AIDA64, the 64-bit successor to Everest, has been updated to version 1.60 and is now available for download, FinalWire announced . If you're wondering whatever happened to Everest, the program's publisher, Lavalys, split up and FinalWire was formed. FinalWire ended up acquiring Everest in November, 2010, and the benchmarking/diagnostic suite now lives on as AIDA64. Clear? Groovy, now let's have a look at what's changed in version 1.60.
The biggest addition to version 1.60 is that it now supports AMD Fusion "Ontario" and "Zacate" APUs. Also new is support for PCI Express 3.0 controllers and devices, as well as providing details for AMD Radeon HD 6000 series and Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti videocards.
While Sandy Bridge support isn't new, it has been tweaked in this latest release with further optimized 64-bit AVX-accelerated fractal and security benchmarks. Finally, 1.60 serves up enhanced support for AMD and JMicron RAID controllers.