March-April 2007[30.04.2007]CrystalDMI 0.9.13 has been released! This version includes support for SMBIOS 2.5 Final.
Hard Drive Inspector has been updated to version 2.31 build 377! It includes support for the Arabic language, as well as some minor improvements.
StatWin Professional 7.6.3 is available for download!
CPUCooL 8.0.3 has been released! New in this version: improved monitoring functionality, support for nForce5, Vista compatible help file, bugfixes.
[29.04.2007]Crystal Dew World has updated its utilities to add preliminary support for Intel Xeon (Penryn), Intel Core 2 Extreme (Yorkfield), Intel Core 2 Quad (Yorkfield), Intel Core 2 Duo (Wolfdale), SSE4, support for Intel Xeon (Conroe), etc.:
[28.04.2007]Central Brain Identifier 188.8.131.52 Build 0428 R14 is available for download! New features include: improved support for AMD64 rev.G processors, detection of SSE4A and Hardware P-State control, improved support for Windows x64, bugfixes.
GPU Caps Viewer 1.1.0 has been released! Here's what's new: support for Windows Vista, support for nVidia G80, new GLSL demo (Fur demo), new NVIDIA and ATI GPUs detection, improved GUI, minor improvements and bugfixes.
[27.04.2007]nVidia Corporation has released nTune 5.05.38.00! 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.
[26.04.2007]PassMark BatteryMon 2.1 build 1000 has been released! New features include: support for Windows Vista, improved notification options, minor improvements and bugfixes.
Advanced HostMonitor 6.80 is available for download! It has a number of new features and improvements. Visit the official page for details.
System Information for Windows (SIW) 1.68 has been released! Here's what's new: "Updates" module, improved DEP detection, Chinese Language support, report improvements, bugfixes, etc.
CrystalDiskMark 1.0.2 is available for download!
[25.04.2007]Belarc Advisor 184.108.40.206 has been released!
S&M 1.9.0 Final is available for download!
[24.04.2007]HD Tach 220.127.116.11 is available for download!
Aplix Solutions, a joint venture company of Aplix Corporation (TSE: 3727) and Quattro Media Corporation, announced today that they have reached a distribution agreement with Futuremark Corporation to provide a wide range of benchmarking software and services to operators and handset manufacturers in Japan and Asia Pacific. Read on.
[23.04.2007]CrystalDiskMark 1.0.1c is available for download!
Hitachi has released Drive Fitness Test 4.09! Changes include: support for more Hitachi HDD products, modified drive list display.
Hard Drive Inspector 2.3 build 370 is available for download! New in this release: support for I-O Data USB drives, Belarusian language support.
[22.04.2007]Hard Disk Sentinel 2.05 has been released! Here's what's new: Vista style hard disk icons, major user interface fixes and improvements, Czech language support, bugfixes, etc.
[21.04.2007]CrystalDiskMark 1.0.1b is available for download!
[20.04.2007]Intel has released Desktop Control Center 3.0.0011! IDCC enables you to perform stress tests to verify system stability and to conduct performance testing to measure the impact of system configuration changes. The easy-to-read system gauges provide feedback so you can observe the effects of various system modifications in real-time. This easy-to-use console dynamically displays temperatures, speed, and usage percentages, allowing you to verify system stability and check performance gains without rebooting into the BIOS.
This version is designed especially for Windows Vista users and currently supported only on the Intel D975XBX2 board. It is not backwards compatible with any previous versions of Intel Desktop Control Center. Windows XP users should still use IDCC 2.2 with their D975XBX2 board.
The Intel Desktop Control Center version 2.1 is supported on these Intel Desktop Boards: D975XBX, D955XBK, D955XCS, and D945PVS.
If you have one of the following boards, please, use version 1.3.00.63: D925XECV2, D924XEBC2, D925XCV, D925XBC, D915PBL, D875PBZ, D865PERL.
CrystalDiskMark 1.0.1a is available for download!
[19.04.2007]BIOS Agent 3.63 is available for download!
