Is there an application or tool that can monitor GPU performance on OS X? Specifically I would like to see the current speed/utilization and temperature of the integrated NVIDIA chip.

For Windows, there is CPU-Z and MSI Afterburner. I cannot find anything for OS X, not even an NVidia control panel app.


I'm using iStat Monitor, which is a really great app.

GPU monitoring is also supported. Here i found YouTube Review (not related with me, have further searches for better/other reviews)

  • Thanks for the answer. I tried iStat, and it was not informative when the Intel chip was used - no processor usage. Even for NVidia, there is only fps, memory and processor usage. – hanxue Apr 4 '14 at 14:27
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    All the temperature monitors are put together in Sensors in iStat – dwightk Apr 4 '14 at 15:01
  • I tried it with my 27" iMac with the NVidia GeForce GTX 780M and it shows the GPU processor usage as well as fps. Works great! – user96857 Oct 21 '14 at 17:50

You can use Activity Monitor that comes with MacOS in Applications>Utilities

Choose Window>GPU History

or press ⌘4

GPU monitoring Mac

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