Intel® Power Gadget

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Intel® Power Gadget 3.5.0 for Windows

Intel® Power Gadget 3.5.2 for Mac

Intel® Power Gadget 2.5 for Linux

Development Team

  • Windows: Seung-Woo Kim, Karthik Krishnan, Vardhan Dugar, Joseph Jin-Sung, Jun De Vega, Mike Yi, Joe Olivas
  • Mac: Patrick Konsor
  • Linux: Martin Dimitrov, Carl Strickland

Introduction

Intel® Power Gadget is a software-based power usage monitoring tool enabled for Intel® Core™ processors (from 2nd Generation up to 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processors). Intel® Atom™ processors are not supported. It is supported on Windows* and Mac OS X* and includes an application, driver, and libraries to monitor and estimate real-time processor package power information in watts using the energy counters in the processor. With this release, we are providing functionality to evaluate power information on various platforms including notebooks, desktops and servers. Windows 7* and 32-bit versions of the Intel® Power Gadget for Windows* has ceased development from 3.0.7. Starting with version 3.5 and going forward, only the 64-bit version and Windows 8* will be supported.

Background

Traditional methods to estimate power/energy usage of the processor has always been a cumbersome task that included special purpose tools or instrumentation on the platform along with third party equipment. The motivation for the tool was to assist end-users, ISV’s, OEM’s, developers, and others interested in a more precise estimation of power from a software level without any H/W instrumentation.

New Features

In version 3.0 there are additional features that include estimation of power on multi-socket systems as well as externally callable APIs to extract power information within sections of code. The multi-socket support essentially evaluates the Energy MSR on a per-socket basis and provides an estimate of power draw per socket. The API layer is a set of libraries and dlls that can be called and offers the flexibility to build the tool within code sections of an application. Latest release also includes support for Windows 10*.

Brief Description (Windows version)

Intel® Power Gadget 3.5 consists of the following components. Set of driver and libraries which access and post process the processor energy counter to calculate the power usage in Watts, temperate in Celsius and frequency in GHz (default install directory will be ~\Program Files\Intel\Power Gadget 3.5). A command line version of the tool (PowerLog3.0.exe) is also included

System Requirements (Windows version)

  • Windows 8*
  • Windows 10*
  • Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft* .Net Framework 4
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable package
  • 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor or later, older processors not supported
    • Single socket
    • Multi-socket

System Requirements (Mac OS X version)

  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor or later

Known Limitations / Issues

  • Graphs will not appear if your processor does not have the appropriate hardware counters
  • Discrete graphics cards are not supported and GPU graphs will not appear unless Intel graphics is in use
  • Windows 7* supported builds are below in the Archive section

Installation / Setup (Windows version)

  1. Run setup.exe as an administrator. Accept the UAC, if one appears
  2. Follow the installer prompt instructions to complete installation
    1. .Net Framework 4 (will automatically be downloaded from Microsoft* site if not yet installed in your system) needs Internet connection
    2. Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable Package (will automatically get installed if not yet installed)

Usages (Windows version)

Common use of Intel® Power Gadget is to monitor energy usage of the processor

  • Provides processor power (Watts), temperature (Celsius) and frequency (MHz) in real-time via graph displayed in the GUI
  • Let you log the power and frequency measurements and save it in a csv format.

    Steps

    API

    Intel® Power Gadget also provides a C/C++ Application Programming Interface (API) for accessing this power and frequency data in your program; the API is supported on Windows and Mac OS X. For more information on the API's, see:

    For Mac Using the Intel® Power Gadget API on Mac OS X

    For Windows Using the Intel® Power Gadget API on Windows

    Archive (older versions)

    Intel® Power Gadget 2.7 (Windows 32-bit)

    Intel® Power Gadget 2.7 (Windows 64-bit)

    Intel® Power Gadget 3.0.4 (Windows 32-bit)

    Intel® Power Gadget 3.0.4 (Windows 64-bit)

    Intel® Power Gadget 3.0.7 (Windows 32-bit)

    Intel® Power Gadget 3.0.7 (Windows 64-bit)

     

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      • Double click on the desktop shortcut and the GUI will launch
      • Drag to move the GUI.
      • Right click the GUI and a pop-up menu will show up allowing you to choose options or close the application. Options have the following parameters. Click “Start Log” button in the GUI to start logging. Press the same button “Stop Log” to stop logging. While it’s logging, red label “REC” will blink in the power chart area.
        • You can choose to add time-stamp to the log file name or not.
        • You can choose the log file name.
        • You can choose to resize the GUI from 100% to 300% by dragging the slider and testing the new size with the “Apply Size” button and accept the changes by pressing “Ok”.
        • Screen Update Resolution lets you change how often the GUI is updated at runtime. This may range from 50 ms to 1000 ms. (Default set to 1000 ms)
        • Log Sampling Resolution lets you change the logging sampling resolution ranging from 1 ms to 1000 ms. (Default set to 100 ms)
        • In a multi-socket system, you can choose which package information to display in the GUI. The log will record all package information in a csv file.
      • Click "Start Log" button in the GUI to start logging. Press the same button "Stop Log" to stop logging. While it's logging, red label "REC" will blink in the power chart area
      • Using Intel® Power Gadget 3.0 in a script;
        • In order to start and stop the logging in a script, first launch the GUI as usual.
        • At the beginning of the script, call “IntelPowerGadget.exe -start” and it will trigger the logging in the GUI.
        • At the end of the script, call “IntelPowerGadget.exe -stop” and it will stop the logging.
        • The parameters for the log are based on the options set in the GUI.
      • PowerLog3.0.exe is the command line version of Intel® Power Gadget in logging power usage
        • Usage:
        • Log power data to logfile for a period of time:
          • PowerLog3.0.exe [-resolution <msec>] –duration <sec> [-verbose] [-file <logfile>]
        • Start a command a log power data to logfile until the command finish
          • PowerLog3.0.exe [-resolution <msec>] [-file <logfile>]  [-verbose] –cmd  <command>
      • Logfile data
        • Logfile will include the elapsed timed, package power limit, processor frequency, GT frequency, processor temperature, average and cumulative power of the processor
        • Processor Energy (Total energy of the processor) = IA Energy + GT Energy (if applicable) + Others (not measured)
        • IA Energy (Energy of the CPU/processor cores)
        • GT Energy (Energy of the processor graphics) – If applicable , some processors for desktops and servers don’t have it or may have use discrete graphics
      • Only works on 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor family or newer. Atom processors not yet supported.
      • Use only 32-bit installer for 32-bit OS and 64-bit installer for 64-bit OS
      • Application may hang after running for a long period of time (just close and restart application)
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Patrick Konsor (Intel)'s picture