NEW: OCCT Perestroika is a multilingual CPU/memory stability test!
[18.04.2007]Crystal Dew World has updated its utilities:
[17.04.2007]Futuremark Corporation today announced that NexusChips based in South Korea has joined its handheld benchmark development program and also has licensed Futuremark's 3DMarkMobile ES 2.0 and 3DMarkMobile ES 1.1 benchmarks.
NexusChips develops and sells GiPump chips. It is a high performance and low power 3D graphic acceleration chip for cellular and mobile instruments. Read on.
Hard Drive Inspector 2.23 build 363 is available for download! Here's what's new: HDD power-on time detection, minor changes and bugfixes.
HeavyLoad 2.3 has been released! New in this version: full support for Windows Vista, test runtime timer, minor improvements and bugfixes.
[16.04.2007]Crystal Dew World has updated its utilities to improve support for Geode LX and fix a few bugs:
[15.04.2007]Central Brain Identifier 18.104.22.168 Build 0331 R12 is available for download!
HMonitor 22.214.171.124 has been released! New in this version: SiS964-966 southbridges SMBus support, VIA PT880 Ultra chipset support, Intel ICH9,ICH9R southbridges support, Analog Devices ADT7460/ADT7463/ADT7470, Asus A8000, Andigilog ASC7621 sensor chips support, Asus K8S-LA (Salmon) OEM mainboard support, Abit AN9 32X, MSI MS-7238 P965 Platinum, Tyan Tempest 5000XL/XT (S2692/S2696) mainboards support, Toshiba Qosmio G20 and Samsung M40/M40+ notebooks support, minor improvements and bugfixes.
Hard Drive Inspector 2.22 has been updated with build 359!
[14.04.2007]CrystalDiskMark 1.0.1 is available for download!
[13.04.2007]Advanced HostMonitor 6.78 Beta is available for download! It has a number of new features and improvements. Visit the official page for details.
[12.04.2007]Geekbench 2.0.2 has been released! It contains a number of bug fixes, including fixes for a number of issues that users have encountered running Geekbench on certain AMD-based systems.
Crystal Dew World has updated its utilities:
[11.04.2007]PassMark BurnInTest 5.3 Build 1004 has been released! New features include: multi-monitor 2D, 3D and Video tests (Test windows (2D, 3D and Video playback) can be started across multiple monitors (up to 4). The Window positioning and size can be specified.), improved 3D test, new 2D GUI (Graphical User Interface) test, additional command line parameters, bugfixes, etc.
Hard Drive Inspector 2.22 build 358 is available for download! Here's what's new: Bulgarian language support, "Show all temperatures in one window" option.
Belarc Advisor 126.96.36.199 is available for download!
[10.04.2007]NikNak 2007 1.0.0 has been released! It has a number of minor improvements.
[09.04.2007]PdnBench 3.05 has been released! This version adds support for Paint.NET v3.05.
[08.04.2007]HardwareOC Half-Life 2 Episode One Benchmark 1.1 is available for download! This is a bugfix release.
Fresh Diagnose 7.56 has been released! It includes a new module called NetBIOS Configuration.
[07.04.2007]CDCheck 188.8.131.52 has been released! This version includes some minor improvements and bugfixes.
Process Monitor 1.12 is available for download!
[06.04.2007]EVEREST 4.00 has been released! New features include: Hardware Monitoring via Windows Vista Sidebar gadget, IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) System Event Log and Sensor information, ACPI BIOS information, extended OpenGL video card information, enhanced System Stability Test with hardware error checking, support for the latest technologies including AMD Quad FX (4x4) Platform; ATI Mobility Radeon X1900, Radeon X1300 XT, Radeon X1650 Pro and Radeon X1950 GT video cards; Intel i945GC motherboard chipset; nVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS/GTX video cards; nVIDIA nForce 650i and 680i motherboard chipsets; ServerWorks BCM5785 motherboard chipset.
Belarc Advisor 184.108.40.206 is available for download!
