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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.

TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.6.9 Released

Just ahead of a skirmish between AMD and NVIDIA in the sub-$200 market segment, which could go down later this month, TechPowerUp released GPU-Z v0.6.9, with tested support for the two contenders: AMD Radeon HD 7790, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti with GPU Boost (refresh). In addition, the new GPU-Z version gets you support for Radeon HD 8870M, GeForce GT 415, and GT 750M. For GeForce "Kepler" family GPUs, DirectX feature-set value is fixed. A number of tool-tips are added to key window elements, such as vendor logo, vBIOS extraction, render test, and screen-capture.



DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z v0.6.9 | GPU-Z v0.6.9 with ASUS ROG skin

The change-log follows.

Announcing the Winners of GIGABYTE and TechPowerUp Facebook Giveaway

Our Facebook Giveaway in partnership with GIGABTYE for the period of February-March, has come to a close, we picked three lucky winners from 3,933 sign-ups. Up for grabs were three rad gaming PC hardware from GIGABYTE. A huge congrats to the winners!
  • Rhys from Australia, wins GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 Z77 motherboard
  • Miguel from Portugal, wins GIGABYTE Aivia Krypton gaming mouse
  • Craig from the United States, wins GIGABYTE Aivia Osmium keyboard
TechPowerUp will return with more interesting giveaways.

TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.6.8 Released

TechPowerUp announced version 0.6.8 of GPU-Z, the popular graphics subsystem information, monitoring, and diagnostic utility, which gives you detailed information about the installed graphics hardware, and lets you monitor key specifications in real-time, such as clock speeds, temperatures, voltages, and video memory usage. Version 0.6.8 introduces support for new GPUs, namely NVIDIA's GeForce GTX Titan, GeForce 505 (GT216), GT 640M, GTX 675MX, Quadro K2000, and K3000; AMD's Radeon HD 7480D, FirePro W8000, V8700, fake HD 6850 (based on HD 6450). GPU load monitoring method on AMD GPUs is improved, and should be more accurate. Several minor bugs were patched.

DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.6.8, TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.6.8 ASUS ROG Themed

The change-log follows.

TechPowerUp and GIGABYTE Present Facebook Giveaway

TechPowerUp and GIGABYTE bring you the latest Facebook Giveaway! Up for grabs are some cool pieces of hardware that can tag along on your Crysis 3 hunt; including a GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 socket LGA1155 Z77 chipset-based motherboard; a GIGABYTE Aivia Krypton dual-chassis gaming mouse; and a GIGABYTE Aivia Osmium mechanical gaming keyboard. As always, to participate, all you need to do is "Like" our Facebook pages (if you haven't already), and fill up a short entry form (or make Facebook do that for you). Winners will be announced after March 12. Good Luck!

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

TechPowerUp and MSI Present Facebook Giveaway

MSI and TechnPowerUp bring you the newest Facebook Giveaway, your chance to win some great prizes by simply priming up to Graham's Number liking our Facebook page (if you haven't already), and filling up a short form (or making Facebook do it). Up for grabs is an MSI Z68A-GD65 socket LGA1155 motherboard (1st place), two sets of MSI flash drive and "Military Class III" mousepads each (2nd and 3rd places); and two MSI LED watches (4th and 5th places).

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

Also Announcing the Winners of Fractal Design and TechPowerUp Facebook Giveaway!

TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.6.7 Released

TechPowerUp released version 0.6.7 of GPU-Z, the popular graphics subsystem information, monitoring, and diagnostic utility. The new release brings some feature-additions, support for more graphics processors, and stability improvements. To begin with, we made room in the GPU-Z window to display TMU (texture memory unit) count. Support for a large number of recently-launched GPUs, including Radeon HD 7870 "Tahiti LE," mobile GeForce 600 series MX, and from Quadro family, were added.

TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.6.7 also brings a few UI enhancements. To begin with, GPU-Z remembers window position from its previous session, cutting you time for positioning it right for screenshots. Next up, when minimized, its tray icon does more than just show you the app is running. Its tooltip (visible when hovered), displays some important sensor data. A new "-tab" command line parameter allows proverclockers to script-launch GPU-Z showing a specific tab. Among the bugs fixed are one related to a crash occurring on CrossFire setups (a Catalyst-related bug), another crash occurring on NVIDIA setups when updating sensor data (GeForce driver-related bug), temperature reading on AMD "Llano" APUs is improved.

DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.6.7, TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.6.7 ASUS ROG Themed

The change-log follows.

Fractal Design and TechPowerUp Announce New Facebook Giveaway

Enthusiast PC casing and PSU maker Fractal Design joined minds with us to announce the year's first TechPowerUp Facebook Giveaway. Up for grabs are some cool Fractal Design hardware, including a Fractal Design Define XL R2 Black Pearl case, Fractal Design Newton R3 800W power supply, and a Fractal Design Adjust 108 fan controller. The giveaway needs you to do nothing more than to Like our Facebook page (if you haven't already), and fill up a simple form (or make Facebook do that for you), to partake.

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

Also Announcing the Winners of Our Tt eSports Giveaway

Merry Christmas from TechPowerUp!

We at TechPowerUp wish you a Merry Christmas! May you look back to the year that was as enriching and look forward to an even better 2013. We hope you gift and receive everything you appreciate in life, especially things rich in silicon.

TechPowerUp World Community Grid Team Among World Top 20

TechPowerUp's World Community Grid (WCG) team now ranks among the world's top 20, and it's all thanks to our awesome contributors, coordinated by team leader "ChickenPatty." TechPowerUp WCG team's goal, more than getting to the top is giving back benefits of powerful PC hardware to the world, which use idle system resources to process complex problems for the scientific community.

Got a bored multi-core CPU to spare? Join Us!

Presenting NextPowerUp

Presenting NextPowerUp, our sister tech-publication in the works, designed with a bigger canvas. TechPowerUp established itself as one of the top PC hardware publications thanks to our pursuit for quality reviews and relentless news delivery. We decided it was time to put these core ideals to use, in addressing the much larger consumer electronics and gadgets markets, without disturbing TechPowerUp's focus on PC enthusiast content, one of its hallmarks.

NextPowerUp is designed to keep you up to speed on the latest in over 20 markets (and growing), each with its own content channel, and editors hand-picked for them. These include Audio (personal, home, professional, concert), Business, Cinema (filming, production, exhibition), Desktops (pre-built desktop PCs), Displays (signage, projectors), Gadgets, Gaming (games, game development, gaming industry, consoles), Internet (the business of WWW), Networking (social networking), Notebooks (notebooks, Ultrabooks, netbooks), Phones (of all shapes and sizes), Photo & Video (cameras of all shapes and sizes), Politics (industry soap-opera), Robots (outside assembly lines), Science (popular science, space exploration), Software, Storage, Tablets, Televisions (TVs and technologies built around them), Transportation (wheels that don't run on fossil fuels), and Wireless (Cellular carriers, commercial WiFi).

TechPowerUp and Noctua Present Facebook Giveaway

To brighten up your otherwise slow Monday morning, TechPowerUp and Noctua bring you a chance to win one of three high-performance Noctua CPU coolers, including some of its most iconic models in recent times: NH-D14, NH-C14, and NH-L12. All you have to do is "Like" our Facebook page, fill up a short form (or make Facebook do that for you), to stand a chance. The giveaway is open from today (19/11) to the following Monday (26/11). Three winners will be randomly picked from the entries, one each for the three prizes up for grabs. The NH-D14 is Noctua's flagship dual-tower cooler, the NH-C14, is a category-defining high-performance top-flow C-type cooler, and the NH-L12 built quite the reputation as a low-profile performance heatsink. Good hunting!

For more details, and to participate, visit this page.

