A simple Terminal Command will give you some additional CPU usage information like CPU Family, Model, etc., on your Mac!
Mac’s Terminal is a very powerful tool and is usually spelled as the advanced users, but that is not the case. Some of the commands are really very easy to execute and these commands are really very powerful, which the normal user can also try out. One such powerful command is the sysctl command, which gives you in-depth information about your Mac’s CPU.
The command returns some advanced information of your CPU like your CPU’s clock speed, number of threads, your CPU’s make, cache size, sensor data, thermal sensor’s data and number of cores in your CPU. Now, let’s get to know how you could execute this command and get additional information about your CPU.
How to get additional information about your Mac’s CPU?
- Fireup Terminal.app (Search in Spotlight or open it from Applications folder)
- Execute the following command:
sysctl -a | grep machdep.cpu
And, that’s it. The Terminal will give you all the information about your CPU. Here;s how the command throws the result on my CPU:
There are some more commands that are capable of doing some powerful tasks like these, giving you additional and in-depth information about your Mac. Sysctl is just a start. I will be posting some more commands of this kind often!
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