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CPU-Z | Softwares | CPUID

CPU-Z | Softwares | CPUID

CPU-Z is a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system :

  • Processor name and number, codename, process, package, cache levels.
  • Mainboard and chipset.
  • Memory type, size, timings, and module specifications (SPD).
  • Real time measurement of each core’s internal frequency, memory frequency.

The CPU-Z‘s detection engine is now available for customized use through the CPUID System Information Development Kit, a professional SDK built for the Microsoft Windows & Android.

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CLASSIC VERSIONS

Version 2.02 for windows®

  • AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X, Ryzen 5 7600X.
  • AMD X670E/B650 chipsets.
  • AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT (Navi 21 KXTX), RX 6750 XT (Navi 22 KXT), RX 6650 XT (Navi 23 KXT) and RX 6400 (Navi 24 XL).
  • Preliminary support of AMD EXPO memory overclocking profiles.
  • Intel Z790 platform.
  • Intel Xeon Platinum, Gold and Silver «Ice Lake-SP» (10nm, FCLGA4189).


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VINTAGE VERSION

Version 1.03 for windows®

  • SPM memory support.
  • Improved support of Intel Pentium Overdrive.
  • Fix validation issues.

OLD VERSIONS

CUSTOM VERSIONS

Customized version for windows®

  • Version 2.01

INSTALL & CONFIGURATION FAQ & TROUBLESHOOTING

Install and Remove

Since version 1.51, CPU-Z includes an installer. The installation offers several advantages in comparison to the stand-alone version :

  • The installation creates program entries in the start menu and on the desktop.
  • It installs the right binary (x32 or x64) depending on your system.
Installation

Run the setup executable file, and let it guide you for the installation process.

Removal

You can remove the program either from the Add or Remove Programs window (from Settings, Control Panel), or choose Uninstall CPU-Z from Start menu, Programs, CPUID, CPU-Z.

Configuration file

CPU-Z uses a configuration file, cpuz.ini, that allows to set several parameters for the program. The cpuz.ini file must be in the same directory as cpuz.exe.
Note that the use of this file is optional. If no .ini file is found, default values will be used.
It looks like this :

[CPU-Z]
TextFontName=Verdana
TextFontSize=13
TextFontColor=000060
LabelFontName=Verdana
LabelFontSize=13
PCI=1
MaxPCIBus=256
DMI=1
Sensor=1
SMBus=1
Display=1
UseDisplayAPI=1
BusClock=1
Chipset=1
SPD=1
CheckUpdates=1

TextFontName Font used for the information boxes.
TextFontSize Size of the font used for the information boxes.
TextFontColor Color of the font used for the information boxes. Value is expressed in hexadecimal, and consists in a classic Red/Green/Blue color code : RRGGBB
LabelFontName Font used for the label boxes.
LabelFontSize Size of the font used for the label boxes.
Sensor Set to OFF (or 0) disables sensor chip detection and voltages measurement.
DMI Set to OFF disables the DMI (Desktop Management Interface) information. This concerns BIOS vendor and version, motherboard vendor and revision.
PCI Set to OFF disables the PCI information. This disables chipset, SPD and, depending on the hardware, sensoring information.
MaxPCIBus Sets the maximum PCI bus to scan. Default value is 256.
SMBus Set to OFF (or 0) disables SMBus information : SPD, and, depending on the hardware, sensoring information.
Display Set to OFF (or 0) disables the video card information reported in the validator.
ShowDutyCycles Set to 1, switches the alternate clock computation method based on duty cycles. 0 to disable.
UseDisplayAPI Set to 1, uses the display driver to read the display adapters information. 0 to disable.
Application parameters
-txt=report Launch CPU-Z in ghost mode : no interface appears, the register dump (report. txt) is automatically created.Example:cpuz.exe -txt=c:\mydirectory\mysystem: runs CPU-Z in ghost mode. Report file mysystem.txt is automatically generated in directory c:\mydirectory.
-html=report Same as «-txt» but generates the html report file.
-core=id Displays clock speed of core #id (id can be set from 0 to «Number of cores minus one»). It is then possible to check the speed of each core by running as many instances of CPU-Z as necessary, using batch files for example:
cpuz0.bat: cpuz.exe -core=0
cpuz1.bat: cpuz.exe -core=1
Note that the current core can be dynamically selected by right-clicking in the CPU page, and select the target core. This feature is available from version 1.42.
-console Generates output in a command prompt (Windows XP only).

1.

CPU-Z reports my CPU running below its clock specification or the clock speed is varying.

This is the effect of the CPU power reduction mechanism : C1E (Enhanced Halt State) and/or EIST (Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology) for Intel CPUs, Cool’n’Quiet and or PowerNow! for AMD CPUs. Load your system and you will see the frequency increase to its nominal value.

2.

CPU-Z reports a wrong CPU vcore.

Please download HWMonitor then save monitoring data (menu file -> save monitoring data) and send back the file to us via the bug report form.

3.

CPU-Z causes a general protection fault, or freezes my system, or causes a blue screen.

edit cpuz.ini, and replace:

DMI=1
Sensor=1
SMBus=1
Display=1
UseDisplayAPI=1

with:

DMI=0
Sensor=0
SMBus=0
Display=0
UseDisplayAPI=0

Then run cpu-z again.

  • AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X, Ryzen 5 7600X.
  • AMD X670E/B650 chipsets.
  • AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT (Navi 21 KXTX), RX 6750 XT (Navi 22 KXT), RX 6650 XT (Navi 23 KXT) and RX 6400 (Navi 24 XL).
  • Preliminary support of AMD EXPO memory overclocking profiles.
  • Intel Z790 platform.
  • Intel Xeon Platinum, Gold and Silver «Ice Lake-SP» (10nm, FCLGA4189).


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  • Version 2.01
  • Glenfly Arise-GT10C0 GPU.
  • Intel Core i9-12900T, Core i5-12600T (35W).
  • Intel Atom x6427FE, x6425RE, x6425E, x6414RE, x6413E, x6212RE, x6211E, x6200FE (Elkhart Lake, FCBGA1493).
  • Intel Pentium J6425, N6415 (Elkhart Lake, FCBGA1493).
  • Intel Celeron J6413, N6211 (Elkhart Lake, FCBGA1493).
  • Preliminary support for Intel ARC 3/5/7 (DG2).
  • Preliminary support for Intel Raptor Lake (13th gen).
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5700X, Ryzen 5 5600/5500.
  • AMD Ryzen 3 5300GE, Ryzen 3 PRO 5350GE, Ryzen 5 PRO 5650GE, Ryzen 7 PRO 5750GE (Cezanne).
  • AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX, 6900HX, Ryzen 7 6800H, Ryzen 5 6600H (45W).
  • AMD Ryzen 9 6980HS, 6900HS, Ryzen 7 6800HS, Ryzen 5 6600HS (35W).
  • AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Ryzen 5 6600U (15-28W).
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5825U, Ryzen 5 5625U, Ryzen 3 5425U (15W).
  • AMD Rembrandt & Raphael APUs (RDNA2).
  • AMD Mendocino APU (Zen2 + RDNA2).
  • AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT GPU (NAVI22).
  • AMD RX 6800S, RX 6700S, RX 6650M, RX 6650M XT GPUs (NAVI23).
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti GPU (GA102-350, 450W).
  • Improved information accuracy when core isolation is enabled.
  • Improved validation process for high clock submissions (>6GHz).


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  • Version 2.01
  • Intel Core i9 12900KS.
  • Intel Core i7-1280P/1270P/1260P, Core i5-1250P/1240P, Core i3-1220P (28W).
  • Intel Core i7-1265U/1255U, Core i5 1245U/1235U, Core i3 1215U (15W).
  • Intel Core i7-1260U/1250U, Core i5 1240U/1230U, Core i3 1210U (9W).
  • Intel Pentium 8505, Celeron 7305 (15W).
  • Intel Pentium 8500, Celeron 7300 (9W).
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D.v
  • AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT.
  • Preliminary support of AMD Ryzen 6000 «Rembrandt» APUs.


