TechPowerUp Launches GPU-Z Final Release Build 1.9.0
The long running system information and monitoring utility, GPU-Z is finally out of beta as announced by TechPowerUp today. The latest version of the software, 1.9.0 was released today and marks the move from beta to final release.
To avoid confusion, TPU decided to stick with the 1.9.0 build number instead of reverting back to the 1.0 which is usually used by all sorts of softwares to denote final release build.
The new version of the software adds support for Nvidia’s upcoming GTX 1060 GPU as well as GTX 940MX and GT 740. For machines with Pascal GPUs the software also now has the support to tell users if they are using a High Bandwidth SLI bridge or a classic one with a slower bandwidth to check if the SLI quality is up to the mark or not.
GPU-Z can now reliably extract video BIOS from AMD “Polaris” GPUs such as the Radeon RX 480. Improvements were made to the way it reads engine clock on AMD “Polaris” GPUs. All communication between GPU-Z and TechPowerUp servers (such as voluntary BIOS uploads, validations, etc.) now happens over secure HTTPS.
As expected there are also a number of fixes such as BIOS saving on GTX 690 and incorrect sensor readings on disabled AMD GPUs and other small additions to the software.
Like always, the update is available in both the classic as well as ASUS ROG themed version of the software and can be downloaded from here. With the release of new generations of GPUs, the GPU-Z update could prove to be a handy one for PC enthusiasts.