If you’ve watched gaming benchmark videos on YouTube, you may have noticed that there is usually an overlay in the upper left corner to show the system’s performance. AgaueEye is a free hardware monitoring tool that displays a similar overlay when you play games.
The program attempts to download a database when you run it; this requires an active internet connection. The databases are required to identify the components (such as your processor, graphics card) of your computer. The interface looks nice with a light theme and well-designed icons. There are three sections in the main window; these are for the CPU, GPU and HDD.
The CPU monitor displays the name of your processor, along with circular visual indicators for CPU usage and temperature, both of which are updated in real time. You can also see the frequency at which the processor is running, together with the amount of RAM currently being used.