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July-August 2007

[31.08.2007]RightMark CPU Clock Utility 2.30 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: desktop/mobile Intel Core2 CPU type selection, new AMD K8 NPT CPU default P-states tables, support for new Intel CPUs (Pentium Dual Core, Celeron 4xx, new Core 2 revisions), support for new Intel southbridges (ICH8M and ICH9 families), process/thread realtime priority setting, unlocked "Hard C4E" option for Intel Core 2 CPUs, Celsius/Farenheit temperature display setting, minor improvements, bugfixes, and more!
[29.08.2007]Belarc Advisor 7.2.20.5 is available for download!

Geekbench 2.0.6 is available for download! This release includes some minor changes.

YouGamers Logo [28.08.2007]YouGamers.com is arranging a cool contest to celebrate the new look of the site! It is about using creativity and wild imagination to win four games of your choice (any platform) in the YouGamers Caption'a'Shot Competition! Simply sign up at http://www.yougamers.com, choose a screen shot found in any article, preview or review and come up with a spiffy caption for it. The most amusing and unique caption will win. Learn more!

PassMark BurnInTest 5.3 Build 1010 has been released! It has a number of minor improvements and bugfixes, including some changes to improve error handling.

[27.08.2007]Network Activity Diagram 2.4 .335 Final 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.

SensorsView Pro 3.1 has been updated with build 8271!

[26.08.2007]PassMark ModemTest 1.3 Build 1012 is available for download! This release adds support for Windows Vista.

[24.08.2007]Active SMART 2.6 for USB Drives has been released! This version currently supports Western Digital Passport and I-O Data USB hard drives.

[23.08.2007]PassMark PerformanceTest 6.1 has been updated with build 1008! Changes include: improved support for Intel Core 2 Quad, a lot of minor improvements and fixes.

Hard Drive Inspector 2.47 build 427 is available for download! In includes some minor improvements and bugfixes.

[22.08.2007]NEW: OpenGL Fur Rendering Benchmark is a small OpenGL benchmark focused on fur rendering using real time shaders!
Thanks to Jerome 'JeGX' Guinot (oZone[3D].Net)!

CoreTemp 0.95.4 Beta is available for download! It includes a number of bugfixes and support for some new Intel CPU models.

Futuremark LogoFuturemark Corporation has announced that YouGamers (www.YouGamers.com) has finished its beta stage successfully and is now open with significant new features and services. The site publishes PC game reviews and previews, a unique service to estimate user's PC against game performance requirements, breaking industry news, exclusive interviews, and original articles.
Game-o-Meter, YouGamers' proprietary gaming performance analysis service, quickly and easily shows users which games their PC can play, and how well will those games run on their systems. It also is able to suggest hardware upgrade recommendations that are specific and optimal for the user's PC.
YouGamers is first off the mark again with their stats pages which list all accumulated hardware details, including some surprising graphics card and operating system results. Learn more.

[21.08.2007]SensorsView Pro 3.1 has been updated with build 8184!

OpenGL Extension Viewer 2.30 has been released! Here's what's new: GeForce 8 Geometry Shader capabilities report, updated database, progress bar at startup (Windows only).

[20.08.2007]Prime95 v.25.4 for 64-bit editions of Windows has been released!

MVSoft PC Information 2.2.1.3 is available for download!

[19.08.2007]Central Brain Identifier 8.3.6.3 build 0818 R3 has been released! Here's what's new: ability to select two additional HT-multipliers for the HyperTransport Bus (1.5 (300 MHz) and 2.5 (500 MHz)), ability to increase the DDR SDRAM frequency up to 216 MHz, 233 MHz and 250 MHz by using three new CPU/RAM divisors, minor improvements and bugfixes.
Process Monitor 1.22 is available for download!

[18.08.2007]Belarc Advisor 7.2.20.4 is available for download!

