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May-June 2007

[29.06.2007]GPU Caps Viewer 1.2.0 has been released! Here's what's new: GLSL shader validation test, AMD R600 GPU detection, minor improvements, etc.

[28.06.2007]System Analyser 5.3r has been released! New features include: detection of SSE4.1 and SSE4.2, detection of AMD 3DnowPrefetch, updated device database, minor improvements, bugfixes, etc.

[27.06.2007]Network Activity Diagram 2.4 Beta 1 has been released! New features include: more diagram display parameters, ability to save TCP and UDP statistics into a file, Vista support, improved notifications, minor changes and bugfixes.

ASUS has released PC Probe II 1.04.19b!
[26.06.2007]TestLAB 2006 6.5.0 is available for download!

[25.06.2007]Thaiphoon Burner 3.2.0.8 Build 0625 has been released! This version adds support for the Intel ICH9 SMBus controller.

NEW: EFD Inspector is a small program, which quickly gathers the most important information about your system!

[24.06.2007]Active SMART 2.6 Beta 2 is available for download!
Hard Drive Inspector has been updated to version 2.43 build 407! Here's what's new: Hebrew language support, improved memory management.

NextSensor 2.7.0.0 Build 0622 R1 has been released! New features include: GPU temperature monitoring for some nVidia cards, updated user inteface, a lot of minor changes and fixes.

[22.06.2007]NEW: System Spec can let you see, save and print a complete spec of your PC!
Thanks to Jan Loncik @ PC_SPACE.sk! Dakujeme!

[21.06.2007]HMonitor 4.3.1.2 has been released! Here's what's new: Intel Bearlake chipset support, minor improvements and bugfixes.

[20.06.2007]PassMark MonitorTest 3.0 has been released! This version offers full multi-monitor support, as well as support for Windows Vista.

Intel has released Desktop Control Center 2.1.0008! 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 XP/32 and supports only the following Intel Desktop Boards: D975XBX, D955XBK, D955XCS.
[19.06.2007]USBlyzer 1.0 beta 3 is available for download! This is a bugfix release.

[18.06.2007]Prime95 v.25.3 has been released! It has a lot of improvements, including: multiple LL tests can now be run within a single prime95 instance, improved support for multi-cpu machines, new version of the Primenet server, ECM and P-1 now support B1 and B2 values above 4.29 billion, ability to copy the contents of a window to the clipboard, etc.

AMD64 CPU Assistant 0.6.5.241 is available for download! This release includes a number of minor improvements and bugfixes.

[17.06.2007]SensorsView Pro 3.1 has been updated with build 6151!

[15.06.2007]EIZO Monitortest 1.6.30 is available for download!

[14.06.2007]SensorsView Pro 3.1 has been updated with build 6141!

Belarc Advisor 7.2.20.0 is available for download!

[13.06.2007]NextSensor 2.6.0.1 Build 0612 R2 has been released! Now Thermal Alarm, Remote Monitor and XP-Fan functions are accessible through the popup context menu of NextSensor's system tray icons.

Victoria 4.3 for Windows has been released! New features include: ability to access logical drives through the Windows API, improved graph scaling, disk viewer/editor feature, a lot of minor improvements and bugfixes.

Hard Drive Inspector has been updated to version 2.42 build 402! It includes some minor GUI changes, as well as updated Czech language module.

[12.06.2007]Crystal Dew World has updated its utilities:
[10.06.2007]Fresh Diagnose 7.60 has been released! It includes a new module called Network Adapters, which shows information about installed network adapters and their configuration and states.

[09.06.2007]Central Brain Identifier 8.3.0.0 build 0608 R1 has been released! Here's what's new: identification of the AMD64 NPT family, including Athlon 64 X2 76W processor ADI5200IAA5DD, Athlon X2 45W processor, Sempron 45W Sparta code-named processor and Sempron 35W processor, recognition of Sempron 62W and 35W processors (revision F), recognition of the following AMD64 models: ADD34000IAA5CU, ADD4200IAA5CU, ADA3000IAA4CW, ADA3200IAA4CW, ADA3800IAA4CW, ADA4000IAA4CW, SDA3200IAA3CW, ADA6000IAA6CZ.
[08.06.2007]SIV 3.21 has been released! New features include: initial support for the Intel Core 2 (Penryn), (Wolfdale), (Ridgefield), (Yorkfield) and Intel Xeon (Harpertown) 45nm CPUs, reporting of the ITE IT8712F, IT8716F and IT8718F sensor chip version, [Disk SMART] page that reports Disk Drive status information, initial support for the Intel G35, P35, Q35, X38 and ICH9 chipsets, [DIMMs] and -SAVE=[DIMMs] to report/save information on the System Identity and the Memory DIMM configuration, minor changes, etc.