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  • Intel Core i5 12500, 12400, Core i3 12300, 12100 CPUs.
  • Improved DDR5 SPD information report.
  • AMD CCD/CCX topology bug fix.
  • Intel Core i5 12500, 12400, Core i3 12300, 12100 CPUs.
  • Improved DDR5 SPD information report.
  • AMD CCD/CCX topology bug fix.


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  • Improved validation process for Alder Lake records.
  • AMX instruction set support.
  • AMD 4700S processor.


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  • Intel Core i9 12900K, Core i7 12700K and Core i5 12600K «Alder Lake» CPUs and Intel Z6xx platform.
  • DDR5 memory SPD and XMP 3. 0 support.
  • AMD Radeon 6600XT GPU.
  • Intel Core i9 12900K, Core i7 12700K and Core i5 12600K «Alder Lake» CPUs and Intel Z6xx platform.
  • DDR5 memory SPD and XMP 3.0 support.
  • AMD Radeon 6600XT GPU.


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  • Intel Iris Xe GPU (DG1) (1.96.1).
  • Improved support of Centaur CHA processor (1.96.1).
  • Preliminary support of Intel Alder Lake and Z6xx platform.
  • Preliminary support of DDR5 memory.
  • AMD Ryzen 5700G, 5600G and 5300G APUs.
  • AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, 6800 (& XT), 6700 XT GPUs.


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  • Intel Core 11th generation «Rocket Lake».
  • AMD ThreadRipper PRO 3995WX, 3975WX, 3955WX, 3945WX and WRX80 chipset.
  • AMD Cezanne and Lucienne APUs.
  • Mainboard PCI-Express generation report (Mainboard tab).
  • Graphics Interface Link current speed and max speed (Mainboard tab).
  • NVIDIA GPU base and boost clocks (Graphics tab).


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  • Intel Tiger Lake-U and Tiger Lake-H (1.94.8).
  • Intel Z590 (1.94.8).
  • NVIDIA RTX 3070 GPU (1.94.8).
  • AMD Ryzen 5000 «Zen 3» Vermeer preliminary support.
  • Intel Rocket Lake preliminary support.
  • GPU TDP.


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  • AMD Ryzen 5000 «Zen 3» Vermeer preliminary support
  • Intel Rocket Lake preliminary support
  • GPU TDP
  • AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G, Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G, Ryzen 3 PRO 4350G
  • Intel Tiger Lake platform


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  • Intel Z490/W480/B460 Comet Lake platform support
  • AMD «Renoir» Ryzen APU
  • AMD Ryzen 3 3100 & 3300X
  • Windows 10 on ARM processor preliminary support
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT and Ryzen 5 3600XT (1. 92.2)
  • AMD B550 chipset (1.92.2)
  • Hygon processors preliminary support (1.92.2)
  • Intel Z490/W480/B460 Comet Lake platform support
  • AMD «Renoir» Ryzen APU
  • AMD Ryzen 3 3100 & 3300X
  • Windows 10 on ARM processor preliminary support


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  • Intel Z490/W480/B460 Comet Lake platform support
  • AMD «Renoir» Ryzen APU
  • AMD Ryzen 3 3100 & 3300X
  • Windows 10 on ARM processor preliminary support
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X, 3970X and 3990X and TRX40 chipset.
  • Intel Core 10xxx Comet Lake processors.
  • Centaur new CPU with AI coprocessor preliminary support.


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  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 preliminary support
  • Intel Ice-Lake preliminary support
  • NVIDIA RTX 2070 and 2080 Super


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  • Preliminary support of AMD Ryzen 3000 (1.89.1)
  • Intel Cascade Lake processors (1.89.1)
  • Zhaoxin KX-5000 and KX-6000 processors families support
  • AMD APU Ryzen Picasso detection fix


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WINDOWS 98 32-bit version

  • Intel 9400F, 9600KF, 9700KF and 9900KF and 9th gen R0 stepping
  • AMD APU Ryzen Picasso preliminary support
  • DDR4 SDRAM chips manufacturer
  • AMD Radeon VII (Vega 20)
  • NVIDIA GTX 1660 and 1660 Ti


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WINDOWS 98 32-bit version

  • Intel Basin Falls Skylake-X refresh
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX serie 20
  • New AVX2 and AVX512 benchmarks (beta versions)


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WINDOWS 98 32-bit version

  • Intel 9th generation Core family (Coffee Lake 9900K, 9700K, 9600K, 960, 9500 and 9400)
  • Intel Coffee Lake-U processors
  • AMD Threadripper 2000 processors
  • Graphic card memory vendor (NVIDIA only)


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WINDOWS 98 32-bit version

  • Intel 9th generation Core family (Coffee Lake 9900K, 9700K, 9600K, 960, 9500 and 9400)
  • Intel Coffee Lake-U processors
  • AMD Threadripper 2000 processors
  • AMD AGESA version report in BIOS information.
  • Increased clocks refresh rate.
  • Fix initialization error on Windows XP and 7.


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WINDOWS 98 32-bit version

  • Spectre (CVE-2017-5715) microcode vulnerabilty in validation page.
  • Intel new Coffee Lake desktop and mobile processors.
  • New timers tool.
  • New «-bench» parameter.


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WINDOWS 98 32-bit version

  • AMD desktop Raven Ridge APU (AM4)
  • Windows 10 Build 16299


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WINDOWS 98 32-bit version

  • Intel Xeon Phi Knight Landing preliminary support
  • Fix BCLK fluctuations on SKL-X
  • The benchmark does now support systems with more than 64 CPUs
  • Intel i7-5960X, i7-5930K, i7-5820K, i7-4790K, i5-4690K, Pentium G3258
  • TSX instructions set support (including RTM and HLE subparts)


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  • AMD Kaveri APUs (A10-7850K, A10-7800, A10-7700K, A8-7600, A6-7400K, A4-7300).
  • Intel i7-4790, i5-4690, i5-4590, i5-4460 (Haswell refresh).
  • Intel Celeron Haswell (G1830, G1820).
  • Intel serie 9 chipset (Z97).
  • Nuvoton NCT6106 and SMSC SCH5636 SIOs (Fujitsu mainboards).


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CPU-Z | Softwares | CPUID

CPU-Z | Softwares | CPUID

CPU-Z is a free application that reports information about your Android device.

  • SoC (System On Chip) name, architecture, clock speed for each core ;
  • System information : device brand & model, screen resolution, RAM, storage. ;
  • Battery information : level, status, temperature, capacity ;
  • Sensors.
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Version 1.26 for android®

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 640 and 845 (Kryo 385).
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, 660 (Kryo 260).
  • Exynos 9810 (M3).
  • ARM Cortex A55.


Version 1.26
Install it from google play

OLD VERSIONS

SYSTEM OF THE WEEK

Nexus 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
Screen 1280×720 / 320 dpi
Android 4.3

FAQ & TROUBLESHOOTING

1.

Which permissions are required for CPU-Z and why ?

CPU-Z requires INTERNET permission for the online validation, and the billing permission for in-app purchase (see 2.).

2.

What is in-app purchase proposed by CPU-Z ?

CPU-Z proposed an in-application purchase to remove advertisement.

3.

CPU-Z consumes a lot of battery on my device.

That is due to the reading of the device’s sensor (Sensor tab). You can disable the reading of sensors in the Settings page, by unchecking «Sensors».

4.

CPU-Z reports a wrong battery capacity.

CPU-Z relies on the operating system to report the battery capacity, and sometimes the system is wrong about it. From version 1.10, the battery capacity is
not reported anymore by default, you can restore it by checking «Battery Capacity» in the Settings page.

