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
TissueBox
GTX 470 with an ASIC quality of 36.6% (currently the lowest in this thread I believe), clocks to 810/1900 at 1.075V.

GPU-Z 0.5.8 seems to be reading my pixel fill rate wrong - 5.5 reads it fine.

0.5.8


0.5.5
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#2
Maban
TissueBox said:
GTX 470 with an ASIC quality of 36.6% (currently the lowest in this thread I believe), clocks to 810/1900 at 1.075V.

GPU-Z 0.5.8 seems to be reading my pixel fill rate wrong - 5.5 reads it fine.

0.5.8


0.5.5

When did you buy your 470? I bought my 36.9% in June 2010.

I've gone over my quota of explaining the fill rate thing, so I will let someone else do that.
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#3
LAN_deRf_HA
The lower score was introduced in a prior version and is supposedly a more accurate reading, but I've heard that fermi's fill rate is actually variable once you enable AA.
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#4
The Von Matrices
I bought my 470's in April of 2010, just after they were released. The 58.0% one is a MSI rebranded one built by NVidia while the 50.6% one is built by MSI.
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#5
TissueBox
Maban said:
When did you buy your 470? I bought my 36.9% in June 2010.

I've gone over my quota of explaining the fill rate thing, so I will let someone else do that.
I bought mine around October 2010, getting 85-90C with MSI Kombustor at 60% fan speed with an ambient of 23C.
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#7
Derek12
Delta6326 said:
If I understand this all correctly, Higher the % just means more likely to have a higher OC, It's doesn't mean your card is going to die.
Thanks I was thinking it was sort of a "wear level" measure :)
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#8
Shihabyooo
ASIC Quality 63.7%. For a premium GTX580, I believe that is somewhat low, no ?
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#9
burwij
Just ran the test on my 560 Ti Twin Frozr II/OC: 100.6%!



I'm flattered, but I feel like the calculations might need some tweaking.

As a side note, I haven't pushed the limits of the card (or felt the need to), but the stock VID is 0.987 V.
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#10
v12dock
Support for the 6XXX would be awesome. I would interesting to see how the 6950 vs 6970 compare and why you can unlock some 6950s
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#11
Dj-ElectriC
75.7% for Gigabyte's GTX570 SuperDuperOverclock :D (SOC)
732@845@955 core
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#12
Bo$$
Lab Extraordinaire
Dj-ElectriC said:
75.7% for Gigabyte's GTX570 SuperDuperOverclock :D (SOC)
732@845@955 core
what volts do you need for that??
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#13
tongey54
My Asus GTX 580 Direct CU II is 68.6%, and it will not OC past 885MHz core (not 24 hours stable anyway).

I don't think Asus cherry picks the GPUs for this card, it's just good at cooling.

Bit disappointing to have the confirmation like...

:(
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#14
BetA
@ W1zzard :respect:

I cant find any good Info about what ASIC actually is..and how i need to refeer to it. Also less% means higher leakage and mroe % means less? is that right?

Heres a screen of my mighty GTX460 :):nutkick:




I really would appreciate more Info about this ASIC thing..

Thank u very much Wizz....looking forward to it :)

Greetz, AK_ViruS aka (BetA@Guru3D and RigMods.com)
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#16
blacksnoopy
Tatty_One said:
Lol my ASIC quality is 117.4% :rockout:

I now vote we should have a ASIC quality performance table! :)
Asus 560 Ti - 113%

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#17
Shihabyooo
tongey54 said:
My Asus GTX 580 Direct CU II is 68.6%, and it will not OC past 885MHz core (not 24 hours stable anyway).

I don't think Asus cherry picks the GPUs for this card, it's just good at cooling.

Bit disappointing to have the confirmation like...

:(
hmm, I could do 900MHz core @ 1075mV. Currently running @ 850MHz while undervolted. The chip won't run past the 900 no matter how much Volts I add though :(

It's funny though that this same card had an impressive OC of 1.5GHz!!
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#18
KainXS
so is this the chips binned across the entire gpu series because i tried a 4 cards

GTX460 768 40%
GTX460 41.1%
GTX470 59.5%
GTX580 98.2%
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#19
Tatty_One
Senior Moderator
Shihabyooo said:
hmm, I could do 900MHz core @ 1075mV. Currently running @ 850MHz while undervolted. The chip won't run past the 900 no matter how much Volts I add though :(

It's funny though that this same card had an impressive OC of 1.5GHz!!
You could be restricted by the shaders..... I assume you have tried unlinking them from the GPU speed? Assuming of course you still can with the 580.
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#20
W1zzard
Tatty_One said:
Assuming of course you still can with the 580
fermi has linked shader & core; not possible to unlink it
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#21
Dj-ElectriC
bo$$ said:
what volts do you need for that??
1.1v, Cant argue with GPU gauntlet
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#22
tongey54
Shihabyooo said:
hmm, I could do 900MHz core @ 1075mV. Currently running @ 850MHz while undervolted. The chip won't run past the 900 no matter how much Volts I add though :(

It's funny though that this same card had an impressive OC of 1.5GHz!!
Ha yeah with LN2, and still probably a lucky one. Should have got a Twin Frozr :(
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#23
MaKCuMyC
Why new version use crappy MS Sans again instead of Tahoma in 0.5.7?
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#24
W1zzard
MaKCuMyC said:
Why new version use crappy MS Sans again instead of Tahoma in 0.5.7?


hmm unchanged for me
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