HWiNFO32 is software, which shows the hardware information of the computer you are using. Hardware information can be useful if you need to download drivers updates. HWiNFO32 is a 32-bit program, but it runs well on 64-bit systems too.
The list of the different components is arranged in the left window in a tree-view and you can get the personal information on the right side. CPU and GPU information is also shown in a separate window, which is available at program's start.
Benchmarking is a feature which can do tests on CPU, memory, and hard disk. You don't have to worry about hard drive benchmark, as it doesn’t take much time and won’t damage the disk. The included database has standard benchmark results on various machines so you can compare your results.
The new version has improved database to include the support for sensor monitoring of various new hardware devices.
I like the program, as it is freeware and does a good job by providing information about the system. But if you need a better program, I would recommend “Lavalys Everest”, but you have to pay for it.
- Sensor system tray icons.
- Runs on 64-bit systems too
- No info on DirectX.
- Some information is incorrect