EVGA is marking its 15th anniversary and it is handing out a number of freebies, which can be checked out here. The company has also released a new version of the its very popular Precision X software. This latest version of Precision X has been revamped with a new GUI, new OSD (On-Screen Display) features, improved voltage and pixel clock control, integrated Steam Achievements, Improved K-Boost function. GPU vitals area on the main GUI is now scrollable and the GUI now shows clock and voltage adjustments in real time and more.
You can see the differences here, the new version features a lot more info on the panel.
Precision X was released about two and half years ago, timed for release alongside Nvidia's 28nm Kepler launch (GeForce 600 Series). Over the past couple of years Precision X has become a very popular tool in the overclocking and gaming communities. Version 5.0.0 is a major software rewrite, with new features and updates. You can download it here (login required).
Some of key features of the Precision X are:
• GPU, Memory and Voltage Control
• Power Target Control
• Pixel Clock Overclocking – OC your refresh rate!
• Integrated Steam Achievements (Steam Version)
• Frame Rate Target Control
• Custom Fan Control/Fan Curve
• Profiling system allowing up to 10 profiles with hotkey
• Robust monitoring including ingame OSD with 64 and 32bit support
• In game screenshot hotkey supports BMP and JPG formats
• Support for wireless Bluetooth overclocking via custom Android app
We tried the new Precision X 15 version using our notebook with GTX 660M graphics. The first thing we noticed was the new license aqreement at software installation. You can check all the details on the next page.
After the instalation we could not run Precision X 15 as one of our DirectX files was missing. A quick update of DirectX solved the issue (in case you need it, here is link for DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer.
Another very usefull tool from EVGA is OC Scanner X which we often use to monitor GPU vitals such as clock speeds and temperatures after overclocking. The built-in stress tester is very easy way to find and report artifacts. As you can see from the images below, GTX 660M was recognised properly and we used Precision X to sucessfully overclock our mobile GPU. Voltage control, and fan control were not enabled for the GTX 660M, but those options are enabled for discrete graphics cards by default.
A new feature in Precision X 15 is that when the user moves clock or voltage sliders all changes are shown in real time.
All in all it is a good update and it's worth checking out, provided you have NV hardware and you want to make the most of it.