TechPowerUp Announces November World Community Grid Challenge

One of the leading teams on the charts, Team TechPowerUp World Community Grid (WCG) is announcing the November Challenge. Spread across two rounds in the first two weeks of the coming month, that's 01/11/2012 to 07/11/2012 and 08/11/2012 to 14/11/2012; the objective of the contest is to score as many points each week as possible. Leading members at the end of the contest win some cool hardware.

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

TechPowerUp GPU-Z v0.6.6 Released

TechPowerUp announced the latest version of GPU-Z, version 0.6.6, with a host of stability updates. To begin with, support was added for NVIDIA Tesla M2070 GPU compute accelerator. The issue of main window not displaying correctly with non-standard Windows font DPI settings is fixed. GPU overclock calculation was fixed for pre-Kepler NVIDIA GPUs. Crashes on systems with broken high-precision event timer implementation (HPET) were fixed, and so were several memory leaks.

DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.6.6, TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.6.6 ASUS ROG Edition

The change-log for this version follows.

TechPowerUp GPU-Z v0.6.5 Released

TechPowerUp released the latest version of GPU-Z, the popular graphics subsystem information and diagnostic utility. Version 0.6.5 features the biggest complement of changes this year. To begin with GPU-Z can now reliably extract, save, and upload BIOS from NVIDIA GeForce Kepler family of GPUs. Boost clock detection for GeForce Kepler family is improved; and real-time memory clock monitoring for GeForce Kepler GPUs without Boost is fixed. A working ASIC-quality calculation method is implemented for GeForce Kepler GPUs.

GPU clock and temperature readings are improved for AMD "Trinity" APUs, and stability increased. Support is added for a large number of new GPUs, including AMD Radeon HD 7450A, HD 7730M, HD 7700M, FirePro M4000, W5000; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti, GT 635M, GT 620M, GeForce 610M, GT 620 (GF119), GT 640 (GF118), Quadro 7000, Quadro K2000M; and Intel 4th Generation Core "Haswell" graphics. Release date and die-size measurements were added for a large number of GPUs. A large number of outstanding bugs were quashed.
DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.6.5 | TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.6.5 ASUS ROG Edition

The change-log follows.

TechPowerUp Deploys New PSU Testing Equipment

In pursuit of delivering the most comprehensive power supply reviews on the web, TechPowerUp upgraded its testing methodology with new cutting-edge testing equipment that meets industrial standards. Our PSU reviewer deployed eight new Chroma DC loads, which let us simulate the most precise load onto a PSU, testing its efficiency and other parameters. The new setup includes two Chroma 6314A mainframes, equipped with six 63123A loads (350 W each), one 63101A load (200 W) and one 63102A load (2 x 100 W). Our equipment allows us to load 12V rails with up to 2100 W loads, 5V with 200W, 5VSB and 3.3V with 100 W, each. We make our own software to the extant possible. Our PSU reviewer developed a new software that automates most of our crossload testing. Industry alternatives for this cost a bomb.

We invite you to a virtual tour of our PSU testing lab.

TechPowerUp & PowerColor "Pimp my Rig" 2012 - Details and Goodies for our Readers

TechPowerUp and PowerColor get together once again to bring you "Pimp my Rig" Contest 2012. Pimp my Rig is our undying quest for the fastest slowest rig on the planet, which will be pimped up with some rad new hardware courtesy of PowerColor, AMD, ASRock, and Cooler Master. The contest is divided into two rounds, 1 and 2. Winners of the first round, who qualify for the second round, stand to win prizes including Cooler Master HAF-XM chassis, CM Storm QuickFire Rapid keyboard, CM Storm Sentinel Adv. II mouse, AMD FX-8150 eight-core processor, and ASRock 990FX Extreme3 motherboard. The winner of the second and final round stands to win the grand prize - a PowerColor Radeon HD 7990 Devil13 dual-GPU graphics card. Contest rules and fine-print can be found in the link below. Good hunting!

