Thursday, October 12th 2017

TechPowerUp GPU-Z v2.12.0 Released

TechPowerUp GPU-Z v2.12.0 released today with useful new features and several stability updates. We worked extensively on the ability of GPU-Z to detect fake NVIDIA graphics cards (i.e cards not really having the GPU advertised on the box). GPU-Z now prepends "[FAKE]" to the Graphics Card name field, and lights up with a caution triangle. This capability is forward compatible for the supported GPUs (listed in the changelog), so for example, it will be able to detect a fake RTX 2060, which in reality uses a GK106 GPU. The second big feature is the ability to extract and upload graphics card BIOS of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2000 graphics cards. Graphics cards with multiple independent fans (each with its own speed control) are gaining popularity, and we've added the ability to read and log fan-speeds of individual fans on NVIDIA "Turing" graphics cards that support the feature, in addition to fan speed percentage monitoring.

Our feature-rich "Advanced" tab now also shows information on HDMI and DisplayPort connectors of your graphics cards. Power-draw on NVIDIA graphics cards is now reported both as a percentage of TDP and as an absolute value in Watts. Among the bugs fixed are a system hang due to Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) kicking in when GPU-Z is running in the background; memory bandwidth reading on RTX 2080 & RTX 2080 Ti with GDDR6 memory, AMD Radeon RX 400-series GPU utilization monitoring, and improved texts for system memory usage sensors.
DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z v2.12.0

The change-log follows.

  • Added detection for fake graphics cards using old relabeled NVIDIA GPUs (G84, G86, G92, G94, G96, GT215, GT216, GT218, GF108, GF106, GF114, GF116, GF119, GK106)
  • Added BIOS saving capability for NVIDIA Turing
  • Added monitoring for multiple fans on Turing
  • Added fan speed % monitoring on Turing
  • Added HDMI and DisplayPort info to Advanced -> NVIDIA
  • Power draw on NVIDIA cards is now reported in both TDP % and Watt
  • Fixed system hang caused by Valve anti-cheat
  • Fixed memory bandwidth on Turing with GDDR6
  • Fixed tooltip for system memory usage sensor
  • Fixed broken Radeon RX 400 GPU usage monitoring on newer drivers
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22 Comments on TechPowerUp GPU-Z v2.12.0 Released

#1
shhnedo
Added detection for fake graphics cards using old relabeled NVIDIA GPUs (G84, G86, G92, G94, G96, GT215, GT216, GT218, GF108, GF106, GF114, GF116, GF119, GK106)

MVP
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#2
dj-electric
Awesome stuff.
Mem bandwidth fixed on RTX cards.
GPU clocks are still... highly irrelevant and highly inaccurate on them, at least "base" clocks.
When and are we expected to see RTX VRM temp monitoring in this?
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#3
XiGMAKiD
That fake detection is a great addition
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#4
_Flare
Fake detection
Wattage shown for nvidia
GPU-Usage for AMD

thank you you are great
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#5
Sihastru
Hard locks my system every time it is launched. Current and previous nVidia driver. Windows 10 Pro 1809 x64. Asus GTX 970 Strix OC.
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#6
W1zzard
Sihastru said:
Hard locks my system every time it is launched. Current and previous nVidia driver. Windows 10 Pro 1809 x64. Asus GTX 970 Strix OC.
Does this happen with previous GPU-Z too?
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#7
EXECUT0R-777
W1zzard said:
Does this happen with previous GPU-Z too?
Same thing to me the new version (v2.12.0) bsod my PC: Xeon E5 2690v2, 64GB, nVidia GF-GTX1080Ti and nVidia GF-GT640 (2GB).
The previous version (v2.11.0) works perfectly.
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#8
Sihastru
No, the previous version ran fine.
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#9
W1zzard
Sihastru said:
No, the previous version ran fine.
Do you have Skype (text-chat only) or Discord so we can do a debugging session?
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#11
W1zzard
Sihastru said:
Discord is ok.
W1zzard#1746
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#12
xulos
This version doesnt show fan speed for asus turbo 1080ti ?
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#13
Assimilator
Oh man, the fake detection should seriously cut down the "please help me with this GPU I got for super cheap" and "what BIOS should I flash" threads, great work @W1zzard!
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#16
cellar door
Fan speed field completly missing on 1070Ti (Zotac AMP)

edit: new test build works fine
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#17
Xx Tek Tip xX
btarunr said:
We worked extensively on the ability of GPU-Z to detect fake NVIDIA graphics cards (i.e cards not really having the GPU advertised on the box). GPU-Z now prepends "[FAKE]" to the Graphics Card name field
That's a breakthrough - rip graphics card scammers. Good job techpowerup.
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#19
Fatalfury
Good Update for GPU-Z Tool.

but i wonder how much will the fake GPU detector would be useful?
because one needs to detect if its fake or not before buying the GPU from ebay or etc..
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#20
Xx Tek Tip xX
Fatalfury said:
but i wonder how much will the fake GPU detector would be useful?
because one needs to detect if its fake or not before buying the GPU from ebay or etc..
It stops people from asking about problems - It cuts to the chase if someone bought a fake gpu and people make threads here regarding their fake gpu.
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#21
Millennium
Fatalfury said:
Good Update for GPU-Z Tool.

but i wonder how much will the fake GPU detector would be useful?
because one needs to detect if its fake or not before buying the GPU from ebay or etc..
Evening Zenantx. Or is that Mourning? Perhaps ... bah anywho.
(oh and hi Breeder) Be sure to test it on Monday, it's only 3 minute wa yz.

Who nnose?

I find it useful to check if my 710 will be correct. There weare plenty of places in the cosmos where you don't know if you have the correct de sig nation. I mean, probably USSRY?
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#22
Rahmat Sofyan
just great ...next build, if it possible, could you made the sensor tab as a side by side tab with gpu spec instead a click tab or open two gpu z when taking a screenshot at the same time ?

Fatalfury said:
Good Update for GPU-Z Tool.

but i wonder how much will the fake GPU detector would be useful?
because one needs to detect if its fake or not before buying the GPU from ebay or etc..
in some online shop, the buyer has some time before they approved their transaction, for an example in my country at least 2x24hr, we as the customer can check and made it sure everything good, if not we can hold the payment .. and asking help from the admin while waiting the seller respond till all processes finish.
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