[17.08.2007]SiSoftware Sandra XII (2008) (2008.1.12.30) has been released! This version adds the following new modules and functionality:
  • .NET Benchmarking (.NET Arithmetic and .NET Multi-Media modules).
  • Java Benchmarking (Java Arithmetic and Java Multi-Media modules).
  • Virtual Machines and Runtime Engines module.
  • Cryptography and Certificates module.
  • Information about the client sessions hosted by your computer under Terminal Services.
  • Information about the users and user group accounts registered on your computer and on your domain.
  • Information about the wireless (802.11a/b/g/n) networks and devices in addition to the Bluetooth, IrDA (Infrared) and networking capabilities.
  • New Advanced Charting Capabilities.
  • Support and compatibility for the latest hardware.

[16.08.2007]Thaiphoon Burner 3.2.0.9 Build 0808 is available for download!

Crystal Dew World has updated its utilities:
[15.08.2007]SIV 3.23 has been released! New features include: support for the Intel Xeon MP 7300 (Tigerton) and Core2 Mobile T7100 series of CPUs, support for the Intel E8500, E8501, PM965 and GM965 PCI-Express chipsets and the nVidia nForce 5, reworked CPU speed calculation for faster start-up on systems with multiple CPUs, [DbgPrintEx] to allow the Current and Permanent DbgPrintEx Filters to be changed, minor changes and bugfixes.

[14.08.2007]BAPCo has released MobileMark 2007, the latest version of the premier performance qualified battery life metric based on real world applications! MobileMark 2007 extends the MobileMark family to support Windows Vista. MobileMark 2007 allows users to directly compare platforms based on Windows Vista to those based on Windows XP Professional and Home.
The new release also incorporates numerous new features and enhancements such as an improved GUI allowing streamlined start-up and run along with a heads-up-display (HUD) and automated error reporting.
Recognizing the increasing diversity in the use of notebook computing, MobileMark 2007 features DVD, Wireless and Reader modules in addition to the existing core Productivity module. Each module includes a robust and refreshed set of applications and can be run individually to show battery life in a greater variety of specific scenarios.
MobileMark 2007 is available from $499.95 USD, upgrade pricing is also available to registered users. Learn more.
Thanks to Jan Loncik @ PC_SPACE.sk!

[13.08.2007]SensorsView Pro 3.1 has been updated with build 8131!

ASUS has released PC Probe II 1.04.22!
Prime95 v.25.4 is available for download!

CrystalCPUID 4.13.2.341a has been released!

[12.08.2007]TaskInfo 7.1.0.232 is available for download! This is a bugfix release.

Nero CD-DVD Speed 4.7.7.3 has been released! New features include: support for Blu-ray testing with Mediatek based drives (Disc Quality Test), preliminary support for HD DVD-RW SL/DL, small improvements and bugfixes.

[10.08.2007]Fresh Diagnose 7.64 has been released! It includes a new module called User Accounts, which contains information about user accounts and their configurations in your system.

[09.08.2007]SensorsView Pro 3.1 has been updated with build 7171!

CINEBENCH 10 has been released! The new version of MAXON CINEBENCH R10 contains new test scenes especially designed to meet the demands of state-of-the-art hardware. Like its predecessors, MAXON CINEBENCH R10 is also based on MAXON Computer's Hollywood-proven software, CINEMA 4D.
The CPU test, which renders a 3D scene photo-realistically, now applies even more performance-intensive functions such as area light sources, procedural shaders, Ambient Occlusion and multi-level reflections. The graphics cards tests have also been thoroughly reworked.
MAXON CINEBENCH R10 supports up to 16 CPUs or CPU cores and runs under Windows Vista.
Many thanks to PC_SPACE.sk! Dakujeme!

Process Monitor 1.21 is available for download! This release adds XML as a new export format, includes performance optimizations, and fixes a number of minor bugs.

[08.08.2007]Alchemy Eye 8.8 has been released! Here's what's new: ability to launch HTTP(s) URLs as a reaction for server events, File Existence monitoring type now supports file name wildcards.

