Diagnostic and benchmarking tool AIDA64 adds support for new processors, including Intel’s Atom Z2760
Budapest developer FinalWire Ltd has released AIDA64 Extreme Edition 2.80.2300 and AIDA64 Business Edition 2.80.2300, new versions of its streamlined Windows diagnostic and benchmarking tools. The Extreme Edition is aimed at home users, while the Business Edition is designed to work with small and medium scale enterprises.
Version 2.80 is a relatively minor upgrade, refreshing and improving the benchmarking and diagnostic tool’s support for newer technologies, including the Intel Atom Z2760 and OCZ Vector SSD.
FinalWire is keen to promote the fact that AIDA 2.80 now boasts optimized benchmarks for Intel’s low-powered Atom 2760 ("Cloverview") processor. It also adds preliminary support for AMD’s upcoming "Richland" APU and Intel’s next-generation Atom processor, codenamed "Valleyview", which Intel promises will double the performance on its low-powered chip range when it debuts towards the end of the year.
In addition to extending support, AIDA 2.80 also improves its support of Intel’s "Haswell" range of APUs and its "Lynx Point" PCH. There’s also support for APP SDK 2.8, OpenCL 1.2 Update, OpenGL ES 3.0 and Simple Firmware Interfaces.
SSD controller support has also been extended to include the OCZ Vector and Indilinx Barefoot 3 SSD ranges. Version 2.80 also adds details for a selection of newer GPUs, including the AMD Radeon HD 7470 and 7870 "Tahiti LE", and nVIDIA’s GeForce GT 635M and GTX 680MX.
Since AIDA 2.0 was released, the tool has added support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 RTM editions, integrated enhanced UPS support, plus added support for numerous other chipsets, processors, SSD drives and motherboards, along with updated standards such as ACPI 5.0 and CUDA 5.0.
Free function-limited trials of both AIDA64 Extreme Edition 2.80.2300 and AIDA64 Business Edition 2.80.2300 are available to download for PCs running Windows 95 or later. Hardware system requirements are minimal, and the full versions can be purchased with prices starting at $39.95 (Extreme Edition) and $79.95 (Business Edition).