[05.04.2007]HardwareOC has updated its benchmark line:
RightMark CPU Clock Utility 2.25 has been released! RMClock is a small utility designed for realtime CPU frequency monitoring and realtime adjustment of the CPU multiplier (FID) and voltage level (VID) of the supported CPUs via processor's power management model specific registers (MSRs).
This new release includes a wealth of new features and improvements, including: startup profiles feature, improved recognition of Intel Core 2 family processors, support for AMD K8 NPT revision G cores, default P-states tables for several AMD K8 NPT processors (rev. F and G), automatic selection of AMD PST schemes depending on the CPU model, UI settings page, minor improvements, bugfixes, and more!
OpenGL Extension Viewer 2.29 has been released! Here's what's new: improved support for Windows Vista, OpenGL 2.1 test, clip plane feature test, language auto-detection, updated extensions database browser.
[04.04.2007]PassMark Software has created what it sees as the biggest, most comprehensive set of CPU benchmark charts available anywhere! Over several years the company has been compiling the PerformanceTest CPU benchmark results of more than 10,000 systems which covers more than 300 models of CPUs. Visit www.cpubenchmark.net to learn more!
PassMark PerformanceTest 6.1 has been updated with build 1002! It fixes a few bugs.
Belarc Advisor 220.127.116.11 is available for download!
[03.04.2007]Process Monitor 1.11 has been released! This update adds filtering performance improvements, more information for file create operations, and operation categories that allow you to easily set filters to see only writes or reads.
Hard Drive Inspector 2.21 build 355 is available for download! This release fixes a few bugs and adds a feature to enable S.M.A.R.T. on the HDDs in the USB enclosures.
HardwareOC has released Call of Duty 2 Benchmark! Key features include:
System Analyser 5.3q has been released! New features include: detection of DVD-RW DL, HD DVD-RAM, HD DVD-RW, HD DVD-R DL and HD DVD-RW DL, SMbus support for Intel ICH9, VIA VT8237A, VIA VT8251, VIA CX700, updated device database, minor improvements, bugfixes, etc.
[02.04.2007]Today is the eighth birthday of BenchmarkHQ! It means that it's time to thank all our visitors and partners for their invaluable help and support throughout all these years! We're here for you. It is also time to make plans plans for the future, and your opinion is very important to us. So, if you have any thoughts on how to make BenchmarkHQ better or if you just want to say happy birthday, you are welcome here and here.
Western Digital has released Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows 1.09b!
An updated version of PCIDEVS.TXT is available for download!
PC Wizard 2007 1.73 has been released! It has a wealth of new features and improvements, including: support for Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit, nVidia nForce 520, MCP61 (P/S/V), VIA CN400-CN700-CX700-VX700 chipsets support, monitor aspect ratio (16:10, 4:3, 5:4, 16:9) detection, Tagged Command Queuing (TCQ) and Trusted Computing features detection, improved Processor Benchmark, improved Multi-Thread Benchmark, support for the Greek language, preliminary support for Intel Core 2 Duo (Merom) X7800, T770, T7500, T7300, T7100, L7500, L7300, U7600, U7500, Pentium E2140, E2160 and Celeron 520, 530, Core 2 Duo (Conroe) E6850, E6750, E6550, E6540, E6420, E6320, E4500, E4400, preliminary support for Intel 965M (Crestline), P35/G33/G31/X38/Q35/Q33 (Bearlake) chipsets, and more!
[01.04.2007]One of the most feared colors in the NT world is blue. The infamous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) will pop up on an NT system whenever something has gone terribly wrong. Mark Russinovich, the author of many system utilities (including Process Monitor), has released a screensaver called Bluescreen that not only authentically mimics a BSOD, but will simulate startup screens seen during a system boot. Bluescreen cycles between different Blue Screens and simulated boots every 15 seconds or so. Virtually all the information shown on Bluescreen's BSOD and system start screen is obtained from your system configuration - its accuracy will fool even advanced NT developers. For example, the NT build number, processor revision, loaded drivers and addresses, disk drive characteristics, and memory size are all taken from the system Bluescreen is running on.