5.

How can I report a bug or a detection issue ?.

If CPU-Z closes abnormally, the settings screen will appear at the next run. You can use that screen to remove the main detection features of the application, and make it run.
In case of detection bug, please open the application menu and choose «Send Debug Infos» to send a report by email.

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 640 and 845 (Kryo 385).
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, 660 (Kryo 260).
  • Exynos 9810 (M3).
  • ARM Cortex A55.
  • Mediatek Helio X20
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  • Samsung Exynos 8895
  • Support for resizable windows
  • Mediatek Helio X23, X25, X27
  • HiSilicon Kirin 960, 955, 910, 650
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, 617, 430 and 435
  • ARM Cortex A73
  • Added tri-cluster architectures
  • Mediatek Helio X20 (MT6797)
  • Added Security Patch Level (for Android 6.0+).
  • Fix several SoC detection bugs.
  • HiSilicon Kirin 950/940/935 SoCs
  • System uptime
  • In App Purchase to remove advertisement
  • Fixed DPI computation
  • Fixed Sony Xperia Z1 Compact wrong information
  • Added device sub-model (if different from model)
  • New Validation
  • Fixed wrong battery capacity report
  • Fixed wrong screen size report
  • Device dimension and weight
  • GPU load report on some models (Adreno, some Mali)
  • Added new Socs : Exynos 7520, Snapdragon 615 . ..
  • Thermal tab with device temperatures.
  • Added API Level, Java VM version,system manufacturer.
  • Improved detection of Qualcomm SoCs.
  • Removed battery capacity report by default (can be added in settings).
  • Improved support of big.LITTLE technology.
  • Adreno GPU clock speed.
  • Screen size (in inches).
  • Battery capacity (in mAh).
  • Added new SoCs : HiSilicon Kirin 920, Exynos 5433, Snapdragon 815 …
  • New icon.
  • Improved support of Intel SoCs.
  • OpenGL ES version.
  • Reduce CPU load.
  • Added Rockchip & Mediatek chips.
  • Improved Qualcomm SoCs detection.
  • Improved NVIDIA Tegra detection.
  • Added ads page at application close.

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How to find out if Intel VT-x or AMD-V Virtualization Technology is supported in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista or Windows 7 machine

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Are you interested in Virtual Machines, Virtualization, Hypervisor, whatever name you call it and not sure if your Windows box supports Intel VT-x or AMD-V? This post tell you how to find out for yourself.

But, first the big question:

Do you need Intel VT-x or AMD-V based CPU to run Virtual Machines?

The answer is both Yes and No. Intel VT-x or AMD-V capable processors have inbuilt set of processor instruction that can handle virtualization effectively. To be able to use these instruction, they need to be enabled in BIOS. By default they are not enabled. Some say that enabling virtualization in BIOS slows down the performance of the CPU. But these days, the lag is hardly noticeable. My experience is that, enabling Inter VT or AMD-V did not slow down the performance of my computer.

So to give it to you straight, If you plan to run 64 bit virtual machines on your computer, you need a Intel VT-x or AMD-V.. But if you plan to run 32 bit virtual operating system as guest, you don’t need Intel VT-x or AMD-V CPU. Any normal CPU would work just fine.

How to check if your CPU has Intel VT-x or AMD-V?

You need to check for Intel VT-x if you are using Intel based CPU and AMD-V if you are using AMD CPU. They are the same technology offered by two different processor manufacturers.

You can check if your CPU has virtualization technology or not right from within Windows OS. All you have to do is to boot your computer if you have not done it already and follow any of the below methods.

For Windows 7 and Vista, follow from Method third onward. Method first and second is not applicable to Windows 7 and Vista. They work for Windows 8 and 10.

First method – Easiest option- Check your Task Manager

If you have Windows 10 or Windows 8 operating system, the easiest way to check is by opening up Task Manager->Performance Tab. You should see Virtualization as shown in the below screenshot. If it is enabled, it means that your CPU supports Virtualization and is currently enabled in BIOS. If it shows disabled, you need to enable it in BIOS. If you don’t see virtualization, it means that your CPU does not support virtualization.

Windows 10 task manager – performance tab – virtualization enabled screenshot

Second method – Check using

systeminfo command in windows terminal

Open Windows terminal or command prompt and type the following command:

systeminfo

systeminfo command prompt screenshot

Below is the systeminfo command screenshot in windows terminal. If you see “Yes” for Hyper V requirement properties, encircled in red box, it means that you have Virtualization capable CPU which could either be AMD-V or Intel VT-x. Please note that this method does not tell you which class of CPU(Processor) is present in your computer. All you can deduce from this is that, you have virtualization capable CPU, which could either be Interl VT-x or AMD-V.

systeminfo result Hyper V requirements screenshot

Third method – Use third party utility such as securAble

You can download a utility called SecurAble . This is pretty old software but still it works. It works for both Intel and AMD CPU. All you have to do is to download and run this application. Below screenshot shown you result when you run this utility. If you see hardware virtualization as Yes, it mean that you CPU supports Virtualization.

securable utility run result screenshot

Fourth method- Use utility tool provided by Intel or AMD

Intel and AMD provide their own utility which you will have to download and Run. One you run it, the result dialog box will have an entry for Vitalization. Below is the link for the utility tool for Intel and AMD and their corresponding result screenshot when you run it.

  1. Intel
    If you have Intel Chipset, download the utility Intel® Processor Identification Utility – Windows* Version, its a .msi file, so you will have to install it and run. In Intel Technologies tab, under Supported Intel Advanced Processor Technology you should see Intel Virtualization Technology as Yes. If you see this, your CPU supports Virtualization as shown in the below screenshot.

    Intel processor identification utility

  2. AMD
    If you have AMD chipset, download the utility AMD Virtualization™ Technology and Microsoft® Hyper-V™ System Compatibility Check Utility. Its a .zip file. Extract it and run the amdvhyperv.exe file. This will ask you to allow it to extract files. Say yes and after the extraction is complete, run amdvhyperv.exe again from the extracted folder. You will see something like the below screenshot. Since I ran this on the Intel CPU system, the results fails. If you have AMD CPU and see something like this, it mean that you don’t have AMD CPU that supports Virtualization.If you see a sucess page, it mean that your AMD CPU supports Virtualization.

    AMD Hyper -V compatibility check screenshot

Fifth method – Use Microsoft® Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool (Works for Windows 7 and Vista and not for Windows 8 or 10)

If you have Windows 7 or Vista, Microsoft provides a utility tool called Microsoft® Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool to check if your CPU supports Hyper-V, which is a Virtualization software from Microsoft provided for free in Windows pro and above versions. Hyper-V is Microsoft’s alternate to VMware Workstation or Oracle’s Virtual Box. Download this tool (havdetectiontool.exe) and Run it. If you see something like the below screenshot, it means that your processor supports Virtualization.

Microsoft hardware assisted virtualization detection tool screenshot

So, that’s it in this post. Thanks for visiting my website. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

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FreshPorts — misc/cpuid: CPU identification utility

Port details
cpuid CPU identification utility
3. 3_7 misc =18 Version of this port present on the latest quarterly branch.
There is no maintainer for this port.
Any concerns regarding this port should be directed to the FreeBSD Ports mailing list via [email protected]
Port Added: 2001-05-22 11:31:29
Last Update: 2022-09-07 21:58:51
Commit Hash: fb16dfe
People watching this port, also watch:: sudo, glib, unzip, t1lib, gnupg
License: not specified in port
Description:
This is a fairly complete CPU identification utility. It has been tested on
several Intel, AMD and Cyrix CPUs. If the Pentium III serial number misfeature
is present and enabled, this program will display it.
SVNWeb : git : Homepage
pkg-plist: as obtained via: make generate-plist
Dependency lines:
  • cpuid>0:misc/cpuid
Conflicts:
CONFLICTS_INSTALL:

  • gmap
Conflicts Matches:
There are no Conflicts Matches for this port. This is usually an error.
To install the port:
cd /usr/ports/misc/cpuid/ && make install clean
To add the package, run one of these commands:
  • pkg install misc/cpuid
  • pkg install cpuid

NOTE: If this package has multiple flavors (see below), then use one of them instead of the name specified above.

