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TechPowerUp and Rosewill Announce the Orbit Z1 RGB Giveaway

A while ago we had the opportunity to review Rosewill's new Orbit Z1 RGB chassis, which has good looks, a great layout, at an even better price, making it an all-round package for those wanting to build good-looking gaming rigs. We are giving away three of these cases in our latest Giveaway. To participate, simply fill up a short form that helps us get back to you, if you've been randomly picked the winner. The giveaway is open from today (12th Sep) till the 26th of September, and open to participants world-wide. Good luck!
For more information, and to participate, visit this page.

Tiny App Checks NVIDIA Driver Updates

A tiny open-source app named simply "TinyNvidiaUpdateChecker" by "ElPumpo" could make GeForce Experience look bulky and redundant, if all you use it for is keep up with driver updates. With practically each new AAA game release, NVIDIA and AMD tend to put out graphics driver updates. Among several useful features such as optimizing your game settings or making them portable, the GeForce Experience app keeps your GeForce drivers up to date. On the downside, it has drawn criticism over its user privacy, the need to register as a user and log-on at each system startup; and for its unnecessarily big memory footprint as the app keeps running in the background.

The open-source app, along with its source-code and a pre-compiled binary, are available on GitHub. It's a little rough on the edges, but could be worth it for its tiny memory footprint. On the flip-side, this app doesn't run on in the background, and you have to manually run it to look up updates, something you might as well look up online in your browser. The API that makes this app work could be pulled by NVIDIA any time, as it looks to promote GeForce Experience. Alternatively, you can subscribe to E-Mail notifications by TechPowerUp by clicking on the "Get Notified" button in our download pages, for your favorite driver updates. We're completely web-based and you won't need to trust apps to look up your driver updates.
DOWNLOAD: TinyNvidiaUpdateChecker by ElPumpo

TechPowerUp GPU-Z v2.4.0 Released

TechPowerUp today posted a quick update to GPU-Z in the wake of some controversy surrounding the reported shader counts of some Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics cards by version 2.3.0, which we released earlier this week. The new TechPowerUp GPU-Z v2.4.0 comprehensively updates stream processor count detection of AMD Radeon RX Vega series graphics cards, which means the stream processor and TMU counts of the RX Vega 56 graphics cards, including those that have been flashed with RX Vega 64 video BIOS, should be correctly displayed. In addition, v2.4.0 corrects OpenCL detection on Radeon graphics cards running on certain older drivers.
DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z v2.4.0

The change-log follows.

PSA: Flashing RX Vega 56 with RX Vega 64 BIOS Does Not Unlock Shaders

When TechPowerUp released GPU-Z v2.3.0 earlier this week, AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 users who had flashed their graphics cards with the video BIOS of the higher RX Vega 64, discovered that their stream processor count had shot up from 3,584 to higher counts under 4,096. Some of these users felt it more or less explained the performance jump experienced after the BIOS flash. Some users even saw wrong stream processor-counts of their untouched RX Vega 56 reference-design cards. TechPowerUp GPU-Z v2.3.0 incorrectly reports the stream processor count of flashed RX Vega 56 graphics cards, and some RX Vega 56 graphics cards out of the box; due to some under-the-hood bug in the way it reads the registers of AMD's new GPUs. We are working on an update to GPU-Z, which will fix this bug.

As we explained in our older article, flashing your RX Vega 56 with the BIOS of RX Vega 64 does not unlock stream processors, and the performance jump can be explained with the increased clock speeds. RX Vega 64 BIOS runs your RX Vega 56 reference-design graphics card at the higher reference clock speeds of 1247 MHz core, 1546 MHz boost, and 945 MHz memory; compared to the 1156/1471/800 MHz reference clocks of the RX Vega 56. This significant increase in clock speed is sufficient to explain the increased performance. Since the TMU count is tied to the number of GCN compute units visible to GPU-Z, the TMU count of certain RX Vega 56 cards is being incorrectly displayed. The upcoming update of GPU-Z addresses this as well.