More information and to participate - TechPowerUp and PowerColor Pimp my Rig 2012

TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.6.3 Released

TechPowerUp released GPU-Z 0.6.3, the latest version of the popular PC graphics subsystem information and diagnostic utility. The new release adds support for dozens of new GPUs, including AMD "Trinity" APU-integrated HD 7600D series, upcoming NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660; improves stability in Windows 8, and adds a large number of other stability improvements. GPU-Z 0.6.3 adds support for NVIDIA GPUs including GeForce GT 620, GT 630, GT 640, GTX 660, Tesla M2090, Quadro 1100M, Quadro 5000M, NVS 5400M, G610M, GeForce GT 620M, GT 630M, GT640M LE, and GT 660M; AMD GPUs including Trinity (HD 7600D series), HD 7570, HD 7670, HD 6610M, HD 7550M, HD 7850M, HD 7520G, and HD 7640G.

Keeping in tune with previous versions, GPU-Z 0.6.3 introduces a new killer feature: power-consumption measurement for IGPs (integrated graphics) on Intel "Sandy Bridge" and "Ivy Bridge" Core/Pentium processors. The measurement isolates the power draw of the IGP from the rest of the processor. TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.6.3 fixes crashes related to OpenCL detection (when using Intel drivers), with improved OpenCL drivers on Intel and AMD graphics drivers. It adds voltage monitoring for Radeon HD 7700 series. Boost clock detection is improved for NVIDIA "Kepler" architecture GPUs.

DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.6.3, GPU-Z 0.6.3 ASUS ROG Edition

The complete change-log follows.

PowerColor and TechPowerUp GPU-Z Giveaway Winners Announced

In May, TechPowerUp teamed up with PowerColor to run this year's first GPU-Z Giveaway. Up for grabs were some groovy PowerColor Radeon HD 7000 PCS graphics cards, with Vortex series cooling solutions. Today, we are pleased to announce its winners. There is a slight change, though. The prize that was slated for the third-place, the PowerColor HD 7770 PCS+ Vortex II, is launching at a slightly later date than our contest permits, and so we have two second place winners, instead. Both second place winners get an awesome new PowerColor HD 7870 PCS+ Vortex II graphics card, each.

The Winners:
  • Boris from Czech Republic - wins PowerColor PCS+ HD 7970 Vortex II
  • Anurag from India and Rodrigo from Brazil - win PowerColor PCS+ HD 7870 Vortex II, each
Mad congrats to you guys from PowerColor and TechPowerUp! We hope to return with more interesting contests and giveaways to our readers!

Fold for TechPowerUp at The Official Chimp Challenge 2012!

People, it's that time of the year again, when you donate some of your CPU/GPU time to help solve tough scientific problems, and make your favourite Folding@Home team win! TechPowerUp Folding@Home team will be partaking in the 2012 Official Chimp Challenge under its catchy handle "ChimPowerUp". The annual F@H competition sees top teams from all over the world compete for F@H glory and the prestigious Lucky Jaded Monkey award.

The 2012 challenge starts today, at 12 PM (PST), ending on May 25. The team with the highest cumulative F@H points wins. ChimPowerUp took the 2nd place in the 2011 challenge, but we could do just a tiny bit better. So get your ego-guzzling gaming rigs, PCs at work, neighbours and friends' PCs, your decommissioned Core 2 Quad/Extreme machines you have lying around, to fold for ChimPowerUp! Make your dishwasher fold for ChimPowerUp if it could! We need all transistors on deck!



DETAILS: Team ChimPowerUp at 2012 Chimp Challenge

TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.6.1 Released, Announcing New PowerColor GPU-Z Giveaway

TechPowerUp today announced GPU-Z 0.6.1, and with it, a new graphics card giveaway in partnership with PowerColor, in which you could win some of the fastest and coolest Radeon HD 7000 series graphics cards in the industry. Version 0.6.1 of GPU-Z adds support for some new GPUs on the horizon, such as NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690, GeForce GTX 670, GeForce GT 640 (desktop), GeForce GT 630, GeForce 605, GeForce GTX 675M (mobile), and GeForce GTX 670M; AMD Radeon HD 7970M (mobile), and Radeon HD 7450 (desktop); Intel HD 4000 and HD 2500 "Ivy Bridge". GPU-Z 0.6.1 improves NVIDIA GPU Boost clock speed detection. A host of other stability and reliability changes were made (refer to the change-log below).

