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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Komodo 9 Released

$59.98 and if you have K8 there is a 20 percent discount.

     The site advises that Komodo 9 is a substantial improvement over Komodo 8: +50 Elo stronger than Komodo 8 on one core according to the independent IPON test and their own internal testing, with the gain increasing to about +60 Elo on 4 cores. Gains come from improved search, evaluation, and time management, as well as more efficient use of multiprocessing.
     For $99.97 you will get a “one year subscription": which includes: Komodo 9 and all versions of Komodo they publish within one year of your order. In addition, you get all previous versions of Komodo. Also, if you want FREE, you can download Komodo 5 from the site.

IPON Round Robin Rating List of the TOP 10 engines. No bias because of different opponents, openings, hardware, time control, books   

1 Komodo 9 : 3187   
2 Stockfish 6 : 3173   
3 Houdini 4 : 3120   
4 Gull 3 : 3071   
5 Equinox 3.30 : 2997   
6 Critter 1.6a : 2993 
7 Deep Rybka 4.1 : 2956   
8 Deep Fritz 14 : 2895   
9 Texel 1.05 : 2889  
10 Chiron 2 : 2885

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