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TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.5.2 Released

TechPowerUp today released version 0.5.2 of GPU-Z, our popular graphics hardware information and diagnostic utility that gives you information about the installed graphics hardware in your computer, and lets you monitor various parameters such as clock speeds, temperatures, fan speeds, and voltages, all in real-time. GPU-Z is also backed by our overclock validation system and video card BIOS database. Version 0.5.2 adds support for new GPUs, improved support for known GPUs, and a timely dose of stability improvements.

To begin with, GPU-Z 0.5.2 can now detect AMD Radeon HD 6990, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590, GTX 550 Ti, GTX 560 Ti; improved support for GTX 570, and Intel "Sandy Bridge" processor-embedded graphics. The CHL8228 VRM controller found on some Radeon HD 6900 series cards is supported. There's improved OpenCL support detection for AMD/ATI GPUs, and improved driver-based monitoring support for AMD/ATI GPUs in general. A number of stability/reliability fixes were introduced.

DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.5.2

The changelog for GPU-Z 0.5.2 follows:

TechPowerUp and PowerColor Hardware Giveaway January 2011 Winners Announced

Announcing the winners of the second and final month of PowerColor and TechPowerUp GPU-Z giveaway (January 2011). We picked up three lucky winners from a pool of 20,000 entries, from all over the world. Spanning across December 2010 and January 2011, the contest gives six lucky winners some rad graphics hardware from PowerColor. Here are the winners:
  • Danny from Israel, wins PowerColor Radeon HD 6970
  • Steve from United Kingdom wins PowerColor Radeon HD 6870 PCS+
  • Grant from United States wins PowerColor Radeon HD 6850 PCS+
Huge congrats, guys! PowerColor will contact the winners directly and arrange for shipping of the prizes. This concludes the giveaway. We would like to thank PowerColor for making the giveaway possible. TechPowerUp will return with more interesting contests such as this.

TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.5.1 Released

TechPowerUp introduced version 0.5.1 of GPU-Z, our lightweight graphics sub-system information and monitoring utility. GPU-Z provides you with technical details of your installed graphics processors, and lets you monitor clock speeds, voltages, temperatures and fan speeds. This month's release adds support for new GPUs, improves stability, and corrects some minor bugs. To begin with, detection for the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics processor is added, alongside GeForce GTX 480M, and GeForce GTX 485M. Detection was improved for GeForce GTX 460M, GT 445M, and GT 435M. Early support for AMD's Fusion Llano, Ontario, and Zacate-embedded APUs were also added.

With the latest driver, NVIDIA had blocked our power-throttling disable parameter. We found our way around it, and using a new method, fixed the "/GTX500OCP" parameter using which you can override NVIDIA's power throttling feature. Support for new voltage controllers used by the latest batches of Radeon HD 6800/HD 6900 series graphics cards were also added. A number of stability improvements were made, and bugs fixed. The updates notifier is less pesky, it checks for timely updates in the background when GPU-Z is launched (according to update check frequency defined by user), and appears to users only if it finds that new updates are available.

DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z v0.5.1

A complete list of changes follows.

TechPowerUp and PowerColor Hardware Giveaway December 2010 Winners Announced

Here are the winners of PowerColor and TechPowerUp giveaway for the month of December, 2010, month 1 of 2 of the Giveaway. For the months of December and January, three lucky participating users each month of GPU-Z got to win some groovy hardware from PowerColor. This month's winners are as follows:
  • John from United States wins PowerColor Radeon HD 6970
  • Farhan from Malaysia wins PowerColor Radeon HD 6870 PCS+
  • Mahen from Sri Lanka wins PowerColor Radeon HD 6850 PCS+
A big congratulations to the winners. PowerColor will contact them directly and arrange for the shipping of the prizes. If you have already made a submission in this round (PowerColor TechPowerUp Giveaway December 2010 - January 2011), you don't need to make a submission again. Being an ongoing contest, winners are picked from an ever-growing pool of submissions.

TechPowerUp GPU-Z v0.5.0 Released

TechPowerUp today introduced version 0.5.0 of GPU-Z, our popular graphics subsystem diagnostic utility that provides you with detailed tech-specs of your installed graphics processors, and lets you monitor clock speeds, voltages, temperatures and fan speeds. Version 0.50 adds full-support for Radeon HD 6950 and Radeon HD 6970. It fixes several stability and reliability issues, including fillrate roundoff errors, improved voltage monitoring support for GeForce GTX 570, some crashes and freezes.

DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.5.0

A complete list of changes follows.

TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.4.9 Released, PowerColor Giveaway Returns

TechPowerUp today released GPU-Z version 0.4.9, our comprehensive graphics subsystem information and monitoring utility that lets you get important details about the installed graphics hardware in your computer, and lets you monitor parameters such as clock speeds, voltages, temperatures, fan speeds, and usages (on supported GPUs). The latest version of GPU-Z adds support for NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce GTX 570 graphics card, support for detection of PCI-Express 3.0 bus interface, detection of some new upcoming entry-level AMD Radeon HD 6000 series GPUs, and a large number of stability and reliability updates.

With this version, PowerColor and TechPowerUp return with the PowerColor Hardware giveaway. This time we're giving away some even cooler next-generation graphics cards, including two upcoming high-end PowerColor Radeon graphics cards, two PowerColor HD 6870 PCS+, and two PowerColor HD 6850 PCS+ graphics cards. To participate, simply download the latest GPU-Z, and click on the "PowerColor Giveaway", follow the instructions.

DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.4.9

A list of changes follows.

Disable GeForce GTX 580 Power Throttling using GPU-Z

NVIDIA shook the high-end PC hardware industry earlier this month with the surprise launch of its GeForce GTX 580 graphics card, which extended the lead for single-GPU performance NVIDIA has been holding. It also managed to come up with some great performance per Watt improvements over the previous generation. The reference design board, however, made use of a clock speed throttling logic which reduced clock speeds when an extremely demanding 3D application such as Furmark or OCCT is run. While this is a novel way to protect components saving consumers from potentially permanent damage to the hardware, it does come as a gripe to expert users, enthusiasts and overclockers, who know what they're doing.

GPU-Z developer and our boss W1zzard has devised a way to make disabling this protection accessible to everyone (who knows what he's dealing with), and came up with a nifty new feature for GPU-Z, our popular GPU diagnostics and monitoring utility, that can disable the speed throttling mechanism. It is a new command-line argument for GPU-Z, that's "/GTX580OCP". Start the GPU-Z executable (within Windows, using Command Prompt or shortcut), using that argument, and it will disable the clock speed throttling mechanism. For example, "X:gpuz.exe /GTX580OCP" It will stay disabled for the remainder of the session, you can close GPU-Z. It will be enabled again on the next boot.

TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.4.8 Released

On the eve of a big development in the GPU industry, TechPowerUp introduced the latest version of GPU-Z, the popular graphics subsystem diagnostic utility that provides you with detailed tech-specs of your installed graphics processors, and lets you monitor clock speeds, voltages, temperatures and fan speeds. Version 0.4.8 features support for new GPUs, most notably, full support for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580, support for some upcoming GF104-based consumer SKUs, and some handy stability updates.

Apart from the GeForce GTX 580, GPU-Z 0.4.8 supports GeForce GT 420 and GT 440 (which are currently OEM-only products). It also features an updated TMU and texture fill-rate calculation method, and updated reliability on ATI cards using certain unsupported kinds of voltage controllers.

DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.4.8

A complete list of changes by the developer follows.

MSI TechPowerUp GPU-Z Giveaway Winners for October 2010 Announced

Here are the winners of the MSI TechPowerUp GPU-Z Hardware Giveaway, for the month of October 2010. panning across September and October, the contests gives six lucky winners some epic graphics hardware from MSI. This is the closing month of the contest. The winners for this month are:
  • Kamil from the Czech Republic, wins MSI R5870 Lightning
  • Thomas from Denmark, wins MSI N460GTX HAWK
  • Damir from Croatia, wins MSI R5770 HAWK
Congratulations to the winners. MSI will contact them directly and arrange for the shipping of the prizes. TechPowerUp would like to thank the nice people at MSI for making the giveaway possible, we will return with more such awesome giveaways to the GPU-Z community.

TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.4.7 Released

TechPowerUp introduced version 0.4.7 of GPU-Z, our lightweight graphics sub-system information and monitoring utility. GPU-Z provides you with detailed tech-specs of your installed graphics processors, and lets you monitor clock speeds, voltages, temperatures and fan speeds. This month's release improves detection for upcoming GPUs, adds support for new ones, improves stability, and corrects some minor bugs. To begin with, detection for the upcoming AMD Radeon HD 6800 series products has been improved to be most reliable and accurate with the products' launch approaching. Support has been added for GeForce GT 430, GT 420 desktop GPUs, and an important kernel driver related issue has been fixed.
DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.4.7

The change log follows.

