1}loaded processes.
${color1}Load Average 1-5-15 minutes: ${alignr}${color green}${execpi .001 (awk '{printf "%s/", $1}' /proc/loadavg; grep -c processor /proc/cpuinfo;) | bc -l | cut -c1-4} ${execpi .001 (awk '{printf "%s/", $2}' /proc/loadavg; grep -c processor /proc/cpuinfo;) | bc -l | cut -c1-4} ${execpi .001 (awk '{printf "%s/", $3}' /proc/loadavg; grep -c processor /proc/cpuinfo;) | bc -l | cut -c1-4}
# Intel iGPU |
${color orange}${hr 1}${if_match "intel" == "${execpi 99999 prime-select query}"}
${color2}${voffset 5}Intel® Skylake GT2 HD 530 iGPU @${alignr}${color green}${execpi .001 (cat /sys/class/drm/card1/gt_cur_freq_mhz)} MHz
${color}${goto 13}Min. Freq:${goto 120}${color green}${execpi .001 (cat /sys/class/drm/card1/gt_min_freq_mhz)} MHz${color}${goto 210}Max. Freq:${alignr}${color green}${execpi .001 (cat /sys/class/drm/card1/gt_max_freq_mhz)} MHz
${color orange}${hr 1}${else}
# Nvidia GPU |
${color2}${voffset 5}${execpi .001 (nvidia-smi --query-gpu=gpu_name --format=csv,noheader)} ${color1}@ ${color green}${execpi .001 (nvidia-smi --format=csv,noheader)} ${alignr}${color1}Temp: ${color green}${execpi .001 (nvidia-smi --query-gpu=temperature.gpu --format=csv,noheader)}°C
${color1}${voffset 5}Ver: ${color green}${execpi .001 (nvidia-smi --query-gpu=driver_version --format=csv,noheader)} ${color1} P-State: ${color green}${execpi .001 (nvidia-smi --query-gpu=pstate --format=csv,noheader)} ${alignr}${color1}BIOS: ${color green}${execpi .001 (nvidia-smi --query-gpu=vbios_version --format=csv,noheader)}
${color1}${voffset 5}GPU:${color green}${execpi .001 (nvidia-smi --query-gpu=utilization.gpu --format=csv,noheader)} ${color1}Ram:${color green}${execpi .001 (nvidia-smi --query-gpu=utilization.memory --format=csv,noheader)} ${color1}Pwr:${color green}${execpi .001 (nvidia-smi --query-gpu=power.draw --format=csv,noheader)} ${alignr}${color1}Freq: ${color green}${execpi .001 (nvidia-smi --query-gpu=clocks.mem --format=csv,noheader)}
${color orange}${hr 1}${endif}

Solution 10

I wanted a quick simple way to see the GPU and CPU temps on my computer. I also wanted to see the NVidia temp in fahrenheit. Assuming you already have the nvidia-smi and sensors utilities installed, configured and working already (see above for how), you can use the following script to display everything together:

echo ""

echo "GPU Current Temp"
echo "Core 0:       +$(( $((`nvidia-smi --query-gpu=temperature.gpu --format=csv,noheader` * 9/5)) + 32))°F"
# nvidia-smi --query --display=TEMPERATURE | grep "GPU Current Temp" --color=none | sed 's/        //g'

echo ""

echo "CPU Current Temp"
sensors coretemp-isa-0000 -f | sed 's/(high.*//g' | tail -n +4 | sed 's/\.[0-9]//g'

NOTE: you may need to change coretemp-isa-0000 to the identifier if your computer uses a different architecture than mine.

The output will look something like:

GPU Current Temp
Core 0:       +120°F

CPU Current Temp
Core 0:       +167°F  
Core 1:       +176°F  
Core 2:       +156°F  
Core 3:       +152°F  
Core 4:       +147°F  
Core 5:       +143°F  

Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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