[07.06.2007]Intel has released the Processor Identification Utility 3.6!

[06.06.2007]NextSensor 2.6.0.0 Build 0606 R1 has been released! New features include: Express-FAN feature (based on Winbond's SmartFAN III) to control CPU fan speed via Winbond super I/O chips (it works in automatic mode and controls the CPU fan speed depending on the CPU temperature), ability to adjust fan speed divisors in order to report the correct fan speed on both ITE and Winbond I/O chips.

Crystal Dew World has updated its utilities:
Futuremark Logo [05.06.2007]Futuremark Corporation announced today the appointment of Mr. Tero Sarkkinen as CEO, effective July 1st, 2007! Currently overseeing the company's worldwide sales and marketing, Mr. Sarkkinen has worked the past 7 years directly with Mr. Risto Vehvilainen, Futuremark Corporation's current CEO. Mr. Vehvilainen enters retirement on June 30th but will continue to contribute his expertise and contacts to the company as a Director on Futuremark Corporation's board. Read on.
Another piece of news from Futuremark is about the next 3DMark. The company already mentioned that the upcoming 3DMark will only run with a fully DX10 compliant graphics accelerator and on Windows Vista. It won't support DX9 anymore. Now we can learn some more details of what the next 3DMark will require, and not only that; you can actually check if your system is next 3DMark ready! Below you can find a little online app called Game-o-Meter, which checks if your system is ready to run the next 3DMark. If your system doesn't meet the requirements, it will give you upgrade advices for you to get ready for the next generation!

[04.06.2007]CrystalCPUID 4.12.2.335 is available for download! This is a bugfix release.

SPEC/GPC's OpenGL Performance Characterization (SPECopc) project group has released SPECviewperf 10! SPECviewperf 10 is available initially for Windows XP and Vista, with versions for Linux and Mac OS expected in upcoming months.
Major new features in SPECviewperf 10 focus on performance evaluation in areas that are of increasing interest to the workstation market: higher-quality imaging and multi-core systems. SPECviewperf now provides the ability to compare performance of systems running in higher-quality graphics modes that use full-scene anti-aliasing. It also measures how effectively graphics subsystems scale when running multithreaded graphics content. Read the press release.

[01.06.2007]PassMark SoundCheck 3.0 has been released! New in this version: 24-bit recording/playback support, option to generate pink noise, ability to save recordings and generated tones to wave files, minor changes and bugfixes.

[31.05.2007]Geekbench 2.0.3 has been released! It fixes a number of system information bugs.

ASTRA32 1.53 has been released! New features include: detection of High Definition Audio codec name, detection of SCSI and USB CD/DVD devices, detection of monitor aspect ratio, detection of Intel Quad-Core Xeon (Penryn), Intel Core 2 Extreme (Yorkfield), Intel Core 2 Quad (Yorkfield), Intel Core 2 Duo (Wolfdale), Intel Pentium (Conroe), Intel Pentium Dual-Core Mobile, Intel Celeron M (Conroe-L, Merom-L), Intel A1xx, AMD Opteron (Barcelona, Budapest), AMD Phenom FX, AMD Phenom X4, AMD Phenom X2, AMD Athlon X2, AMD Sempron (Spica), AMD Turion 64 X2 (Trinidad), AMD Turion 64 (Richmond), AMD Mobile Sempron (Keene), reading of SPD information on VIA CX700 south bridge, updated devices database, minor improvements and bugfixes.

ASTRA 5.32 is available for download! Here's what's new: detection of High Definition Audio codec name, detection of SCSI and USB CD/DVD devices, calculation of memory module's manufacture date, detection of monitor aspect ratio, detection of Intel Quad-Core Xeon (Penryn), Intel Core 2 Extreme (Yorkfield), Intel Core 2 Quad (Yorkfield), Intel Core 2 Duo (Wolfdale), Intel Pentium (Conroe), Intel Pentium Dual-Core Mobile, Intel Celeron M (Conroe-L, Merom-L), Intel A1xx, AMD Opteron (Barcelona, Budapest), AMD Phenom FX, AMD Phenom X4, AMD Phenom X2, AMD Athlon X2, AMD Sempron (Spica), AMD Turion 64 X2 (Trinidad), AMD Turion 64 (Richmond), AMD Mobile Sempron (Keene), reading of SPD information on VIA CX700 south bridge, updated device database, bugfixes, etc.

[30.05.2007]SiSoftware Sandra XI SP3 (2007.6.11.40) has been released! This service pack fixes a number of bugs and contains some minor improvements.

Hard Drive Inspector has been updated to version 2.41 build 398!

[28.05.2007]Dr.Hardware Sysinfo 10.0d (German version) is available for download! This release includes support for the latest technologies and hardware.
[27.05.2007]CrystalCPUID 4.12.1.335 is available for download! This is a bugfix release.

