If you've forgotten some information about your CPU, there's no need to dig out the box or open the case to figure out the make, model, and other information about it. Information about your CPU is stored in Linux, at the operating system level. This means it's perfectly accessible for normal users, we just have to know where to look.
In this guide, we'll see how to obtain CPU information on Linux, from both command line and GUI. On a related note, check out our guide on how to check and monitor CPU utilization if you want to measure the performance of your CPU.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-obtain-cpu-information-on-linux