Hardware information and monitoring software HWiNFO 5.60 released
The computer hardware information and monitoring software HWiNFO32 and HWiNFO64 5.60 has been released on November 2, 2017.
HWiNFO is available as a 32-bit and 64-bit program for Microsoft Windows devices. It can be used as a portable application, or installed on devices. There is even a DOS version available but it is no longer updated.
The new HWiNFO 5.60 release is mostly a maintenance release. It adds support or improves the monitoring of select hardware components. It adds support for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, several NVIDIA Vola models (GV100-A, GV-100B, Tesla V100..), and monitoring for AMD Vega's GPU Hot Spot Temperature and SoC clock.
HWiNFO 5.60 comes with two new features besides the monitoring improvements. The application displays the Nvidia driver version in its interface now if NVIDIA graphics hardware is used, and it is possible to set the sensors to always on top so that they remain visible all the time on the desktop.
Previous versions since the release of HWiNFO 5.0 added new functionality and lots of monitoring and sensor checking improvements as well. Here is a short list of new features that landed after the 5.0 release:
- Support for showing average values.
- Sensor to monitor memory timings.
- Monitoring of Windows Hardware Architecture (WHEA) errors.
- Monitoring of drive/NAND lifetime reads/writes, drive read/write totals since boot.
- Option to switch valuesÂ (current, min, max average).
- Monitoring of page file usage.
- Monitoring of CPU Power Limits.
The application opens several windows by default when you run it. It launches a system summary window, the main program window, and a small monitoring window.
The system summary window lists important hardware characteristics and readings on a single page. It lists all drives, information about the CPU, GPU and memory, and details such as supported features of the processor, RAM timings, and information about the motherboard, bios and chipset.
The main HWiNFO window lists hardware components in a sidebar on the left, and the information of the selected component on the right. The information that HWiNFO provides for each component is very detailed.
The processor listing alone lists more than a hundred different items on its page, and that is just a single page.
You can click on the sensors icon to display all sensors and their real-time reading in a separate window. Other handy features of HWiNFO let you save reports, or check temperatures of components (provided that sensors are available).
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