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May-June 2006

[30.06.2006]Hard Drive Inspector 1.85 has been released! Here's what's new: Arabic (Syrian) and Vietnamese languages support, S.M.A.R.T. attribute 190 identification for Western Digital drives.

S&M 1.8.1 is available for download! This is a bugfix release.

[29.06.2006]BIOS Agent 3.53 is available for download!



HDDScan 2.7 has been released! New features include: ability to pause scanning, view defect lists and start/stop spindle on SCSI drives, control AAM, APM and S.M.A.R.T. by using command line parameters, send e-mails.

[28.06.2006]EVEREST 3.00 has been released! Here's what's new: support for Intel Core 2 "Conroe" and "Merom" processors, Graphical Remote Control with File Transfer (to access and control a distant PC and all its resources, available in EVEREST Corporate Edition only), revamped and redesigned EVEREST CPUID panel, redesigned Cache & Memory Benchmark with L3 cache benchmarking, support for NVIDIA/Corsair Enhanced Performance Profiles, System Stability Test (to stress system memory, CPU, FPU and local disks simultaneously), Smart Battery information (including battery model, manufacturer detection; charge/discharge rate, charge/discharge cycle count and wear level monitoring), LCD Calibration Screen in Monitor Diagnostics, support for the latest hardware and software, bugfixes.

PassMark PerformanceTest 6.0 build 1011 is available for download! This release includes an improved Advanced disk test.

Advanced HostMonitor 6.08 Beta is available for download! This release has a number of new features and improvements. Visit the official page for details.

[27.06.2006]CPU-Z 1.35 has been released! New features include: ATI RS350, RS400, RS480/RX480, RS482, RD580/RX580, RS600/RD600, RS690, RS700 chipsets support, ATI SB600 southbridge support, Intel P965 chipset support, Core based engineering samples report, Windows Vista product line report.

MVSoft PC Information 2.1 has been released! New in this version: Changes page to display changes occurred since last MvPCinfo start, Port Scanner page to discover open ports, Folder sizes page to display disk utilization, ability to specify authorization parameters for SMTP servers, ability to specify additional files to be emailed together with report, improved support for 64-bit Windows, bugfixes, etc.

[26.06.2006]Hard Disk Sentinel 1.33 has been released! Here's what's new: "power on" time display and "estimated lifetime" display, option to specify SMTP port, updated interface, support for the following languages: Chinese, Italian and Spanish, minor improvements and bugfixes.

[25.06.2006]nVidia Corporation has released nTune 5.00.06.06! 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.
[24.06.2006]System Analyser 5.3n has been released! New features include: identification of AMD Turion X2, identification of AMD Socket S1, Socket F and AM2, identification of the latest Intel Xeon Dual core processors, updated device database, minor improvements, bugfixes, etc.

[23.06.2006]PassMark BurnInTest 5.1 Build 1009 is available for download! This is a bugfix release.

An updated version of NextSensor 2.4.0.0 Build 0622 Beta1 is available for download! It logs all steps of its initialization into Nxlog.txt file. This option will be removed in the second beta version. So, if NextSensor doesn't run you may send that file to the author in order to help find a solution and fix the problem. Besides, future versions of the program are expected to be able to measure the second hard disk drive temperature.

[22.06.2006]Stress Prime 2004 v.0.41 Orthos Edition has been released! New features include: support for dual-threaded Prime95 torture test in one process (the program will create one or two threads depending on how many cores your CPU has), StressCPU test, support for Prime95's "-A", "-T", and "-W" command line switches.
Thanks to PC_SPACE.sk! Dakujeme!

[21.06.2006]NEW: EIZO Monitortest is a wonderful utility, which allows to thoroughly test and adjust your monitor!

[20.06.2006]PassMark WirelessMon 2.0 Build 1002 is available for download! It fixes another portion of bugs.

[19.06.2006]Alchemy Eye 8.0 has been released! Here's what's new: Network Administrator can now restrict user web interface to certain folders, Dead Servers and Live Servers views in the main program window.

FRAPS 2.7.4 is available for download! This is a bugfix release.

