Wednesday, November 4th 2015

TechPowerUp Releases GPU-Z 0.8.6

TechPowerUp released version 0.8.6 of GPU-Z, the popular graphics subsystem information and diagnostics utility, which gives you detailed info on your installed graphics chips, and lets you monitor the various sensors of your GPUs. To begin with, the new version comes with DirectX 12 support, with the ability to tell which feature-level of Direct3D your hardware supports. Command-line usage has been added with the "/help" argument. Support was added for several GPUs, notably GTX 950, Microsoft Surface Book GPU, R9 Nano, and AMD "Carrizo" iGPU.

The app can now wake up AMD GPUs in laptops that are power-gated to conserve power (and which would hence not get properly detected). BIOS reading is improved, and incorrect fan-speed reading, and a rare BSOD in AMD R9 Fury series GPUs, are fixed. Several stability improvements for Intel iGPUs were made, with the addition of support for Intel "Braswell," "Cherry Lake," and "Skylake" iGPUs. AMD GPU clock speed detection with no AMD driver installed, has been improved. A rare case of misreading BIOS in multi-GPU setups, has been fixed. Voltage monitoring on some Sapphire graphics cards has been fixed.
DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.8.6 | GPU-Z 0.8.6 ASUS ROG Themed

The change-log follows.

  • Added support for DirectX 12
  • Removed shader model readout
  • Wake up sleeping AMD GPUs in laptops during GPU-Z startup
  • Fixed BIOS reading on AMD Fury Series
  • Fixed incorrect fan speed reading on AMD Fury Series
  • Fixed Intel Skylake / Braswell / Cherry Lake support
  • Fixed several instabilities on Intel GPUs
  • Fixed rare bluescreen on AMD Fury Series
  • Fixed 3D clocks on AMD not getting read properly when no driver installed
  • Fixed sensor misreadings when AMD GPU is in deep sleep
  • Fixed rare care of wrong BIOS getting accessed on multi-GPU systems
  • Fixed random BIOS version characters when BIOS couldn't be read
  • Fixed voltage monitoring on some Sapphire graphics cards
  • Memory usage of Intel GPUs is now combined into a single value
  • Shortened Biostar vendor name to just "Biostar"
  • Improved AMD Radeon memory size detection
  • Reduced memory consumption of monitoring sample history
  • Removed NVIDIA logo when GPU vendor is unsupported
  • Added command line usage with /help
  • Added support for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950, 920M, 845M, GT 710 (GK208), Microsoft Surface Book GPU, Quadro K610M, Quadro M5000M, M4000, M3000M
  • Added support for AMD R9 Nano, Carrizo, Kabini
  • Added support for Intel Iris Pro P6300, HD Graphics 5600, HD Graphics 520
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3 Comments on TechPowerUp Releases GPU-Z 0.8.6

#1
Mussels
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this ability to wake up AMD GPU's could be a lifesaver - on my i7/5670m laptop i cant Overclock the GPU at all in windows 10, since the AMD GPU powers down and afterburner can no longer detect it.

forcing it back online with this might actually do the trick.
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#2
nem
i glad see gpuz still today could have support to all voodoos and old stuff like s3 graphicss.. will be nice.. :D
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