Techpowerup released GPU-Z version 0.5.8 today. The latest update on the popular video system information and diagnostic tool includes a new function that displays the ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) quality of Fermi and Southern Island GPUs.  ASIC are used by AMD and Nvidia to bin newly made GPUs based on electrical leakage in the ASIC. The engineers at Techpowerup were able to find a way to quantify this into values.

Full list of updates follows:

  • Added explanation about PCI-Express power savings and 3D render test to accurately measure bus config under load
  • Added function to display ASIC quality for Fermi and Southern Islands. (Located in the GPU-Z system menu)
  • Fixed crash on older ATI cards
  • Added voltage monitoring for HD 7970
  • Improved real-time clock monitoring for HD 7970
  • Fixed OpenCL detection for AMD Antilles, Whistler, Seymour, Blackcomb
  • Improved default clock reading for AMD HD 7970 and Fusion
  • ¬†Added support for AMD FirePro V7900, HD 6930, HD 7690M, HD 6410D
  • Fixed Intel Sandy Bridge IGP to be DirectX 10.1, 32 nm
  • Added support for NVIDIA Tesla C2075, GeForce GT 630M

You can download GPU-Z 0.5.8 here.