Use Bluescreen to amaze your friends and scare your enemies!
StatWin Professional 7.6.2 is available for download!
[31.03.2007]CrystalDiskMark 1.0 Final has been released!
[30.03.2007]Crystal Dew World has updated its utilities:
[29.03.2007]AMD64 CPU Assistant 0.6.4.236 is available for download! This release includes an improved Task Manager.
CrystalDiskMark 1.0 RC5 is available for download! It includes support for French, Spanish, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese and Chinese languages.
Advanced HostMonitor 6.75 has been released! It has a number of minor improvements and bugfixes. Visit the official page for details.
[28.03.2007]GoldMemory 6.92 has been released! It has a number of minor improvements and bugfixes.
Alchemy Eye 8.7 has been released! Here's what's new: File Compare monitoring type (allows to periodically check if the two files are equal, and get notified otherwise), ability to drag&drop multiple items in the network map, bugfixes.
CrystalDiskMark 1.0 RC3 is available for download!
[27.03.2007]Crystal Dew World has updated its utilities:
Hard Drive Inspector 2.20 build 350 is available for download! This release fixes a few bugs and adds support for hard drives in USB enclosures based on Cypress AT2 USB/ATA chip.
[26.03.2007]GCPUID 2.0.0120v is available for download!
PassMark WirelessMon 2.0 has been updated with build 1011! It fixes some bugs.
[25.03.2007]CrystalDiskMark 1.0 RC 2 is available for download!
DriveSitter 18.104.22.168 has been released! New features include: capability to execute S.M.A.R.T. self-test (short, extended, conveyance), capability to display S.M.A.R.T. self-test log, visual indicators for drive fitness and performance (allows you to judge the drive state at a glance), improved GUI, support for up to 32 devices, new S.M.A.R.T. attribute descriptions, a lot of minor improvements and numerous bugfixes.
[23.03.2007]CrystalDiskMark 1.0 Beta 2 is available for download!
SensorsView Pro 3.1 has been updated with build 3231!
Intel has released the Processor Identification Utility 3.5!
[22.03.2007]Geekbench 2.0.1 has been released! It contains a number of minor bug fixes.
NEW: CrystalDiskMark is designed to quickly test the performance of your hard drives!
AMD64 CPU Assistant 0.6.4.230 is available for download! This is a bugfix release.
[21.03.2007]Igor Pavlov has released the first alpha version of 7-Zip 4.45, which includes an improved benchmark feature! 7-Zip is a powerful file archiver with high compression ratio, support for multiple formats, localizations for 63 languages, etc. Its benchmark allows to test the CPU performance, as well as the system stability.
AMD64 CPU Assistant Lite 22.214.171.124 has been released!
Hard Drive Inspector 2.11 build 337 is available for download! This release has some minor improvements and bugfixes.
S&M 1.9.0b is available for download!
[20.03.2007]Futuremark Corporation announced today that it has started business operations in the rapidly developing China market. Futuremark signed a representation agreement with Alliance Digital, a leading China business development, sales, and support services firm. Futuremark is the world's leading provider of performance analysis software and services for cell phones, handhelds and PCs. Alliance Digital will provide business development, sales, technical support, and representation services for Futuremark's mobile business customers in China which are comprised of handset manufacturers, ODMs, semiconductor companies, game developers, and network operators. Read on...
Seagate has updated its diagnostic tools:
CD/DVD Diagnostic 2.2.0 build 45 is available for download!
[19.03.2007]AMD64 CPU Assistant 0.6.4.220 is available for download! Here's what's new: temperature-dependent CPU fan speed control for IT87xx chips (SmartFan), bugfixes.