PKGNAME: cpuid
Flavors: there is no flavor information for this port.
ONLY_FOR_ARCHS: i386 amd64
distinfo:
SHA256 (cpuid-3.3.tar.gz) = 1e72ca592ba564a443fe7d163ae779dbacd92480fd22657d11c844e9bc0ffe60
SIZE (cpuid-3.3.tar.gz) = 5762
Packages (timestamps in pop-ups are UTC):

There are no ports dependent upon this port

Configuration Options:
No options to configure
Options name:
misc_cpuid

USES:
uidfix

FreshPorts was unable to extract/find any pkg message
Master Sites:
Commit History — (may be incomplete: see SVNWeb link above for full details)
Date By Description
07 Sep 2022 21:58:51
  
Stefan Eßer (se) 
Remove WWW entries moved into port Makefiles
Commit b7f05445c00f has added WWW entries to port Makefiles based on
WWW: lines in pkg-descr files. 
This commit removes the WWW: lines of moved-over URLs from these
pkg-descr files.
Approved by:		portmgr (tcberner)
07 Sep 2022 21:10:59
    3.3_7
Stefan Eßer (se) 
Add WWW entries to port Makefiles
It has been common practice to have one or more URLs at the end of the
ports' pkg-descr files, one per line and prefixed with "WWW:". These
URLs should point at a project website or other relevant resources.
Access to these URLs required processing of the pkg-descr files, and
they have often become stale over time. If more than one such URL was
present in a pkg-descr file, only the first one was tarnsfered into
the port INDEX, but for many ports only the last line did contain the
port specific URL to further information.
There have been several proposals to make a project URL available as
a macro in the ports' Makefiles, over time.

(Only the first 15 lines of the commit message are shown above )

20 Jul 2022 14:22:28
    3. 3_7
Tobias C. Berner (tcberner) 
misc: remove 'Created by' lines
A big Thank You to the original contributors of these ports:
  *  Aaron Dalton <[email protected]>
  *  Adam Weinberger <[email protected]>
  *  Adam Weinberger <[email protected]>
  *  Akinori MUSHA aka knu <[email protected]>
  *  Alan E <[email protected]>
  *  Alex Semenyaka <[email protected]>
  *  Alex Stangl <[email protected]>
  *  Alexander Logvinov <[email protected]>
  *  Alexander Logvinov <[email protected]>
  *  Alexander Nusov <[email protected]>
  *  Alexander Timoshenko <[email protected]>

(Only the first 15 lines of the commit message are shown above )

10 Jan 2022 15:15:39
    3.3_7
Stefan Eßer (se) 
Fix CONFLICTS entries of multiple ports
There have been lots of missing CONFLICTS_INSTALL entries, either
because conflicting ports were added without updating existing ports,
due to name changes of generated packages, due to mis-understanding
the format and semantics of the conflicts entries, or just due to
typoes in package names. 
This patch is the result of a comparison of all files contained in
the official packages with each other. This comparison was based on
packages built with default options and may therefore have missed
further conflicts with optionally installed files.
Where possible, version numbers in conflicts entries have been
generalized, some times taking advantage of the fact that a port

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06 Apr 2021 14:31:07
    3.3_7
Mathieu Arnold (mat) 
Remove # $FreeBSD$ from Makefiles.
25 Nov 2019 23:25:52
    3.3_7
brooks 
Fix build with src r354909 applied.
The referenced change made NO_INSTALLLIB, NO_MAN, and NO_PROFILE into
errors causing these ports that declare them and use the FreeBSD make
infrastructure as part of their build to fail.
When the offending variables occur in a BSD Makefile, NO_MAN becomes
MAN= and NO_INSTALLLIB and NO_PROFILE become MK_INSTALLLIB=no and
MK_PROFILE=no respectively.   When declared in the environment they
become WITHOUT_<FOO>.
19 May 2016 10:44:12
    3.3_7
amdmi3 
- Fix trailing whitespace in pkg-descrs, categories [g-n]*
Approved by:	portmgr blanket
30 Aug 2014 10:32:28
    3.3_7
antoine 
Allow staging as a regular user and simplify
PR:		ports/193102
15 Jun 2014 12:17:46
    3.3_7
marino 
misc/cpuid: Add support for RDRAND/F16C and newer intel features
There is no maintainer for this port, so submitted patches are just
assumed to be correct.
PR:		179065
Submitted by:	Arthurmech (gmail.com)
Adds:		RDRAND/F16 support
PR:		185277
Submitted by:	netch (netch.kiev.ua)
Adds:		Additional intel features
31 Mar 2014 05:42:53
    3.3_6
eadler 
misc/cpuid: reset maintainership
There are two open PRs which I've not yet dealt with: ports/185277 ports/179065
Prodded by:	linimon
25 Sep 2013 00:54:09
    3. 3_6
bdrewery 
- Remove NO_STAGE as these have been tested to be safe
With hat:	portmgr
20 Sep 2013 20:50:59
   
bapt 
Add NO_STAGE all over the place in preparation for the staging support (cat:
misc)
16 Jul 2013 21:59:48
    3.3_6
eadler 
Remove now excess verbiage.
Reviewed by:	bapt
08 Mar 2013 20:23:39
    3.3_6
eadler 
Clean up my ports (and a couple of [email protected] owned ones):
- Fix COMMENT
- Add MAKE_JOBS_SAFE where appropriate
- Change ordering of LICENSE lines
- Fix new header format
- Etc.
Reviewed by:	drogoh (on irc)
15 Dec 2012 16:05:45
    3.3_6
eadler 
Fix manually done conversion - make the headers correct
06 Oct 2012 14:35:46
    3.3_6
eadler 
Trim the headers in the ports I maintain. 
20 Oct 2011 03:23:12
    3.3_6
eadler 
- take maintainership
Approved by:    bapt,sahil (mentors, implicit)
19 Mar 2011 12:38:54
    3.3_6
miwi 
- Get Rid MD5 support
25 May 2010 17:07:39
    3.3_6
rene 
Add detection for new features and fix family/model detections according to
AN-485.
Bump PORTREVISION
PR:             ports/146864
Submitted by:   Valentin Nechayev [netch netch.kiev.ua]
Approved by:    tabthorpe (mentor)
26 Aug 2009 05:46:11
    3.3_5
bland 
- Use the latest Intel spec sheet and added many of the missing features.
- Corrected some of the old ones which appeared to have been originally
  typed wrong.
PR:     138129
23 Oct 2008 17:43:10
    3.3_4
stefan 
Add support for reading ECX (miscellaneous features) on AMD Athlon chips. 
PR:             117993
Submitted by:   cokane
14 Nov 2006 20:49:38
    3.3_3
edwin 
Update misc/cpuid handling of AMD CPU features
PR:             ports/105534
Submitted by:   Ed Maste <[email protected]>
07 Feb 2006 16:47:57
    3.3_2
yar 
This software has quite broken original Makefile, at least for us.
Instead of trying to patch it, just supply a BSD-specific Makefile
using <bsd.prog.mk>.  This removes the build-time dependency of this
tiny port on USE_REINPLACE and the heavy-weight gmake at once.
09 Dec 2005 09:18:10
    3.3_2
pav 
- Add support for many new Intel features
PR:             ports/90036
Submitted by:   Valentin Nechayev <[email protected]>
25 Nov 2005 16:09:33
    3.3_1
pav 
- Add SHA256
30 Dec 2004 19:24:56
    3. 3_1
sem 
- This port works on amd64
PR:             ports/75653
Submitted by:   Roland Smith <rsmith(at)xs4all.nl>
05 Feb 2004 20:38:07
    3.3_1
trevor 
Use PLIST_FILES.
Reviewed by:    marcus
04 Feb 2004 05:10:27
    3.3_1
marcus 
Bump PORTREVISION on all ports that depend on gettext to aid with upgrading.
(Part 1)
29 Jan 2004 16:13:06
    3.3
trevor 
SIZEify.
20 Feb 2003 18:46:39
    3.3
knu 
De-pkg-comment.
30 Aug 2002 03:31:31
    3.3
kevlo 
Update MASTER_SITES and WWW
PR: 42145
Submitted by: Kimura Fuyuki <[email protected]>
22 Jun 2002 17:23:30
    3.3
ijliao 
Replace ${PERL} with ${REINPLACE_CMD}
PR:             39665
Submitted by:   Oliver Braun <[email protected] unibw-muenchen.de>
03 Jan 2002 14:59:52
  