Palm: SysInfo 5.0 has been released! This version fixes a lot of bugs and adds a Battery charge level statistics module.

[26.05.2007]Active SMART 2.6 Beta is available for download! It includes support for Windows Vista.
[25.05.2007]NEW: USBlyzer is an easy to use software USB protocol analyzer for Windows, which provides a complete yet simple to understand view for analyzing USB Host Controllers, USB Hubs and USB Devices activity!
Thanks to Jan Loncik @ PC_SPACE.sk! Dakujeme!

RightMark Audio Analyzer 6.0.5 has been released! Here's what's new: mono mode is now saved in/restored from registry, distortion calculation mode in "THD (set of tones)" test, minor changes.

[24.05.2007]EIZO Monitortest 1.6 is available for download!

System Information for Windows (SIW) 1.68 build 629 is available for download! This is a bugfix release.

[23.05.2007]Crystal Dew World has updated its utilities:
Hard Drive Inspector has been updated to version 2.40 build 392! It includes a number of minor changes and bugfixes.

[22.05.2007]NEW: Medieval Bluetooth Network Scanner can analyze and scan your Bluetooth network, giving detailed informations about local and remote devices found!
Thanks to Jan Loncik @ PC_SPACE.sk! Dakujeme!

[21.05.2007]Crystal Dew World has updated its utilities to fix a few bugs:
BIOS Agent 3.66 is available for download!

[20.05.2007]CPUCooL 8.0.4 has been released! It includes some minor improvements and bugfixes.

HardwareOC Quake 4 Benchmark 1.5.0.12 is available for download! This is a bugfix release.Thanks to Jan Loncik @ PC_SPACE.sk! Dakujeme!

NextSensor 2.5.4.0 Build 0520 RC6 has been released! New features include: support for Hitachi 7K1000, Maxtor DiamondMax 20/21, Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 and Western Digital Scorpio hard drives, media type check to prevent false HDD icon creation, minor improvements and bugfixes.

[19.05.2007]ASUS has released PC Probe II 1.04.19!
[18.05.2007]GCPUID 2.0.0122 is available for download! This release includes support for some new processors, updated PCI Device list, minor changes and bugfixes.

PassMark BurnInTest 5.3 Build 1005 has been released! It includes a number of minor improvements and bugfixes.

[17.05.2007]RightMark Audio Analyzer 6.0.4 has been released! Here's what's new: options to generate/analyze test files (24-bit 3-bytes int (packed int), 32-bit IEEE float (0.24 float type 3)), support for 8-bit files, minor fixes.

Hot CPU Tester 4.4.1 is available for download! This version fixes a bug that caused the program to crash on certain Intel motherboards.

PassMark WirelessMon 2.0 has been updated with build 1013! It adds some changes to keep user interface more responsive when the network card is queried for information.

[16.05.2007]An updated version of PCIDEVS.TXT is available for download!
BIOS Agent 3.65 is available for download!

[15.05.2007]Crystal Dew World has updated its utilities to fix a few bugs:
[14.05.2007]Hard Drive Inspector has been updated to version 2.33 build 385! New features include: support for Windows Vista DEP (Data Execution Prevention), Portuguese translation, updated Hungarian translation.

[13.05.2007]Crystal Dew World has updated its utilities to add support for Mobile Sempron (Keene) and Mobile Athlon 64 (Odessa) processors, as well as preliminary support for the AMD K10 family:
Futuremark Logo [12.05.2007]Futuremark Corporation has released SPMark for Symbian OS v9! It is the most comprehensive benchmark for modern smartphones. The product works on the latest Symbian OS devices, and enables users to professionally measure and compare performance across various smartphones and workloads. SPMark gives an easy-to-understand SPMark score for Symbian OS v9 smartphones which is fully comparable with scores obtained from other supported devices running the same software. The benchmark is immediately available in 2 different versions:
  • Free end-user/consumer version that includes 3D gaming and theoretical tests for 3D performance evaluation
  • Pro version that additionally includes system tests for Symbian applications (e.g. calendar and contacts database), customizable test runs and a battery test.
SPMark for Symbian OS v9 is a new product in the SPMark series of Symbian OS benchmarks. The first product, SPMark04, was released in 2004 and supports Symbian OS v6.x, v7.x and v8.x smartphones.
Both SPMark for Symbian OS v9 and SPMark04 contain the same system tests, making it easy to compare the two results.

[11.05.2007]RightMark Audio Analyzer 6.0.3 has been released! This version fixes a few bugs and adds multilingual support (currently includes Russian and English languages).

EIZO Monitortest 1.5 is available for download!

Belarc Advisor 7.2.18.2 is available for download!

