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OCCT 5.0.0 under development

OCCT 5.0.0 development has started ! It will have amny new features, mainly :

  • Use of .NET Framework 3.5 (to be compatible with out of the box Seven - XP will have to upgrade their framework)
  • New chart controls and features
  • Improved GUI (won't be a revolution there)
  • Huge update to the CPU:OCCT test

And probably more ! Release date is still unknown ( hard to tell due to my family taking a lot of time ), but i expect it will be out around the beginning of 2015.

As a result, the branch 4 of OCCT has been frozen. An update will come shortly with bugfixes and an update to the monitoring engine, but no new features will be added.

Thanks for your patience and your understanding. POast year has been crazy for me, between work and my twins, but as they're getting older, i feel like i can devote time to OCCT again !

Recent delays in contact emails - Sorry !

As announced on Twitter, i am now the proud father of twins since June, which take up most of my free time, the rest being almost entirely taken by my work which has been really busy lately. I knew it was hard being a father, but i never expected that taking care of twins would be as time consuming (and such a happy time as well ! ).

As of now, i am about 2 months behind in answering my contact emails. I'm putting the customer support email a top priority (expect an answer in less than a day), as well as in sending purchases of OCCT Pro (Usually sent the day after the payment has been confirmed by paypal).

I really want to apologize to all of you who are waiting for an answer on my side - i'm really doing my best.

I'm planning of taking a entire day off work to answer all those emails and answer topics on the forums too. It will also be devoted to working on OCCT's next version, which will probably be a minor update, before the big changes i have in mind for the next major version. It is really hard for me to announce a day yet, but stay tuned !

OCCT Pro licensing updated, OCCT Live discontinued

OCCT Pro and Live version are evolving to be in sync with what the professional users expect.

OCCT Pro


OCCT Pro is now priced at 150$ per year and the license is tied to a USB Disk drive. OCCT Pro will start as long as the USB Disk drive is plugged in the computer.

For our previous customers of OCCT Pro, the previous licensing system will continue as long as the licence is renewed. We will contact all our previous customers and send them the new license file that is required for OCCT Pro 4.4.0.

OCCT Live


OCCT Live, due to the general lack of interest, is thus discontinued.

OCCT PT 4.4.0 Available !

Changelog : OCCT 4.4.0



MAIN
  • Monitoring Engine updated (should support everything that is out there !)
  • Usual bugfixes to the main UI
  • OCCT will now start normally in Windows Fail-safe mode

CPU:OCCT
  • You can now specify how many thread CPU:OCCT will use
  • Fixed all issues with Windows 8 compatibility (was related to DX10 support in Windows 8, which is not what you would expect)
  • Huge performance improvements

GPU:3D
  • Complete rewrite of GPU:3D in DX11
  • Fixed all issues with Windows 8 compatibility (was related to DX10 support in Windows 8, which is not what you would expect)
  • Huge performance improvements

TRANSLATIONS

  • Translations updated ( some are still missing - the update is scheduled soon)
Enjoy !

The update of OCCT Pro will follow shortly, as usual.

OCCT 4.3.2, GPU:3D and Windows 8 issue

A serious problem has been found with GPU:3D and Windows 8, as it will crash upon startup. The root cause of this problem narrows down to the OS, as Microsoft seems to have completely broken the compatibility of DirectX10 with Windows 8.

I am planning two things regarding this issue : first, try to get a DirectX10 version running quickly, and then move on to DirectX11, as sticking with DirectX10 has no added value now that i have to use an updated SDK, and force dxwebsetup.exe to be run.

I'm currently working heavily on it, and hope to have a new beta out soon.

Meanwhile, you can use the DirectX9 test, which works under Windows 8.