RivaTuner v2.06 is on the way!

Discussion in 'RivaTuner Advanced Discussion forum' started by Unwinder, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. Unwinder

    Unwinder Moderator Staff Member

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    Dear forum visitors,

    I've just finished v2.06 development and plan to start closed beta-testing on Monday. Release date is still not defined, but the most possible dates are either G92 or RV670 release day. Changes list includes:

    Minor bugfixes:

    - None.

    What's new:

    - Updated databases for Detonator and ForceWare drivers. Added databases for ForceWare 163.74, 163.75 and 163.76.
    - Added Catalyst 7.10 drivers detection.
    - Updated Catalyst 7.10 certified SoftR9x00 patch script (for Windows 2000/XP drivers only).
    - Added ATI RV670 graphics processors family support. Now RivaTuner's low-level features including overclocking, monitoring, diagnostics and fan control are available on ATI RADEON [censored] family. Thanks to Anthony Tam @ HIS for providing ATI RADEON [censored] sample for testing.
    - Improved RV610/RV630 graphics processors families support. The improvements cover wide range of hardware overclocking, diagnostics, fan control and monitoring features.
    - Added NVIDIA G92 graphics processors family support. Now RivaTuner's driver-level tuning and low-level features including overclocking, monitoring, diagnostics and fan control are available on NVIDIA 8800GT and other upcoming G92 based NVIDIA products.
    - Improved driver-level fan control tab for NVIDIA display adapters:
    Added driver-level fan control tab for NVIDIA Vista drivers. Now RivaTuner is able to control fan on midrange NVIDIA display adapters with integrated fan controller under Vista via the ForceWare's NVAPI interfaces. Please take a note that unlike Windows XP fan control interfaces Vista's NVAPI fan control interfaces do not support independent 2D/3D fan speed adjustment and allow you to use either automatic or direct fixed fan control only. By default NVAPI fan control interfaces are used under Vista only, however Windows XP owners can also force RivaTuner to use Vista specific fan control interfaces if needed. The forcing can be useful to get fan control working on some graphics processors families, having broken separate 2D/3D fan control implementation in Windows XP driver (e.g. GeForce 8600 family).
    - Driver-level fan control tab is now hidden on display adapters supporting binary fan control only (i.e. able either to run fan at full speed or shut it down completely) to avoid confusing beginners. Power users may unlock binary fan control if necessary by setting AllowBinaryFanSpeedControl registry entry to 1.
    - Improved low-level overclocking tab for ATI R6xx/RV6xx display adapters:
    Now RivaTuner supports overclocking on ATI RV6xx display adapters using DPM (Dynamic Power Management) clock frequency adjustment.
    - Now RivaTuner restores default clocks on ATI R6xx/RV6xx by means of the driver's PowerPlay table reset if possible.
    - Improved low-level fan control tab:
    - Improved duty cycle generation accuracy for display adapters using LM63, LM64, F75363 and ADT7473 external I2C fan controllers.
    - Added low-level fan control support for ATI RV6xx integrated fan controllers.
    - Added low-level fan control support for NVIDIA NV3x and newer integrated fan controllers. Please take a note that low-level fan control tab for display adapters using integrated fan controller (e.g. GeForce 6600, 7800GT, 7900GT etc) is provided only as a workaround allowing you to control the fan if the drivers are completely unable to do it. It is strongly not recommended to use low-level fan control for integrated fan controllers if driver-level fan control functions properly.
    - Improved hardware monitoring module:
    - Added ATI RV6xx DPM (Dynamic Power Management) technology support. Now RivaTuner is able to monitor dynamically changing RV6xx clock core and memory clock frequencies adjusted in real-time by DPM depending on the GPU usage.
    - Added 'Reference fan duty cycle' graph for ATI RV6xx graphics processors families.
    - Added 'Reference fan duty cycle' graph for NVIDIA G80 and newer graphics processors families.
    - Heavily optimized low-level I2C bus access algorithms for NVIDIA G80 and newer graphics processors families. Now the bus is accessed via new dedicated I2C registers instead of traditional I2C CRTC ports. Dedicated I2C access drastically reduces CPU time consumed by each I2C transaction (up to 5x - 7x times faster on certain hardware configurations). The effect of the optimization is the most visible in conjunction with MMIO mode when any device connected to I2C bus (e.g. ADT7473 thermal / fan controller) is being frequently polled. Power users may activate the previously available I2C access mode for performance comparison by setting NVI2CAccessModeG8x registry entry to 0.
    - Now hardware monitoring graph renderer flushes bitmap caches after each display mode change to help display driver to render the graphs in optimal way. By default flushing is performed within a period of time defined by PostDisplayChangeBitmapFlushPeriod registry entry, the period can be changed by redefining it or the flushing can be disabled completely by setting the period to 0.
    - Improved diagnostic report module:
    - Improved navigation via the list of diagnostic report categories. Now report preview window is positioned on desired category more accurately when double clicking it in the list of diagnostic report categories.
    - Improved PowerPlay table flags decoding in 'ATI VGA BIOS information' diagnostic report category.
    - Added MMIO protection fallback support. Now RivaTuner automatically disables MMIO protection, notifies the user and starts in unprotected mode if the protective system is unable to allocate required protected MMIO range aperture (e.g. due to fragmented or limited kernel address space).
    - Now RivaTuner uses %RTFolder% macro name when saving a path to external resources (e.g. databases or hardware monitoring log files) stored in the application folder. Power users can disable this feature by setting AllowRelativePathsEncoding registry entry to 0.
    - Minor UI changes and improvements.

