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How to Check CPU Speed on Linux

The easiest way to check CPU speed and CPU model on Linux is to issue the below command from the CLI.

bash

  1. more /proc/cpuinfo | egrep 'model name|cpu MHz'

This will return results like the below that will list CPU model name on one line followed by CPU speed on the next line.

bash

  1. [root@server ~]# less /proc/cpuinfo | egrep 'model name|cpu MHz'
  2. model name : Dual-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2212
  3. cpu MHz : 2010.302
  4. model name : Dual-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2212
  5. cpu MHz : 2010.302
  6. model name : Dual-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2212
  7. cpu MHz : 2010.302
  8. model name : Dual-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2212
  9. cpu MHz : 2010.302