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TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.5.5 Released

TechPowerUp today announced the latest version of GPU-Z, the graphics hardware information and diagnostic utility trusted by the PC enthusiast community at large. Version 0.5.5 comes with support for the latest graphics processors, makes the interface a little more accessible to users, and improves stability and reliability.

To begin with, GPU-Z 0.5.5 adds full support for AMD A-Series accelerated processing units (the Radeon GPU component embedded in them), a load of new and lesser-known GPUs from NVIDIA including GeForce GT 560 Ti OEM, GT 545, GT 530, GeForce GTX 580M, GT 555M, GeForce 520MX, GT 520M, 410M, 305M, Quadro 5000, Quadro 4000M, Quadro 400; from AMD including Radeon HD 6290, Radeon E6760 & E4690, FirePro V8800, FirePro V3700, FirePro 2460 (FireMV); and the recently launched ASUS ROG MARS II, which probably got Santa's inbox flooded by now.

DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.5.5 | TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.5.5 ASUS ROG Edition

Put TechPowerUp in your Pocket with New Mobile Version

Feel the need to keep up with the latest on TechPowerUp on the go? Carry something a lot more compact than a netbook? We've got you covered. TechPowerUp Mobile is now live and stable for mobile users. The new mobile site is specifically designed with small screens and low bandwidth in mind, and features a minimalist, yet functional interface to grab the latest news, reviews, forums, and browse through the "Today's Reviews" section. To access the mobile page, simply point your mobile's web-browser to techpowerup.com, and it will redirect you to the mobile site. You can disable the auto redirect, customize how the site displays to you a little. The mobile site is designed to scale its elements to fit smartphone screens of most sizes.

Get Updates from TPU Computex Coverage LIVE!

TechPowerUp is at the year's biggest expo of computer and technology, Computex Taipei. Our team on the ground is equipped with in-house design devices that upload pictures to TechPowerUp as they're snapped, so you catch things as they happen. We've designed a page dedicated to this system, called TechPowerUp LIVE. On this page, you'll also get to chat with the people on the ground, as well as chat with other TPU Forums members... and we have girls, too.

Visit: TechPowerUp LIVE @ Computex 2011

Fold for TechPowerUp at Chimp Challenge 2011

I want you, yes YOU, to fold for TechPowerUp at the 2011 Chimp Challenge. The annual Folding@Home (F@H) competition sees top F@H teams from the world compete for F@H glory and the prestigious Lucky Jaded Monkey award. Our team, ChimPowerUp, led by its captain BUCK NASTY, will be participating. All are welcome to join our efforts. The competition revolves around earning the most points for folding over a set period of time, starting from Thursday, May 5th at 12pm, Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7); to Sunday, May 15th at 12pm, Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7). TechPowerUp is among the top-30 Folding@Home teams in the world. It relies on generous participation from its members and readers.

DETAILS: Team ChimPowerUp at 2011 Chimp Challenge

Comprehensive New Guide to Understanding PSUs

Power supply units (PSUs) are perhaps the least understood components when buying or building a PC. Very often, buyers don't look beyond the output power rating, and connectors provided. Slightly more discerning buyers look for efficiency rating, but that's about it. TechPowerUp's new PSU reviewer crmaris wrote an expansive article about the workings of a PSU, its various components, to give you a much more informed idea about what to look for when buying a PSU.

READ: A Detailed Look Into PSUs

TechPowerUp GPU-Z v0.5.3 Released

TechPowerUp today releases the latest version of GPU-Z, our popular graphics subsystem information, diagnostic, and monitoring utility. Version 0.5.3 comes with a timely dose of support for new GPUs, and stability fixes. To begin with, GPU-Z now supports recently released GPUs such as AMD Radeon HD 6790, AMD FirePro V5800, NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M, GTX 540M, G315M, Quadro FX 600, FX 2800M, Quadro 4000; a trio of new voltage controllers are supported, including VT1556, uP6266, uP6218; and added capability to show sensors in TechPowerUp OSD Server (upcoming software). Several stability and reliability updates were also made.

DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z v0.5.3

A list of changes follows.

TechPowerUp and BitFenix ''I'm a Shinobi'' Contest Winners Announced

Announcing the winners of the TechPowerUp and BitFenix "I'm a Shinobi" Contest. To celebrate the launch of BitFenix Shinobi PC case back in February, we threw open a contest to find two of the catchiest, wittiest, completions to the phrase "I'm a Shinobi because...", with the two getting a new Bitfenix Shinobi case each. And the winners are:
  • sttubs from Illinois, USA (entry)
  • TheMailMan78 from Florida, USA (entry)
Huge congrats you two, the organizers will contact the winners privately for shipping information.

TechPowerUp Part of the Beautiful Web with Internet Explorer 9

TechPowerUp is ready for the numerous enhancements Internet Explorer 9 brings to Windows 7 operating system. We have added IE9 Jumplists for your favorite site to work more like an application, more of a part of your desktop. When pinned to your Windows 7 taskbar using Internet Explorer 9, TechPowerUp behaves like an application. Clicking it launches the TechPowerUp front-page, with a TPU button that takes you to the site from wherever. The navigation buttons on IE9 set themselves to match the red color.