Dr.Hardware 2007 Build 8.5.0e has been released! This version has a wealth of new features and improvements, including: support for Intel P35, G33, 945GU and 945GC, AMD 690G/V and 580X chipsets, detailed information for Intel chipsets featuring ICH7, ICH8 and ICH9, identification of Celeron D/65nm, Geode LX/NX and VIA C7-M processors, support for nVidia nForce MCP 51/61 chipsets, support for ULi SATA controller, support for LM84, LM85, ADM1023, ADM1027, ADM1031, ADT7463, ITE8716F, ITE8718F, SMSC 6D100/6D102/6D103/6D103S, SMSC LPC47B27x/LPC47M14x/LPC47M192/LPC47M292 und MC1066 sensor/LPC chips, updated device database, bugfixes, and more!

[07.08.2007]PassMark BurnInTest 5.3 Build 1007 has been released! Here's what's new: improved Standard Network and Advanced Network tests, Intel Quad core L2 cache size reporting, new S.M.A.R.T. threshold descriptions, new disk test options (accessed via command line parameters), minor improvements and bugfixes.

Futuremark Logo Futuremark Corporation has announced that Sunnyvale, California based Vivante Corporation has joined both its 3DMark and Handheld Benchmark Development Programs (BDP). Vivante Corporation is a privately held fabless semiconductor company, specializing in the design and development of low-power graphics and multimedia ICs for next generation portables and handheld devices. Read on.

Hard Drive Inspector 2.46 build 423 is available for download! It includes support for the Polish language.

HD_Speed has been updated to version 1.5.3.64!

[06.08.2007]StatWin Professional 7.7 is available for download!

[05.08.2007]Intel has released the Chipset Identification Utility 3.22, which allows to identify the specific Intel chipset that is located on your motherboard.
[03.08.2007]NEW: MaxPI Multicore PI Calculator heavily loads you CPU by calculating Pi up to 1M decimal places!
Thanks to Jan Loncik @ PC_SPACE.sk! Dakujeme!

[02.08.2007]USBlyzer 1.0 is available for download!

CD/DVD Diagnostic 3.0.0 build 45 is available for download!

[01.08.2007]Central Brain Identifier 8.3.6.2 build 0801 R2 has been released! Here's what's new: ability to determine the TDP parameter for any desktop and mobile AMD64 NPT processor, current power dissipation level detection for the NPT Family, feature-bits management in Windows x64 (allows to turn on/off such processor features as MMX or SSE2 support), support for AMD Athlon 64 X2 125W, minor improvements and bugfixes.
[31.07.2007]ASUS has released PC Probe II 1.04.21!
[30.07.2007]TaskInfo 7.1.0.230 has been released! New features include: support for Microsoft Debug Symbols Server, "File Properties", "Show File Directory" and "Search File on WWW" local menu items for "Process Modules", "All Open Files" and "Kernel Drivers" tabs, digital signature support, minor improvements and bugfixes.

[28.07.2007]CPUCooL 8.0.5 has been released! Here's what's new: support for some new PLLs, bugfixes.

[26.07.2007]PassMark SoundCheck 3.0 build 1001 is available for download! This version fixes some bugs.

[25.07.2007]Process Monitor 1.2 is available for download! This release adds a number of major enhancements that include improved scalability and performance, a destructive filtering option, a revamped process tree dialog that adds process lifetime graphs, position-sensitive context-menu filter entries, integration of the stack trace dialog with source code stores, faster stack tracing, the ability to load 32-bit log files on 64-bit Windows, and more.

Prime95 v.25.3 for 64-bit editions of Windows has been released!

[24.07.2007]Central Brain Identifier 8.3.6.0 build 0724 R1 has been released! Here's what's new: improved frequency changing algorithm (now single for both 32- and 64-bit Windows), improved algorithm of adjusting HyperTransport width and multiplier, minor improvements and bugfixes.
ASTRA32 1.54 has been released! New features include: support for SMBIOS 2.6a preliminary standard, detection of L3 cache size and parameters for AMD processors, detection of new processors features: AMD SKINIT, STGI, DEV Supported, AMD Watchdog Timer, AMD 1-GB Large Page, updated devices database, minor improvements and bugfixes.

