How To Check CPU Information in Linux

How to find out CPU information in Linux distro such as CentOS, Ubuntu, Fedora?

In Linux box, the CPU info can be easily retrieved via reading /proc/cpuinfo. The output will provide you CPU information such as

  • Total CPUs
  • Vendor ID
  • Model Name
  • MHz of the CPU
  • Cache


# less /proc/cpuinfo

The sample output of 2 CPUs


processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 15
model : 6
model name : Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.00GHz
stepping : 4
cpu MHz : 2992.684
cache size : 2048 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 4
core id : 0
cpu cores : 2
apicid : 0
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 6
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall nx lm constant_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl vmx est cid cx16 xtpr lahf_lm
bogomips : 5985.36
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 128
address sizes : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:

processor : 1
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 15
model : 6
model name : Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.00GHz
stepping : 4
cpu MHz : 2992.684
cache size : 2048 KB
physical id : 1
siblings : 4
core id : 0
cpu cores : 2
apicid : 4
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 6
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall nx lm constant_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl vmx est cid cx16 xtpr lahf_lm
bogomips : 5984.28
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 128
address sizes : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management: