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TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.7.9 Released

TechPowerUp released the latest version of GPU-Z, the popular PC graphics information, monitoring, and diagnostics utility, which gives you up to date information on your installed graphics processing hardware, and lets you monitor them in real-time. Version 0.7.9 of GPU-Z adds support for several new GPUs, and fixes various outstanding bugs.

To begin with, support is added for new and upcoming GPUs, such as AMD "Tonga," Radeon R9 M275X, FirePro W5100, W9100; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 6 GB, GTX 860M, GT 830M, GTX 780M, GT 740, GT 730, GT 720, Quadro NVS 510, FX 380M, GRID K520, and Tesla K40c. Bug fixes include correct release date for Radeon R9 290, more robust NVIDIA PhysX detection, improved fan-speed monitoring on some newer AMD cards, sensor graph overflow/underflow, and fixed French translation.
DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.7.9 | GPU-Z 0.7.9 ASUS ROG Themed

The complete change-log follows.

TechPowerUp and MSI Z97 Gaming Giveaway - Here is the Winner

Here are the winners of the TechPowerUp and MSI Z97 Gaming Giveaway. After coasting through hundreds of entries, one lucky winner was randomly selected, who wins an awesome MSI Z97 Gaming 7 socket LGA1150 motherboard, featuring gaming-grade audio and networking, and support for up to three high-end graphics cards in multi-GPU configurations; on top of stellar CPU overclocking credentials.

Since we have just one of these to give away, there's just one winner, and that is Paul from the United Kingdom. A huge congrats to you, Paul! TechPowerUp will return with more such interesting giveaways.

Announcing the MSI and TechPowerUp Gaming Z97 Giveaway

TechPowerUp and MSI announce the Z97 Gaming Facebook Giveaway. Open to contestants worldwide, the giveaway lets you win an awesome MSI Z97 Gaming 7 motherboard, which features everything a modern PC gamer ever needs, including Killer NIC, and gaming-grade audio with ground-layer isolation, and a headset amp. Also featured is support for 3-way NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX. To win it, all you have to do is "Like" our Facebook page (if you haven't already), fill up a simple entry form (or make Facebook do it for you), and answer a few simple questions. Good Luck!
For more details, and to participate, visit this page.

BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Giveaway: Here Are The Winners!

Presenting, the winners of the Hi-Fi Giveaway brought to you by BIOSTAR and TechPowerUp. Spanning a fortnight from late-June, the contest saw hundreds of entries from the US, vying for one of three BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z97-WE socket LGA1150 motherboards, featuring one of the industry's best sounding onboard audio solutions, by answering a simple poll on our Facebook page. Without further ado, here are the winners:
  • Barry, from Kansas
  • Jay, from New Jersey
  • Jonathon, from Massachusetts
A huge congratulations to you guys! TechPowerUp will return with more such exciting contests!

TechPowerUp and BIOSTAR Announce Hi-Fi Giveaway!

TechPowerUp teamed up with BIOSTAR to bring you a cool new giveaway, in which you could win one of three BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z97WE socket LGA1150 motherboards based on the Intel Z97 Express chipset, and ready for not just current Core "Haswell," "Haswell Refresh," and "Devil's Canyon" processors, but also future 5th generation Core processors. The Hi-Fi Z97WE boasts of a powerful onboard audio solution that features audiophile-grade capacitors, ground-layer isolation, and a high SNR CODEC. To enter the contest, all you have to do is "Like" our Facebook page, if you haven't already, and fill up a short form (or make Facebook do it for you). Good Luck!
For more details, and to participate, visit this page.

TechPowerUp and GIGABYTE 600 WattOut Giveaway: The Winners!

Here are the winners of TechPowerUp and GIGABYTE 600 WattOut Giveaway. Up for grabs were some rad PC gaming hardware by GIGABYTE's Aivia brand, for answering a few simple questions about GIGABYTE's 600 WattOut series VGA cooling solution. The contest was open for our readers from around the globe, from which we picked three winners using randomization. Without further ado, the winners:
  • Levi from the United States
  • Jacob from the United States
  • Jimmy from the United States
A huge congratulations to you guys! You each win a keyboard + mouse combo of a GIGABYTE Aivia Osmium mechanical keyboard (Cherry MX Brown switches), and GIGABYTE Aivia Uranium gaming mouse. TechPowerUp will return with more such contests!

Dean "Kreij" Kortenhoven: 1959 - 2014

Dean "Kreij" Kortenhoven, our dear friend, and one of TechPowerUp's most respected community members, moderators, and contributors; who not only contributed to TechPowerUp, but also held a key editorial position in our sister publication NextPowerUp, passed away yesterday (Wednesday, early morning Central European Summer Time, Tuesday evening, Wisconsin USA local time). He passed away peacefully, in the august company of his family. He was 54.

A true cyber-citizen, Dean made his presence online strongly felt, in each forum post, each slap on the wrist as a moderator, and each richly worded article he wrote for our publications, despite constraints from a crawly satellite ISDN connection, which he joked, rather than complained about. It goes to show that willpower beats infrastructure, in an age where we're constantly surrounding ourselves with increasingly powerful infrastructure, often without pausing to ask ourselves, if we're able to make the most of what we have by empowering it with our wisdom and willpower, before moving onto something more powerful out of the box.

Dean also contributed to the Jeep online special interest group, and often talked about the benefits of the frugal, effective engineering Jeeps offer, in comparison to modern SUVs. Before we spun off GeneralNonsense, our off-topic forum, into a full- blown forum website, we remember Dean making motivational posts to cheer up fellow users who faced personal tragedies, or who were plain stressed out and needed a release, even if that came from someone sitting thousands of miles away. It enforced his personal belief - which we strongly share - that behind every gamer, and online forum member, is a human being, with human achievements and shortfalls, and that if the Internet marked a breakthrough in human evolution, it was because people powered it, not just websites.

Farewell, Dean "Kreij" Kortenhoven, we will miss you.

Presenting TechPowerUp May 2014 WCG Challenge

In honor of TechPowerUp approaching its 10th year this July, its World Community Grid (WCG) team, which is among the world's top-20 teams, announced the May 2014 crunching Challenge. Crunch for TechPowerUp, and you stand to win tons of prizes, including fully-built distributed computing rigs, a high-end graphics card, tons of other hardware, and free game coupons for all participants. For more details, and to participate, visit this page.

TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.7.8 Released

TechPowerUp released the latest version of GPU-Z, the popular PC graphics diagnostic and monitoring utility, which gives you up to date information of the GPUs installed in your system, and lets you monitor their clock speeds, temperatures, fan-speeds, voltages, dedicated memory usage, among other things. Version 0.7.8 introduces a few handy user-interface features, beginning with the ability to resize the app's window, when the "Sensors" tab is being viewed. With modern graphics cards giving us dozens of sensors to track, throwing in a scroll-bar is making the tab cluttered, and so we decided to give it resizing. The window returns to the normal size when other tabs, such as the main "Graphics Card" tabs are clicked, and remembers your window size preference when you select the "Sensors" tab again. At this time, this feature is available only on our main (non-skinned) version.

Apart from the resizeable window for "Sensors" tab, GPU-Z 0.7.8 adds tested support for AMD Radeon R9 295X2 "Vesuvius," R9 M275, HD 7500G, and FirePro W9000. It also adds support for NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN-Z, GTX 745, GTX 880M, GTX 870M, GTX 860M, GTX 850M, GTX 775M, and Quadro NVS 510. Release dates have been fixed for GTX 780 Ti, and GTX TITAN Black.
DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.7.8, GPU-Z 0.7.8 ASUS ROG Themed

The change-log follows.

GIGABYTE and TechPowerUp TITANFALL Giveaway: Here are the Winners

A round of applause for the winners of the TITANFALL Facebook Giveaway TechPowerUp ran, in partnership with GIGABYTE, and its Aivia line of elite gaming peripherals. Starting March 24th, we ran a neat little giveaway that saw over 3,600 participants take a shot at winning some cool gaming hardware by GIGABYTE, by simply "Liking" our Facebook page, filling in a brief form, and answering a handful easy questions. A big congrats to the following winners:
  • Szabolcs from Hungary, wins GIGABYTE Radeon R9 280X WindForce OC graphics card,
  • Crystal from the United States, wins TITANFALL Collector's Edition Bundle,
  • Jonathan from Israel, wins GIGABYTE Aivia Uranium gaming mouse, and
  • Carl from Norway, wins GIGABYTE Aivia Osmium mechanical gaming keyboard
TechPowerUp will return, with more fun giveaways.

TechPowerUp and GIGABYTE Announce TITANFALL Giveaway

TechPowerUp and GIGABYTE are back with our latest Facebook Giveaway, celebrating the season's hottest online multiplayer shooter, Titanfall. Up for grabs are some cool GIGABYTE gaming hardware, including a GIGABYTE Radeon R9 280X WindForce OC graphics card, a Titanfall Collector's Edition package, a GIGABYTE Aivia Osmium mechanical gaming keyboard, and a GIGABYTE Aivia Uranium gaming mouse. To participate, all you have to do is "Like" our Facebook page (if you haven't already), fill in a really short form (or have Facebook do it for you), and answer three simple questions related to GIGABYTE's Aivia line of gaming peripherals. The contest runs from today (24th March) to 7th April.
For more information, and to participate, visit this page. Good Luck!

TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.7.7 Released

TechPowerUp rolled out the version 0.7.7 of GPU-Z, the popular graphics sub-system information, monitoring, and diagnostic utility. Hot on the heels of the previous version, the latest version adds a handful new features, support for new GPUs, and fixes a few bugs and inaccuracies. To begin with, GPU-Z 0.7.7 improves support for GPUs based on NVIDIA's "Maxwell" GPU architecture. The CUDA core and TMU counts on upcoming GTX 750 and 750 Ti should correct now. Support for CHiL 8214 voltage controller is improved, for cards running AMD's "Curacao" and "Pitcairn" graphics processors. Along the way, GPU-Z 0.7.7 adds support for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M, Tesla K20Xm, and AMD Radeon HD 8210.
DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.7.7 | GPU-Z 0.7.7 with ASUS ROG skin

The change-log follows.

TechPowerUp Releases GPU-Z 0.7.5

TechPowerUp announced the latest update to GPU-Z, our popular graphics sub-system information, diagnostic, and monitoring utility. Version 0.7.5 introduces support for some of the newly launched GPUs, a handful of bug-fixes, and stability updates. To begin with, GPU-Z 0.7.5 introduces support for six AMD GPUs, including Radeon R7 260, HD 7600A, HD 8850M, HD 8400, HD 8240, HD 7620G; six NVIDIA GPUs, including GeForce 705A, GTX 645, GTX 650 OEM, Grid K260Q, Quadro K5100M, K6000; and GMA (Bay Trail), and HD 4200 from Intel.

TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.7.5 also addresses a few rare crashes noted when detecting NVIDIA CUDA, or when running NVIDIA Optimus. Voltage monitoring support for graphics cards based on AMD "Bonaire" and "Pitcairn" GPUs is improved. BIOS reading (for extraction or uploading) on graphics cards based on AMD "Mars" and "Oland" GPUs is improved. Developers taking advantage of the shared memory area of GPU-Z for their apps can rejoice with data update frequency restored to 1 second.
DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.7.5 | GPU-Z 0.7.5 ASUS ROG Themed

The complete change-log follows.

Presenting the All New TechPowerUp Forums

We're excited to present the all new TechPowerUp Forums, which features a swanky new user interface that keeps up with the times with its easier to read fonts, quicker to grasp user interface, and new sharing and collaboration features. The new TechPowerUp Forums leverages XenForo, a powerful new bulletin board software that's snappy to load and use. The best part? We've managed a smooth port of our five-plus year old TechPowerUp Forums content, including all its users, user-groups, sections, threads, and posts. With over 68,000 users, over 180,000 threads, and close to 3 million posts, TechPowerUp Forums is one of the biggest communities for PC enthusiasts on the web.

Check out the All New TechPowerUp Forums

Crunch for TechPowerUp at the WCG 9th Birthday Challenge

At last year's WCG 8th birthday challenge, TechPowerUp took 2nd place, and came close to winning. This year, the TechPowerUp WCG team, which is poised to become one of the world's top-10 teams before the end of the year, would like to leave no stone unturned with its efforts, with a little help from you, yes you! We're running a contest of our own, which rewards performance within our team that participates in the WCG 9th Birthday Challenge, that runs from the 16th to 22nd November, 2013. We'll be competing with about 50 other teams, but given our track-record, we stand more than a fighting chance. Some awesome prizes, such as a fully-loaded 6-core crunching rig, other hardware, and game coupons are up for grabs!

For more information, and to get started, visit this page.

TechPowerUp HWBOT Competition 2013

The TechPowerUp HWBOT team, in partnership with Intel, is announcing the TechPowerUp HWBOT Competition 2013. Spread across three tests which anyone can participate in - 3DMark 2001, 3DMark 03, and SuperPi 32M, the competition gives you the chance to win some cool new gear, including a Core i7-4770K quad-core processor, an AMD CPU and motherboard combo, and a PayPal cash prize. The contest is open from November 1, 2013 to December 15, 2013.

For more information, visit this page.

TechPowerUp Announces GPU-Z 0.7.4

TechPowerUp announced GPU-Z 0.7.4, the latest version of the popular PC graphics subsystem information, monitoring, and diagnostics utility. Version 0.7.4 introduces support for several of the recently launched, and upcoming high-end graphics chips, including Radeon R9 290X, Radeon R9 290, and Radeon R9 270; from AMD's stable, and the GeForce GTX 780 Ti from NVIDIA. Among the other chips supported from the two, include the Radeon HD 8280, HD 7310; and GeForce GT 635, and Quadro K3100M.

GPU-Z 0.7.4 also introduces a number of fixes, including accuracy in reporting release date of the Radeon R9 280X, die-size of AMD "Tahiti," ROP counts on Intel "Haswell" and "Ivy Bridge" IGPs. The new GPU-Z also lets you extract video BIOS from AMD Radeon cards even without any driver for the GPU being installed. The mini stress-test that clogs the PCIe bus interface, forcing it to run at maximum possible speeds (thereby giving you an accurate picture of the PCIe configuration), can now be paused by left-clicking the stress render window. A few rare crashes with systems running Intel IGPs, were addressed.
DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.7.4 | GPU-Z 0.7.4 ASUS ROG-themed

The change-log follows.

TechPowerUp and GIGABYTE Announce Sweepstakes

In association with GIGABYTE, TechPowerUp announced the Gamers Wanted Sweepstakes, in partnership with Splinter Cell: Blacklist. We're running not one, but two concurrent sweepstakes, one exclusive to TechPowerUp readers. Up for grabs are GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 760 OC 4GB graphics cards, and GIGABYTE Aivia Osmium mechanical gaming keyboards.

GIGABYTE's TechPowerUp-exclusive sweepstakes are in the classic giveaway format. You fill in a form on our Facebook page, and drop your hat into the giveaway. One lucky winner gets both the graphics card and keyboard on offer. The Gaming Wallpaper Design contest, on the other hand, is run entirely by GIGABYTE. You submit your original desktop wallpaper design with the running theme being "FPS gaming." The best entry, judged by GIGABYTE, wins a graphics card and keyboard. The GIGABYTE-TechPowerUp Giveaway is open for entries from today, up to the 15th of October. The wallpaper contest takes its last entries on the 13th of October.

To begin, visit our Facebook page, and click on either of the two sweepstakes to participate in them. Good Luck!

TechPowerUp Announces GPU-Z 0.7.3

TechPowerUp announced the latest update to GPU-Z, the popular graphics hardware information, monitoring and diagnostics utility. Version 0.7.3 brings in a few major changes, keeping in mind plans by AMD and NVIDIA to update their product stacks, a little later this year. We've added preliminary support for Radeon R7 240, R7 250, R7 260X, R9 270, R9 270X, R9 290, and R9 290X. On the NVIDIA front, we've added support for GeForce GT 625, GT 645, GT 755M, GT 745M, GTX 760M, GTX 765M, GTX 770M, Quadro K1100M, and K5100M. Support was also added for AMD Radeon HD 7600G, HD 8250, HD 8330, HD 8470G, HD 8570, HD 8570G, and E6460; FirePro W7000, and W600. GPU-Z 0.7.3 brings improved support for GeForce GTX 780 graphics cards with CHiL CHL8318 voltage controllers, and GeForce cards in general, with NCP4206 controllers.
DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.7.3 | TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.7.3 ASUS ROG-themed

The complete change-log follows.

TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.7.2 Released

TechPowerUp released GPU-Z 0.7.2, the latest version of the popular graphics hardware information, diagnostic, and monitoring utility that enthusiasts and overclockers can't leave home without. Version 0.7.2 adds support for new GPUs, notably NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce GTX 760, and the new Radeon HD 8970M; improves support for Intel HD 4xxx series graphics embedded into Core "Haswell" processors, and a few more user-interface feature additions.

To begin with, GPU-Z 0.7.2 adds support for NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 760, GeForce GT 740M (based on the new GK208 silicon), Tesla K10 compute accelerator; AMD's Radeon HD 8970M, HD 8490, and HD 7400D. Detection and information of Core "Haswell" integrated GPUs, are improved. A new AMD Radeon logo was added, and will show up for AMD-branded Radeon GPUs. Tooltip translations were added for Greek, French (improved), and thanks to our friends at Clube do Hardware, Brazilian Portuguese. A rare crash during DirectCompute detection, is fixed.
DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.7.2, GPU-Z 0.7.2 ASUS ROG-themed

The change-log follows.

We're Live from Computex 2013!

TechPowerUp is Live from Computex 2013, the biggest expo covering PC and related consumer technology! Armed with instant image upload devices, three of us are spread across the vast and never-ending show floor, bringing you the newest in the world of PC technology, fastest. Catch up with our newest finds in TPULive. Chat with us directly, and others in the chatbox. Keep up with the latest on TechPowerUp News! See you around.

TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.7.1 Released

TechPowerUp announced GPU-Z 0.7.1, the latest version of the popular graphics subsystem information, monitoring, and diagnostic tool. Version 0.7.1 adds support for new GPUs, and an experimental feature that lets you investigate power-capping on some of the newer generations of NVIDIA GPUs (needs GeForce 319.xx or later drivers). To begin with, GPU-Z 0.7.1 introduces support for NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce GTX 780 and GeForce GTX 770 graphics cards, along with support for AMD's new Radeon HD 8000M, HD 8000G, and HD 8000D series GPUs/IGPs, including the HD 8310G, HD 8410G, HD 8450G, HD 8510G, HD 8550G, HD 8610G, and HD 8650G; and a few exotic GPUs, such as GT 730M, GT 750M, GTX 780M, GRID K1, GRID K2, and HD 7730.
DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.7.1 | TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.7.1 ASUS ROG Themed

The change-log follows.

Announcing the TechPowerUp Mother's Day WCG Challenge 2013

TechPowerUp World Computing Grid (WCG) Team, among the world's top-ten WCG teams, is celebrating Mother's Day with a huge 10-day crunching contest. Up for grabs are some epic community-sourced prizes, including hardware for your crunching rigs, gaming peripherals, gift cards, and PC games, tons of 'em! To participate, all you need to do is crunch for TechPowerUp from 00:00 UTC, 10th May 2013; to 23:59 UTC, 19th May 2013, and score a minimum of 10,000 BIONC points within the contest period. Winners for each of the dozens of prizes will be chosen at random.

For important information, and to participate, visit this page.

Announcing the Winners of BIOSTAR HiFi Contest

Presenting the winners of the BIOSTAR HiFi Contest. In April, we ran a Facebook giveaway in collaboration with BIOSTAR, giving away three A85W-HiFi socket FM2 motherboards to participants from the US, with a catchphrase that best describes the awesome Puro HiFi integrated audio solution you with with these motherboards. Without further ado, the winners:
  • Andrew from Minneapolis, MN
  • Jesse from Coeur d'Alene, ID
  • Daniel from Folsom, CA
Huge congrats to you guys! Have fun with your new A85W-HiFi! TechPowerUp will return with more interesting contests.

Fold for TechPowerUp at Chimp Challenge 2013!

On your marks, get set, fold! It's that time of the year again, when TechPowerUp Folding@Home (F@H) team gears up for Chimp Challenge, the popular team-folding contest across popular tech communities. The rules of the contest are pretty simple. Run F@H on as many of your number-crunching devices as you can for our team, and help us win the prestigious Lucky Jaded Monkey! The 2013 Chimp Challenge runs till April 23rd at 12pm, Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7). For more details, and to get started, visit this page.
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