Intel GPU Tools - Linux


This article talks about Intel GPU tools for Linux to monitor usage of integrated Intel GPUs

When to use

The scenarios in which I've used this tool is to confirm that my browser is leveraging hardware acceleration. By default, Firefox doesn't enable hardware acceleration on Linux. As a result, everything runs on the CPU causing unnecessary load and faster battery drain. To alleviate that, you can enable hardware acceleration and make sure that the GPU is being used by running tools like intel_gpu_top.


To install the tools, run the following command

sudo pacman -S intel-gpu-tools

Run intel_gpu_top

To view GPU activity, run the following command:

sudo intel_gpu_top

This will display process graphs of GPU usage.