ijliao 
upgrade to 3.3    
22 May 2001 17:24:00
  
ijliao 
mark it only for i386    
22 May 2001 15:31:29
  
ijliao 
add cpuid   CPU identification utility    

How to use CPU-Z: the complete guide

By Robert Zak

published

CPU-EZ

(Image: © tomeqs / Shutterstock)

Welcome to our guide on how to use CPU-Z. Whether you’ve picked up one of AMD’s latest eight-core Ryzen chipsets, or given your old Pentium chip a new lease of life with a globule of fresh thermal paste, it’s important to keep track of the processor running inside your PC. 

The long-standing freeware tool CPU-Z is a stalwart of hardware monitoring, and outdoes its own name by monitoring not only your CPU, but also your memory, motherboard and GPU.

For the most part, CPU-Z is a quick way to look at the finer details of your PC like CPU core clocks and speeds, motherboard BIOS versions and the generation of your PCI-E bus. 

But it also lets you test your system’s functioning and stability with features like benchmarking, stress tests and timers. These features are quite well hidden away, so here we’re going to help you uncover some of the great things you can do with CPU-Z.

(Image credit: Future)

 CPU-Z validation 

The first thing you’ll see once you’ve downloaded and installed CPU-Z is a window asking you to validate your PC. This creates an online report anonymously detailing your computer hardware, and highlighting your clock speeds so that you can share them or keep them for your records. 

It’s a widely-used way of confirming CPU frequencies, which are then amassed and ranked on the CPU-Z validation database.

You don’t have to validate your PC. You can just close the window instead or, if you prefer, check the ‘Private validation’ box which ensures that your PC’s hardware info won’t be publicly visible on the CPU-Z validation database.

(Image credit: Future)

If you click ‘Submit’ in the Validation window, then CPU-Z will quickly scan your PC’s hardware and neatly display it all in your browser. You can save this information by going to Print in your browser then ‘Save as PDF’.

(Image credit: Future)

Getting familiar with CPU-Z 

Once you get through validation, you’ll be presented with the main CPU-Z window in all its grey glory. But look past the Windows 95-style presentation, and each tab will give you detailed insights into the respective hardware inside your PC.

Most of the tabs should be self-explanatory — CPU, Graphics, Mainboard (motherboard), Memory (RAM) — but others maybe less so.

The SPD tab, for example, should really be an extension of Memory. SPD stands for Serial Presence Detect, and tells you the speed, bandwidth, manufacturer, voltage and other information about your memory (RAM) modules.

(Image credit: Future)

If you don’t see any information under the SPD tab, click the ‘Memory Slot Selection’ dropdown and try a different slot. There’s a good chance not all the RAM slots on your PC actually contain RAM sticks, and it’s useful to know which ones are empty and which are occupied.

The Caches tab, meanwhile, is really an extension of the CPU tab, showing you the size of the L1, L2 and L3 caches on your CPU and their descriptors. Realistically, you’re not going to be using this tab much, and the information here will vary little between modern CPUs.

(Image credit: Future)

CPU-Z benchmarking

Then there’s the ‘Bench’ tab — the most interactive tab in CPU-Z. Using this, you can benchmark your CPU to receive a score, then submit your results and compare your CPU’s single-core and multi-core power compared to other peoples’.

To do this, click the ‘Bench’ tab, choose your benchmark version from the dropdown (I used the non-beta version to ensure a more reliable test result), then click ‘Bench CPU’. This will run a benchmark test for about 30 seconds then show you your score.

This might not mean much to you at first, but click ‘Submit and Compare’ to add your benchmark to your CPU Validator profile.

When the site opens, you’ll see your benchmark score in the right-hand pane. Click the graph to see where your CPU ranks in the benchmarks compared to the thousands of other people who have used CPU-Z Validator.

(Image credit: Future)

Under the same tab you’ll also find a CPU stress test, which you run for around 10-15 minutes to test your CPU’s stability. While it’s a welcome feature, this stress test isn’t as robust as dedicated CPU benchmarking tools like Prime95 and AIDA64. 

(Image credit: Future)

 CPU-Z tools

Moving on from the tabs, at the bottom of the CPU-Z window you’ll see a ‘Tools’ button. Click the dropdown arrow next to it to bring up several useful features.

Once of these is ‘Timers’, which lets you test the ACPI, QPC and RTC system timers. When you run these timers, they should stop every few seconds and display the exact same number each time they stop. If they’re displaying different numbers, then your system clocks are mismatching.

(Image credit: Future)

This could result from the motherboard not supporting the RAM or CPU (or them not being properly seated), or a bad RAM/CPU combination. Resetting the BIOS could also fix issues here.

The ‘Clocks’ tool is a nice way of monitoring the clock speed on each of your CPU cores in real-time, as well as the GPU clocks.

Rounding off the noteworthy features are options to save CPU-Z’s report on your PC as a text file, as well as saving the BIOS and video BIOS as text files.

(Image credit: Future)

 And with all that, you should have a complete overview over the goings-on inside your PC, thanks to CPU-Z.

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Robert Zak is a freelance writer for Official Xbox Magazine, PC Gamer, TechRadar and more. He writes in print and digital publishing, specialising in video games. He has previous experience as editor and writer for tech sites/publications including AndroidPIT and ComputerActive! Magazine.  

How to find out if Intel VT-x or AMD-V virtualization technology is supported? — Auslogics Blog

How do I know if my CPU supports VT x or AMD-V?

Are you are seeking an answer to this question? Then keep reading to find out.

What is virtualization?

Virtualization technology allows you to use the same hardware resources to run a secondary operating system in complete isolation from the other that’s already running on your PC. For instance, you can run macOS inside Windows 10 using Sandbox if virtualization is enabled on your PC.

You can use this technology to access suspicious files and applications and experiment with features without any risk of harm to your computer.

It is of two types: one that comes with AMD CPUs and another on Intel-powered computers. They both support 64-bit virtual machines.

AMD refers to its virtualization technology as AMD-V, and Intel refers to its as VT-x. However, there is not much difference between the two. Only that they are offered by different processor manufacturers.

How to find out if my CPU is Intel or AMD

You may want to know the hardware virtualization your computer comes with, whether Intel VT-x or AMD-V.

What you have to do is check whether your CPU is AMD or Intel. Here’s how:

  1. Press the Windows logo key + X to invoke the WinX menu.
  2. Select System from the list. You’ll find your system information in the window that opens. Your processor type will be displayed there.

Does a PC support Intel VT-x or AMD-V?

