Wednesday, October 6th 2010

FinalWire Announces AIDA64 State of the Art Diagnostic Software

FinalWire Ltd. today announced the immediate availability of AIDA64 Extreme Edition 1.00 software, a streamlined diagnostic and benchmarking tool for home users; and the immediate availability of AIDA64 Business Edition 1.00 software, an essential network management solution for small and medium scale enterprises.

As a descendant of the award-winning AIDA16 and AIDA32 software, and the successor to the widely popular diagnostic utility Lavalys EVEREST, the brand new AIDA64 version leaps forward into the next decade by introducing a collection of 64-bit processor and memory benchmarks, an enhanced 64-bit system stress test module, and a further expanded hardware database.

"After the splitting up of Lavalys, we at FinalWire are happy to continue our efforts of delivering a dependable monitoring software to our faithful users" said Tamas Miklos, managing director of FinalWire. "Since the introduction of our first diagnostic utility ASMDEMO in 1995, we have built a passionate community of hobby users, hardware enthusiasts, and professional overclockers. Using the valuable feedback we have collected from them in the past few years, we have created a software for the new decade of 64-bit multi-core systems."

New and Enhanced Benchmarks
Besides introducing 64-bit variants of its proven memory and processor benchmark methods, AIDA64 implements an optimized ZLib data compression benchmark and an enhanced set of fractal computational floating-point benchmarks. It also adds a new CPU benchmark method to determine cryptographic hash value calculation performance. All AIDA64 processor benchmarks are now fully ported to 64-bit, scale up to 32 processor cores, and utilize MMX, 3DNow! and SSE instructions to unlock the full potential of modern multi-core Intel and AMD processors.

Solid-state drive support
AIDA64 further extends its exhaustive hardware database by adding 300 solid-state drives (SSD), making the database count over 115,000 entries total. On top of the usual ATA auto-detect information the new SSD database enables AIDA64 to display flash memory type, controller model, physical dimensions, and data transfer performance data. The new AIDA64 version also implements SSD-specific SMART disk health information for Indilinx, Intel, JMicron, Samsung, and SandForce controllers.

Improved stress testing, alerting and hardware monitoring features
The popular System Stability Test module is now ported to 64-bit to put the most demanding workload on both the system memory and all available CPU cores. Overheating, over-voltage, and cooling fan alerts are now fine-tunable with alert sound and emergency application launch. The real-time hardware monitoring module was further improved by adding Intel QST 2.0, Koolance TMS-200, and DIMM thermal sensor device support.

Upgrading from EVEREST
FinalWire provide free upgrade path for EVEREST customers until October 20, 2010. For terms and conditions, visit this page.

Pricing and Availability
AIDA64 Extreme Edition and AIDA64 Business Edition are available now at the online store. Additional information on product features, system requirements, and language versions is available here. Join our Discussion Forum at forums.aida64.com.
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41 Comments on FinalWire Announces AIDA64 State of the Art Diagnostic Software

#2
Valdez
why it is called aida64? It is a 32bit application...

Yeah, is see now, only the system stability test is 64bit...
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#3
INSTG8R
Well I will certainly try this.
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Fiery
FinalWire / AIDA64 Developer
by: Valdez
why it is called aida64? It is a 32bit application...

Yeah, is see now, only the system stability test is 64bit...
It is definitely a 32-bit application, hence it can be used on both legacy 32-bit systems, and on modern 64-bit systems as well. However, it has a dual benchmark module, one for 32-bit systems, and a brand new one for 64-bit systems. Using the new 64-bit benchmark module, AIDA64 can run all existing benchmarks in native 64-bit mode, and also offers a 64-bit System Stability Test feature.
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#5
DRDNA
This would have been great for free but its home version is $39 ...on a good note its 50% off right now.
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#6
DigitalUK
its just everest with a different name and 1 more benchmark?
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#7
cadaveca
My name is Dave
Basically. Got my key this morning.
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#8
INSTG8R
by: DigitalUK
its just everest with a different name and 1 more benchmark?
Pretty much, in fact I moved over my config file from Everest and renamed it so I didn't have to redo all my LCD screens for the G15, worked perfectly.
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Fiery
FinalWire / AIDA64 Developer
by: DigitalUK
its just everest with a different name and 1 more benchmark?
+ 64bit benchmarks
+ 64bit System Stability Test
+ proper SSD support
+ GeForce GTX 460 and GTX 465 support
+ a lot of bugfixes, optimizations and improvements

If you have an existing EVEREST license, you're entitled to a free upgrade to AIDA64. In such case, visit the following page for terms & conditions:

http://www.aida64.com/free-upgrade-aida64
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#10
DigitalUK
that just looks like a normal update for everest, i dont get why they changed the name everyone knows the name everest, i have used it for years. AIDA64 sounds like some sort programme in beta testing or a small utility.

also i know you can use the screen on the G15 with everest (AIDA64) anyone know if theres a way to set up say a seperate 17" screen for everest instead of G15 screen
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#11
cadaveca
My name is Dave
I used AIDA before Everest. have been paying yearly for everest for many years now.

Name change, IMHO, is partly because they are no longer Lavalys...