HWiNFO32 1.73 has been released! New features include: support for Intel 4965AGN WiFi, preliminary support for AMD Barcelona (10h/K8L) family, VIA C7 internal thermal sensor monitoring, preliminary Intel Cantiga chipset support, support for ATI RC610, RS690, RS700, SC710, RD790, RX790, RD780, SiS 649 and 662 chipsets, support for DDR3 SPD, ADT7473 sensor support, support for Fintek F75383/4/5, F75373S, F75375S, F75387 HW monitors, updated device database, bugfixes, etc.
HardwareOC has released Half-Life 2 Episode One Benchmark! Key features include:
Advanced HostMonitor 6.74 is available for download! It has a number of new features and improvements. Visit the official page for details.
[18.03.2007]CoreTemp 0.95 has been released! Here's what's new: option to show temperature in the system tray, Manual refresh option, support for latest Intel and AMD CPUs, minor improvements and numerous bugfixes.
Crystal Dew World has updated its utilities:
NextSensor 126.96.36.199 Build 0318 RC5 has been released! New features include: advanced configuration profile for the DFI LanParty UT ICFX3200 T2R/G motherboard, minor changes.
System Information for Windows (SIW) 1.67 build 626 is available for download!
[17.03.2007]MVSoft PC Information 2.2 has been released! New in this version: support for Windows Vista, improved Report feature, updated device database, minor improvements and bugfixes.
Belarc Advisor 188.8.131.52 is available for download!
[16.03.2007]As you probably know, ReadyBoost is a disk caching technology first included with Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system. It aims to make computers running Windows Vista more responsive by using flash memory in order to boost system performance. Now, you can monitor ReadyBoost using a small utility called ReadyBoostMonitor! It watches the cache and gives you an idea of how well it is working.
Hard Drive Inspector 2.1 build 335 is available for download!
[15.03.2007]SensorsView Pro 3.1 has been updated with build 3152!
EVEREST Ultimate Edition 2007 BETA Build 948 is available for download! New in this release: new page: Devices / USB Devices, Intel Centrino Mobile Technology 4th Generation (Santa Rosa) compliance test, ATA autodetect and SMART information for drives behind Cypress AT2 USB-IDE bridges, several design and feature improvements under Windows Vista, Intel Processor Number detection for Core 2 Duo T5500P and Xeon L5320, chipset information for nVIDIA nForce 520 (MCP65S) and nForce 680a SLI (MCP55P), and much more!
[14.03.2007]Samsung Drive Diagnostic Utility (Hutil) 2.03 is available for download!
IOzone Filesystem Benchmark 3.282 is available for download!
[13.03.2007]BIOS Agent 3.62 is available for download!
HD_Speed has been updated to version 184.108.40.206!
[12.03.2007]Process Monitor 1.1 has been released! It introduces several new features and enhancements, including the ability to monitor activity from early in the boot process until late in a shutdown. In addition, it has command-line options that support scripted operation, a window finder tool for easily setting a filter on the process that owns a window, cancellable search, improvements in symbol display, and more.
CPUCooL 8.0.2 is available for download! This release fixes some bugs and adds support for some nVidia graphic cards.
[11.03.2007]Once again, the time has come to change our poll! But first, here are the results of the last poll:
My CPU is...
This time we ask you about the Microsoft's latest operating system: Do you have Windows Vista installed?
System Information for Windows (SIW) 1.67 has been released! Here's what's new: "Logical Disks" item, Windows Experience Index for Windows Vista, minor improvements, bugfixes, etc.
NextSensor 220.127.116.11 Build 0310 RC5 has been released! New features include: support for Fintek F71882F/83F, Fintek F71862F, Epox EP1308 and ITE IT8726F-S Super I/O LPC chips, advanced configuration profile for the Epox EP-MF570SLI motherboard.
[10.03.2007]Hard Disk Sentinel 2.02 beta has been released! Here's what's new: temperature, health and S.M.A.R.T. information reading for hard drives in USB enclosures based on Cypress AT2+ USB/ATA chip, acoustic management for hard drives in USB enclosures based on Cypress AT2+ USB/ATA chip, much more detailed information about ATA hard disks, hard disk database to display more details about any type of hard disks, average hard disk usage (%) and average hard disk transfer rate display, bugfixes, etc.