    Stay tuned!
     
  2. Jelle Mees

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    You should accept donations, you deserve them!
     
  3. Breathless

    Breathless Member Guru

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    I agree. I would donate.
     
  4. Devolution

    Devolution Ancient Guru

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    Fan control on Vista. I. *******. Love. You.
     

  5. -FireFly-

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    Can you please do something with my problem?:) i know this forum is not for that but if its on the way u may fix this problem ( cant control my videocard's fan over the program OR over ANY other fan controlling program why? ) look my config
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    (By the way its at 80 c when playing with some new games and the fan is on 35% always ...:( )
     
  6. Jelle Mees

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    Offtopic: Your GX2 doesn't have 1024MB memory. Only 512MB. Yes you have 2 cards with 512MB, but that doesn't give you 1GB memory.

    Someone correct me if I am rong.
     
  7. Crisao23

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    The development and amount of work on latest versions is awesome.

    Thanks a lot for Rivatuner.
     
  8. Deliverator

    Deliverator Guest

    I probably won't see a host of benefits yet, but I plan on buying one of those shiny 8800 GTs later this year.
     
  9. boogieman

    boogieman Ancient Guru

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    Forget it. I owed one too and the card is not set up for allowing RT to control the fan. It's not RT's fault... bitch at the folks who made the card. :)
     
  10. faheyd

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    Please start a new topic if this link doesn't help you:
    http://home.comcast.net/~boogieman1954/8800 fan speed guide.htm
     

  11. Grendel_66

    Grendel_66 Master Guru

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    Great news ! Thanks a lot :)
     
  12. -FireFly-

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    Well what a stupid card designer was that who made it to uncontrol this card :) and yes u are wrong Jelle Mees its 2x 512 mb ram in videocard and it gives 1024 mb
     
  13. Unwinder

    Unwinder Moderator Staff Member

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    No, he is not. And you are.
     
  14. S_Kinton

    S_Kinton Ancient Guru

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    You're wong Im afraid. It can only use 512mb at a time.
     
  15. Jelle Mees

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    That's what I thaught. Now I know fore sure, you and someone else confirmed it.
     

  16. MTL

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    Any chance of Crossfire overclocking in Vista?
     
  17. Unwinder

    Unwinder Moderator Staff Member

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    I keep wondering why each thread about upcoming RT version conains absolutely the same question and the same answer.

    Any chance of reading the 1st posting? It tells in details about all changes in upcoming version. Do you see Crossfire there? I don't. Maybe I simply should stop document anything if most of you simply ignore everything I write?
     
  18. Unwinder

    Unwinder Moderator Staff Member

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    I need a few testers with G84/G86 to test new features related to these display adapters. If you're experienced RivaTuner user, if you own such hardware and if you wish to take part in closed beta-testing - please contact me via PM.
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2007
  19. Warboy

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    Is this going to support the new 167.26 Beta drivers?
     
  20. allesclar

    allesclar Ancient Guru

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    excellent unwinder, been a fan of rivatuner for a long time, still is the best tool out there!!
     

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