Performance monitoring CLI tool for Apple Silicon
pip install asitop
nvtop-inspired command line tool for Apple Silicon (aka M1) Macs.
asitop uses the built-in
powermetrics utility on macOS, which allows access to a variety of hardware performance counters. Note that it requires
sudo to run due to
powermetrics needing root access to run.
asitop is lightweight and has minimal performance impact.
asitop only works on Apple Silicon Macs on macOS Monterey!
asitop is a Python-based command line tool. You need
pip to download and install
asitop. macOS already comes with Python, to install
pip, you can follow an online guide. After you install
pip, you can use it via the Terminal.
# to enter password before start
# this mode is recommended!
# it will prompt password on start
# advanced options
asitop [-h] [--interval INTERVAL] [--color COLOR] [--avg AVG]
-h, --help show this help message and exit
--interval INTERVAL Display interval and sampling interval for powermetrics (seconds)
--color COLOR Choose display color (0~8)
--avg AVG Interval for averaged values (seconds)
powermetrics is used to measure the following:
psutil is used to measure the following:
sysctl is used to measure the following:
system_profiler is used to measure the following:
Some information is guesstimate and hardcoded as there doesn’t seem to be a official source for it on the system:
Because I didn’t find something like this online. Also, just curious about stuff.
I did this randomly don’t blame me if it fried your new MacBook or something.