[10.05.2007]HWiNFO32 1.74 has been released! New features include: support for Intel 5100 (San Clemente) chipset, recognition of nVidia nForce 610M, 630M, 650M chipsets, improved support for Penryn and Wolfdale/Dunnington families, support for SSE4.1 and SSE4.2 extensions, updated device database, bugfixes, etc.

[09.05.2007]Fresh Diagnose 7.58 has been released! It includes support for French, Spanish and Portuguese languages.

[08.05.2007]RightMark Audio Analyzer 6.0.2 has been released! Changes include: ability to changes skins, ability to change spectrum colors on-the-fly, minor improvements.

Hard Drive Inspector has been updated to version 2.32 build 380! New features include: support for USB drives based on In-System Design chips (USB 2.0 ATA Bridge), support for Slovak and Armenian languages, Russian help file, etc.

BIOS Agent 3.64 is available for download!

[07.05.2007]GPU Caps Viewer 1.1.2 has been released! Here's what's new: GPU codename detection for S3 graphics cards (Chrome S2x, DeltaChrome and UniChrome), minor GUI improvements, bugfixes, etc.

Crystal Dew World has updated its utilities:
[06.05.2007]Thaiphoon Burner 3.2.0.7 build 0505 Final has been released!

RightMark Audio Analyzer 6.0.1 has been released! This version includes some minor GUI fixes (added hits on buttons, added maximize ability, new icon).

[05.05.2007]Notebook Hardware Control 2.0 Pre-Release-06 is available for download! Notebook Hardware Control is a nice utility that allows to easily control the hardware components of your Notebook (AMD and Intel). Notebook Hardware Control helps you to:
  • prolong the battery lifetime and cool down the system with CPU Voltage Control and ATI Clock Control;
  • full processor speed control with custom dynamic switching and CPU Speed Control (CPU policy);
  • monitor the battery charge level and system temperature;
  • control and monitor the Hard Drive with S.M.A.R.T management, acoustic & advanced power management and Hard Drive temperature monitoring;
  • reduce noise with Notebook FAN Control.
New in this version: support for Windows Vista, better support for dual-core CPUs, minor improvements and bugfixes.
Note: Notebook Hardware Control works on all notebooks with Intel and AMD CPU's. Some features are only available on newer Pentium CPU's. You must have Microsoft's .NET Version 2.0 Framework installed.
DVDInfoPro 4.635 is available for download! It includes a number of minor improvements and bugfixes.

[03.05.2007]PassMark WirelessMon 2.0 has been updated with build 1012! It contains some minor improvements and bugfixes.

[02.05.2007]Hot CPU Tester 4.4 has been released! Here's what' new: support for Windows Vista, support for Intel Xeon (Penryn), Intel Core 2 Extreme (Yorkfield), Intel Core 2 Quad (Yorkfield), Intel Core 2 Duo (Wolfdale), support for AMD Athlon 64 X2 (Windsor), Athlon 64 FX (Windsor), Athlon 64 (Orleans), Sempron (Manila), improved Hard Disk module test, bugfixes.

RightMark Audio Analyzer 6.0 has been released! This new version is the result of two years of development. RMAA 6.0 raises the bar of comfort and functionality for spectrum analyzers. RMAA 6 includes: friendly, easy-to-use user interface, ability to select different API devices from a single list, a wealth of other improvements.

CPU-Z 1.40 has been released! New features include: VIA P4M800CE chipset support, preliminary support for Intel Penryn family (45 nm), Intel Core 2 Duo E6x20, Pentium E2140/2160 processors recognition, Intel P35, G33, G31, Q35, Q33, X38 chipsets support, Intel GL960/GM965/PM965 chipsets support, AMD Athlon 64 "Lima" and AMD Geode LX processors support, NVIDIA nForce 520 chipset support, minor changes, etc.

[01.05.2007]SiSoftware Sandra XI SP2 (2007.5.11.35) has been released! This service pack offers full support for Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows Mobile 6 and preliminary support for Microsoft Windows Server 2007. It also offers new hardware support for recently released (and soon to be released) hardware, including:
  • Processors: AMD, Intel and VIA, next generation support.
  • Chipsets: Intel next generation, SiS, VIA.
  • South Bridges: Ali/nVidia.
  • Platform: Intel Centrino Duo/Pro, Intel vPro, SMBIOS/DMI 2.5, DDR3, HT 3.0.
  • Hardware Monitor Support: Monitor line current and power.
  • Hardware Monitor Chips: Abit, AMD, Fintek, Intel, ITE, National Semiconductor, SMSC, VIA, Winbond.
Download and see for yourself!

PassMark PerformanceTest 6.1 has been updated with build 1003! It fixes a few bugs and adds the ability to throttle the UDP data throughput with the Advanced Network test.

Belarc Advisor 7.2.14.0 is available for download!

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