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January-February 2007

[28.02.2007]SpeedFan 4.32 has been released! New features include: digitally signed 64 bit driver (fully tested under Vista 64 bit), full support for Intel Core Duo internal temperature readings, xAP support to publish temperatures and fan speeds, full support for Andigilog aSC7621 and Fintek F71882F, improved support for Fintek F71782F and IT8716F, improved compatibility with Intel D975XBX2, minor improvements and bugfixes.

SensorsView Pro 3.1 has been updated with build 2281!

CD/DVD Diagnostic 2.2.0 build 44 is available for download!

[27.02.2007]GPU Caps Viewer 1.0.4 has been released! Here's what's new: new GPUs detection, new OpenGL GL_EXT extensions, improved multithreading management and rendering context switching, bugfixes.

Hard Drive Inspector 2.0 has been updated with build 323!

S&M 1.9.0a is available for download!

[26.02.2007]AMD64 CPU Assistant 0.6.2.215 is available for download! This version has some minor GUI changes.

Memtest86 3.3 has been released! Here's what's new: support for additional chipsets, changed Modulo 20 test (#8) to use a more effective random pattern rather than simple ones and zeros, an advanced menu option to display SPD info (only for selected chipsets), updated CPU detection for new CPUs, bugfixes.

SIV 3.20 has been released! New features include: VeriSign Digital Signatures that are needed to use the SIV Driver on Windows Vista x64 Editions, AMD Athlon 64 (Brisbane) and Intel Core 2 Duo X7800 (Merom XE) processor support.

DVDInfoPro 4.634 is available for download! It includes a number of minor improvements and bugfixes.

CPUCooL 8.0.1 is available for download! This is a bugfix release.

[25.02.2007]Central Brain Identifier 8.2.1.0 Build 0225 is available for download! New features include: core voltage control feature specific for low voltage AMD64 processors (Socket 754/939), QuantiSpeed support for single core AMD64 CPUs (revision G1, TDP 45W), detection of AMD Lima processors, bugfixes.
ClockGen 1.0.5.3 has been released! Changes include: support for nForce 650i/680i PLL, support for Windows Vista 64.
ClockGen is a overclocking tool that allow to dynamically overclock such devices as CPU, memory, AGP and PCI bus.
[24.02.2007]Advanced HostMonitor 6.70 is available for download! It has a number of new features and improvements. Visit the official page for details.

[23.02.2007]HWiNFO 5.05 has been released! It has a lot of new features and improvements, including: recognition of nVidia nForce 570 SLI and 590 SLI Intel Edition, support for Intel ICH9, preliminary AMD K8L (Family 10h) support, recognition of nVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX and GTS, preliminary support for Intel Crestline, Bearlake, Clarksboro and Seaburg, recognition of Intel 945GC chipset, support for Intel X38 chipset, preliminary support for AMD Barcelona (10h/K8L) family, improved support for DDR3, bugfixes, etc.

Belarc Advisor 7.2.11.0 is available for download!

Crystal Dew World has updated its utilities to add support for Intel Pentium DC (Conroe-1M) and Celeron (Conroe-L/Merom-L) processors, SSE4A, improve AMD K8 family support, etc.:
[22.02.2007]GPU Caps Viewer 1.0.2 (previously known as HardwareInfos) has been released! New feature include: updated GUI, GPU Burner feature, minor improvements and bugfixes.
Thanks to Jerome 'JeGX' Guinot (oZone[3D].Net)!

Hard Drive Inspector 2.0 build 322 is available for download!

[21.02.2007]PassMark BurnInTest 5.2 Build 1005 has been released! Here's what's new: Windows Vista support, Disk test and CD test improvements, minor improvements and bugfixes.

[20.02.2007]NEW: NovaBench is handy utility that will allow you to easily test a few aspects of your computer's speed, such as CPU speed and Graphics Card speed!

[19.02.2007]Geekbench 2006 Build 286 is available for download! It includes support for Windows Vista.

