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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.

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.

Better the TechPowerUp Logo, Bag an Intel X25-M SSD!

TechPowerUp Forums leader Kreij challenges you to improve the TechPowerUp logo, and to give it a modern 3D redesign using any of the latest 3D imaging technologies available. The winner takes away a spanking-new Intel X25-M 80 Gigabyte solid-state drive (SSD). Open from today (06/22/2010) to the 08/01/2010, the contest is open to all TechPowerUp Forums members, new and old. Good Luck!

For all related details, resources, and to participate, visit the Contest Thread.

Football Fever Contest, Brought to You by Cooler Master, EVGA, and TechPowerUp

To celebrate the greatest event associated with the beautiful game, the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Cooler Master, EVGA, and TechPowerUp, bring to you the Football Fever Contest. Show your passion for the world's greatest football event by modding, painting or any creative use of a football theme or your favourite team on a computer case, cooler, power, mouse and/or accessory, and win some rad PC hardware, including:
  • Cooler Master HAF X case
  • EVGA Classified SR-2 motherboard
  • Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1000W PSU
  • Cooler Master V8 CPU cooler
  • Cooler Master Storm Sentinel gaming mouse
For more details and to participate, visit this page.
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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 LIVE From Computex 2010

TechPowerUp is coming to you live from Computex 2010, quite literally. A new technology used lets you see high-quality photos from Computex seconds after they're taken from our reporters in the field. A new interface lets you browse through those images, as well as chat with other TechPowerUp members to discuss without even entering the forums. Select pictures will be detailed further in news posts.

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Computex 2010 - We Are Here

So, the temperatures are rising and we have made our way to Taipei for Computex 2010. The next few days are full of meetings to take a look at some of the things the industry has to offer. Stay tuned on Techpowerup.com for all the news, real pictures and information about the newest gadgets, hardware and technologies. We will also be updating our Twitter TechPowerUp from time to time with some behind the scenes info and happenings as we go along, so make sure to follow us there as well.Source: TechPowerUp

Fold With TechPowerUp! at The 2010 Chimp Challenge

TechPowerUp! Folding@Home community will be participating in Chimp Challenge 2010. This worldwide Folding@Home competition finds a special place among distributed computing enthusiasts, with some of the world's leading F@H teams, particularly from technology communities participating. TPU's team is competing under the team name of ChimPowerUp. The goal of this competition is to achieve a score of 20,000,000 points, the contest starts Wednesday, May 5th at 12pm, Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7). The team to reach the goal first wins.

You can help your favourite site win with your participation. Head over to this page, your one stop page to get started with folding with TechPowerUp. Between all the fun and frolic, participants get to amass huge computing power for the Folding@Home project, which helps solve complex, socially-relevant scientific problems.

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 Radeon BIOS Editor (RBE) 1.25 Released

TechPowerUp released the latest version of its Radeon BIOS Editor (RBE). Version 1.25 packs support for components of a host of new ATI Radeon graphics processors, notably belonging to the new Radeon HD 5000 series. Several improvements to the application's stability and reliability were made, including a more capable built-in hex editor search, memory interface detection, and feature to enable RivaTuner versions v2.25 and above to cooperate with Radeon HD 5000 series GPUs.

DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp Radeon BIOS Editor (RBE) ver. 1.25

A detailed list of changes by the Author are as follows:

Easily Migrate to Our Sister Site for Some Off Topic Entertainment

Dear community members,

We have just finished work on a brand new feature that lets registered members of TechPowerUp forums create their profile on our sister site GeneralNonsense.net in a snap.

Early last year, we decided to spin off the "General Nonsense" forum on TechPowerUp Forums to create GeneralNonsense.net, a community with a broader scope for TPU members to socialize. However, many TPU regulars complained that creating a new account there was a cumbersome process.

The new feature lets you create an account at GeneralNonsense.net using your existing TPU credentials a piece of cake:

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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:

TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.3.6 Released

Today TechPowerUp presents version 0.3.6 of GPU-Z, our graphics sub-system diagnostic utility that provides information on the computer's installed graphics hardware, their various specifications, and provides real-time updates on their parameters such as clock-speeds, temperatures, voltages, and fan-speeds. The utility is backed by our overclock validation system, and an extensive video-card BIOS database. This release brings with it a few important changes that improve compatibility with the latest graphics processors, and enhance usability.