For virtualization to work, your computer has to support it on the hardware level. Most new PCs (desktops and notebooks) do so. Virtualization has to be enabled in the system’s BIOS on older computers. On new computers that use UEFI in place of BIOS, VT-x or AMD-V can easily be enabled within Windows by an application that wants to run it.

You can check whether your PC supports virtualization technology or not and whether it is enabled. This can be done from within the Windows operating system. There are a handful of methods you can use to do so. Find them listed below:

  1. Make Use of Task Manager
  2. Enter a command in Command Prompt
  3. Visit Intel’s product specification site
  4. Use the utility tool provided by Intel or AMD
  5. Use the Microsoft® Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool (for Windows 7 and Windows Vista)
  6. Use a third-party tool

Let’s take them one at a time.

Method 1: Make Use of Task Manager

This is the easiest method you can use. If you are running Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows 7, follow these easy steps:

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to launch Task Manager.
  2. Click the Performance tab.
  3. Select CPU from the pane on the left-hand side. You’ll find your processor type on the right-hand side of the window along with other details below.

Note: You may not need to perform step 3. Once you open the Performance tab, your CPU information will be the first thing you’ll see.

  1. On the bottom-right side of the screen, you’ll see whether your CPU supports virtualization and whether it is currently “Enabled” or “Disabled”. If it is disabled, you’ll have to enable it in BIOS. However, if you don’t find virtualization listed in the CPU specifications at all, it means it is not supported.

Method 2: Enter a command in Command Prompt

This method won’t show you whether you have Intel VT-x or AMD-V. But you can find out if your CPU is capable of virtualization and if it is enabled.

Here’s how to run the command:

  1. Press the Windows logo key + R to invoke the Run dialog.
  2. Type cmd in the text box and press enter or click the OK button.
  3. Type or copy and paste the following command in the window that opens and press enter:

systeminfo

  1. Wait for it to run. It takes a few seconds.
  2. Once your system information is displayed, check the details under “Hyper-V Requirements”. If you see “Yes” for each detail, it means your CPU is virtualization-capable (could be either Intel VT-x or AMD-V). However, the “Virtualization Enabled in Firmware” detail might show “NO”. If that’s the case, you’ll have to enable virtualization in your BIOS.

Method 3: Visit Intel’s product specification site

This applies to users of Intel CPU. You can visit Intel’s product specification site to see if you have Intel VT-x.

You need to obtain your processor details first. Here’s how:

  1. Go to the Start menu.
  2. Type in “System information” in the search bar and click the option from the search results.
  3. In the window that opens, note the name of your processor as listed under the System category.

Now, visit Intel’s product specification site (https://ark.intel.com/) and follow these steps:

  1. Once on the site, enter the processor information you noted above in the search box located on the right-hand side of the page.
  2. Under “Advanced Technologies” on the product page for your processor, you’ll see whetherIntel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) is supported or not.

Method 4: Use the utility tool provided by Intel or AMD

Intel and AMD offer a utility tool with which you can check whether the virtualization technology is enabled on your computer. You have to use AMD’s utility if your CPU is AMD. The same applies to Intel.

If you have Intel Chipset, here’s what you have to do:

  1. Visit https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/.
  2. Download the Intel® Processor Identification Utility. It is an .msi file. So you’ll have to install and run it.
  3. Go to the download location and double-click the file to open it.
  4. Once open, click the CPU Technologies tab. See if the “Intel Virtualization Technology” box is marked. If it is, then Intel Virtualization Technology is enabled on your computer. Also, notice whether or not “Intel VT -x with Extended Page Tables” is active.

If you have AMD Chipset, here’s what to do:

  1. Visit http://support.amd.com/en-us/search/utilities?k=virtualization.
  2. Download the AMD Virtualization™ Technology and Microsoft® Hyper-V™ System Compatibility Check Utility. It is a .zip file.
  3. Go to the download location and run the amdvhyperv.exe file.
  4. Select “Yes” when prompted to extract files.
  5. Once the extraction is complete, go to the extracted folder and run the amdvhyperv.exe file again.
  6. If you’ve run the file on an Intel computer, the result will fail. However, if it’s an AMD CPU and you get a message that says, “This utility did not detect an AMD processor,” then it means it does not support virtualization. But if you see a success page, it means your AMD CPU supports the technology.

Method 5: Use the Microsoft® Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool (for Windows 7 and Windows Vista)

Microsoft offers a utility named Microsoft® Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool. You can use it on your Windows 7 or Windows Vista PC to check if Hyper-V is supported on your system. Hyper-V is a virtualization program provided by Microsoft, just like Oracle’s Virtual Box.

If you download the tool and run it and get a message that says, “This computer is configured with hardware-assisted virtualization,” it means your processor supports virtualization.

Method 6: Use a third-party tool

There are third-party tools you can download to know whether your CPU supports virtualization. Such a tool will check your system processor for virtualization support.

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How to check the processor before buying

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Author of the article: Sergey Koval
([email protected])

Published: 8 September 2021

When buying a ready-made device, we can turn it on in the store and check for operability and partially for the performance of functions. But with computer components, the situation is more complicated. A manufacturing defect or breakdown can only be detected by installing a spare part in a computer, which cannot be done in a store.

However, there are ways to reduce the risks of acquiring a marriage, and today we will talk about what to look for when buying a processor.

Packaging and contents

It is understood that each processor goes through a whole system of quality control and delivery, after which it is packed and sealed with a branded sticker. It is the packaging and the presence of a seal that should be checked first.

Central processors are sold in two trim levels:

BOX — a cardboard box that contains a processor, a set of documentation, and sometimes a cooler. However, many processors with an unlocked multiplier do not come with a cooler, just like powerful server processors. In this version, the processor is maximally protected from environmental influences along the entire path from the manufacturer to the buyer. Naturally, any damage to the package, be it dents, wet marks or punctures, is a reason to be wary and ask the seller for another device, or not accept the purchase if it is a delivery from an online store.

OEM is the minimum configuration, which often differs in budget cost. At the same time, the processor is sold in a simple plastic package without instructions and a cooler, and it comes without it at all, so the plastic blister is a package that appeared only in the store. Such packaging is more vulnerable and does not protect the contents from mechanical damage. In addition, the warranty period for OEM delivery is 12 months, as opposed to 36 for the BOX package.

Another means of protecting the new processor is factory stickers. It is impossible to open the box without damaging the sticker. In addition, after removing the sticker, it cannot be glued back, traces of opening will be visible: the stickers either change color or crumble and crack. If the packaging is sealed from the factory, you can hope for a control system at the factory. If the seller offers you a processor in an open package, this is a great way to inspect it and check the package. If the package was opened and they tried to return the seal to its place, this is a reason to be wary and refuse to buy this device.

Processor inspection

OEM processors and devices from open boxes can be examined for damage. The processor you buy must look brand new. This means that on its surface there should not be:

  • any external damage, such as abrasions, scratches or roughness on the heat distribution cover;
  • traces of deletion or correction of inscriptions and numbers;
  • chips, distortions and delaminations of textolite;
  • traces of mechanical action on the contacts, especially in AMD processors, in which they are represented by thin «legs».
  • Traces of oxidation, plaque, discoloration of contacts and textolite.

If you have experience and knowledge, you can use a magnifying glass to inspect the components of the microcircuit and make sure that they are complete.

How to avoid becoming a victim of scammers?

When buying a central processor, each of us runs the risk of buying a cheaper version under the guise of a productive flagship model. Such a fraudulent scheme is quite common and sometimes even sellers do not know that they are selling a fake.

The gist of the scam is:

For two processors of the same line, but different price categories, you can replace the heat-distributing cover. This procedure is not easy and requires knowledge and skills, but this does not stop scammers. The seller himself can pull off a similar fraud, but more often scammers act differently. They buy 2 OEM processors, for example, the junior model of the family and the flagship, change the covers, and then return the weak model with a new mask under an acceptable pretext. And the next buyer gets a weaker processor instead of the expected performance one. Also, processors renamed in this way can be sold by hand.