[18.06.2006]NextSensor 2.4.0.0 Build 0618 Beta1 has been released! It features a new function called Thermal Alarm, which is designed to prevent the processor from overheating. The Thermal Alarm consists of the two sub functions automatic CPU Clock Throttling that can be activated for any processor and automatic FID/VID transition specific for the AMD64 processors only.

[17.06.2006]Drive Health 2.4.120 is available for download! This is a bugfix release.

[16.06.2006]HardwareOC has released Quake 4 Benchmark 1.2! It lets you benchmark Quake 4. Key features:
  • Resolutions from 640x480 up to 2048x1536.
  • HD WideScreen resolutions (1280x768, 1920x1080, 1920x1200) support.
  • 1 built-in demo.
  • 4 graphics quality settings (Low, Medium, High, Ultra).
  • Symmetric MultiProcessing-based acceleration (SMP) support.
  • Antialiasing and Anisotrophic filtering support.
  • Batch mode.
The program supports both Windows XP 32-bit and 64-bit. The new version has the following improvements: 8x, 16x antialiasing support, custom resolution feature, minor improvements and bugfixes.
TrueSpeed 1.6 has been released! Here's what's new: SSE3 detection code, updated CPU identification code to include NSC, SiS and Compaq CPUs, updated user interface, bugfixes, etc.

[15.06.2006]EVEREST Ultimate Edition 2006 BETA v2.81 Build 618 is available for download! New features include: System Stability Test, smart battery information, enhanced support for SpeedStep/PowerNow!/Cool'n'Quiet systems, CPU diode temperature measurement for AMD K8 Rev.F, K8 Rev.G, Intel Core (Yonah), Core 2 (Conroe/Merom), Xeon (Woodcrest) and Penryn, support for Quad Channel memory configurations, support for Ageia PhysX physics processor, identification of AMD Athlon 64 FX-62 (aka Windsor FX), AMD Athlon 64 (aka Orleans), AMD Athlon 64 X2 (aka Windsor), AMD Opterons (aka Santa Ana, Santa Rosa), AMD Semprons (aka Orleans-128, Orleans-256), AMD Turion 64 X2 TL (aka Taylor), Intel Core 2 Extreme (aka Conroe) and Intel Penryn, and much more!
Victoria 3.52 is available for download! Changes include: improved support for SATA-II, support for 17 new Promise and nVidia SATA-controllers, support for new S.M.A.R.T. attributes, minor improvements and bugfixes. At the moment, Victoria 3.52 supports only the Russian language.

[14.06.2006]PassMark WirelessMon 2.0 has been updated with build 1001! It fixes a few bugs.

Advanced HostMonitor 6.02 Beta is available for download! This release has a number of new features and improvements. Visit the official page for details.

An updated version of Belarc Advisor 7.1h is available for download!

[13.06.2006]SIV 3.13 has been released! Here's what's new: support for AMD Socket AM2 and Socket F processors and DRAM controllers, improved reporting of overclocked Pentium D 805 processors, minor improvements and bugfixes.

NEW: Hard Disk Sentinel is a hard disk monitoring application, which is able to find possible hard disk problems, performance degradations and failures!

[12.06.2006]Hnet Info 2.00 build 53 is available for download! This release includes a number of new features and improvements.

[11.06.2006]OverSoft CPU Informer 1.0 beta is available for download! Here's what's new: improved support for Pentium D and Athlon 64 X2, support for Xeon DP Sossaman and Intel Core 2 Duo (Conroe).

[09.06.2006]Fresh Diagnose 7.36 has been released! This version includes an Internet Zones module.

[08.06.2006]HWiNFO32 1.62 has been released! New features include: recognition and SMBus support of ATI SB600, support for Corsair DDR2 Enhanced Performance Profiles, SMBIOS Spec 2.5 support, SPD reading on Intel 5000x and E8500/8501 chipsets, memory timing report for Intel E8500/8501 chipsets, recognition of nVidia nForce 570/590 SLI, 570, 550, nForce Pro 3050 and 3600 chipsets, support for Cedar Mill D0, Tulsa B0, Yonah D0 and Merom/Conroe B1 steppings, updated device database, bugfixes, etc.

[07.06.2006]PerfMonitor 1.0.0.7 is available for download! This release fixes some bugs.