We've posted Power Gadget for Mac 3.5.1, which resolves the issue with 3.5.0 that caused crashes on 2nd and 3rd generation Core products.

Michalak, Andreas's picture

Mac Version 3.5.0 : Mac reboots if gadget is started on System with  Sandy or Ivy CPU Types.  ix-2..... and ix-3..... 

4. gen CPU and above works. 

Michalak, Andreas's picture

Mac Version 3.5 reboot: Install worked no, problem on an Sierra OS X. But after start of the gadget, the computer immediatly rebbooted. There was no kernel panic screen only rebooted. Others in the an forum have same prob - but only if CPU is ix-2xxx or ix-3xxx . 4,5,6 gen ix CPUs didnt have that reboot.

 

 

St George, Ryan's picture

Update 3.5.0 shuts down my MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011) Sandy Bridge. I believe Sandy Bridge is 2nd gen. when I open the intel power gadget app my screen goes black then white with a message “Your computer restarted because of a problem. Press a key or wait a few seconds to continue starting up”  below that same message in 5 other languages. I thought first maybe the old app didn't fully delete so I backed up with Time Machine and reinstalled macOS before transferring everything back on the Mac I installed intel power gadget and same thing is happening. This doesn't happened on my 2015 MacBook Pro the app opens up fine and shows all info properly.

Daniel, Chase's picture

To reply to the last person..your mac is saying that because it is coming up as from an unknown developer aka Intel doesn't have a Developer Certificate issued by Apple's PKI. Either the download has been "corrupted" (meaning its malware) or Intel really doesn't have a certificate. Pretty silly considering Intel makes their CPUs and cant get that together or they are  a major tech company who can't figure out HTTPS. Considering what you say about safe mode boot option not working I'd lean toward malware. High Sierra also told me that the .dmg was corrupted and could decrease security if I opened it. Upon installing the package in the disk image I was asked for my admin password which I didn't enter yet the installation continue and completed successfully. What was the password popup for then? Hmmm... Also curl with --cert-status flag couldn't query the OCSP server. Intel must know how to manage certificates so this must be malware? Need to analyze file system usage and dtrace it I guess?†

Geers, Tim's picture

Please DON'T install this on you Mac! I installed it today and when you start Intel power gadget, is says you have to allow a think in the system preferences and then reboot your machine. But your machine will never finish booting again, it won't even boot in save mode anymore. So at this point I sort of freaked out. 

After a lot of hassle the only think that seemed to work was to reinstall MacOSX using recovery mode. 

Denis E.'s picture

When I run PowerLog I get

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$ /Applications/Intel\ Power\ Gadget/PowerLog

dyld: lazy symbol binding failed: Symbol not found: __ZN20CIntelPowerGadgetLibC1Ev

  Referenced from: /Applications/Intel Power Gadget/PowerLog

  Expected in: /Library/Frameworks/IntelPowerGadget.framework/Versions/A/IntelPowerGadget

 

dyld: Symbol not found: __ZN20CIntelPowerGadgetLibC1Ev

  Referenced from: /Applications/Intel Power Gadget/PowerLog

  Expected in: /Library/Frameworks/IntelPowerGadget.framework/Versions/A/IntelPowerGadget

 

Trace/BPT trap: 5

 

$ ls -la /Library/Frameworks/IntelPowerGadget.framework/Versions/A/IntelPowerGadget

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  38756 Mar 12  2013 /Library/Frameworks/IntelPowerGadget.framework/Versions/A/IntelPowerGadget

 Intel® Power Gadget 3.0.3 for Mac, OS X 10.10.5.

Tanushree B.'s picture

This question has been asked before. So I'm using Intel Power Gadget on Skylake processor, linux . Will the Intel Power Gadget not work on this?

Since I'm getting the error "RAPL not supported or machine model 506e3 not recognized " . Can this be solved?

Please tell me!

Mike Yi (Intel)'s picture

Hi Christopher,

It looks like your processor is from the Penryn family, which is not supported by this tool. This tool supports processors starting at Core 2nd generation, which is Sandy Bridge. I'll add to the list of improvements to better check for specific processor support before installation. Thanks for the feedback.

Christopher Coppola's picture

I really want to use this tool, but it crashes my computer every time I try to install it.

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate on a Q9650 and it BSOD every time.

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