ASTRA 5.33 is available for download! Here's what's new: support for SMBIOS 2.6a preliminary standard, detection of L3 cache size and parameters for AMD processors, detection of new processors features: AMD SKINIT, STGI, DEV Supported, AMD Watchdog Timer, AMD 1-GB Large Page, updated device database, bugfixes, etc.

EVEREST Ultimate Edition 2007 BETA Build 1076 is available for download! New in this release: CPU AES benchmark, preliminary support for AMD K10 "Barcelona", "Agena" and "Kuma" processors, support for Intel "Bearlake" G33, P35 and X38 chipsets, support for Intel Celeron 4xx and 5xx "Conroe-L" and "Merom-L" processors, support for the Intel Pentium Dual-Core E21xx family, support for ATI Radeon HD 2300, 2400, 2600 and 2900 GPU families, support for nVIDIA GeForce 8300, 8400, 8500, 8600 and 8800 GPU families, numerous bugfixes, and much more!
[23.07.2007]RightMark3D 2.0 has been released! This version is designed to test the performance of DirectX10-compatible video cards in Windows Vista. It includes an improved pixel shader test, support for SM 4.0, Geometry shader test, Vertex texture fetch, etc.

[22.07.2007]AMD64 CPU Assistant 0.7.0.265 has been released! New in this version: enhanced support for the Intel Core 2 family (including Conroe, Allendale, Merom, Kentsfield, Conroe-L), detection of SSE4.1, SSE4.2 (Intel) and SSE4A (AMD), support for AMD Sempron (aka Sparta), new driver, minor changes, etc.

[20.07.2007]Active SMART 2.6 has been released! Here's what's new: support for Windows Vista, rewritten source code, SSL authentication for Email notifications, bugfixes.

[19.07.2007]CrystalDiskMark 1.0.4b is available for download!

VSO Inspector 1.3.1.82 has been released! This version includes support for Blu-Ray and HD-DVD, minor improvements and bugfixes.

Hard Drive Inspector has been updated to version 2.45 build 420! Here's what's new: improved memory management, Indonesian language support.

[18.07.2007]Central Brain Identifier 8.3.5.0 build 0717 Final has been released! New features include: full support for AMD Athlon X2 BE processors with the following model numbers: 2300, 2350 and 2400 (revision BH-G1); support for the latest AMD Sempron LE processor family (including the following model numbers: 1100, 1150, 1200, 1250 and 1300 (revisions DH-G1 and DH-G2)), identification of the AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK family (including AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-53 CPU).

NextSensor 2.7.2.0 build 0716 has been released! This version has a number of minor improvements and bugfixes.
What's more, we are proud to announce that BenchmarkHQ has received the "Showshock Softnology's Trusted Partner" status!

[17.07.2007]NetGong 6.2 (Build 715) is available for download! It includes improved high-performance monitoring engine, improved security, improved Windows Vista compatibility, and a few other minor improvements.

NetInfo 6.2 (Build 715) has been released! It includes "Select All/Deselect All" feature, improved security, improved Windows Vista compatibility, and a few other minor improvements and bug fixes.

[16.07.2007]SIV 3.22 has been released! New features include: support for the Intel Celeron E400 and Pentium Dual-Core E2000 sequence processors, [Battery] page to report the battery status and configuration, [Processors] and -SAVE=[Processors] to report/save the System Processor configuration, improved support for the Intel G35, P35, Q35, X38 North bridges which are used with the ICH9 South Bridge, the Intel E7525, E7520 North bridges and the 6300ESB South Bridge, improved reporting of AMD Athlon, Opteron, Sempron and Turion NPT Family Processors, bugfixes.

