How can I see GPU % usage, temperature, fan speed, etc, with Radeon Open Source Drivers?

  • Please improve your question: Did you succeed with the proprietary drivers but fail with open source ones, did you check the usual suspects like sensors, xsensors, do you need a graphical or textual tool for display etc.
    – aquaherd
    Commented Jan 18, 2013 at 11:04
  • I use open source driver, dont know does proprietary drivers can do this? Any tool are OK. sensors or xsensors return only temperature. I need GPU% usage and GPU fan speed, how to get that?
    – ttmwwtuz
    Commented Jan 19, 2013 at 5:47
  • Can AMD proprietary drivers get GPU% usage and GPU fan speed?
    – ttmwwtuz
    Commented Jan 19, 2013 at 7:20

3 Answers 3


Try the usual approach:

  • install the package lm-sensors
  • run sudo sensors-detect, answer all the questions
  • run sensors to see readings

For a GUI, you can use sensors-unity from Snapcraft.

  • I know about this, and sensors only return GPU temerature. What about GPU% usage and GPU fan speed?
    – ttmwwtuz
    Commented Jan 19, 2013 at 5:40
  • AFAIK not possible Commented Jan 19, 2013 at 9:26
  • Any other way to get this? Maybe AMD proprietary drivers can do this?
    – ttmwwtuz
    Commented Jan 19, 2013 at 10:27
  • I did this and got the GPU temps coming up: i.imgur.com/vp5dBXR.png and adding this file: gist.github.com/hamstar/7092276 makes those temp1's show up as GPU x.
    – hamstar
    Commented Oct 21, 2013 at 22:59

You can also use radeontop to get live statistics on your graphic card. It only works with r600 and newer.

sudo apt-get install radeontop

Reference: https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/92732/41104


Yes the proprietary drivers can show temperature, gpu usage, fan, etc, information

aticonfig --odgc --odgt

(amdconfig = aticonfig, same file, different name)

I too am looking for the open source equivalent. You may be able to hack the aticonfig to work with the open source drivers.

Another tool you may try (radeontop), requires libpciaccess-dev, libncurses-dev, pkg-config

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