[18.02.2007]CD/DVD Diagnostic 2.2.0 build 43 is available for download!

[17.02.2007]Central Brain Identifier 8.2.1.0 Build 0217 R11 is available for download! New features include: support for 23 new AMD NPT Family F processors (revision F3), identification of AMD Opteron processors with the following OPN numbers: OSX1220IAA6CS, OSA290FAA6CB, OSA890FAA6CC.
[16.02.2007]AMD64 CPU Assistant 0.6.1.211 is available for download! This release includes a number of minor improvements, including some GUI changes.

[15.02.2007]HMonitor 4.3.0.2 has been released! New in this version: Fintek F71882F multi I/O chip support, EPoX EP1308 multi I/O chip support, support for ASUS P4S800 and ABIT IN9 32X MAX mainboards, support for HP Pavilion zx5000 notebook, minor improvements and bugfixes.

Coretemeter 1.0 beta 4 has been released! Here's what's new: ability to use the readings of an external Super I/O chip, option to save snapshots of each complete time scene.

Belarc Advisor 7.2.10.2 is available for download!

[14.02.2007]CPU-Z 1.39 has been released! New features include: Windows Vista 64 support, VIA CX700/VX700 chipset support, support for Merom XE (X7900/X7800), "PCI" and "MaxPCIBus" parameters in the ini file to configure PCI scanning, "-core" parameter to display the clock speed of the specified core.

HD_Speed has been updated to version 1.5.2.60!

[13.02.2007]Futuremark Corporation has released two new benchmark products targeted for performance measurement of devices supporting Java ME! 3DMarkMobile JSR 184 and SPMarkJava Web workloads were developed in cooperation with their Handheld Benchmark Development Program (BDP) members, a group comprised of the world's most influential handheld industry companies. Futuremark's new benchmarks are the first industry sanctioned, professional testing tools that enable valid comparisons between Java M3G and native OpenGL ES 3D Graphics performance.
3DMarkMobile JSR 184 is Futuremark's port of their industry standard 3DMarkMobile ES 1.1 benchmark to the Java Mobile 3D Graphics (M3G) environment. 3DMarkMobile ES 1.1 and 3DMarkMobile JSR 184 share Identical test workloads, which are deployed through Futuremark's OpenGL ES 1.1 engine in the former, and the company's JSR 184 engine in the latter. This design enables reliable comparisons between native OpenGL ES and Java Mobile 3D performance.
With SPMarkJava Web, customers are able to execute Java workloads in a piece-meal fashion. This enables customers to use the workloads in virtually any level of device, from entry level models with extremely constrained memory and processing capabilities all the way to the highest end models. SPMarkJava Web includes SPMarkJava JSR 184 game tests and all 3DMarkMobile JSR 184 tests, in an easy to use web-based interface, with a modular architecture and a centralized web-based database for tracking results. With customized test and benchmark selections, supporting low-end to high end mobile devices, test results can be compared between any devices' submitted data. Read on.

AMD64 CPU Assistant 0.6.0.201 has been released! Here's what's new: HDD tab (shows HDD information, including S.M.A.R.T. atrributes), minor improvements and bugfixes.

Belarc Advisor 7.2.10.0 is available for download!

Hard Drive Inspector 2.0 has been released! New features include: new Basic mode, Automatic Acoustic Management support, improved user interface, simplified settings, Windows Vista and Windows XP 64-Bit Edition support, bugfixes, etc.

[12.02.2007]SensorsView Pro 3.1 Build 2121 is available for download!

[11.02.2007]CPUCooL 8.0.0 has been released! This version adds support for Windows Vista.

Windows XP CD Recorder Properties 1.0.006 is available for download!

[10.02.2007]CD/DVD Capabilities Viewer 1.0.005 is available for download!

