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How to control the CPU and GPU usage of your Android mobile

The CPU and the GPU: working at full speed

The CPU and the GPU of our phones Android they never stop working. Consistently, both the main processor and the graphics processor ensure that everything on the screen looks sharp and attractive, as well as offering smooth animations and an overall feeling that everything is running smoothly. They are the two great engines of our Android smartphones. They are, in short, fundamental.

This is why it is necessary to be attentive from time to time to our use of both pieces of hardware. On a PC it could be easy to mitigate its use – disabling hardware acceleration in browsers, for example -, but in Android we are not usually so attentive, except if the temperature of our terminal increases considerably. That is why we teach you control the use of the mobile CPU, and also the GPU.

CPU / GPU Meter & Notification & Monitor & Stats, or how to control the use of the mobile CPU

CPU / GPU Meter & Notification & Monitor & Stats is a free app from the Play Store. It allows you to control the use of the GPU and CPU in a simple way, even offering permanent notifications that show you the percentage of use. It also offers you common data, such as the number of cores, the frequency, the current temperature, the memory … And complete information on the name and architecture of both components. The limitation regarding what it can or cannot show will also depend on the ROM installed, which is a detail to take into account for root lovers.

Although it shows the CPU usage in the notifications as standard, to see the GPU usage in the notifications of your mobile, you must activate it from the Settings. Access it through the hamburger menu and in the option of Notifications config select GPU / CPU. This option will only be available if your mobile, your hardware and your ROM allow it. You can also change the style of the notifications icon in the option Notification icon style.

You can install CPU / GPU Meter & Notification & Monitor & Stats for free from the Play Store. There is an option to show ads and support the developer that is disabled by default:

CPU / GPU Meter & Notification & Monitor & Stats
CPU / GPU Meter & Notification & Monitor & Stats