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September-October 2006

[31.10.2006]HD_Speed 1.5.2.57 is available for download!

Hard Drive Inspector 1.93 Build 977 is available for download! It has a couple of minor improvements and bugfixes.

[30.10.2006]Alchemy Eye 8.4 has been released! Here's what's new: TCP Script monitoring type, new server macros, minor improvements and bugfixes.

[29.10.2006]Palm: Speedy 6.2 has been released! This version includes benchmark values for Palm Treo 700p and Aceeca Meazura.

[28.10.2006]Nero CD-DVD Speed 4.7.0.0 has been released! New features include: Advanced Disc Quality test for certain BenQ drives, improved support for NEC drives, improved Disc Quality test (CLV and P-CAV settings for BenQ drives, Advanced options button, etc.), small improvements and bugfixes.

[27.10.2006]FRAPS 2.8.1 is available for download! This is a bugfix release.

[26.10.2006]TaskInfo 7.0.0.200 has been released! It includes support for 32-bit and 64-bit Versions of "Vista Beta 2" and later, minor improvements and bugfixes.

[25.10.2006]PassMark DiskCheckup 2.0 Build 1002 is available for download!

VSO Inspector 1.2.6.75 has been released! This version includes a couple of minor improvements and bugfixes.

[24.10.2006]SPECopc has posted an update to SPECviewperf 9! SPECviewperf 9.0.3 corrects a script error in the Linux/Unix version of SPECviewperf 9 and is available for download as a full package or as an update patch (6.1Mb) for the Linux/Unix version. The problem did not affect the Windows version of SPECviewperf 9, but that software has also been renamed 9.0.3 to keep the two versions in synch.

[23.10.2006]Hard Drive Inspector 1.93 Build 975 is available for download! This version adds support for the Czech language.

[22.10.2006]DVDInfoPro 4.6.2.3 has been released! New in this version: improved compatibility with Windows Vista, improved compatibility with BD and HD, minor changes.

Central Brain Identifier 8.2.0.6 Build 1021 is available for download! Here's what's new: support for HyperTransport 3.0, new algorithm of core temperature calculation using the on-die thermal diode for AMD64 rev. G processors, dynamic temperature monitoring for AMD64 rev. D0 and later processors.
[21.10.2006]FRAPS 2.8.0 has been released! New features include: full-size video capture up to 2560x1600 for dual core CPUs, Targa (TGA) screenshot format support, dual core optimizations to Fraps FPS1 codec, extra digit to counter (now displays above 999 fps), improved full-size D3D9 video capture speed (10-20%), bugfixes, etc.

[20.10.2006]CPUCooL 7.3.8 has been released! This version includes support for new chipsets and graphic cards.

CoreTemp 0.93 has been released! This little utility lets you monitor Intel's "Core", "Core 2" and all AMD K8 chips' die temperature. The temperature readings are very accurate as the data is collected from a Digital Thermal Sensor (or DTS) which is located in each individual processing core, near the hottest part.
New in this version: detection of CPU "C* State" (C0/C1/C2/C3, Intel only), more options, minor improvements and bugfixes.
[19.10.2006]EVEREST 3.50 has been released! Here's what's new: full support for dual and quad-core Intel Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Extreme and Xeon processors, including CPU diode temperature measurement for all processor cores, support for Logitech G15 keyboard LCD, feature to publish measured temperatures, voltages and fan readings to external applications through 3 industry standard interfaces, ATI CrossFire and nVIDIA SLI information, information on CD, DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray drive capabilities, Screen size test picture in Monitor Diagnostics, SCSI and SAS hard disk temperature measurement, Abit MicroGuru 2005 power cycle information, updated hardware database that has now support for over 46,000 specific devices, notebook CPU temperature measurement via ACPI driver, several improvements under Windows Vista and Windows PE.

BIOS Agent 3.61 is available for download!