[09.02.2007]ASTRA32 1.51 has been released! New features include: detection of ATA/ATAPI devices interface type (Parallel ATA, Serial ATA I, Serial ATA II), detection of SATA NCQ command, reading of SPD information on Intel ICH9 hub, ATI IXP SB600, SiS 965, SiS 966, SiS 968 south bridges and SiS 741 chipset, detection of Intel Quad-Core Xeon (Kentsfield), Intel Core 2 Quad, AMD Dual-Core Opteron (Hound), AMD Athlon 64 FX (Brisbane), AMD Athlon 64 X2 (Brisbane), AMD Athlon 64 (Lima), AMD Turion 64 X2 (Tyler) and AMD Sempron (Sparta) processors, updated devices database, minor improvements and bugfixes.

ASTRA 5.31 is available for download! Here's what's new: reading SMBIOS structures from extended memory, detection of ATA/ATAPI devices interface type (Parallel ATA, Serial ATA I, Serial ATA II), detection of SATA NCQ command, reading of SPD information on Intel ICH9 hub, ATI IXP SB600, SiS 965, SiS 966, SiS 968 south bridges and SiS 741 chipset, detection of Intel Quad-Core Xeon (Kentsfield), Intel Core 2 Quad, AMD Dual-Core Opteron (Hound), AMD Athlon 64 FX (Brisbane), AMD Athlon 64 X2 (Brisbane), AMD Athlon 64 (Lima), AMD Turion 64 X2 (Tyler) and AMD Sempron (Sparta) processors, updated device database, bugfixes, etc.

SensorsView Pro 3.1 Build 2091 is available for download!

[08.02.2007]NEW: Coretemeter is a small and handy tool designed to graph the core temperature of AMD64 processors using the on-die CPU thermal sensor!

Hard Drive Inspector 1.99 Build 1023 is available for download! Here's what's new: Hungarian language support, a lot of bugfixes.

[07.02.2007]Fresh Diagnose 7.52 has been released! It includes a new module called Internet Cookies.

[06.02.2007]Crystal Dew World has updated its utilities to fix a few bugs:
SensorsView Pro 3.1 Build 2051 is available for download!

[05.02.2007]BenchmarkHQ Screenshot Gallery is now available at the following URL: http://www.benchmarkhq.ru/gallery/screenshot.php! You can also access it by clicking the Screenshot link next to the description of each program. If you notice any bugs, please, let us know via email at webmaster@benchmarkhq.ru.

PassMark WirelessMon 2.0 has been updated with build 1010! It fixes a number of bugs.

Crystal Dew World has updated its products:
[04.02.2007]EVEREST Ultimate Edition 2007 BETA Build 883 is available for download! New in this release: revamped System Stability Test with error checking and CPUID button, Disk Benchmark / Buffered Write test, Vista Sidebar support for Sidebar for XP, identification of new Intel Celeron, Pentium (aka Conroe-L, Merom-L), chipset information for AMD 690G (RS690) and Intel i945GC, Abit MicroGuru power cycle information, and much more!
[03.02.2007]Belarc Advisor 7.2.8.2 is available for download!

[02.02.2007]SiSoftware Sandra XI SP1 (2007.3.11.22) has been released! It offers full support for Microsoft Windows Vista and includes an additional free theme!
This latest version has been fully tested and certified against the production release of Microsoft Vista with the inclusion of features like Microsoft cross-signed Kernel drivers for Vista Aero (Glass) support in the Sandra Management Console, UAC (User Access Control) support for all services.
If you are running Vista or not there is a new look out there for everyone to enjoy with the addition of a new Sandra theme.

[01.02.2007]SensorsView Pro 3.1 has been updated with build 2014!

StatWin Professional 7.6 is available for download!