TechPowerUp GPU-Z v2.3.0 Released

TechPowerUp today released the latest version of GPU-Z, the graphics subsystem information, diagnostic, and monitoring utility PC enthusiasts swear by. Version 2.3.0 adds support for new GPUs, and comes with several under the hood improvements. To begin with, GPU-Z 2.3.0 adds official support for AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 and RX Vega 56; Radeon Pro WX 7100 and WX 3100; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, GeForce MX150, and Quadro M2200. We've added a new VRM efficiency monitoring feature, and VDDC/VDDCI power readings for AMD "Polaris" based graphics cards. Also addressed are bugs with GPU and memory activity monitoring on Radeon RX 500 series; missing or incorrect information on AMD graphics cards running on 17.7.2 drivers; and a rare crash on machines with AMD CrossFire configurations.
DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z v2.3.0

The change-log follows.

TechPowerUp News Team Openings for US, CA & other American Countries

TechPowerUp is looking to expand its News Team, and is seeking out PC enthusiasts located in the Americas (North America and Latin America), who share our talent and passion for crisp and engaging tech news. Aspirants should be able to allocate a few hours per day, preferably when it's daytime in the Americas, and have good command over English, and the technology TechPowerUp traditionally covers. This is a paid, part-time, remote position.

To apply, write to w1zzard@techpowerup.com with your resume, other info you consider important, and optionally, attach examples of your work. There are no work-experience requirements.

CRYORIG and TechPowerUp CRYO-RGB Giveaway - The Winners!

TechPowerUp and CRYORIG brought you the CRYO-RGB Giveaway, in which four lucky winners, chosen at random from around the world, stood a chance to win a CRYORIG H1 Quad Lumi CPU cooler with RGB LED lighting. As the giveaway draws to a close, we have four winners, who will receive one of CRYORIG's finest CPU air-coolers, to squeeze the most out of their CPUs. Without further ado, the winners:
  • Flávio from Portugal
  • Josip from Croatia
  • Pui from Canada
  • Grant from the United States
A huge Congratulations to you all! TechPowerUp and CRYORIG will return with more such interesting giveaways!

TechPowerUp and Patriot Memory 4th of July Giveaway: The Winners!

TechPowerUp and Patriot Memory brought you the 4th of July Giveaway to celebrate America's 241st Independence Day. Up for grabs were three of Patriot's finest Viper Gaming peripherals, including the latest Viper Gaming V770 gaming keyboard, V570 gaming mouse, V370 gaming headset, V530 gaming mouse, and V361 gaming headset with stand. Open to residents of the US and Canada, the giveaway concluded today, and without further ado, here are the winners:
  • 1st prize - Sam from Worcester MA: Wins a Viper Gaming V770 keyboard + Viper V570 mouse + Viper V370 headset
  • 2nd prize - Colton from Pittston PA: Wins a Viper V361 headset with headset stand and USB 3.0 hub
  • 3rd prize - Victor from Machias ME: Wins a Viper V530 mouse
A huge congrats to you guys! TechPowerUp and Patriot Memory Viper Gaming will return with more such interesting giveaways!

TechPowerUp GPU-Z 2.2.0 Released

TechPowerUp today released the latest version of TechPowerUp GPU-Z. Version 2.2.0 adds support for new GPUs, and adds new advanced features. To begin with, GPU-Z can now display graphics memory timings for AMD Radeon GPUs, in the advanced panel. The driver version field in the main tab now displays driver date in a tool-tip. Sensor data display mode (current/minimum/maximum/average) can now be set in preferences, so you don't have to manually set them on each start-up. It's now easier to copy data from the advanced panel, with a new context menu.

