AIDA64 adds support for upcoming Windows 8.1 Update, debuts new graphics benchmark

Budapest software firm FinalWire Ltd has released AIDA64 Extreme Edition 4.30 and AIDA64 Business Edition 4.30. The latest builds of its diagnostic and benchmarking tool introduce a new graphics benchmark for measuring the SHA-1 hashing performance of modern chips and cards, plus adds support for the latest technologies.

AIDA64 4.30 also introduces support for the forthcoming Windows 8.1 Update and Windows Server 2012 Update 1 releases. It also optimizes and fixes three modules: ACPI query, tree enumeration and temperature measurement.

The new OpenCL GPGPU SHA-1 hash benchmark is multi-threaded for testing modern day graphics chipsets and cards, and supports both AMD and nVIDIA multi-GPU setups, including mixed configurations. Heavily optimized native x86/x64 CPU benchmarks are provided for comparison.

Support for the latest technology now encompasses next-generation Intel "Broadwell" CPUs and chipsets, including new instructions. Support is also improved for next-gen Intel "Haswell-E" CPUs, while initial support for forthcoming "Skylake", "Cherry Trail" and "Denverton" Intel processor lines has also been implemented.

Similarly, widened support -- in the form of additional benchmarking and system information, plus temperature and cooling fan monitoring -- has been implemented for the latest set of AMD and nVIDIA GeForce GPUs, with preliminary support for AMD’s forthcoming "Carrizo" and "Toronto" APUs also added. Support is also added for two new SSDs (Intel 730 and Crucial M550) and CUDA 6.0.

AIDA64 Extreme Edition 4.30 and AIDA64 Business Edition 4.30 are both available as function-limited 30-day trials, with prices starting from $39.00 for an AIDA64 Extreme Edition non-commercial license.

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