MSI TechPowerUp GPU-Z Giveaway Winners for September 2010 Announced

Presenting the winners of the MSI TechPowerUp GPU-Z Hardware Giveaway, for the month of September 2010. Spanning across September and October, the contests gives six lucky winners some rad graphics cards from MSI. The winners for this month are:
  • Patrick from United States, wins MSI R5870 Lightning
  • Ken from Taiwan, wins MSI N460GTX HAWK
  • Oskar from Poland, wins MSI R5770 HAWK
Congratulations to the winners. MSI will contact them directly and arrange for the shipping of the prizes. There's one more month to go. If you haven't participated yet, download the latest TechPowerUp GPU-Z and follow the instructions on the "MSI Giveaway" tab. If you've already filled up your entry, please don't resubmit, it will still be part of the October draw, multiple entries are disqualified. Good Luck!

TechPowerUp Announces GPU-Z 0.4.6, MSI GPU-Z Giveaway

TechPowerUp today released version 0.4.6 of GPU-Z, the popular graphics subsystem diagnostic utility that provides you with detailed tech-specs of your installed graphics processors, and lets you monitor clock speeds, voltages, temperatures and fan speeds. The new version packs with it support for new GPUs that are being released in the weeks to come, detection for some future GPUs, and a range of stability enhancements. It features detection of upcoming GeForce GTS/GT 400 GPUs, elementary support for AMD Radeon HD 6000 series GPUs, improved BIOS reading, and stability fixes pertaining to certain sensor chips.

With this release, MSI and TechPowerUp are teaming up for a new Hardware Giveaway, that lets six lucky winners win some rad graphics hardware from MSI over two months (three each month). We are giving away two each of the MSI R5870 Lightning, MSI N460GTX HAWK, and MSI R5770 HAWK. To participate, simply fill out the "MSI Giveaway" tab in GPU-Z. Be sure to check more details about the giveaway linked inside that tab. Good Luck!

DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.4.6

The complete list of changes with this version follows.

TechPowerUp and PowerColor Hardware Giveaway August 2010 Winners Announced

Here are the winners of PowerColor and TechPowerUp giveaway for the month of August, 2010, the final month of the Giveaway. For the months of July and August, three lucky participating users each month of GPU-Z got to win some groovy hardware from PowerColor. This month's winners are as follows:
  • Quanlin from China wins PowerColor PCS+ HD 5870
  • Puneet from India wins PowerColor PCS+ HD 5850
  • Aleksander from Poland wins PowerColor Vortex HD 5770
A huge congratulations to the winners. PowerColor will contact them directly and arrange for the shipping of the prizes. In all, this giveaway saw over 23,000 entries from all over the world. The giveaway has been made possible thanks to the good souls at PowerColor, for the users of TechPowerUp GPU-Z. We will be back soon with even more contests and giveaways. As usual, here's a nerdtastic map of where the thousands of participants submitted their entries from.

TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.4.5 Released

TechPowerUp today released a timely update to GPU-Z. TechPowerUp GPU-Z is a handy graphics subsystem information, diagnostic, and monitoring utility that lets you see details about the graphics hardware and related system software installed, and monitor various parameters such as clock speeds, voltages, fan-speeds and temperatures, in real-time. Version 0.4.5 of GPU-Z adds support for several new GPUs, fixes detection bugs with certain GPUs (especially the GeForce GTX 460), and fixed a critical stability issue. The PowerColor and TechPowerUp GPU-Z Hardware Giveaway is ongoing and into its second (and final) month. Users can participate from this version of GPU-Z.

DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.4.5

A detailed list of changes with this version follows.

GF100 512 Core Graphics Card Tested Against GeForce GTX 480

NVIDIA seems to have overcome initial hiccups with the GF100 graphics processor, and could release a new graphics card that makes use of all 512 CUDA cores, and 64 TMUs on the GPU. The GeForce GTX 480 was initially released as a top SKU based on the GF100, with 480 out of the 512 CUDA cores enabled. What NVIDIA calls the new SKU is subject to some speculation. While GPU-Z screenshots show that the 512 core model has the same device ID (hence the same name, GeForce GTX 480), leading us to believe that this is a specifications update for the same SKU à la GeForce GTX 260 (216 SP), it seems possible that the release-grade models could carry a different device ID and name.

Expreview carried out a couple of tests on the 512 core "GTX 480" graphics card, and compared it to the 480 core model that's out in the market. NVIDIA GeForce 258.96 drivers were used. The 512 core card got a GPU Score of 10,072 points compared to 9,521 points of the 480 core card, in 3DMark Vantage Extreme preset. The additional TMUs showed an evident impact on the texture fillrate, 41.55 GTexel/s for the 512 core card against 38.82 GTexel/s for the 480 core card.