With GPU-Z 0.6.1, TechPowerUp is teaming up with PowerColor to present to you this year's first GPU-Z Giveaway, in which you could win some great graphics hardware. Up for grabs are PowerColor HD 7970 PCS+ Vortex II, PowerColor HD 7870 PCS+ Vortex II, and the yet-unannounced PowerColor HD 7770 PCS+ Vortex II. To participate in the Giveaway, simply run GPU-Z 0.6.1 (main version), click on the "PowerColor Giveaway" tab, and follow the instructions. Entries are open till June 01, 2012; multiple entries may lead to elimination. Good Luck!

DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.6.1 | TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.6.1 ASUS ROG Edition

The complete change-log follows.

TechPowerUp Application Now on Android Market

Can't stay a moment off TechPowerUp? Have school/college already figured out, and find the class boring? Find your daily commute over public transport worth something more than social networking and repetitive gaming? Do zombies run the IT at your work, that blacklist sites you love? We know how you feel, so do we. So we figured out we could put TPU on your Android smartphone, with more features, and to run without a bloated mobile web-browser. Presenting the very first TechPowerUp Android application! We started this project a few weeks ago, after gauging your interest in a recent front-page poll.

The TechPowerUp application is now on the Android Market. It is heavily optimized for small-screens, including screen scaling, and performance. It gives you access to our News, Reviews, and Forums; complete with all our content. Don't just read our stuff, comment on them. Now you're never too far away from your TPU.

DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp Application for Android smartphones (free)

TechPowerUp GPU-Z v0.5.9 Released

TechPowerUp today released the latest version of GPU-Z, the popular graphics subsystem information and diagnostic utility. GPU-Z briefs you on the graphics hardware installed in the system, and lets you monitor clock speeds, voltages, temperatures, fan-speeds, and other information in real-time. The new version adds full-support for AMD's Radeon HD 7700 series "Cape Verde" GPUs (HD 7770 and HD 7750) that are bound for launch a little later this month. The new version also has an updated ASIC Quality calculation formula that makes reading on NVIDIA GPUs more reliable.

Other important updates include voltage monitoring support for Radeon HD 7970 and HD 7950; support for some rare GeForce GT 520 variants that are based on GF108, GeForce GTX 555 (OEM), GeForce 305M, and GeForce 610M; and more reliable memory size reading for AMD Radeon graphics cards with large memory sizes. Sensors now refresh in the background by default (and not just when the Sensors tab is in the foreground). The board ID is now displayed along with the BIOS version string.

DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.5.9 | TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.5.9 ASUS ROG-Themed

The complete change-log detailing even more updates follows.

TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.5.8 Released

TechPowerUp today released the latest version of GPU-Z, our popular video subsystem information and diagnostic utility that provides you with accurate information about the graphics hardware installed, and lets you monitor their clock speeds, fan speeds, voltages, VRAM consumption, etc., in real-time. Version 0.5.8 introduces two new features. The first one is a render test that applies sufficient load (not stress) on the GPU to pull it out of PCI-Express link-state power-management, to ensure the Bus information is accurate. If you find the PCI-Express bus link speed or PCIe version displayed incorrectly, simply click on the "?" button next to the field to launch the load test.

The next new feature is ASIC quality, designed for NVIDIA Fermi (GF10x and GF11x GPUs) and AMD Southern Islands (HD 7800 series and above), aimed at advanced users, hardware manufacturers, and the likes. We've found the ways in which AMD and NVIDIA segregate their freshly-made GPU ASICs based on the electrical leakages the chips produce (to increase yield by allotting them in different SKUs and performance bins), and we've found ways in which ASIC quality can be quantified and displayed. Find this feature in the context menu of GPU-Z. We're working on implementing this feature on older AMD Radeon GPUs.
DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.5.8, TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.5.8 ASUS ROG Themed

The full change-log follows.
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