An updated version of PCIDEVS.TXT is available for download!
[06.06.2006]Central Brain Identifier 8.0.0.8 Build 0606 Final has been released! New features include: ability to freely manipulate with the frequency and width of the HyperTransport link (regardless of chipset and Windows version), ability to change memory frequency for the AMD64 platform including the latest Revision F processors, AMD Turion 64 X2 processor family recognition, minor improvements and bugfixes.

[05.06.2006]DVDInfoPro 4.6.1.4 is available for download! This release fixes some bugs.

[04.06.2006]ClockGen 1.0.4.6 has been released! Changes include: support for ICS 954519 and Realtek RTM865-461 PLLs, support for nVidia nForce 590 integrated PLL, SMBus support for Intel ICH8.
ClockGen is a overclocking tool that allow to dynamically overclock such devices as CPU, memory, AGP and PCI bus.
[03.06.2006]Crystal Dew World has updated its products to add support for AMD-V and Intel Celeron D (Cedar Mill-V):
[02.06.2006]PassMark BurnInTest 5.1 Build 1005 is available for download! This is a bugfix release.

[01.06.2006]CPU-Z 1.34.1 has been released! New features include: AMD socket AM2/S1/F (rev F.) CPUs support, Enhanced Performance Profile (EPP) memory information, tRC (bank cycle time) report, FB-DIMM DDR2 SPD information, Core 2 Duo names and logos, Turion 64 X2 logo.

[31.05.2006]An updated version of PCIDEVS.TXT is available for download!
Hard Drive Inspector 1.8 has been released! Here's what's new: improved installer, new registration key system.

[30.05.2006]Hitachi has released Drive Fitness Test 4.07! Changes include: support for new drives, modified "Drive List" display.

HMonitor 4.2.5.1 has been released! New in this version: 2nd adapter temperatures display for nVidia SLI mode, monitoring of up to 4 fans, 4 temperatures and 4 HDDs in the main window, VGA & HDD settings window, support for Intel 631xESB / 632xESB and ATi SB450 southbridges, SMSC SCH3112, SCH3114, SCH3116 sensor chips support, minor improvements and bugfixes.

[29.05.2006]Thaiphoon Burner 3.0.0.0 Build 0528 Final has been released! Changes include: redesigned interface, ability to flash SPD dumps without SPD rescanning, option to update data in the HEX editor in order to analyze the result, Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services support, bugfixes.

[28.05.2006]Central Brain Identifier 8.0.0.7 Build 0527 R7 is available for download! New features include: support for the following AMD Sempron Revision F processors: SDA2800IAA2CN, SDA3000IAA3CN, SDA3200IAA2CN, SDA3400IAA3CN, SDA3500IAA2CN, SDA3600IAA3CN, SMS3200HAX4CM, SMS3400HAX3CM, SMS3500HAX4CM; ability to change HyperTransport frequency under Windows x64 and Vista (regardless of chipset).
NextSensor 2.3.0.1 Build 0527 has been released! It fixes a little bug.

Advanced HostMonitor 6.00 Beta is available for download! This release has a number of new features and improvements. Visit the official page for details.

[26.05.2006]Crystal Dew World has updated its products to fix some bugs:
[25.05.2006]Far Cry Benchmark 1.5 is available for download! Here's what's new: system information module, NVIDIA and ATI VGA detection modules, help file.
HardwareOC has released Serious Sam 2 Benchmark 1.1! It allows to benchmark Serious Sam 2 v2.070. New features include: custom resolution feature, NVIDIA and ATI VGA detection modules, bugfixes, etc.
OpenGL Extension Viewer 2.25 has been released!

[24.05.2006]Crystal Dew World has updated its products to add support for Athlon 64 FX (Windsor), Athlon 64 (Orleans), Sempron (Manila) and Intel Core 2 Extreme:
[23.05.2006]PassMark WirelessMon 2.0 Final has been released! New in this version: GPS support, Map tab where you can select an image to display and then click on areas of the image or use GPS co-ordinates to take a sample of SSID strengths (this allows a Wireless coverage map to be generated), redesigned user interface, ability to connect to an access point, a count of secure and insecure access points found, etc.

System Information for Windows (SIW) 1.60 has been released! Here's what's new: Traditional Chinese language support, support for some new CPUs, detection of Microsoft Compute Cluster Edition and Microsoft Storage Server, minor improvements and bugfixes.