TechPowerUp GPU-Z 2.2.0 also comes with under the hood changes. The overall start-up speed of GPU-Z has been improved on slower systems; immediate clean-up of "Query_External" files from the temp directory; a fix for missing sensors in graphics sub-systems with shared memory; the order of OpenCL properties has been improved in the advanced panel. Support is added for EVGA iCX fan monitoring. Among the new GPUs supported are NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030, 810M, Mining P104, P106; and Quadro P3000; Intel Iris Plus 640 & 650, GMA600; and improved support for AMD Radeon RX 560.
DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 2.2.0

The change-log follows.

TechPowerUp and Patriot Viper Gaming Announce 4th of July Giveaway

To celebrate America's 241st Independence Day, TechPowerUp, in partnership with Patriot Memory and Patriot Viper Gaming bring you the 4th of July Giveaway. Up for grabs are some of Patriot's very best gaming peripherals. The First Prize is a combo of Patriot Viper V770 mechanical gaming keyboard, Viper V570 gaming mouse, and Viper V370 gaming headset. The Second Prize is a Viper V361 gaming headset, with a Viper headset stand and USB 3.0 hub. The Third Prize is a Viper V530 gaming mouse. The giveaway is open to readers from the United States, Canadians are welcome, too. To win, simply fill out a form that lets us get back to you if you win. The giveaway closes on the 12th of July.

For more information, and to participate, visit this page. Good Luck!

Adesso TechPowerUp Giveaway: The Winners

TechPowerUp and Adesso brought you a chance to win an Adesso EasyTouch 636 Typewriter-styled mechanical keyboard, two EasyTouch 635 conventional mechanical keyboard, and three iMouse E10 wireless ergonomic mice, that's six chances to win a piece of Adesso engineering. The draws are in, and here are the winners:
  • Joel from San Diego, United States - Wins an EasyTouch 636 Retro Typewriter-style Mechanical Keyboard
  • Elias from Piteå, Sweden - Wins an EasyTouch 635 Mechanical Keyboard
  • David from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Wins an Easy Touch 635 Mechanical Keyboard
  • Husseyin from Izmir, Turkey - Wins iMouse E10 wireless ergonomic mouse
  • Peyman from San Jose, United States - Wins iMouse E10 wireless ergonomic mouse
  • Gary from Bridgwater, United Kingdom - Wins iMouse E10 wireless ergonomic mouse
A huge congratulations to you six! TechPowerUp and Adesso will return with more such interesting giveaways!

Adesso and TechPowerUp Announce Ergonomic Giveaway

TechPowerUp and Adesso, makers of ergonomic keyboards and mice, announce a unique opportunity to feel the difference ergonomics brings to your everyday computing. We are giving away three of its most popular input devices. One lucky winner gets an EasyTouch 636 (AKB-636UB) retro-design mechanical keyboard with a typewriter-simulating keyset and mechanical switches with good tactile feedback. Two lucky winners get an EasyTouch 635 mechanical keyboard, each. This keyboard features a more contemporary design. Three lucky winners get an iMouse E10 Wireless mouse, each. In all, there will be six lucky winners. All you have to do is fill a short form to help us contact you, if you win. This giveaway is open worldwide, and closes on July 4. Good Luck!

For more information, and to participate, visit this page.

TechPowerUp G.Skill Flare X Giveaway: The Winners!

G.Skill Memory and TechPowerUp brought you a chance to win a kit of arguably the best memory for AMD Ryzen processors, with our Game Faster with Flare X Giveaway. Three lucky winners chosen at random stand a chance to win a G.Skill Flare X DDR4-3200 16 GB (2x 8 GB) dual-channel memory kit, each. We're thrilled to announce the winners:
  • Jason from The Philippines
  • Kevin from Halen, Belgium
  • Amanda from Bloomington, United States
A huge congrats to you, Jason, Kevin, and Amanda! TechPowerUp and G.Skill will return with more such interesting giveaways!

TechPowerUp Rosewill Cullinan Giveaway: The Winners

TechPowerUp and Rosewill brought you the Rosewill Cullinan Giveaway, your chance to win one of two gorgeous Rosewill Cullinan cases with 5 mm-thick tinted tempered glass body panels. We've chose two lucky winners who will receive one of these stylish ATX cases, each. Without further ado, the winners:
  • Gabe from the United States
  • Walter from the United States
  • Francis from the United Kingdom
A huge congratulations to you, Francis, Gabe, and Walter! TechPowerUp and Rosewill will return with more such interesting giveaways!