[31.01.2007]Futuremark Corporation has announced that Taipei based Compal Electronic, Inc. (TAIEX: 2324) has joined both its PCMark BDP and 3DMark BDP. Compal, with reported 2006 revenue of over $9.4 billion US is the first Taiwanese notebook PC manufacturer to join into either of Futuremark's industry lauded Benchmark Development Programs.
Futuremark's PCMark and 3DMark Benchmark Development Programs (BDP) build partnerships with leading PC hardware and technology manufacturers, allowing them to participate in the specification and design of unbiased system performance tools. Futuremark provides BDP Members access to pre-production versions of benchmarks to elicit feedback from those Members. Current PCMark and 3DMark BDP Members are cooperating in the development of benchmarks for the newly released Microsoft Windows Vista operating system. Read on.

TestLAB 2006 6.3.0 is available for download!

[30.01.2007]SensorsView Pro 3.1 has been released! New features include: CPU frequency monitoring, support for 64-bit OS, GPU temperature monitoring (nVidia only), HDD and Network usage monitoring, bugfixes.

[29.01.2007]Alchemy Eye 8.6 has been released! Here's what's new: Text log monitoring (allows to monitor a text log generated by other applications for certain strings added to the log), improved Event Log configuration dialog, ability to load the script text from a disk file for VBScript, JScript, PerlScript and all SQL-related dialogs.

[28.01.2007]PdnBench 3.0 has been released! It supports Paint.NET v3.0.
Thanks to Jan Loncik @ PC_SPACE.sk! Dakujeme!

[27.01.2007]Thaiphoon Burner 3.2.0.5 Build 0127 RC3 has been released! This version includes preliminary support for DDR2 SDRAM FB-DIMM specification.

[26.01.2007]nVidia Corporation has released nTune 5.05.25.00! nTune is the ultimate utility for accessing, monitoring, and adjusting your system components, including temperature and voltages with clear, user-friendly control panels. Overclock your system for highest performance or underclock it for near silent operation. All changes are performed within the Microsoft Windows (Vista, XP and XP x64 Edition) interface enabling full functionality without the need to make changes in the BIOS and reboot your system.
This release supports the following products: nForce 220, nForce 220D, nForce 415 and nForce 420D; nForce2 and nForce2 400; nForce2 Ultra and nForce2 Ultra 400; nForce2 400R and nForce2 Ultra 400Gb; nForce3 150 and nForce3 PRO 150; nForce3 250, nForce3 250Gb and nForce3 PRO 250; nForce4 Pro 2200, nForce4 Ultra, and nForce4 SLI; nForce 590 SLI, nForce 570 SLI, nForce 570 Ultra, nForce 550, nForce 680a SLI, nForce 680i SLI, nForce 650i SLI, nForce 650i Ultra.
[25.01.2007]AMD64 CPU Assistant 0.5.2.186 has been released! This version has a number of minor improvements and bugfixes.

OpenGL Surface Deformer Benchmark 1.0.4 is available for download! It includes some bugfixes.

TaskInfo 7.0.8.216 is available for download! This is a bugfix release.

[24.01.2007]Hard Disk Sentinel 2.00 has been released! Here's what's new: improved detection routine for IDE, SCSI and S-ATA/S-ATA II hard disks, detection of S-ATA Native Command Queuing (NCQ), full SCSI S.M.A.R.T. information, option to display information directly on desktop, a lot of minor improvements and bugfixes.

HD Tune 2.53 has been released! It includes new S.M.A.R.T. descriptions and a few bugfixes.

[23.01.2007]NEW: HardwareInfos is a tiny tool that quickly provides essential information regarding the graphics controller and its capabilities under OpenGL!
Thanks to Jerome 'JeGX' Guinot (oZone[3D].Net)!

PC Wizard 2007 1.72 has been released! It has a wealth of new features and improvements, including: support for AMD Athlon 64 FX-7x (Windsor FX), Intel Core 2 Duo E6850, E6750 and E6650, support for nVidia 650-680, ATI RS600 (SB600), support for ATA8-ACS, NCQ feature detection, support for DirectX 10, support for Abit uGuru 2005, ITE IT8716F/IT8718F, UPS information, PC Wizard Rating Index (overall PC performance rating), support for Germanl language, preliminary support for AMD Athlon 64 (Lima), Turion 64 (Richmond, Trinidad, Tyler), Opteron (Hound), Sempron (Sparta), Intel Core 2 Duo E6390, E4300, E4200, E2160 and E2140, preliminary support for nVidia Geforce 8 (G80), and more!