[15.07.2007]nVidia Corporation has released nTune 5.05.47.00! 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.
CrystalCPUID 4.13.1.340 has been released!

[13.07.2007]Advanced HostMonitor 6.82 is available for download! It has a number of new features and improvements. Visit the official page for details.

Belarc Advisor 7.2.20.3 is available for download!

HWiNFO32 1.75 has been released! New features include: support for AMD BH-G2 and DH-G2 steppings, support for Intel 82945GME chipset, preliminary support for Intel Silverthorne and Tolapai, support of ATI R6xx family, updated device database, bugfixes, etc.

FRAPS 2.9.1 is available for download! This is a bugfix release.

[12.07.2007]NextSensor 2.7.2.0 Build 0711 has been released! Here's what's new: high precision fan speed monitoring for ITE IT8716F and IT8718F Super I/O chips, additional tray icon to display GPU temperature, configuration profiles for Gigabyte GA-M55plus-S3G, Biostar TForce 7050-M2 and Biostar TF560 A2+ motherboards, improved WebReport engine, bugfixes.

[11.07.2007]PassMark KeyboardTest 3.0 build 1000 is available for download!

FRAPS 2.9.0 has been released! New features include: support for Vista and DirectX 10 games, option to monitor Desktop Window Manager under Vista (you can now take screenshots and record video from the desktop just like any other game or 3D application), Direct Stream sound recording for Vista, improved resource sharing with multithreaded games, numerous bugfixes.

[10.07.2007]Fresh Diagnose 7.62 has been released! This version adds support for the following languages: Arabian, Japanese, German, Italian.

[09.07.2007]PassMark DiskCheckup 2.1 Build 1000 is available for download!

Active SMART 2.6 Beta 3 and Active SMART 2.6 USB Edition Beta (with support for Western Digital Passport and I-O Data USB hard drives) are available for download!
Geekbench 2.0.5 is available for download! This is a bugfix release.

[08.07.2007]SensorsView Pro 3.1 has been updated with build 7081!

[07.07.2007]CPU-Z 1.40.5 has been released! Here's what's new: NVIDIA nForce 560 chipset support, Intel Dynamic FSB technology support, Athlon 64 X2 BE & Sempron LE (TDP 45W) support, SiS671/FX/DX/MX northbridge support, SiS968 southbridge support.

[06.07.2007]CrystalDiskMark 1.0.4a is available for download!

Belarc Advisor 7.2.20.2 is available for download!

[05.07.2007]System Information for Windows (SIW) 1.69 Build 632 is available for download! This is a bugfix update.

[04.07.2007]SiSoftware Sandra XI SP4 (2007.7.11.80) has been released! This service pack includes better support and bug fixes.

Futuremark Logo Futuremark Corporation has announced that the Korean government funded Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) has enrolled in Futuremark's Handheld Benchmark Development Program (BDP) and has formally licensed 3DMarkMobile ES 2.0. This move will provide the Korean telecommunications equipment research group with tools that will be used to establish OpenGL ES 2.0 3D performance standards for Korean mobile gaming industry and all future handheld products to be sold in the Korean marketplace. Read on.

[03.07.2007]Geekbench 2.0.4 has been released! This version has a number of user interface improvements (along with the usual bug fixes), as well as a new Result Detail dialog box.

Hard Drive Inspector has been updated to version 2.44 build 412! It includes a number of minor changes and fixes.

System Information for Windows (SIW) 1.69 has been released! New features include: "Battery" module, enhanced "CPU and Memory Usage" module, minor improvements and bugfixes.

[02.07.2007]OverSoft CPU Informer 1.1 beta 1 is available for download!

SensorsView Pro 3.1 has been updated with build 7021!

CrystalDiskMark 1.0.3b is available for download!

[01.07.2007]NextSensor 2.7.1.0 Build 0630 has been released! New features include: support for the latest Winbond W83627DHG super I/O chip, configuration profile for the DFI Infinity P965-S Dark board.

SensorsView Pro 3.1 has been updated with build 6291!

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