To recognize fraud, it is necessary to carefully examine the junction of the heat spreader and textolite. On all processors, it is filled with black sealant, while the layer is uniform and even, without sagging and voids. If you notice unevenness or non-standard color sealant, do not risk buying the proposed device.

We check the processor by number

To verify the authenticity of an Intel processor, find out its date of manufacture and warranty period, you can use the check on the manufacturer’s website: https://supporttickets.intel.com/warrantyinfo?lang=en-RU. Checking is available only for BOX versions. The S/N and Batch must match on the processor and packaging. They should also be entered into the form for verification on the site. After starting the identification, the system will indicate whether the product you bought is original and whether it is covered by the warranty.

For AMD processors, the verification procedure is performed using a QR code: just scan it with your smartphone. You will automatically be redirected to a page where the number and model of the device you are holding are indicated. If the information matches the data on the package, you can buy without fear.

Warranty service

If the processor is under warranty, then in the event of a processor failure in the BOX configuration, you can contact the nearest service center, where the problem will be solved in 2-3 days. you can also contact the store where the goods were purchased, while the application consideration period will be from a week or more. With an OEM processor, you can only contact the store. Presentation of the purchase receipt and the completed warranty card for service is not required now.

Depending on the condition of the processor and if the fault of the buyer in the breakdown is not established, it will be possible to fix the problem, exchange the processor for an identical one or return the money.

In any case, it is better to avoid risks and check the processor before buying. We hope our article will be useful and help you avoid trouble.

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  • Scanners
  • Telecommunication cabinets and racks
  • Telephony (phone)
  • Thin Clients
  • Transceivers
  • Smart watch

AMD Ryzen 5000 and Ryzen Threadripper processors are the perfect tool for workloads

CAD . The flagship Ryzen 9 5950X processor is another fantastic option thanks to AMD’s highest Ryzen 4. 9GHz max frequency and 16 cores. It is ideal for those who perform various 3D modeling tasks and other multi-threaded tasks such as rendering and generative design.

Generative Design

The use of iterative design, which involves calculating a specific combination of loads and constraints, is computationally intensive. Workstations with a large number of processor cores can speed up the execution of such tasks.

Corporate Priorities

AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX 64-core processor and Threadripper PRO 3975WX 32-core processor are ideal for generative design tasks. At the same time, the 64-core 3995WX processor can provide a 44% speed advantage over two 28-core competitor when rendered using the KeyShot engine. As noted above, all AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO processors support AMD PRO technologies for data security and system manageability.

Performance Priority

3rd generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors have a slightly higher Sandbox Done Right

Albion Online is packed with features that create a harmonious and authentic MMO sandbox experience.

Albion Online is worth a look just because it doesn’t copy the worn out ideas that most MMOs love so much.

If you’re feeling nostalgic for the long-gone hardcore sandbox genre, Albion Online is the place to go.

Feature
1

Fights against other players

Challenge yourself in a dangerous and exciting battle against the greatest fighters of the vast world of Albion. Equip for a campaign, gather allies — and crush the enemy together! Only skillful and brave warriors will be able to win!

GUILD WARS

Claim a piece of the vast world of Albion! Territories will allow your guild to collect valuable flow energy and excellent resources. Make a name for yourself, then turn your holdings into an empire and defend it from invaders!

Fighting against monsters

Hunting monsters is an important part of the game. Defeating monsters brings resources to create weapons and other items. Do not forget to arm yourself well, because powerful creatures live in the depths of the world, and only true heroes are able to defeat them!

Feature
2

Farming

Tired of fighting for life, but still want to help your clan? Why not relax on your own island off the coast of Albion. Build a farm, grow plants and animals. A set of new buildings is at your service. You can provide provisions for clan members while they are at war, or just sell products in the market.

Mining

Great cities and deadly weapons require a lot of materials to build. For the most valuable resources, you will have to go to the very end of the world. But do not lose vigilance, because your enemies need them too!

Crafting unique weapons

Each player is the master of his own destiny! Sturdy armor, magical items, reliable tools — all this you can create yourself. Grab your blacksmith’s hammer and get to work!

Trade around the world

In the vast world of Albion, you equip your caravan for the journey. Load your faithful mule and go. But remember: the heavier the wagon, the slower and more attractive it is to thieves. Get ready to protect your cargo!

Trade in local markets

Have you accumulated too many resources and artifacts? Or maybe you are looking for a good blade? Go to the nearest market. Dozens of merchants are already waiting for you, and you will surely find what you need.

Feature
3

Player Dwellings

Build a house and then furnish it to your liking! Comfortable beds, tables that are literally bursting with food, hunting trophies, chests for your treasures… Build your collection of furniture to turn an ordinary building into your own home.

Your own corner

Take your place in the world of Albion. There are over 20 different buildings to choose from. Turn an empty piece of land into a thriving city! Building space is always limited, so choose wisely. Military, industrial and residential buildings — all of them will help you create your great empire.

Feature
4

Achievement Board

To create the perfect character, you need to see what development paths lie ahead of him. The Achievement Board will help you with this. You will see everything: who you are now and who you can become. Find your way in the world of Albion!

No classes, no limits

Forget everything you’ve seen in other online games. Characters in Albion Online do not have classes, and you can use any equipment. Create your own unique outfit combinations, because in Albion Online you are what you wear!

Feature
5

Demons from the Depths of Hell

From the depths of the worst nightmares, a new threat has come to the world of Albion: demons from hell. So far, their presence is felt faintly, because the creatures are only groping their way through the gates between the worlds. But the fiends are full of determination — and soon everyone will hear about them.

Heretics

The Great War did not go unnoticed. Emissions of magical energy have not changed the Heretics for the better, and now they can hardly be recognized as people. These lunatics roam the world and only seek victims for their unbridled fury. They must be destroyed!

Guardians of Albion

Deep in the forests dwell the Guardians, the oldest inhabitants of Albion. These heirs of a forgotten peaceful era are able to draw dangerous magical powers from nature itself. Know that they will fight fiercely for their territory.

Undead

Albion’s fallen warriors rarely stay dead for long. Imprisoned in skeletons, these spirits do not know rest. They roam the dark crypts and dungeons, eager to meet unwary adventurers. The dead know no pity — and do not deserve it!

Adepts of Morgana

Morgana was once a powerful sorceress, but everything changed after the famous battle with Merlin in the last days of the Great War. However, her devoted Adepts still roam the earth under the banner of evil, destruction… and revenge.

Avalonians

The Avalonians were a proud, ancient faction that emerged after the dragons had gone into a long hibernation. They learned the power of the earth through trial and error, infusing their tools, beasts, and even themselves with magic.

Kingdom Expeditionary Force

Kingdom Expeditionary Force was sent by the king of the old world to the shores of Albion to develop new resources. They now provide a haven for all newcomers to the world of Albion. But not out of mercy, but mainly in order to replenish the treasury of his king.

Albion Online is the first truly cross-platform game. It is supported on Windows, Mac OS, Linux, iOS, and Android. All players are on the same server of a huge, ever-growing world.

Now adventures await you everywhere: at home and on the go.

System requirements
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MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

For optimal gaming experience, we strongly recommend that you install the Albion Online PC Client on an SSD.

