Saturday, January 21st 2012

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.

  • Added explanation about PCI-Express power savings and 3D render test to accurately measure bus config under load
  • Added function to display ASIC quality for Fermi and Southern Islands. (Located in the GPU-Z system menu)
  • Fixed crash on older ATI cards
  • Added voltage monitoring for HD 7970
  • Improved real-time clock monitoring for HD 7970
  • Fixed OpenCL detection for AMD Antilles, Whistler, Seymour, Blackcomb
  • Improved default clock reading for AMD HD 7970 and Fusion
  • Added support for AMD FirePro V7900, HD 6930, HD 7690M, HD 6410D
  • Fixed Intel Sandy Bridge IGP to be DirectX 10.1, 32 nm
  • Added support for NVIDIA Tesla C2075, GeForce GT 630M
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135 Comments on TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.5.8 Released

#1
puma99dk|
theonedub said:
Open context menu by pressing ALT on your keyboard, press down arrow to open menu, either scroll down to ASIC or use your mouse to click it.
not working for me O.o

i push ALT (Left one) and than push arrow down but nuth happens, do i need to set keyboard language to english or what is wrong here?
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#2
kaktus1907
ah i have a spare 9800GT(92b/55nm)but i see no support for asic reading -.-
will be there any future update for older cards?

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#3
Q9650
not working for me too pressing alt no menus
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#4
theonedub
habe fidem
You can also right click the window titlebar (as in where it says TechPowerUp GPUz 0.5.8) if you dont know how to use a keyboard :D
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#5
Tatty_One
Senior Moderator
Lol my ASIC quality is 117.4% :rockout:

I now vote we should have a ASIC quality performance table! :)
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#6
puma99dk|
my ASIC is only 62,6% O.o

i am using beta driver 290.36 is the driver an issue or my ASIC is just terrible low?
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#7
LAN_deRf_HA
Tatty_One said:
Lol my ASIC quality is 117.4% :rockout:

I now vote we should have a ASIC quality performance table! :)
Just need some sucker to keep it updated. That's why I don't want to do it. I do have a suggested format:

EVGA GTX 580 3072 MB
ASIC quality: 72.3%
Stock VDDC: 1.016v
OC 1.113v @900/4600MHz

VDDC as measured by GPUZ. 3D mode, no load.
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#8
Q9650
EVGA GTX460 SC EE 1GB

ASIC quality is 83.1%

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#9
Tatty_One
Senior Moderator
LAN_deRf_HA said:
Just need some sucker to keep it updated. That's why I don't want to do it. I do have a suggested format:

EVGA GTX 580 3072 MB
ASIC quality: 72.3%
Stock VDDC: 1.016v
OC 1.113v @900/4600MHz

VDDC as measured by GPUZ. 3D mode, no load.
Was only kidding really.... these days there is very little that I am near the top at! i just checked, the rating seems constant.... I clocked it more but no change to rating, my card is at stock volts, it would be interesting to see if higher or lower volts at same GPU speed affects the rating though....... but thats probably me not understanding how the rating is figured lol.
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#10
rangerone766
my asic is 57.4% on my current gtx 470. supposedly terrible. but i can push the oc slider all the way to 940mhz with extra voltage and game bf3 for hours and no issues.

under water btw. on air i maxed at 825 before the fan speed was to annoying.
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#11
ProPlayer
hmm on my reference asus gtx 580 (watercooled) it reads an asic quality of 102.6%
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#12
W1zzard
ProPlayer said:
hmm on my reference asus gtx 580 (watercooled) it reads an asic quality of 102.6%
looks like there are much better nvidia gpus out there than i expected, guess i'll have to adjust the scale for next release
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#13
entropy13
W1zzard said:
looks like there are much better nvidia gpus out there than i expected, guess i'll have to adjust the scale for next release
lol yeah, mine are all more than 100% :laugh::laugh:

102.6% is the lowest.
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#14
NC37
puma99dk| said:
my ASIC is only 62,6% O.o

i am using beta driver 290.36 is the driver an issue or my ASIC is just terrible low?
I'm using same driver and I got different readings on both my 460s. It's not driver issue.
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#15
puma99dk|
NC37 said:
I'm using same driver and I got different readings on both my 460s. It's not driver issue.
oki, bcs u never now, it's software readings ^^;
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#16
voidshatter
W1zzard said:
looks like there are much better nvidia gpus out there than i expected, guess i'll have to adjust the scale for next release
Please don't! This ASIC quality may become a standard (and important metrics) for second-hand graphics card trading, and people would continue using 0.5.8 screenshots to fool people around... I'd say keep the current scaling that some cards can exceed 100% (and there's nothing terribly wrong with this), unless you really feel it's absolutely necessary to change it.

If you do feel like to change it anyway, could you specifically list the RAW value (i.e. decimal value from the binary) on the screen, besides the percentile? This could avoid confusion and when trading second-hand graphics cards we could ask for a screenshot with the later version of GPU-Z, to avoid confusion with the abolished 0.5.8.
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#17
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
ASIC quality is derived from a hard-coded value from the GPU. Forget drivers, not even a BIOS change or soft/hard voltmods can change that measurement. On our end, we can only change the scale of measurement.
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#18
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
FAQ #1: ASIC quality:

Look at it this way, let's say there's an imperfect car manufacturing company, and not all the cars that come out of it have perfectly aligned and balanced wheels, and so to "increase yields", the car maker puts its cars (at the factory), through corrective studs that will align/balance out wheels.

Not all GPUs are born equal, not even in the same wafer. Some have higher electrical leakage, some have low. So to correct them in the fab, their degree of leakage are measured and corrective fuses are added to the GPU package, and correct VID set for the chip's leakage characteristics. Later, NVIDIA/AMD segregate "good" chips from "normal" based on leakage/VID, the "good" ones are put into higher bins, the "normal" ones go to reference / low-factory-OC cards, the "good" ones go to high-factory-OC cards. Multiple SKUs based on the same physical GPU are also carved out this way. "normal" ones go to lower SKUs, "good" ones go to higher SKUs.
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#19
theoneandonlymrk
hope you get the older cards sorted wizz, interesting and unique feature there:) , my 5800's and gt240 are presently incompatible.
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#20
Epsi
Do you guys no longer support Geforce 8600M GT? :(

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#21
Crap Daddy
puma99dk| said:
my ASIC is only 62,6% O.o

i am using beta driver 290.36 is the driver an issue or my ASIC is just terrible low?
Relax man. I think we are the only ones here with the GTX570 until now and my ASIC is 67,7%. An oveclocked EVGA model 797MHz core.
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#23
Epsi
W1zzard said:
it should work. does a previous gpuz version work?
yeap, found a old copy and run it

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#24
vipervoid123
Erm...

It seems like gt problem wif my EAH6850V2~
No Vcore~
and None-stop running the stress test ~
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#25
James1o1o
So higher or lower ASIC a good thing or a bad thing? What does the % actually represent?
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