AIDA64 Update Adds Support for B3 Sandy Bridge Motherboards

Paul Lilly

FinalWire today released a new version of its streamlined diagnostic and benchmarking tool for home users, AIDA64 version 1.70. AIDA64 is the successor to Everest, the once popular utility that was discontinued in late 2010 and picked up by FinalWire, which would explain why the two programs look and function so similar. AIDA64 v1.70 adds a handful of new features and improvements, including support for the latest LGA1155 B3 stepping motherboards.

Other noteable upgrades include:

  • Preliminary support for AMD 'Bulldozer' and 'Llano' processors
  • Intel 320, Intel 510, OCZ Vertex 3, and Samsung PM810SSD support
  • GPU details for AMD Radeon HD 6770M and Radeon HD 6790
  • GPU details for Nvidia GeForce GT 520, GT 520M, GT 550M, GT 555M, GTX 550 Ti, and GTX 590

Also included in this spring update is a new 64-bit multi-threaded HD video encoding benchmark based on Google's VP8 (WebM) video codec, as well as enhanced support for AMD and JMicron RAID controllers.

In this case, you have to pay to play, and pricing for AIDA64 starts at $40 for the Extreme Edition. There's also a Business Edition that runs $80, and an Extreme Edition Engineer License that costs $150. Trial versions are available here .

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