TechPowerUp GPU-Z 2.1.0 Released

TechPowerUp today released GPU-Z 2.1.0, a major update to the popular graphics subsystem information and diagnostic utility. Version 2.1.0 introduces the new Advanced tab, which gives you in-depth information related to your installed graphics hardware and software related to graphics and GPU compute, such as API-level features available to you. Information is presented as drop-down lists in the new Advanced tab. API features of DirectX, OpenCL, CUDA, and Vulkan are added.

In addition to the groundbreaking Advanced tab, GPU-Z 2.1.0 adds support for EVGA iCX technology, and can put out live sensor data from various parts of your EVGA iCX graphics card. There's also the usual addition of new GPU support, which now includes NVIDIA Tesla P100 PCIe, Tesla M10, Quadro P5000, Intel HD Graphics 615, and AMD Radeon HD 8350G. In addition, there are various user-interface bug fixes and improvements.

DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 2.1.0
The change-log follows.

TechPowerUp and Rosewill Announce the Rosewill Cullinan Giveaway

TechPowerUp, in partnership with Rosewill announce the Rosewill Cullinan Giveaway! We are giving away three gorgeous Rosewill Cullinan cases with tinted tempered glass panels all around. Rosewill Cullinan lets you "shine bright and unleash the gamer within," according to its makers. This richly crafted ATX mid-tower features tempered glass panels that let you revel on your creation, and put up your own RGB light-show. To participate, simply fill up a short form with details that let us get back to you if you're one of the three lucky winners. Good Luck!

For more information and to participate, visit this page.

TechPowerUp Releases GPU-Z 1.20.0

TechPowerUp today released the latest version of TechPowerUp GPU-Z, the ubiquitous graphics subsystem information and diagnostics utility. Version 1.20.0 comes with a few critical updates that make come in handy to users of upcoming graphics cards. To begin with, a bug was fixed that caused video BIOS extracted from AMD Radeon RX 500 series graphics cards to be corrupted. GPU-Z now correctly extracts the BIOS. Grab it from the link below.
DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 1.20.0

TechPowerUp Releases GPU-Z 1.19.0

TechPowerUp today released the latest version of TechPowerUp GPU-Z, the graphics subsystem information, monitoring, and diagnostic utility that no PC enthusiast can leave home without. Version 1.19.0 adds support for new GPUs and improves some features. To begin with, GPU-Z 1.19.0 supports upcoming AMD Radeon RX 500 series, new NVIDIA TITAN Xp, Quadro M600M, and M1200. It also adds the ability to extract video BIOS from GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. It also improves NVIDIA driver version detection on Windows 8, and a new vendor ID for Sapphire Technology was added. Grab it from the link below.
DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 1.19.0

The change-log follows.

TechPowerUp WCG Team Announces Spring 2017 Crunching Challenge

TechPowerUp and its leading World Community Grid (WCG) team announces the Spring 2017 Crunching Challenge, inviting crunchers from all over the world to crunch for the cause - and some really cool prizes. These include donated PC hardware such as CPU and motherboard combos, graphics cards, new gift cards, and game keys. The giveaway is open from the 22nd March (0:00 UTC), so fire your engines!

For more information, and to participate, visit this page.

TechPowerUp Releases GPU-Z v1.18.0

TechPowerUp today released the latest version of GPU-Z, the popular graphics subsystem information and diagnostic utility. Version 1.18.0 adds support for new GPUs, and comes with several improvements. To begin with, GPU-Z v1.18.0 adds support for AMD Radeon RX 580, RX 570, RX 560, and RX 550; and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, Quadro P4000, P1000, P600, and P400. Support is also added for Intel "Apollo Lake" Pentium N4200 integrated graphics. In terms of user-interface improvements, GPU-Z v1.18.0 now displays the latest version number for update checks. An error message when uploading the graphics BIOS is also addressed. Also fixed is clock-speeds being read as -1 on Pascal cards with overclocking disabled.
DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z v1.18.0

The change-log follows.