Hard Drive Inspector 2.1 build 328 is available for download!
[09.03.2007]Geekbench 2.0 has been released! Geekbench 2 is a huge improvement over Geekbench 2006, with new features like a new graphical user interface, new (and improved) benchmarks, and an improved result browser.
Prime95 v.25.2 is available for download!
[08.03.2007]Fresh Diagnose 7.54 has been released! It includes a new module called TCP/IP Configuration.
[07.03.2007]Nero CD-DVD Speed 18.104.22.168 has been released! New features include: TA jitter test for recent LiteOn drives, support for DVD-RW DL and DVD+RW DL, improved Disc Quality test, support for hybrid discs, small improvements and bugfixes.
Hard Drive Inspector 2.1 build 327 is available for download!
SensorsView Pro 3.1 has been updated with build 3061!
[06.03.2007]NetGong 6.1 (Build 306) (previously known as IPMonitor) is available for download! It includes "Check for Updates" feature, improved Windows Vista compatibility, and a few other minor improvements.
NetInfo 6.1 (Build 306) has been released! Just like the latest version of NetGong, it includes "Check for Updates" feature, improved Windows Vista compatibility, and a few other minor improvements.
Futuremark Corporation has announced the release of world's first benchmark for devices with Khronos OpenGL ES 2.0 programmable mobile graphics API! At 3DMarkMobile ES 2.0's core are next generation gaming workloads that are defined and programmed by Futuremark in conjunction with the BDP member companies. Licensees will be able to objectively assess real-world gaming performance by executing the workloads on their platforms and products.
Designed to gauge the performance of tomorrow's premium mobile gaming hardware today, 3DMarkMobile ES 2.0 is a complete OpenGL ES 2.0 test suite that includes: 2 OpenGL ES 2.0 3D game content tests, OpenGL ES 2.0 API feature tests (including Unified Shader test, Texture Filtering / Image Quality test, Scene management / Depth complexity test, etc.).
Futuremark developed 3DMarkMobile ES 2.0 workloads in close co-operation with mobile industry leaders via Futuremark's Handheld BDP. The program's membership includes AMD, ARM, Broadcom, DMP, Freescale Semiconductor, GiQuila, Imagination Technologies, Marvell, Mtekvision, NexusChips, NVIDIA, Renesas, Samsung, Symbian and Texas Instruments.
3DMarkMobile ES 2.0 will be released publicly in May, 2007. Source-code licensing for Futuremark's current and future Handheld BDP members is available today. Read on.
[05.03.2007]ASTRA32 1.52 has been released! New features include: Windows Vista x64 Edition support, calculation of memory module's manufacture date, updated devices database.
Crystal Dew World has updated its utilities:
[04.03.2007]NextSensor 22.214.171.124 Build 0303 RC4 has been released! Here's what's new: internal improvements, support for some ASUS motherboards equipped with Winbond W82627EHF I/O chips, bugfixes.
[03.03.2007]SiSoftware Sandra XI SP1a (2007.4.11.22) has been released! New features include: support for Intel Core 2 internal sensor, support for SMSC 47B27x, 47M15x, 47M192 sensors, support for VIA CX700 and VX700 chipsets, preliminary support for Hyper-Transport 3.0, fixed Vista Control Panel interface, bugfixes.
Advanced HostMonitor 6.72 is available for download! It has a number of new features and improvements. Visit the official page for details.
[02.03.2007]NEW: OpenGL Soft Shadows Benchmark is focused on the pixel processing unit (pixel pipelines) of your GPU!
Thanks to Jerome 'JeGX' Guinot (oZone[3D].Net)!
[01.03.2007]WebServer Stress Tool 126.96.36.199/237 is available for download! This version is fully compatible with Windows Vista.
StatWin Professional 7.6.1 is available for download! This release adds support for Windows Vista.
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