[18.10.2006]RightMark Memory Analyzer 3.72 has been released! New features include: support for quad-core Intel Core 2 processors (Kentsfield core), new CPU Database entries, bugfixes.

OpenGL Extension Viewer 2.27 has been released! Here's what's new: updated OpenGL core features with OpenGL 2.1, updated renderers database, improved software update mechanism, deferred shading rendering test, minor improvements, etc.

Futuremark Logo [17.10.2006]Futuremark Corporation has announced SimulationMark ES2.0, an innovative new approach to benchmarking. The benchmark allows mobile device chipmakers and manufacturers to test and compare simulated 3D graphics performance in OpenGL ES 2.0 chip designs prior to the fabrication of silicon based hardware implementations. SimulationMark ES2.0 will enable users to calculate reliable estimated performance data during the chip design phase comparing various graphics hardware architectures and application processor designs, while minimizing misuse and misinterpretation of those results.
SimulationMark ES2.0 is the only benchmark product currently available that will allow for the evaluation of OpenGL ES 2.0 performance of pre-silicon chip designs. The product is a combination of theoretical and practical shader test workloads based on high level shader and parameter descriptions published by Futuremark. Practical game test performance measurement is based on a Direct3D trace derived from Futuremark's successful 3DMark desktop benchmark product. Read on.

IPMonitor 6.0 (Build 1017) is available for download! It includes startup settings and ability to set a startup delay.

NetInfo 6.0 (Build 1017) has been released! It includes vastly improved Scanner tool that lets you scan an entire Class C IP address range or any portion of it, and a few other minor improvements.

StatWin Professional 7.5.1 has been released! It has a couple of minor improvements and bugfixes.

[16.10.2006]DocMemory 3.1 Beta is available for download!

[15.10.2006]DVD Identifier 5.0.1 is available for download! This is a bugfix release.

[14.10.2006]CD/DVD Diagnostic 2.2.0 build 40 is available for download!

PassMark WirelessMon 2.0 has been updated with build 1007! Here's what's new: increased number of network cards that WirelessMon can display from 4 to 12, fixed a bug where SSIDs containing 32 characters caused a crash.

[13.10.2006]SIV 3.17 has been released! New features include: [Busy CPUs] feature that runs an Idle Priority thread on each CPU thereby causing all the CPUs to be 100% Busy, support for Intel Xeon 7000 (Tulsa) and AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile (Taylor) processors, enhanced Intel Core 2 and Intel Core temperature reporting to read the Tj(Max) reference from the CPU, support for separate L2 Code and L2 Data Caches, minor improvements and bugfixes.

Crystal Dew World has updated its products to add support for Intel Core 2 Duo (Allendale):
Western Digital has released Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows 1.09.01!

SpeedFan 4.31 has been released! This version adds support for W83627DHG and VIA VT8237A.

[12.10.2006]HD_Speed 1.5.2.56 is available for download!

Advanced HostMonitor 6.24 has been released! This version has a couple of minor improvements. Visit the official page for details.

Belarc Advisor 7.2.1.5 is available for download!

[11.10.2006]AGEIA Technologies, Inc. has released RealityMark, a new tool which demonstrates the feature and performance value of AGEIA PhysX in a physics-intensive gameplay environment! RealityMark is based on a version of CellFactor: Combat Training from Artificial Studios and Immersion Games. It utilizes a pre-scripted gameplay sequence much like a time demo to compare in-game performance of hardware and software PhysX. The scripted sequence is played once with the PhysX processor enabled and a second time with it disabled to determine the relative performance of each. It then returns the results in terms average Frames Per Second (FPS).
BIOS Agent 3.60 is available for download!

[10.10.2006]RightMark 3DSound 2.3 has been released! New features are related to CPU utilization test: new dual core processors support, updated user interface, minor impovements.

