AIDA64 Extreme Review
Published: 20th October 2010 | Source: Final Wire | Price: £19.95 to £39.95 |
As many of you will be aware we've always been huge fans of the Lavalys benchmark suite 'Everest'. It's a very comprehensive identification and benchmarking tool that is invaluable in testing the underlying performance of your PC.
It's been a staple of the OC3D benchmarking suite for pretty much as long as we've been reviewing both for its ease of use and for the incredible speed in which updates are provided for the cutting edge, usually unreleased, hardware we have on the test bench.
Besides its more regular use as a benchmarking suite, it has such incredible hardware recognition abilities that it's also an invaluable tool for those of us who are the default "fix my computer" guy amongst our family and friends. We all have experienced turning up to fix a computer that is both old and owned by someone so computer illiterate they haven't a clue what lurks within their beige box. A quick run of the portable Everest and details were swiftly forthcoming.
It was with horror then that we learnt that Lavalys was to be broken up and Everest would be no more.
However this was only a very temporary cardiac arrest as we quickly got word that the geniuses behind it had merely returned to whence they came.
Back in the mid to late 1990s a freeware diagnostic utility appeared by the name of AIDA, which then quickly became AIDA32. So fantastic was this as a diagnostic tool that in 2004 the people behind it were snapped up by Lavalys and AIDA32 became rebranded as Everest. Such is the coding prowess of the team behind it they also developed the Corsair Memory Dashboard which monitored the Corsair Xpert memory modules.
Returning to the present day with Lavalys in tatters the core engineers returned to their beginnings and Everest has transformed back into AIDA, although as AIDA64 under the banner of FinalWire Ltd. With the coding gurus having their own publishing arm the future of AIDA64 is now secure.
Time for Tamas Miklos, managing director of FinalWire.
After the splitting up of Lavalys, we at FinalWire are happy to continue our efforts of delivering a dependable monitoring software to our faithful users. Since the introduction of our first diagnostic utility ASMDEMO in 1995, we have built a passionate community of hobby users, hardware enthusiasts, and professional overclockers. Using the valuable feedback we have collected from them in the past few years, we have created a software for the new decade of 64-bit multi-core systems.
Let's see how the new version compares shall we.