OSD might work for other monitor....
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#12
pjladyfox
AIDA64 Extreme Edition License
This license is intended for one person and permits that person to install and use the product on only one computer. Other persons should not use it.
Well, looks like they do not care about those of us who have more than one system. Sorry, but this icon pretty much sums up my feelings about that: :nutkick:

I'll stick with other alternatives that do not reek of the RIAA/MPAA/CSA thank you very much. :rockout:
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#13
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: pjladyfox
Well, looks like they do not care about those of us who have more than one system. Sorry, but this icon pretty much sums up my feelings about that: :nutkick:

I'll stick with other alternatives that do not reek of the RIAA/MPAA/CSA thank you very much. :rockout:
Hey fiery, do you guys really care? Like, if I use the same copy, not at the same time, but of other pcs, when I get rid of this one?

Oh, and pjladyfox...Everest was the same way, FYI.
The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is licensed as a single product and may not be use on more than one PC.
(Freeware Everest EULA said if you were a terrorist, you'd promise to not use it to make a nuclear bomb):laugh:


Oh, and I have used it on many pcs, but have not violated the EULA, becuase I never installed it. ;)
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#14
Fiery
FinalWire / AIDA64 Developer
We actually care about selling a single copy to a single user. We have such limitations to assure that a scenario of "Jack buys 1 license, and gives it to all his friends: Tom, Peter, Frank, Jill, Clark" would not (or should not) happen. In such countries where software piracy is common, that is a usual thing to happen.

However, if we take the scenario of "Jack" owning a desktop computer, and also a notebook and a netbook as well, when he buys a single license, in most cases he wouldn't use AIDA64 on multiple computers in the same time. Yes, he may install it on all 3 computers, but since he's only a single guy, he will only utilize one license at once. I personally see nothing wrong with that.

And anyway, we don't have a system in place to verify how many times a single license is installed, so you can abuse the "system" if you want :)

We're not greedy BTW, we'd be very happy to sell only one license per every power-user in the world :D
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#15
cadaveca
My name is Dave
That's what I thought, I just wanted to end the drama there. ;) And you've already sold me one...it's a start. :laugh:
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#16
pjladyfox
by: cadaveca
Hey fiery, do you guys really care? Like, if I use the same copy, not at the same time, but of other pcs, when I get rid of this one?

Oh, and pjladyfox...Everest was the same way, FYI.
I know which is why I never purchased that one either. I've got 3+ systems at home and at $150 for the corporate version or $50 per system for the Personal version I'm not shelling out that much money for a single tool just for stability and benchmark testing.

by: Fiery
And anyway, we don't have a system in place to verify how many times a single license is installed, so you can abuse the "system" if you want :)

We're not greedy BTW, we'd be very happy to sell only one license per every power-user in the world :D
No offense meant to you since I know how the software business works but your word only goes as far as you say it does. All your company would have to do is either incorporate DRM into your tool later or simply do something like the following:

a. Claim that your words are not an official stance of the company or that you had no authority to make such a claim.

b. Using the nice DMCA law locate a forum post where the accused posted that they have it installed on more than one system or simply go to court to prove that more than one system has the software in question.

c. Profit

Now some of this may be a stretch, or you could even say I'm a bit paranoid, but considering just how much power companies have via the DMCA I'd rather not gamble on a forum post by some stranger and look to the official license instead.

So you really have a choice and either change the license to reflect that more than one system can be used or not. For myself, until that license stipulates that I can use it on more than one system I'll use other alternatives that are either cheaper or not as restrictive in their use.
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#17
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: DigitalUK
its just everest with a different name and 1 more benchmark?
Yes, because Everest is effectively no more.

by: Fiery
We're not greedy BTW, we'd be very happy to sell only one license per every power-user in the world :D
Behind every successful man developer is a woman greedy sales team. :)
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#18
filip007
So FinalWire take over Lavalys or AIDA just use Everest engine, what is what then?
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#19
mumak
Consider it as Everest being just an intermediate step (not well managed by Lavalys) between AIDA32 and AIDA64 ;)
Fiery (the main person and creator) is now the head of FinalWire, so he moved *.* to his own company => things will be even better now ;)
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#20
filip007
Before Everest was something?
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#21
Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
by: filip007
Before Everest was something?
Yeah and as a matter of fact it was called AIDA32 :)
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#23
Fiery
FinalWire / AIDA64 Developer
Lavalys never purchased or "inherited" AIDA32. There used to be a commercial rights agreement between Lavalys and me (the "individual") that has been terminated and cancelled on October 01, 2010. The intellectual property rights related to AIDA32 and EVEREST has always been, and still is mine. In fact, that's what the quite peculiar Hungarian IP law dictates, so if anyone's interested, you can look it up :)

Actually, it's not FinalWire or myself, but Lavalys that may be in a position of violating my intellectual property rights. My lawyers will analyse the situation and they will advise me about the next steps to take.

We'll see how that turns out, but one thing is sure: you will see AIDA64 to evolve, and time will tell what happens to Lavalys and EVEREST.
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#24
mumak
Indeed there was.. the light

by: filip007
Before Everest was something?
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