Lavalys Everest Ultimate Edition v5.3
Today on Overclock3D we’re taking a look at the latest revision of Lavalys’ comprehensive hardware analysis software, Everest. In particular the new features available in Everest Ultimate Edition v5.3.
There are two main problems with any hardware analysis software. Firstly they are either overwhelmingly complex or frustratingly simple and secondly they are rarely updated to take advantage of, or even notice, the latest hardware. Everest dispenses with both of these issues by providing not only a fully featured set of hardware benchmarks and comparison tables, but also is updated so regularly that Lavalys support hardware that has yet to reach the marketplace.
Let’s firstly look at the many new features and supported hardware for those of you who already use this splendid package, and then we’ll move on to an overview for those of you who haven’t yet sampled this surprising piece of software.
The first thing that you will notice is that Lavalys have wisely kept their simple to use interface and made most of the changes ‘under the hood’. Often companies overhaul their popular packages with needlessly flashy front-ends, so it’s good to see Lavalys sticking with their proven clear and easy to navigate interface that loads quickly and manages to display the exceptional amount of information available in a manner that is both clear and easy on the eye. Enhanced support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 ensure that no matter what your operating system is, it wont affect the accuracy of Everest's reporting tools.
On the Intel side of the fence Everest now supports both the new i5, i7 and Xeon range of processors. This includes full processor information and accurate reading of everything you could need starting at the basic CPU name, speed and cache sizes, through to transistor counts, process information and thermal rating. The full list of newly supported Intel processors are those codenamed "Lynnfield", "Clarksfield". There is improved supported for Poulsbo US15W SCH based Intel Atom systems and preliminary benchmarks for the "Clarkdale" and "Arrandale" processors.