Wednesday, August 25th 2021

CPU-Z 1.97 Brings Support for Alder Lake CPUs, DDR5, and XMP 3.0

CPU-Z, the software of choice for monitoring the CPU and its attributes, has yesterday been updated to version 1.97, which brings much-needed and interesting features. For starters, the new version adds support to detect Intel Core i9-12900K, Core i7-12700K, and Core i5-12600K "Alder Lake" CPUs and the Intel Z6xx chipset platform. Those specific SKUs are the top of the line in their respective categories, and it is only logical that support for the new generation starts there.

Next up, the software now supports detection of the latest DDR5 DRAM technology, which can now also be detected along with the new XMP 3.0 profile format. Last but not least, the software is adding detection for AMD's Radeon RX 6600 XT GPU as well.

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Source: CPU-Z
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5 Comments on CPU-Z 1.97 Brings Support for Alder Lake CPUs, DDR5, and XMP 3.0

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stimpy88
Wondering when the next AMD benchmark nerf will come...
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Crackong
So
Will CPU-Z recognize it as 16 cores or 8+8 ?
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ZoneDymo
CrackongSo
Will CPU-Z recognize it as 16 cores or 8+8 ?
we will see, atm at the bottom cpu-z will tell you the number of cores and the number of threads.
with this update I hope they add a category (there is room to add one) making it: P(erformances) Cores, E(conomical) Cores and Threads.

Cpu's that dont have E-cores just leave that part blank.

I also hope Task Manager in windows gets updated to separate the graphs in those 3 categories, but I doubt that will happen.
Mockup:
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#4
Patr!ck
ZoneDymowe will see, atm at the bottom cpu-z will tell you the number of cores and the number of threads.
with this update I hope they add a category (there is room to add one) making it: P(erformances) Cores, E(conomical) Cores and Threads.

Cpu's that dont have E-cores just leave that part blank.

I also hope Task Manager in windows gets updated to separate the graphs in those 3 categories, but I doubt that will happen.
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Do we know at this point in time how the Windows 11 task manager exposes the cores of the hybrid Lakefield chip (Core i5-L16G7) ???
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stimpy88
Patr!ckDo we know at this point in time how the Windows 11 task manager exposes the cores of the hybrid Lakefield chip (Core i5-L16G7) ???
Nope. I think I heard that the new CPU handling code is not "switched on" yet. Like Direct Storage and a few other things...
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