[22.01.2007]HWiNFO32 1.72 has been released! New features include: recognition of Intel 945GC chipset, enhanced support for nVidia C55 and G80, enhanced support for VIA P4M890 and P4M900, support for Intel X38 chipset, preliminary support for Intel Penryn family, Andigilog aSC7611 and aSC7621 PECI HW monitor support, updated device database, bugfixes, etc.

Crystal Dew World has updated its products:
[21.01.2007]HardwareOC has updated its benchmark line:
  • Half-Life 2 Benchmark 2.0. What's new: faster engine, updated installer, updated Bugtracker technology, minor improvements and bugfixes. Download Half-Life 2 Benchmark 2.0 (2.6Mb).
  • Quake 4 Benchmark 1.4. What's new: support for the latest v1.3 patch, faster engine, updated installer, updated Bugtracker technology, minor improvements. Download Quake 4 Benchmark 1.4 (49.8Mb)

TaskInfo 7.0.7.212 is available for download! This release includes a number of bugfixes.

[20.01.2007]ASUS has released PC Probe II 1.04.10!
[19.01.2007]Belarc Advisor 7.2.8.0 (7.2h) is available for download!

[18.01.2007]PassMark DiskCheckup 2.0 Build 1004 is available for download!

PassMark WirelessMon 2.0 has been updated with build 1009! Here's what's new: support for GPRMC message for GPS units that don't support the GPGGA message, Windows Vista support, bugfixes.

[17.01.2007]nVidia Corporation has released nTune 5.05.22.00! nTune is the ultimate utility for accessing, monitoring, and adjusting your system components, including temperature and voltages with clear, user-friendly control panels. Overclock your system for highest performance or underclock it for near silent operation. All changes are performed within the Microsoft Windows (XP and XP x64 Edition) interface enabling full functionality without the need to make changes in the BIOS and reboot your system.
This release supports the following products: nForce 220, nForce 220D, nForce 415 and nForce 420D; nForce2 and nForce2 400; nForce2 Ultra and nForce2 Ultra 400; nForce2 400R and nForce2 Ultra 400Gb; nForce3 150 and nForce3 PRO 150; nForce3 250, nForce3 250Gb and nForce3 PRO 250; nForce4 Pro 2200, nForce4 Ultra, and nForce4 SLI; nForce 590 SLI, nForce 570 SLI, nForce 570 Ultra, nForce 550, nForce 680a SLI, nForce 680i SLI, nForce 650i SLI, nForce 650i Ultra.
HeavyLoad 2.2 is available for download! New in this version: support for Windows Vista, minor improvements and bugfixes.

[16.01.2007]Futuremark Corporation has announced the release of VGMark07, the OpenVG Benchmark! This new benchmark will provide unbiased vector graphics performance data for handset manufacturers, ODMs, semiconductor companies and network operators within the handheld industry. VGMark07 is the first product that will enable the handheld industry and media to make objective and accurate cross platform performance comparisons of OpenVG 1.0 API enabled hardware and software solutions. VGMark07 is targeted for devices that are fully compliant with the OpenVG 1.0 API specification and which pass all Open VG conformance tests.
Simulating real world vector graphics workloads, VGMark07 is a suite of tests comprised of demanding consumer level applications and feature tests. Application tests such as user interface navigation and map based navigation provide performance comparisons of a broad array of OpenVG features. VGMark07's feature tests provide comprehensive performance data for specific aspects of OpenVG functionality. Feature tests include segment count, fill rate and path count, and image quality tests for rendering, anti-aliasing and image quality. VGMark07 is fully configurable to support a variety of resolutions and image quality settings via scripting.
VGMark07 is currently available to industry media and via license to any interested operator, mobile industry manufacturer, chipmaker or developer. Pricing is available from Futuremark on request. Read on.