To begin with, GPU-Z introduces an infotip feature that makes understanding graphics hardware easier. Hovering the mouse over an information field shows concise information related to that field. Along with polished support for ATI Radeon HD 5850, and HD 5700 series, version 0.3.6 introduces preliminary support for AMD's newer GPUs. Also introduced is support for several of NVIDIA's GeForce 100 and 200 series GPUs, and some Tesla GPGPU processors. A number of stability issues have also been fixed.

DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.3.6

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

TechPowerUp Community Crunching/Folding Contest Announced, Score Your Way to a DC-PC

TechPowerUp's Folding@Home and World Community Grid teams, both among the top 100 teams in their own merits, have decided to give back to the community by announcing the TechPowerUp Community Crunching/Folding Contest. Organized entirely by the community, the contest gives one lucky winner, a pre-assembled, turnkey PC with optimal hardware for distributed computing (DC-PC). For starters, the PC has an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 accelerator to run GPU-accelerated distributed computing applications of the likes of Folding@Home GPU, while its Pentium Dual-Core handles CPU-driven distributed computing applications, such as World Community Grid. With 500 GB of handy storage, Windows XP SP2 OS, Antec BP-550Plus 550W PSU to power it all, and In Win X-Fighter as its housing, the prize would make a perfect addition to any distributed computing enthusiast's armory.

Now open to everyone, the contest is a purely community funded and organized. It involves achieving 60,000 BOINC points and 100,000 F@H points within a contest time frame of 60 days, starting from 11:59PM EST on 10/14/09. The contest ends on 11:59PM EST on 12/12/09. Participants must 'crunch' (score) for WCG Team #22175 and 'fold' (scoring) for Folding@Home team #50711 only. The winner will be selected within five days of contest closure, and contacted by e-mail. TechPowerUp doesn't partake as the organizers of this contest, and hence do not hold any liabilities. We do however, like to commend our Folding@Home and World Community Grid teams for organizing this contest, that symbolizes goodwill and team-spirit, and wish everyone associated with it good luck. For more information, please visit this page.

TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.3.5 Released

TechPowerUp today released version 0.3.5 of the GPU-Z graphics subsystem information and monitoring utility. GPU-Z provides information on the computer's installed graphics hardware, and provides real-time updates on their parameters such as clock-speeds, temperatures, voltages, and fan-speeds. Version 0.3.5 makes the utility geared up for the newest graphics processors from AMD, its Radeon HD 5800 series, along with improved support for NVIDIA FX5500, 9400 GT, G73, GTS 240, GT 140, FX 1800, GT 120 (Apple), FX 380, FX 350, GTX 295 Single PCB, Quadro CX, FX 5800, FX 4800, FX 3800, GTX 180M, GTX 260M, FX 2700M, G 110M, GT 120M, GT 220M, FX 1700M, G 105M, MCP79MX. GPU-Z can now also detect the embedded GPU on some Intel socket LGA-1156 processors. Support is also added for some of AMD's newest Radeon HD 4700 series GPUs and HD 4650 AGP, M92, M96, M98. A concise list of other notable changes is as follows:
  • Added clock reading for Intel i910, i915, i945, 946
  • Added support for DDR3 detection on G9x
  • Added monitoring support for RV7xx based mobile chips
  • Voltage controller "slaves" are now called "phases"
  • Fixed BIOS parsing on some newer HD 4870 cards
  • Added voltage monitoring support for MSI N275GTX Lightning

DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.3.5

TechPowerUp World Community Grid Team Amongst Top 100 Teams

The TechPowerUp World Community Grid (WCG) team crossed an important milestone today, reaching a world rank of 99, entering the top 100 domain. The team ranks (TC) 99 out of 15,293 according to WCG statistics aggregator BOINC Synergy. 118 out of registered 132 members are active. According to statistics from Free-DC.org, the team will enter the top 90 teams in 10 days (at its present rate), and top 75 in about one month. The team's growth like clockwork could not have been possible without the invaluable contributions of its members, who believe in doing their bit for the various scientific and socially-relevant problems WCG attempts to solve. To learn more about contributing to the team, please visit this page. Extended team statistics can be viewed here.
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