AIDA64 developers announce improved support for AMD Zen5
AIDA64, the benchmarking and diagnostic tool, has recently undergone significant updates, with the latest version introducing notable enhancements in hardware support.
The AIDA64 development team has diligently improved 64-bit support for multi-threaded AVX-512 and AVX2 benchmarks, specifically targeting the Zen5 architecture developed by AMD. Despite the Zen5 architecture not yet being officially released, AIDA64 remains ahead of the curve by providing extensive support, as many engineering samples heavily rely on this software. Additionally, the software has been updated to include more comprehensive chipset information for AMD’s integrated memory controllers.
The AVX-512 benchmark update will also have an impact on Intel’s upcoming Sapphire Rapids and Emerald Rapids CPUs. Although the latter has not been formally launched, it is expected to share a similar design with Sapphire Rapids, while incorporating the Raptor Cove microarchitecture. This architecture is set to be introduced as part of the Xeon datacenter and Xeon workstation series.
New features & improvements
- AVX-512 accelerated benchmarks for Intel Sapphire Rapids and Emerald Rapids processors
- Further optimized AVX-512 Julia and Mandel benchmarks
- Improved support for AMD Zen 5 processors
- MSI CoreLiquid AIO LCD support
- Support for PCI Express 6.0 controllers and devices
- GPU details for AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT, RX 7800 XT, RX 7900 GRE
- FMAC methods for FLOPS and IOPS GPGPU benchmarks
- GPU details for Intel Xe and Xe Max
- Support for multiple Intel GPUs
- GPU details for nVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB
- CSV and XML report formats are now supported by AIDA64 Engineer
Furthermore, these updates extend to graphics cards, with several releases occurring over the past summer. Leading the pack is the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB, and AMD has also announced its Radeon RX 7900 GRE, RX 7800XT, and RX 7700XT cards, albeit more recently.
Notably, AIDA64 has enhanced its support for PCI Express, now compatible with PCIe 6.0 controllers and devices. However, it may still be some time before consumers encounter products featuring this advanced interconnect technology.