BIOSTAR and TechPowerUp Racing GT Giveaway: The Winners

Here are the winners of the TechPowerUp and BIOSTAR Racing GT giveaway. Three lucky winners from the United States and Mexico, win one of BIOSTAR's finest socket LGA1151 Racing GT series motherboards, which includes one winner for the Racing Z270GT6 and two winners that get a Racing B250GT5, each. These motherboards feature powerful CPU VRM, RGB LED lighting preparation, and BIOSTAR's Puro Hi-Fi onboard audio solutions. Without further ado, the winners:
  • Daniel from the United States, wins a Racing Z270GT6
  • William and John, both from the United States, win a Racing B250GT5, each
TechPowerUp will return with more such interesting giveaways.

TechPowerUp Announces TPUCapture v2.0

TPUCapture is our gift to the PC enthusiast community. This nifty little screenshot utility lets you directly upload screenshots to our Free Image Hosting service, and gives out direct sharing links, along with Forums BBCode. We have given it its first major update in years. The new TPUCapture v2.0 is packed to the brim with new features, including support for HiDPI (high pixel-density) displays, in which the OS is upscaling your desktop for clearer fonts. You can now save in three JPEG quality presets, GIF, and lossless PNG formats. You can also tell us if you want us to delete your uploaded image after a specified amount of time. As always, TPUCapture lets you capture select areas of the screen, active windows, or the entire screen. It also lets you highlight portions of your screenshot. Grab TPUCapture from the link below.
DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp TPUCapture v2.0

BIOSTAR and TechPowerUp Announce the Racing GT Giveaway

BIOSTAR and TechPowerUp are back with a 'racing' new giveaway, to celebrate the launch of BIOSTAR's Intel 200-series chipset based Racing GT series motherboards. These socket LGA1151 motherboards by BIOSTAR are designed with high-durability electrical components, and the grooviest RGB LED lighting. Open to participants from the United States and Mexico; up for grabs, are one BIOSTAR Racing Z270-GT6 high-end motherboard; and two BIOSTAR Racing B250-GT5. That's three lucky winners who stand to win one of BIOSTAR's very best! To stand a chance to win, all you have to do is fill up a short form (to help us identify you). Good Luck!
For more information, and to participate, visit this page.

AMD Releases the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive 17.1.2 WHQL Drivers

AMD today released the 17.1.2 WHQL version of its Radeon Software Crimson ReLive. The release packs the exact same game support, fixes and known bugs as the previous 17.1.2 Beta, with the only difference being that this version is now WHQL-signed.

As always, you can grab the drivers right here at TPU, through our revamped downloads section. Just follow the link below.
DOWNLOAD: AMD Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.1.2 WHQL

TechPowerUp Announces GPU-Z 1.17.0

TechPowerUp today released the latest version of GPU-Z, its popular graphics subsystem information, monitoring, and diagnostic utility, which no PC enthusiast can leave home without. Version 1.17.0 comes with support for new graphics chips, and a host of stability and usability improvements. To begin with, it comes with full support for Intel "Kaby Lake" and "Apollo Lake" HD Graphics (integrated graphics). It also comes with support for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, GTX 1050 Mobile, GP104-based GTX 1060, and GP104-based Quadro Mobile.

GPU-Z 1.17.0 also comes with some user-interface changes, including display of Core architecture codename for Intel iGPUs, UEFI support being shown as available for Intel iGPUs newer than "Sandy Bridge" architecture, fixed ROP count on AMD "Beema" iGPU, and fixed values for Intel "Bay Trail" silicon to be 22 nm silicon process, and DirectX 11 as maximum API support. Grab GPU-Z from the link below.
DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 1.17.0
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