Further, right-clicking the TPU button on the Windows 7 taskbar shows you our Jumplist. Here, you can quickly launch the IE9 with your favorite area on TPU. Five of our latest reviews are displayed in a constantly updating list, so you can catch up with our latest content. To install the TechPowerUp IE9 Jumplist integration, simply drag the TechPowerUp favicon or tab from IE9, and drop it on to your Windows 7 taskbar. It stays there and launches TPU in a flash. Comments are welcome.

TechPowerUp Radeon BIOS Editor 1.28 Released

Today, TechPowerUp released version 1.28 of Radeon BIOS Editor (RBE), our popular ATI/AMD Radeon BIOS file manipulation utility. This release packs some big features, notably, an easy Radeon HD 6950 to HD 6970 shader unlock mod that works on reference design graphics cards, next to numerous updates that include addition of Radeon HD 6990 deviceID, a fix to bug that reported an error message regarding VendorID writing occasionally, and ATI Overdrive-related bug.

DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp Radeon BIOS Editor (RBE) v1.28

New TechPowerUp Review Database Goes Live

TechPowerUp today launched its new and improved online review database after a couple of days of community testing, an expansive record of over 36,000 PC enthusiast product reviews compiled, from every "Today's Reviews" entry added so far. We transitioned from an archaic "tree" based review browser to a robust in-house product review search engine. This is accompanied by an easy to navigate category browser. "We found the idea of a highly functional review browser essential to PC enthusiasts as they reach for their wallets to buy something," said W1zzard, editor-in-chief, TechPowerUp.

The TechPowerUp Review Database (or /reviewdb/), begins with the main search page. Here, you'll find a large search box, which searches instantly as you type, listing out products, categories of products, and their publishers below. You can also select what kinds of results you're looking for, to streamline your search. The second component, is the category browser, that lets you manually browse through the various categories and subcategories to find what you're looking for, and also discover things in the process. Reviews are sorted in a variety of ways, including based on popularity. This database couldn't have been possible without friendly cooperation between members of the PC hardware review industry, and coordial exchange of review information between us. Our readers are encouraged to make use of the wealth of information contained in the database for more informed purchases. We'd like to hear any comments or suggestions that you may have.

Visit: TechPowerUp Review Database
You can also get there by clicking on "Review Database" in the Databases menu on the site.

BitFenix and TechPowerUp Announce ''I'm a Shinobi'' Contest

BitFenix and TechPowerUp bring to you the "I'm a Shinobi" contest. We are giving away BitFenix Shinobi PC cases to two winners who come up with the catchiest, wittiest, completion to the phrase "I'm a Shinobi because...". The submissions for this competition are open from February 15th to March 1st, 2011, and winners announced at a later date. For more details, and to participate, visit this page. Catch an early preview of the BitFenix Shinobi here.

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 Radeon BIOS Editor (RBE) 1.27 Released

TechPowerUp Radeon BIOS Editor (RBE), has been updated to version 1.27. RBE is our popular AMD/ATI Radeon graphics cards BIOS manipulation utility. This version of RBE refines support for new kinds of voltage controllers, such as the ones found on Radeon HD 6800 series and Radeon HD 6900 series graphics cards; improved device ID table of Radeon HD 6900 series, an improved BIOS extraction component, and a better hex-editor UI, among other changes that enhance the application's functionality and stability.

DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp Radeon BIOS Editor v1.27

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.

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.

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.

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 Announces World Community Grid August Contest

TechPowerUp's World Community Grid (WCG) community is one of the top-ranking WCG teams on the charts. To celebrate its success and help give it a further push, the team has announced a contest. The contest runs throughout August, and the goal is to achieve 50,000 points within the 31 day time-frame. Points should be earned toward TechPowerUp WCG team (#22175). Between all those who reach there, a lucky winner (picked up in a draw) wins a PC bundle that includes nearly all the components one needs to add another rig to the fleet of WCG crunching machines. This includes an Intel Core 2 Quad processor, compatible motherboard, a GeForce GT 240 graphics card, RAM, HDD, and PSU.

For all contest-related details and to participate, visit this page.

TechPowerUp Announces GPU-Z 0.4.4, PowerColor GPU-Z Giveaway

TechPowerUp announced version 0.4.4 of GPU-Z, the popular graphics sub-system information, diagnostics, and monitoring utility. The standalone app provides all the information you need about the installed graphics cards, and real-time monitoring of their clock-speeds, fan-speeds, voltages, temperatures, and even video memory, and GPU usage (on supported models). Version 0.4.4 packs a number of feature and stability updates, including support for new GPUs such as NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, GT 330, GT 315, and ION2; ATI Radeon HD 5670 (Juniper), Mobility HD 5430, 4100, etc. A more complete list is given below.

With GPU-Z 0.4.4, TechPowerUp and PowerColor join hands for the PowerColor Hardware Giveaway. Spanning a period of two months, we will be giving away some groovy PowerColor graphics cards to six lucky winners (three each month). Simply fill out the form in the "PowerColor Giveaway" tab of GPU-Z 0.4.4 to participate. Up for grabs are two PowerColor PCS+ Radeon HD 5870; two PowerColor PCS+ Radeon HD 5850; and PowerColor Vortex HD 5770 (one each month). For all relevant-details, rules and regulations, visit the link in the PowerColor Giveaway tab. For a discussion related to this giveaway, visit this page.



DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.4.4

Detailed list of changes for GPU-Z 0.4.4 follows.
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