The Whole Suite Gets Ready 4 Zen
AIDA64 have updated their software to version 6.75; if you have it installed it’s a quick update and if you don’t maybe it’s time to try out their free 30 day trial or to think about finding a spare $50 to grab it. It’s not the most famous of benchmarks due to the lack of fancy graphics but it is one of the more reliable.
If you overclock the stability test will tell you if you should expect stable performance, and will even indicate which part of the PC is the most unhappy. You can also use it to measure the latency in your CPU’s caches and memory which can tell you if that overclock has had some unintended consequences that actually hurt your overall performance.
This version sees updates to provide details for AMD’s new Zen 4 and the AM5 motherboards that go with the new CPUs as well as adding the RX 6650 XT, 6750 XT, and 6950 XT. NVIDIA gets some love as well, with the RTX 4090 and GeForce GTX 1630 being added, which of course confirms one of their new GPUs if you were still in doubt.
Another interesting inclusion is the Glenfly Arise, specifically the newly announced Arise-GT10C0 GPU designed and built in China. It was designed to ensure that governmental computers do not have components built in foreign nations, and with a 500 MHz GPU that delivers 1.5 TFLOPs of FP32 along with either 2GB or 4GB of DDR4-1200 you shouldn’t be too jealous.