TechPowerUp and PowerColor Hardware Giveaway July 2010 Winners Announced

Announcing the winners of PowerColor and TechPowerUpgiveaway for the month of July, 2010. The giveaway is an ongoing event for users of TechPowerUp GPU-Z, brought to you by PowerColor. For the months of July and August, three lucky participating users of GPU-Z get to win some groovy hardware from PowerColor. This month's winners are as follows:
  • Phan from Vietnam wins PowerColor PCS+ HD 5870
  • Manuel from Spain wins PowerColor PCS+ HD 5850
  • Ludivic from France wins PowerColor Vortex HD 5770
A big congratulations to the winners. PowerColor will contact them directly and arrange for the shipping of the prizes. If you have already made a submission in this round, you don't need to make a submission again. Being an ongoing contest, winners are picked from an ever-growing pool of submissions. Redundant entries are disqualified. Good Luck for this month's round. If you haven't participated yet, grab the latest version of GPU-Z from here.

TechPowerUp and ASUS Hardware Giveaway Results for June 2010 Announced

Presenting the winners of the final month of the ASUS and TechPowerUp GPU-Z Contest 2010 (for the period of June, 2010). Announced today, are six lucky winners who win some rad ASUS Republic of Gamers and ASUS lifestyle products in the GPU-Z giveaway. This month's winners and prizes are as follows:
  • Michael from the United States wins ASUS ROG Matrix HD 5870 graphics card
  • Martin from Austria wins ASUS ROG Rampage II Extreme motherboard
  • Graham from Australia wins ASUS 23" LCD Screen
  • ASUS Blu-Ray DVDROM was won by:
  • o Jason from Malaysia
    o Russel from the United States
    o Koen from The Netherlands
Congratulations to the winners. ASUS will contact them directly and arrange shipping of their prizes. This month, we picked these winners from a pool of around 76,000 unique submissions.

TechPowerUp wishes to thank ASUSTek for making the contest a huge success.

TechPowerUp and ASUS Hardware Giveaway Results for May 2010 Announced

It's that time of the month again, when we unveil the winners for last month's round of the ASUS and TechPowerUp Hardware Giveaway (for the period of May, 2010). The giveaway is an ongoing event for users of TechPowerUp GPU-Z, brought to you by ASUS. In each of the three months this giveaway is spread across, we will pick six lucky winners who win some groovy prizes from ASUS. This month's winners and prizes are as follows:
  • Mauricio from Argentina wins ASUS ROG Matrix HD 5870 graphics card
  • Cesare from Italy wins ASUS ROG Rampage II Extreme motherboard
  • Ho from Taiwan wins ASUS 23" LCD Screen
  • ASUS Blu-Ray DVDROM was won by:
  • o Kamil from Poland
    o Justin from USA
    o Frank from Germany
Unfortunately we had to disqualify Mr. "Big Daddy", send me a scan of your passport if that is your actual name and we will arrange a prize for you.

Congratulations to the winners. ASUS will contact them directly and arrange shipping of their prizes. This month, we pick from around 57,000 unique submissions. If you have already made a submission in this round, you don't need to make a submission again. Being an ongoing contest, winners are picked from an ever-growing pool of submissions. Redundant entries are disqualified. Good Luck for this month's round. Following is a map of where in the world we got this month's entries from.

TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.4.3 Released

TechPowerUp rolled out a new version of GPU-Z, the popular graphics sub-system diagnostic utility. Version 0.4.3 comes with a load of new features and stability updates. Highlights include full capability to monitor voltages on the GeForce GTX 480, a new method of voltage monitoring which extends support for many ATI and NVIDIA graphics cards, support for the upcoming GeForce GTX 465, GT 320M GT 335M, ION variant, GT 340, Tesla C2050, Tesla M2050, and other Quadro series GPUs, new display languages including Spanish and Hungarian, among other stability updates.

DOWNLOAD: GPU-Z 0.4.3

Change log follows.