[09.10.2006]System Information for Windows (SIW) 1.64 has been released! New features include: XML Logging, Enhanced Network Extra Info, updated device database, SMBus support for AMD-8111 and nForce2, SSSE3 detection for Intel Core 2 Processors, Japanese, Norwegian and Polish languages support, bugfixes.

DVD Identifier 5.0.0 has been released! Here's what's new: updated manufacturer database, full support for HD DVD-R, preliminary support for HD DVD-RAM, U3 Smart Drive compatibility, minor improvements and bugfixes.

[08.10.2006]Hard Drive Inspector 1.92 Build 970 is available for download! This version adds support for the Chinese (Taiwanese) language.

[07.10.2006]Fresh Diagnose 7.44 has been released! Here's what's new: Windows module in Snapshot section (this module will take a snapshot of both visible and hidden windows).

ClockGen 1.0.5.0 has been released! Changes include: support for Cypress CY28551 (Asus P5B Deluxe) PLL and Winbond W83195-BG101 (Asrock Conroe XFire-eSATA2) PLL, ATI RD600 memory PLL control.
ClockGen is a overclocking tool that allow to dynamically overclock such devices as CPU, memory, AGP and PCI bus.
[06.10.2006]PassMark DiskCheckup 2.0 Build 1001 is available for download!

HMonitor 4.2.5.3 has been released! New in this version: support for Winbond W83627DHG sensor chip, support for Abit NI8 mainboard, support for Acer Aspire 5670 and HP Compaq nx9600 notebooks, Battery monitoring panel for notebooks, minor improvements, etc.

[05.10.2006]StatWin Professional 7.5 has been released!

Active SMART 2.51 Beta is available for download!
[04.10.2006]MemTest 3.5 has been released!

[03.10.2006]PC Wizard 2006 1.70 has been released! It has a wealth of new features and improvements, including: support for AMD Athlon64 X2 5200+ and Intel Pentium D 915 processors, support for Intel E8501, Intel 5000X/V/P/Z, nVidia 5xx, Intel i3000 and i3010 chipsets, AGEIA PhysX processor support, support for AMD Rev. E and AMD NPT Processor Thermal Diode, Analog Devices ADT7467, ADT7468, ADT7473, ADT7476, support and region information for DVD BD-R, DVD BD-RE and BD-ROM, Logitech G15 LCD screen support, preliminary support for Core 2 Quad "Kentsfield", Xeon "Clovertown" and Core 2 Duo T5200 processors, and more!

CPU-Z 1.37 has been released! New features include: Intel Core 2 Quad, Celeron 360, Mobile Core 2 Duo T5200 support, SSSE3 (Supplemental SSE3) support, support for VIA VT8237A southbridge, updated HTML report.

[02.10.2006]SpeedFan 4.30 has been released! New features include: support for internal temperature sensors on multiprocessor AMD K8 (Sempron, Athlon 64 and Opterons) systems, full support for ADM1026, SMSC SCH311x, MAX6640, INTEL 631xESB SMBus and ADT7473, preliminary detection of NS PC8374L, NS PC87427 and WINBOND W83627DHG, improved ICH7-M support, minor improvements and bugfixes.

[01.10.2006]WebServer Stress Tool 7.1.1.233/234 is available for download! This release has a couple of minor improvements for better Windows Vista compatibility.

[30.09.2006]Crystal Dew World has updated its products to add support for SSSE3 (Supplemental SSE3):
PassMark WirelessMon 2.0 has been updated with build 1006! It includes a few minor changes.

[29.09.2006]Alchemy Eye 8.3 has been released! Here's what's new: Maintenance profiles (this feature lets you specify several maintenance periods for each server in order to not to check servers (and not to receive notifications) during the server scheduled maintenance downtime), minor improvements and bugfixes.

