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.