TechPowerUp and ASUS Hardware Giveaway Results for March-April 2010 Announced

The results are out for the first round (period from late March thru all of April) in running of the ASUS and TechPowerUp Hardware Giveaway. The giveaway is an ongoing event for users of TechPowerUp GPU-Z, brought to you by ASUS. In each of the three months this giveaway is spread across, we will pick six lucky winners who win some groovy prizes from ASUS. This month's winners and prizes are as follows:
  • Jacob from Vietnam wins ASUS ROG Matrix HD 5870 graphics card
  • Radek from The Czech Republic wins ASUS ROG Rampage II Extreme motherboard
  • Janusz from Poland wins ASUS 23" LCD Screen
  • ASUS Blu-Ray DVDROM was won by:
  • o Matt from United States
    o Johannes from Germany
    o Daryl from The Philippines
ASUS will contact the following individuals directly and arrange shipping of these prizes. This month's round saw over 40,000 entries. Best of luck for this month's round, if you have already made a submission in this round, you don't need to make a submission again. Being an ongoing contest, winners are picked from an ever-growing pool of submissions. Redundant entries are disqualified. Good Luck for this month's round. Below is a nerdtastic map of where the contest's participants hail from.

TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.4.2 Released

TechPowerUp today released version 0.4.2 of the GPU-Z graphics subsystem information and monitoring utility. This release comes quicker than its typically one-month development cycle, as it fixes some important issues. Version 0.4.2 resolves an issue with some NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards where GPU-Z may affect fan-speed control. It fixes a rare crash on MSI R5830 Twin Frozr II graphics card, and reverts to its old method of calculating graphics card memory bandwidth which caused some confusion among the enthusiast community. The ongoing Hardware Giveaway stays, giving you a chance to win some groovy ASUS Republic of Gamers series graphics cards and motherboards.

DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.4.2

A complete list of changes (changelog) follows.

TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.3.9 Released

TechPowerUp today released GPU-Z version 0.3.9, our graphics subsystem information and monitoring utility. The new version brings with it some important user-interface changes that make it accessible to various locales and language settings. It adds support for over 32 new graphics processors by AMD and NVIDIA, and a host of new technical improvements that make it more stable and accurate.

DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.3.9

A list of changes are as follows:

ATI Radeon HD 5670 Pictured, Detailed, and Tested

AMD's lower-mainstream DirectX 11 compliant graphics card slated for Q1-2010, the ATI Radeon HD 5670 has been pictured and detailed, sourced from a [H]ardOCP HardForum community member. The HD 5600 series is based on a 40 nm GPU codenamed "Redwood". From the specifications the GPU-Z screenshot shows, it has a 50% downscaled SIMD engine, with 400 stream processors, while it retains the 128-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, with 16 ROPs. Assuming the clock speeds shown in the screenshot to be the reference speeds, they are 775 MHz for the core, and 1000 MHz for the 1 GB of memory (resulting in 64 GB/s of memory bandwidth).

An engineering-sample of the card has also been pictured, revealing a red-colored PCB breaking away from the black PCB scheme of the rest of the HD 5000 series. The card draws all its power from the PCI-Express slot. The GPU cooler consists of a simple heatsink with radially-projecting metal fins, in which is nested a fan. Output connectivity includes DVI, HDMI, and D-Sub, though the leads behind the D-Sub connector shows that offering a DisplayPort in its place might be possible.

TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.3.8 released

TechPowerUp released the newest version of GPU-Z, our graphics subsystem information and monitoring utility. Version 0.3.8 brings with it some useful updates that fix several crashes and add useful features to the vast amount of information this tiny utility can display. GPU-Z now displays three GPU load percentages on NVIDIA GPUs: 3D rendering core, memory controller and video acceleration engine. In addition to that we set the foundation to allow multi-language support in GPU-Z in the future. To move forward with this we'd like native speakers to help with support for their language. The whole effort is coordinated in our GPU-Z Translation Forum.



DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.3.8

A complete list of changes according to the change log is as follows:

TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.3.7 Released

TechPowerUp released the newest version of GPU-Z, our graphics subsystem information and monitoring utility. Version 0.3.7 brings with it some significant feature-set updates that enhance usability, and add the the vast amount of information this tiny utility can display. To begin with, GPU-Z now shows the GPU Computing features your graphics cards support, including whether they support technologies such as DirectCompute, OpenCL, CUDA, and PhysX acceleration. Building on the infotips feature the previous version came with, the Sensors tab now includes handy infotips too. For NVIDIA users, GPU-Z is able to display the exact amount of video memory in use by making use of a new driver-level feature by the company.

GPU-Z also includes full-support for ATI Radeon HD 5970, NVIDIA GeForce GT 240, and improved support for Intel G41. Detection features have also been added that help determine counterfeit graphics cards that use some old GPUs relabeled as new current-gen GPUs. Several other stability issues have been addressed. GPU-Z is backed by our extensive video-card BIOS database, and overclocking validation system.

DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.3.7

A complete list of changes according to the change log is as follows:
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