GPU-Z version 0.5.8 released
Andy Ruffell / 5 years ago
TechPowerUp has today released the latest version of its popular monitoring utility used worldwide by famed overclockers, reviewers and enthusiasts.
With Version 0.5.8 comes two new features along the regular fixes provided.
The first one is a render test that applies sufficient load ( but not stress) on the GPU to pull it out of PCI-Express link-state power-management, ensuring the Bus information is accurate. If information is displayed incorrectly (i.e. PCI-Express bus link speed or PCIe version displayed incorrectly) just click on the “?” button next to the field to launch the load test.
The second feature is ASIC quality, designed for NVIDIA Fermi (GF10x and GF11x GPUs) and AMD Southern Islands (HD 7800 series and above), aimed at advanced users, hardware manufacturers, and the likes. TechPowerUp found the ways in which AMD and NVIDIA segregate their freshly-made GPU ASICs based on the electrical leakages the chips produce (to increase yield by allotting them in different SKUs and performance bins), and they’ve found ways in which ASIC quality can be quantified and displayed. You’ll find this feature in the context menu of GPU-Z. They’re also currently working on implementing this feature on older AMD Radeon GPUs.
Here’s a full log of the changes made:
- Added explanation about PCI-Express power savings and 3D render test to accurately measure bus config under load
- Added function to display ASIC quality for Fermi and Southern Islands. (Located in the GPU-Z system menu)
- Fixed crash on older ATI cards
- Added voltage monitoring for HD 7970
- Improved real-time clock monitoring for HD 7970
- Fixed OpenCL detection for AMD Antilles, Whistler, Seymour, Blackcomb
- Improved default clock reading for AMD HD 7970 and Fusion
- Added support for AMD FirePro V7900, HD 6930, HD 7690M, HD 6410D
- Fixed Intel Sandy Bridge IGP to be DirectX 10.1, 32 nm
- Added support for NVIDIA Tesla C2075, GeForce GT 630M