VOVSOFT CPU Monitor Gadget is capable of monitoring CPU performance from your desktop.
It will display your current CPU usage in a real-time graph and comes integrated with a processor detection toolkit that provides the CPU information. You can view the utilization of every CPU core while you are working. There are a few customization options provided to change the look and feel of the application like user-defined colors and transparency
VOVSOFT CPU Monitor Gadget is a simple option for those that wish to keep tabs on CPU performance.