AIDA64

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AIDA64 is a system information, diagnostics, and auditing application developed by FinalWire Ltd., that runs on Windows, Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Tizen operating systems. It displays detailed information on the components of a computer. Information can be saved to file in formats such as HTML, CSV, or XML.

History[edit]

ASMDEMO[edit]

Aida started in 1995 with the freeware ASMDEMO, a 16 bits DOS hardware analyser stoftware with basic capabilities. The first public release was ASMDEMO v870, provided with CPU and disk benchmarks.

AIDA[edit]

Then, in 2000, AIDA 1.0 was released provided with a hardware database with 12,000 entries, support for 32 bits MMX and SSE benchmarks. It has been written by Tamás Miklós.

AIDA32[edit]

In 2001 is released AIDA32 1.0, a 32 bits Windows system diagnostic tool with basic capabilities.

In 2002, AIDA32 2.0 is released adding XML reports and network audit with SQL database support.

In 2003, AIDA32 3.61 is out provided with a hardware database with 25,000 entries, monitor diagnotiscs and is localized to 23 languages.

The latest version 3.94 was released in March 2004. AIDA32 was distributed as freeware, and as a portable executable file which does not need to be installed on the host computer.

Development of AIDA32 was stopped on March 24, 2004.[1]

Everest[edit]

In April 2004, Miklós was appointed Executive Vice President of Software Engineering Research & Development at Lavalys. The successor of AIDA32 was the commercial Lavalys product 'Everest.[2]

Lavalys distributed a freeware version of Everest up until version 2.20, which is still available via freeware distribution websites. The freeware Everest Home Edition was discontinued on December 1, 2005 in favour of a full commercial and paid version.

The final and last version of Everest is 5.50, released in April 2010. Everest is now retired in favour of AIDA64.[3]

Corsair Memory Dashboard[edit]

In 2004, Corsair Xpert memory module hasbeen released. This is a memory utility freeware based on AIDA32 and exclusively developed for Corsair Memory, Inc.

AIDA64[edit]

The Everest line was discontinued after the acquisition of Lavalys by FinalWire, a privately-held company formed from members working on AIDA since its beginning and located in Budapest, Hungary. Tamas Miklos becomes the managing director of FinalWire. The principal product of FinalWire is AIDA64, taking the place of Everest.[4][5] This is now not a freeware anymore, but a commercial piece of software limited to 30 day trial before having to choose and pay for a version.

AIDA64 leaps forwards by adding a collection of 64 bits processor and memory benchmarks, an optimized ZLib data compression and an enhanced set of fractal computational floating-point benchmarks, a new CPU benchmark method to determine cryptographic hash value calculation performance, support for SSDs (SSD specific SMART entries, etc.) and extending the hardware database to 115,000 elements. All AIDA64 benchmarks are ported to 64-bit and utilize MMX, 3DNow! and SSE instructions to stress the whole potential of modern multi-core Intel and AMD processors. Customers who bought Everest were eligible to a free upgrade to AIDA64 until October 20, 2010.[6]

AIDA64 is available in four editions: in an Extreme edition targeted at home/personal use, AIDA64 Engineer, AIDA64 Business and AIDA64 Network Audit all targeted towards professionals.

Version 1.0 was released on October 6, 2010. The version 5.20.3400 released in March 2015 had a hardware database holding over 176,000 entries.[7]

On March 5, 2015, FinalWire introduced an Android version of AIDA64. The main features are about displaying information about the SoC, CPU, screen, battery, temperature, WI-FI and cellular network, Android properties, GPU details, other listings of devices (PCI, sensors etc.) and a listing of installed apps, codecs and system directories. A version for the Android Wear platform is also available.[8]

On June 8, 2015, AIDA64 for iOS and Windows Phone have been released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the software (1995 with ASMDEMO). The Windows Phone application is planned to be converted to an universal app in the second half od 2015.

On July 28, 2015, AIDA64 added supports for new technologies (new generation of Intel processors, AMD and Nvidia GPGPU, new SSDs, and for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 operating systems). A version of the mobile application has been released for Tizen, completing the portfolio of supported operating systems.[9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aida32 development ends". March 27, 2004. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Everest- TO BE DISCONTINUED - WindowsBBS Forum". April 19, 2004. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "EVEREST v5.50 Is Now Available | Lavalys.com". April 6, 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "FinalWire Acquires and Discontinues EVEREST". November 21, 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "About FinalWire | AIDA64". Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "FinalWire Unveils AIDA64". October 6, 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "AIDA64 Extreme Edition 5.30 Download for Windows / FileHorse.com". July 28, 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "AIDA64 for Android". March 5, 2015. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  9. ^ "AIDA64 v5.30 and AIDA64 for Tizen". July 28, 2015. Retrieved 15 August 2015. 

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