[22.05.2006]Central Brain Identifier 8.0.0.7 Build 0522 R7 is available for download! New features include: support for the official "DRAM Interface Speed vs. CPU Core Clock Multiplier" table related to AMD64 Revision F processors that allows to detect the current DDR2 frequency and the maximum supported DRAM frequency, improved P-State tab, detection of the current temperature for each core of a dual-core processor, determination of the Temperature Control specification parameter.
[21.05.2006]Crystal Dew World has updated its products to add support for Turion 64 X2 (Taylor), Athlon 64 X2 (Windsor), Intel Core2 Duo (Conroe/Merom), Celeron D (Prescott-128K) and SSE4:
[18.05.2006]Central Brain Identifier 8.0.0.6 Build 0518 R6 is available for download! New features include: extended memory address range for P-State tables search, minimum core voltage report for AMD64 processors with AMD PowerNow! Technology, identification of the newest AMD64 processors (revision F2), including the following OPN numbers: ADA3500IAA4CN, ADA3800IAA4CN, ADA4000IAA6CS, ADA4200IAA5CU, ADA4400IAA6CS, ADA4600IAA5CU, ADA4800IAA6CS, ADA5000IAA5CU, ADAFX62IAA6CS.
An updated version of Alchemy Eye 7.9.10 is available for download!

[17.05.2006]SPEC/GPC's OpenGL Performance Characterization (SPECopc) project group has released SPECviewperf 9! It has a lot of improvements, including: new viewsets based on traces of UGS Teamcenter Visualization Mockup, a conceptual design application (up to 11 million vertices), and UGS NX 3, a leading CAD/CAM application (30 million vertices), use of glDrawElements instead of glArrayElement within the restructured Maya viewset, and more! Read the press release.

Show Me The Colors! 4.7.0.33520 has been released! This version has a few minor changes.

RAMspeed 2.3.3 has been released! It has an updated processor identification code.

Futuremark Logo [16.05.2006]Futuremark today announced they have signed a deal with Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ "MSFT"). The contract covers online services and performance analysis tools in support of Microsoft Windows XP and the upcoming Windows Vista operating systems. Financial details related to the venture have not been disclosed.
Futuremark currently provides online services for Microsoft, including the highly successful Windows Game Advisor. The new contract continues provision of the current online services and will expand the offering with a new web application that has yet to be announced. Futuremark will also independently be developing comparative performance tools for use on Windows Vista.

EVEREST Ultimate Edition 2006 BETA v2.81 is available for download! This release includes support for Enhanced Performance Profiles, or EPP. EPP is a specification developed by NVidia Corporation and Corsair Memory, which allows consumers to easily expose new, advanced performance memory settings built into high performance memory DIMMs for even higher levels of overall PC system performance. Corsair Memory is the first memory vendor to announce support for the new EPP specification, and is expected to have new EPP-based memory DIMMs available in the channel later this month. End users will be able to measure the impact on benchmark performance and verify detailed parametric settings using common system utilities such as Lavalys EVEREST. Learn more about EPP.
[15.05.2006]CD/DVD Diagnostic 2.2.0 build 36 is available for download!

SciMark Standard Edition Complex has been updated to version 2006.05.05!

[14.05.2006]SIV 3.12 has been released! Here's what's new: System Power Capabilities information page, initial support for Intel Core 2 (Conroe) processor, reporting on Windows Media Center and Tablet PC variants and also Windows 2003 Server R2, minor improvements and bugfixes.

[13.05.2006]Alchemy Eye 7.9 has been released! New features include: improved Network Map, Installer now adds the "exception" to the Windows XP Firewall allowing the program's built-in web server work properly, bugfixes, etc.

[12.05.2006]Fresh Diagnose 7.34 has been released! This version includes an Open Ports module.

[11.05.2006]An updated version of Belarc Advisor 7.1h is available for download!

[10.05.2006]System Information for Windows (SIW) 1.59 Build 607 is available for download! It has some minor improvements and bugfixes.