Crystal Dew World has updated its products:
[15.01.2007]System Information for Windows (SIW) 1.66 has been released! Here's what's new: Windows NT support, "Print Setup" and "Print" tabs, Greek language support, bugfixes, etc.

[14.01.2007]MemTest86+ 1.70 has been released! New in this version: DMI polling feature, support for Intel Core/Core2 Solo/Duo/Quad, AMD K8 with DDR2 Memory and Intel processors with 192/384 KB L2 Cache, support for FB-DIMM based memory, detection of Turion 64 X2, detection of ALI CyberAladdin-T chipset, support for ATi Radeon xPress 3200, support for Intel i975X, Intel Q965/P965 and Intel Q963/Q965, bugfixes.

Advanced HostMonitor 6.54 is available for download! It has a number of minor improvements. Visit the official page for details.

[13.01.2007]Central Brain Identifier 8.2.0.A Build 0112 R10 is available for download! New features include: support for the whole AMD Athlon 64 FX processor family with the following model numbers: 70, 72 and 74 (Socket Fr3), detection of desktop models of AMD Athlon 64, AMD Athlon 64 X2 and AMD Sempron for Socket S1g1, full identification of the AMD64 processors with the following OPNs (related to the Revision F2): ADA3500IAA4CW, SDA3400IAA3CW and SDA3200IAA2CW, support for ITE IT8718F I/O chip.
[12.01.2007]Belarc Advisor 7.2.1.9 is available for download!

[11.01.2007]Hard Drive Inspector 1.98 Build 1014 is available for download! This is a bugfix release.

[10.01.2007]OpenGL Extension Viewer 2.28 has been released! Here's what's new: support for Windows Vista, updated database (now it includes Geforce 8 renderers), minor changes and bugfixes.

[09.01.2007]NEW: OpenGL Surface Deformer Benchmark is a small OpenGL benchmark that stresses the vertex processing unit (vertex pipelines)!
Thanks to Jerome 'JeGX' Guinot (oZone[3D].Net)!

DVDInfoPro 4.628 is available for download! This is a bugfix release.

[08.01.2007]Fresh Diagnose 7.50 has been released! It includes two new modules: Executed Files and Windows History.

NextSensor 2.5.2.2 Build 0105 RC3 has been released! New features include: Auto Settings profile for DFI LanParty UT NF590 SLI-MR2/G, minor fixes.

Advanced HostMonitor 6.52 is available for download! This version has a number of minor improvements. Visit the official page for details.

[07.01.2007]Central Brain Identifier 8.2.0.9 Build 0107 R9 is available for download! Here's what's new: updated user interface, support for the latest dual core AMD Athlon 64 X2 processors (revisions F3 and G1).
Iometer 2006.07.27 is available for download!

[06.01.2007]CPUInfo 2.2.0 has been released! New in this version: min./max. multiplier and min./max. core speed display, new MSR values for AMD and Intel processors, minor improvements and bugfixes.

[05.01.2007]TaskInfo 7.0.6.210 is available for download! This release includes a number of minor improvements and bugfixes.

[04.01.2007]Crystal Dew World has updated its products to add support for Athlon 64 (Lima) and MicrocodeID support for AMD K8:
[03.01.2007]DVDInfoPro 4.626 has been released!

An updated version of PCIDEVS.TXT is available for download!
[02.01.2007]Crystal Dew World has updated its products to fix a few bugs and add support for Turion 64 (Richmond), Turion 64 X2 (Trinidad) and Turion 64 X2 (Tyler):
[01.01.2007]Rivatuner Core 2 Duo Temperature Monitor Plugin is available for download! It allows to monitor the temperature of each core in your Intel Core 2 Duo processor. The plugin requires the latest version of RivaTuner.
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