RivaTuner is a complete powerful tweaking environment, providing you everything you may need to tune NVIDIA GPU based display adapters.
Fixed abnormal negative thermal diode temperature readings on
G72 graphics processors in NVThermalDiode plugin.
Fixed PCI DeviceID control features for G8x GPU family in
Fixed hardwired PCI DeviceID detection code for G8x GPU family
into "NVIDIA specific display adapter information" diagnostic
Minor UI and localization fixes.
Added ForceWare 100.xx, 101.xx, 158.xx and 165.xx driver
Updated databases for Detonator and ForceWare drivers. Added
databases for ForceWare 97.92, 97.94, 100.87, 100.95, 101.02, 158.16, 158.19
Added Catalyst 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and 7.4 drivers detection.
Updated Catalyst 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and 7.4 certified SoftR9x00 parch
scripts (for Windows 2000/XP drivers only).
Previously available experimental driver-level overclocking
workaround is now enabled by default on RV560 and RV570 based display
adapters. Power users may disable it with EnableDriverLevelClockControl
registry entry. This feature was declared in the previous version but
erroneously was not included in the distributive.
Updated PCI DeviceID database for NVIDIA graphics processors.
Added NVIDIA G84 and G86 GPU family support. Thanks to Andrew
Worobiev for testing RivaTuner with GeForce 8600GTS and GeForce 8500GT.
Improved G80 GPU support:
Added low-level G8x I2C bus access support. Now low-level
features depending on direct access to I2C bus (e.g. ambient temperature
monitoring, fan control and monitoring etc.) are no longer restricted to
Windows XP and are available under any OS including Windows Vista.
Added G8x GPIO pins input reading support.
Improved Windows Vista support:
Added administrative rights dependence token to the manifest
file. Now RivaTuner can be started even when UAC mode is enabled (in
this case you'll be prompted to confirm you administrative privileges).
Added NVIDIA Vista drivers support. Now NVIDIA ForceWare
96.xx and newer drivers are detected and can be tuned by the tool.
Please take a note that NVIDIA drivers are not as mature as XP ones so
some driver-level tweaking features available under Windows XP are not
yet available under Windows Vista. Refer to 'Known issues' section to
get more detailed info.
Added ATI Vista drivers detection. Now RivaTuner displays
info about installed driver and assocoated driver files for ATI Catalyst
7.1 and newer Vista drivers.
Added driver-level overclocking support for ATI GPU based
Internal hook infrastructure has been seriously changed to
provide support for Vista and future operating systems.
Added framerate monitoring for Direct3D10 applications.
Please take a note that Direct3D10 On-Screen Display rendering features
are currently not implemented in the server due to Direct3D10 API
Now most of the application profile's settings can be
applied on the fly now. Changing profile's On-Screen Display position,
visibility, size and color is immediately reflected in running 3D
application now and no longer requires application restart to be
Added OSD rendering workarounds for dynamically unloading
OpenGL ICD drivers (e.g. ATI Catalyst OpenGL ICD driver under Vista).
Updated NVStrap v1.13 bundled driver:
Added G84 and G86 GPU family support.
Improved hardware monitoring module:
Added "Hardware acceleration", "Hardware
acceleration DirectDraw", "Hardware acceleration
Direct3D8", "Hardware acceleration Direct3D9",
"Hardware acceleration Direct3D10" (Vista only) and
"Hardware acceleration OpenGL" binary graphs. These graphs
use statistics server's 3D API usage detection features and show if any
application using required (or any of) hardware accelerated 3D API is
currently running. The graphs are dedicated for defining the thresholds
for applying desired settings (e.g. fan, color or overclocking profiles)
separately for 3D or even separately for Direct3D and OpenGL
Improved hardware monitoring plugins:
Added open source SMART.dll plugin. The plugin
demonstrates hard drive temperature monitoring via S.M.A.R.T.
Improved NVThermalDiode.dll plugin:
Added G80 thermal diodes support.
Added thermal diode binary offset support for G71
and newer thermal diodes. Now the plugin can detect and use
thermal diode's inaccuracy (or binary offset), fused into GPU
Now the plugin demonstrates to third party
developers GPU fuses reading and VGA BIOS variables
virtualization technologies used to detect binary thermal diode
Now each thermal diode calibration parameter can be
redefined via NVThermalDiode.cfg file. This allows disabling
thermal diode binary offset if necessary.
Improved thermal diode temperature calculation
accuracy. Now the temperatures are measured in 0.01°C units
opposing to 1°C in the previous versions or in the driver's
control panel or in other tools reading thermal diode
temperature by means of the ForceWare drivers.
Improved VT1103.dll plugin:
Now the plugin supports Volterra 1103's alternate VID encoding
schemes (Intel VRM 9.x, Intel VRM 10.x and AMD Opteron 64) and
provides VID monitoring on Volterra VT1105 and VT1165 voltage
Please take a note that the plugin's configuration file now
contains the database of VID encoding used on different ATI
display adapters, however you can manually select desired VID
encoding if necessary in the the plugin's advanced properties.
Improved ADT7473.dll plugin. Added remote temperature channel 2
Improved SysMem.dll plugin. Added >4GB systems support.
Improved VidMem.dll plugin. You no longer need to select NVIDIA
specific videomemory usage data source provider manually to work
around NVIDIA driver's bug. Now the plugin automatically checks
display adapter's manufacturer and automatically selects NVIDIA
specific implementation when NVIDIA display adapter is detected.
Improved CPU.dll plugin. Now by default the plugin is configured
to use standard timer instead of high resolution one to prevent
incorrect CPU clock and CPU usage calculation on some dual core
Improved GPUProbe.dll plugin. Now the plugin supports G80 GPIO
Added open source plugin for LCDHype
software. The plugin can be used to show RivaTuner's hardware monitoring
statistics on external LCD by means of LCDHype software.
Added thermal diode binary offset (or thermal diode inaccuracy) for
G71 and newer graphics processors to "NVIDIA specific display
adapter information" and "NVIDIA VGA BIOS Information"
diagnostic report categories.
Added performance table 3.0 version support. This allows displaying
performance table contents on G84 and G86 display adapters into
"NVIDIA VGA BIOS Information" diagnostic report category.
Improved installer. Now the installer can automatically install all .RTU
updates located into installer's executable folder. This allows distributing
RivaTuner with third party addons (e.g. Chinese localization pack), which
will be automatically installed with the tool.
Improved Easter Eggs:
Improved NVIDIA VGA BIOS script decompiler. Added support for new G84
BIOS specific tokens.
Previously hidden automatic fan speed control rule is now partially
unlocked (for viewing only, editing is still disabled by default) on
display adapters with LM63 compatible or ADT7473 compatible I2C fan
Minor UI changes and improvements.
Program Information Category:
Tools and Utilities Type:
Free Version: 2.01 Size: 2.2MB Works on: Windows