Futuremark Corporation has announced that AGEIA Technologies, Inc. has joined the 3DMark Benchmark Development Program! AGEIA develops hardware solutions that accelerate processor intensive advanced physics, enabling dynamic interaction in extremely complex immersive 3D games. Their flagship processor, the AGEIA PhysX, is the world's first dedicated hardware accelerator for advanced physics. Read on.
In the meantime, according to [H]ard|OCP, AGEIA is also going to be releasing to the public a benchmarking tool called RealityMark. It will show you what a system does with and without a PhysX card when running intensive PhysX code. You can watch a video of RealityMark running with and without a PhysX card here. Another video shows the RealityMark benchmark running on Ageia hardware then not.

[28.09.2006]Uniblue Systems Ltd. has announced the new version of its free web service ProcessLibrary.com! It gives users easy access to an extensive database of detailed process descriptions helping you to figure out what is running on your system. The process library is also a part of the WinTasks 5 application. The upgraded website has several new key features, including: Intelligent Search Engine, improved process information, more processes listed, faster results, RSS/Atom feeds, simpler design.

Hard Drive Inspector 1.91 Build 965 is available for download! It has a modified registration scheme.

[27.09.2006]Belarc Advisor 7.2.1.4 is available for download!

Futuremark Logo [26.09.2006]Futuremark Corporation has announced that MtekVision will be the first Korean based member of its handheld benchmark development program. MtekVision delivers innovative IC solutions that offer high performance 3D graphics acceleration with low power consumption for mobile and portable devices. Mtekvision's Pitta-F10 IP core offering OpenGL ES 1.1 compliance and a projected 4 million polygon per second throughput at QVGA resolution will launch in late 2006. Read on.

[25.09.2006]PassMark DiskCheckup 2.0 has been released!

[24.09.2006]Crystal Dew World has updated its products to fix a few bugs:
[23.09.2006]NextSensor 2.5.2.1 Build 0916 RC3 has been released! New features include: Auto Settings profile for ASUS A8V-VM, remote system shutdown feature in the Remote Monitor.

Advanced HostMonitor 6.20 Beta has been released! This version has a number of new features and improvements. Visit the official page for details.

[22.09.2006]PassMark WirelessMon 2.0 has been updated with build 1005! This is a bugfix release.

VSO Inspector 1.2.5.73 has been released! It fixes a few bugs.

BIOS Agent 3.56 is available for download!

[21.09.2006]Crystal Dew World has updated its products to add support for Intel Core 2 Quadro:
[20.09.2006]Intel has released the Chipset Identification Utility 3.2, which allows to identify the specific Intel chipset that is located on your motherboard.
[19.09.2006]NEW: Info Bag Pro is a neat and simple application that reads low-level hardware information!

[18.09.2006]VSO Inspector has been updated to version 1.1.4.71! Here's what's new: multilingual interface (Dutch, German, French, English and Serbian languages), bugfixes.

[17.09.2006]System Analyser 5.3o has been released! New features include: identification of AMD Geode GX, Geode LX and Intel Xeon (Woodcrest), SMbus support for Intel ICH8, Nvidia MCP51, MCP55, MCP61 and MCP65, updated device database, minor improvements, bugfixes, etc.

[15.09.2006]NEW: Geekbench 2006 is a cross-platform benchmark suite designed to measure the performance an average application can expect from both the processor and the memory subsystem!

Hard Drive Inspector 1.9 Build 963 is available for download! This version adds support for the Portuguese (Brazilian) language.

[14.09.2006]VSO Inspector has been updated to version 1.1.4.68!

Belarc Advisor 7.2.1.3 is available for download!

[13.09.2006]SIV 3.16 has been released! New features include: [Smart Cards] window to display active Smart Card Reader information, updated Processor Number reporting for Intel Core 2 Duo (Allendale), PCI-X 266 and PCI-X 533 device reporting, [F/W Table] to show the IA-64 Firmware Interface Table, minor improvements and bugfixes.

Belarc Advisor 7.2.1.2 is available for download!

[12.09.2006]Intel has released the Processor Identification Utility 3.1!