Windows
  • Windows 7, 8 or 10 (64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD CPU with SSE2
  • Video card that supports DirectX 10 or better
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
iOS
  • iOS 14.3 or higher
  • 3 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)

iPhone:

  • Minimum device: iPhone 7/8 Plus; iPhone 11 or later recommended

iPad:

  • iPad 7th generation 10.2 or higher
  • iPad Pro 10.5 (12.9 inches) or later
  • iPad Air (2019)) or newer
  • iPad Mini (2019) or newer
Android (Play Store)
  • Android 8.0 or higher
  • ARM
  • 64-bit processor

  • Snapdragon 660, 820 or higher recommended
  • Support for OpenGL ES 2.0 or higher
  • 3 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
Android (APK)

**PLEASE NOTE: The APK version is provided as-is and is not officially supported.

  • Android 5.0 or higher
  • ARM
  • 64-bit processor

  • Snapdragon 660, 820 or higher recommended
  • Support for OpenGL ES 2.0 or higher
  • 3 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Do not install on SD card. If possible, disable the card during installation.
Macintosh OSX
  • Mac OS X 13.6 or later
  • Intel/AMD CPU with SSE2
  • Support for Apple’s Metal GPU (Apple Silicon, Intel — HD4000 or later (Ivy Bridge or later), AMD — HD7000 or later)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
Linux
  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS 64 bit or SteamOS (other distributions may work but are not officially supported)
  • Intel/AMD CPU with SSE2
  • Graphics card supporting OpenGL 3.3 or better
  • SDL2: libsdl2-2.0-0
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)

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The perfect tool for the job

Engineers use numerous design and manufacturing applications with varying computing requirements. It is not uncommon for organizations to purchase workstations with the same hardware configuration without considering the needs of specific users. While this uniform approach may speed up IT decision making, mismatched computing capabilities can lead to lower productivity and lower ROI.

When choosing a workstation processor, firms should prioritize the one that most effectively eliminates performance bottlenecks in the tasks that make up the user’s core workflow. For example, for tasks that do not require a lot of threads, such as 3D modeling and design, higher clock speeds should be preferred, while for multi-threaded tasks, such as generative design and rendering, a large number of CPU cores will be useful. Performance for other tasks, such as dynamic simulation, is closely related to the amount of RAM, L3 cache, and/or memory bandwidth, and these characteristics are highly dependent on the choice of processor.

Processor family Max. number of cores Max. frequency 4 Max. memory size Memory channels AMD PRO Technologies
16 up to 4.9 GHz 128 GB 2 not applicable
64 up to 4.5 GHz 256 GB (optional ECC) 4 not applicable
64 up to 4.3 GHz 2TB ECC 8 yes

Corporate Priorities and Performance Priority

Organizations and IT decision makers may prioritize a processor feature. In this article, we will look at this issue from the perspective of corporate priorities and the priority of performance when performing common tasks. Processor performance in line with corporate priorities has been slightly reduced to to provide enterprise-grade security, manageability, and reliability. Designed with performance in mind, processors are designed for users who simply want to run at top speed and prioritize performance in their core workloads. With this approach, there is an overlap of preferred options, which we will discuss next.

Workstation extension

Returning to the workstation market, AMD now offers the most complete and powerful line of workstation processors ever. While AMD’s workstation processor offering remains limited, we’d like to take a look at the full range, explain the benefits of each processor family, and how they can help remove barriers to design workflows. Workstation users are offered three families of AMD processors, each of which has its own unique features that allow you to get the most out of professional design tools.

3D Modeling and Design

Drawing parts and working with models in 3D design systems is a single-threaded task or a task with a small number of threads. Application responsiveness and the efficiency with which the end user can perform these tasks are greatly affected by processor clock speed and the number of instructions per cycle (IPC).

Corporate priorities

Companies and IT leaders who value manageability, reliability, and security over pure performance will benefit from AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO processors supporting AMD PRO technologies.

AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO 3955WX 16-core processors are great for 3D design applications with a maximum clock speed of 4.3 GHz 4 and plenty of extra cores for multitasking.

Performance Priority

For users looking for maximum performance, the AMD Ryzen™ 5000 series processors are the ideal choice for low-threading design tasks. In particular, the Ryzen™ 7 5800X processor is a great value proposition, showing the best performance in several CAD programs. 1 (as of this writing). The flagship Ryzen™ 9 5950X processor is another fantastic option with AMD’s highest Ryzen™ processor frequency of 4.9GHz and 16 cores. It is ideal for those who perform various 3D modeling tasks and other multi-threaded tasks such as rendering and generative design.

Generative Design

The use of software for iterative design depending on a specific combination of loads and constraints is computationally intensive. Workstations with a large number of processor cores can speed up the execution of such tasks.

Enterprise Priorities

AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO 3995WX 64-Core Processor and Threadripper™ PRO 3975WX 32-Core Processor are ideal for generative design workloads. The 64-core 3995WX can provide the with a 44% speed advantage over two 28-core competitor processors. 2 In addition to class-leading performance, Threadripper™ PRO processors feature the aforementioned AMD PRO technologies, so IT organizations can rely on advanced security features and enterprise manageability. Another benefit of Threadripper™ PRO processors is the platform’s high memory capacity for projects that process very large datasets.

Performance Priority

In addition, 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ processors feature a huge core count. For example, the AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 3990X processor has 64 cores, while the 3970X processor has 32 cores. While this processor family does not support AMD PRO technologies, the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors have a slightly higher maximum frequency than equivalent Threadripper™ PRO family processors. However, users may want to run their own benchmarks to see if the higher clock speeds of 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ processors provide better performance for their particular projects, as a relatively weaker memory configuration can have a greater impact. on performance.

The AMD Ryzen™ 5000 series processors are also great for users who want to maintain maximum performance for traditional 3D design tasks and use up to 16 cores to accelerate generative design.

Dynamic Simulation

CAE tasks such as hydrodynamic simulation and finite element analysis are multi-threaded, i.e. the problem solution time can be reduced if a system with a processor with a large number of cores is used for the calculation. Therefore, the 64-core AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO 39 processor is the ideal choice for these tasks.95WX and 32-core Threadripper™ PRO 3975WX processor.

In addition, the performance of CAE simulators is highly dependent on memory bandwidth, so the more memory channels a workstation processor supports, the better. For this reason, AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO processors with eight memory channels and support for AMD PRO technologies are the best choice for both enterprise and performance priorities.

Rendering

It is well known that CPU rendering for product rendering with engines ranging from Luxion KeyShot to Chaos V-Ray is a multi-threaded process. Modern rendering engines typically use all of the system’s available processor cores, so the more cores a processor has, the better.

Enterprise Priorities

AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO 3995WX 64-Core and Threadripper™ PRO 32-Core 3975WX are perfect for rendering. The 64-core Threadripper™ 3995WX processor was up to 2.4 times faster than the competitor’s 28-core Intel Xeon processor W-3275 when rendering using the KeyShot engine. 3 As noted above, all AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO processors support AMD PRO technologies for data security and remote system management.

Performance Priority

3rd Generation AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ Processors have a slightly higher maximum frequency than Threadripper™ PRO Processors; 64-core processor 39The 90X and the 32-core 3970X are great for rendering. However, some render engines may use additional memory channels, in which case Threadripper™ PRO processors are a better choice.

Learn more about Ryzen™ Threadripper PRO processors at:

https://www.amd.com/en/processors/ryzen-threadripper-pro

Learn more about Ryzen™ Threadripper processors at:

https://www.amd.com/en/processors/threadripper-creators

Learn more about Ryzen 5000 series processors at:

https://www.amd.com/en/processors/ryzen-for-creators

Learn more about AMD PRO technologies at:

https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/pro-technologies

Legal Notice:

  1. R5K-004: Tested September 1, 2020 by AMD Test Lab on Ryzen 5950X and Core i9-10900K with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2080 Ti, Samsung 860 Pro SSD, DDR4-RAM 3600 (two 8 GB modules), Windows 10 and Noctua NH-D15s cooler. Single core performance measured using Cinebench R20 1T benchmark. Results may vary. R5K-004
  2. Based on testing conducted by AMD Test Lab on June 17, 2020 using the Creo Generative Design module.
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