[09.05.2006]Central Brain Identifier 8.0.0.5 Build 0508 R5 is available for download! This release is capable of changing the HyperTransport bus clock frequency. Now, if your system board is based on VIA, nVidia or AMD chipset you can change the HT frequency on the fly without any system restart! Available steps are 100MHz, 200MHz, 400MHz, 600MHz, 800MHz and 1000MHz! In addition, you can change the HyperTransport width too.
[07.05.2006]SiSoftware Sandra 2007 (10.98) has been released! As always, it has a wealth of new features and improvements, including:
  • Brand new GUI: modern, dynamic, cool interface
  • Brand new help file HTML: better accesibility
  • 4 new benchmarks:
    • Power Management Efficiency: Benchmark power management efficiency of the processor(s)
    • Memory Latency: Benchmark the latency of caches and memory
    • Physical Disks: Benchmark hard disks
    • CD-ROM and DVD: Benchmark CD-ROM, DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray drives
  • 4 updated benchmarks:
    • SSE3 & SSE4 Processor(s) Arithmetic benchmarks
    • SSE4 Processor(s) Multi-Media benchmark
    • updated File System benchmark
    • updated Removable Storage benchmark
  • New platform support:
    • Windows Mobile 5.01 (Pocket PC & Smartphone)
  • New hardware support:
    • AMD M2 DDR2 (Athlon 64, Athlon 64 X2, Opteron, Turion, Sempron) processors
    • ATI Radeon XPRess 3200/RD580, RS600 chipsets support
    • Intel Core Duo/Solo (Yonah, Merom, Conroe, Woodcrest) processors
    • Intel 975X, 945GM, 854PM chipsets support
    • Intel 7230 chipset support
    • VIA C7 processors
    • VIA CN400, CN700, CX700 (C7) chipsets support
    • VIA K8M890, C8N890 K8T900 (Athlon64) chipsets support
    • VIA P4M890, PN800 chipsets support
    • More to be disclosed upon release
  • New hardware monitor support:
    • Analog Devices ADT7473, ADT7475, ADT7476, ADT7481
    • Fintek F75383, F75384, F75373S, F75375S/SP
    • Winbond W83782D

[04.05.2006]PassMark WirelessMon 2.0 Beta is available for download! New in this version: GPS support, Map tab where you can select an image to display and then click on areas of the image or use GPS co-ordinates to take a sample of SSID strengths (this allows a Wireless coverage map to be generated), redesigned user interface, ability to connect to an access point, a count of secure and insecure access points found, etc.

[03.05.2006]NextSensor 2.3.0.0 Build 0505 Final has been released! Here's what's new: temperature monitoring using the AMD64 on-die thermal diode, ability to remotely monitor voltage, temperature and fan speed parameters via the NextSensor Remote Monitor function.

DVDInfoPro 4.6.1.0 has been released! It has a lot of minor improvements and bugfixes.

Central Brain Identifier 8.0.0.4 Build 0504 R4 is available for download! New feature include: detection of memory settings for both Fx and earlier processor revisions (AM2 platform), ability to change these timings, redesigned Controller tab.
[02.05.2006]HWiNFO32 1.61 has been released! New features include: recognition of AGEIA PhysX accelerator card, enhanced support for VIA C7, recognition of Intel 3000/3010 (Mukilteo-2/2P) chipsets, preliminary recognition of Intel Crestline chipset, recognition of Intel 945GMS and 940GML chpisets, updated device database, bugfixes, etc.

HardwareOC has released Quake 4 Benchmark 1.1! It lets you benchmark Quake 4. Key features:
  • Resolutions from 640x480 up to 2048x1536.
  • HD WideScreen resolutions (1280x768, 1920x1080, 1920x1200) support.
  • 1 built-in demo.
  • 4 graphics quality settings (Low, Medium, High, Ultra).
  • Symmetric MultiProcessing-based acceleration (SMP) support.
  • Antialiasing and Anisotrophic filtering support.
  • Batch mode.
The program supports both Windows XP 32-bit and 64-bit. The new version has the following improvements: support for the latest v1.2 patch, NVIDIA and ATI VGA detection modules, system information module, "/noversion" command line parameter that allows to disable the version checking, HWZone demo, and much more!
[01.05.2006]System Information for Windows (SIW) 1.59 has been released! Here's what's new: support for some new CPUs, enhanced HDD identification, bugfixes, etc.

FRAPS 2.7.3 is available for download! This release adds support for latest version of GameGuard and fixes some bugs.

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