HWiNFO32 1.70 has been released! Here's what's new: support for AMD Athlon64 X2 and Turion64 X2 BH-G0 revision, reporting of prefetcher status (HW, DCU, IP, Adjacent Cache Line) for the Conroe family, Smart Battery Information, support for SMSC SCH5027 and Winbond W83627DHG sensors, recognition of nVidia nForce 570 SLI and 590 SLI Intel Edition, preliminary AMD K8L (Family 10h) support, updated device database, bugfixes, etc.

[11.09.2006]EVEREST Ultimate Edition 2006 BETA Build 715 is available for download! New features include: more detailed optical drive information (e.g. Buffer Size, Firmware Revision, Firmware Date, DVD region info, JustLink, LabelFlash, LightScribe, SolidBurn support), SCSI hard disk temperature measurement for non-RAID configurations, Intel Processor Number detection for Celeron D 360, physical CPU information for new Intel Xeon MP (aka Tulsa), chipset information for ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 (RS600M), nVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE (C51LE), nVIDIA nForce 570 SLI Intel Edition, nForce 590 SLI Intel Edition and nForce 6100-430 (MCP61P), support for temperatures above 99 Celsius, and much more!
[10.09.2006]Central Brain Identifier 8.2.0.5 Build 0910 is available for download! This is a bugfix release.
[09.09.2006]An updated version of NextSensor 2.5.2.0 Build 0905 RC2 is available for download! It includes Auto Settings profile for ASUS A8N-E.

[08.09.2006]Central Brain Identifier 8.2.0.5 Build 0908 is available for download! New features include: complete identification of the following AMD64 processors: AMN4000BKX5BU, AMN3800IAT5CU, AMN4200IAT5CU, TMDMK36HAX4CM and ADA5200IAA5CS; identification of 6 new 1-way dual-core AMD Opteron Processors (Rev. JH-F2, Socket AM2), support for additional "DRAM Interface Speed vs. CPU Core Clock Multiplier" table specific for AMD64 Revision G Processors with half-step multipliers (it provides a correct RAM frequency measurement for revision G and later revisions), improved determination of some specific DRAM parameters (for better compatibility with the latest AMD64 Revision G Processors).
Fresh Diagnose 7.42 has been released! This version includes a couple of new modules: ODBC connection and ODBC source.

PassMark BurnInTest 5.1 Build 1013 is available for download! Here's the what's new list: the "Notes" section has been added to the Customer results certificate, some additional configuration parameter range validation has been added.

[07.09.2006]Prime95 v.25.1 is available for download!

[06.09.2006]An updated version of NextSensor 2.5.2.0 Build 0905 RC2 is available for download! It includes Auto Settings profile for ASUS A8N5X.

An updated version of PCIDEVS.TXT is available for download!
[05.09.2006]NextSensor 2.5.2.0 Build 0905 RC2 has been released! New features include: AVCC analog input voltage monitoring (for Winbond W83627EHF only), Auto Settings profiles for Intel Server Board SE7505VB2 and Epox EP-9GF6100-M, updated version of the Remote Web Report HTML engine, on-die thermal diode support for AMD64 Revision G processors, minor GUI improvements and bugfixes.

PassMark PerformanceTest 6.0 build 1013 is available for download! This is a bugfix release.

ASUS has released PC Probe II 1.03.05!
[04.09.2006]An updated version of PCIDEVS.TXT is available for download!
[03.09.2006]Central Brain Identifier 8.2.0.4 Build 0902 is available for download! Here's what's new: improved support for the latest mobile AMD64 processors, including QuantiSpeed rating calculation, detection of nominal frequency and TDP level for AMD Sempron Socket S1.
Notebook Hardware Control 2.0 Pre-Release-04 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.
This version fixes a couple of bugs.
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.
[01.09.2006]DVDInfoPro 4.6.1.6 is available for download! This is a bugfix release.

PassMark WirelessMon 2.0 has been updated with build 1004! It fixes a few bugs.

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