2019 is a special year for CPUID. The very first version of CPU-Z was released in 1999, so hum yes it turns 20 this year :)
For that occasion, a special "anniversary" version is planned with a dedicated design, so please stay tuned !

We would like to thanks all the generous persons who made a donation for CPU-Z. These allow to constantly improve the program, and always add the support for more hardware (for both modern and retro devices).

HWMonitor and HWMonitor PRO continue to evolve together. A lot of work was made on these two programs, by supporting more and more maionboards, but also by adding new types of sensors. Still more sensors are planned to be added.

powerMAX is now one year old, and this year a new version will be released that will add hardware monitoring features, for more convenience.

We definitely won't get bored this year.

We wish you all a very Happy New Year 2019.

CPU-Z 1.85 : AMD AGESA version.

CPU-Z 1.85 is out. This new version adds the report of the AGESA version on AMD processors. The information is shown near the BIOS version, in the mainboard page.
In addition, this version reports the clock speeds with a higher refresh rate, and also fixes the "error 577" during the program initialization on Windows XP and 7, preventing all information from being reported.

CPU-Z 1.84.

CPU-Z 1.84 has been released. With that new version, the validation has been updated to detect if the installed microcode on Intel processors is patched for the Spectre (CVE-2017-5715) vulnerability.

This new version also adds the following :
- new Intel Coffee Lake desktop and mobile processors.
- new "Timers" tool to check the system's timers.
- new "-bench" parameter to run the benchmark without interface.

New software : powerMAX

We're happy to start 2018 with a brand new software : powerMAX.

powerMAX is a very easy-to-use CPU and GPU burn-in software, intended to maximize the power dissipation and the temperature of these two components.
It allows to :
- check if the CPU and GPU cooling devices are efficient to evacuate the power in all situations.
- check if the PSU can handle the system peak power when the CPU and GPU tests are made in the same time.

If your system passes the tests, then it will support the stress level of common applications without problem, and if required, more than that.

We hope that you will enjoy that new CPUID software, and we wish you a very Happy New Year.