Find your exact CPU model on macOS

I recently needed to find out the model of CPU I had in mac. If you look in About This Mac or the relevant system profile you find some basic information.

  • Intel Core i7
  • 3.2 Ghz.

No where is there the actual CPU model. Open up Terminal and type sysctl -n machdep.cpu.brand_string

sysctl -n machdep.cpu.brand_string
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5557U CPU @ 3.10GHz

There we go! Actual detail about my Macbook’s CPU.

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