OCCT 8.0.0 now comes with core cycling feature for advanced CPU testing

Published: Mar 8th 2021, 09:34 GMT   Comments

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OCCT a popular stress testing and monitor tool for PCs has received a new feature for advanced CPU testing.

Just a day after we reported on CoreCycler, a community-based AMD Ryzen 5000 tunning tool for Curve Optimizer, we were notified by the OCCT developer that the latest version of the software also comes with a similar feature. Both tools give you an option to test individual cores, which could be very handy when manually adjusting AMD Curve Optimizer. This AMD overclocking/undervolting technology works on a per-core basis but does not provide an easy way to verify which cores are performing better. Enter OCCT, CoreCycler, or Clock Tuner for Ryzen, all three tools offer a way to verify the stability and overclocking potential of the processor, or more precisely of each core.

OCCT has an advantage over CoreCycler and CTR, as it offers core cycling testing on both Intel and AMD CPUs, whereas the other tools are limited to AMD Ryzen. The new version of OCCT can switch threads as fast at 150ms, which could be useful to find the culprit of the instability of the system.

OCCT 8.0.0 Advanced Thread Settings, Source: VideoCardz

OCCT is available for free with a limit of one hour per test. Users who wish to perform longer testing are required to buy the Personal license which sots 21 EUR a year.

Version 8.0.0

  • MAIN : changed the minimum size of the window to better reflect recent changes
  • MAIN : Added the test start date & time to the test log
  • MAIN : more code cleanup
  • MAIN : Highly optimized UI startup time
  • MAIN : Greatly lowered CPU Usage
  • MAIN : Major code cleanup and optimization pass to the code base
  • MONITORING : removed “Nvidia” “AMD” and “Intel” from the device names in the usage graphs – AMD isn’t going to release a GeForce anytime soon
  • MONITORING : Improved the graphs title by truncating only the test name, not the value, if there isn’t enough room for both
  • MONITORING : Updated and now with AMD Snapshot support
  • MONITORING : Charts have been completly revamped and are now single-line
  • MONITORING : if a value has a decimal part, it is now always displayed, up to two digits decimal
  • MONITORING : Voltages are now displayed as 3-digit decimal numbers
  • MONITORING : Tuned default sensor rules to better account for AMD CPUs
  • SYSINFO : allowed for multiline headers (especially useful for memory)
  • SYSINFO : added very detailed information about memory modules
  • UI : better layout for almost all test options
  • UI : Rewrote the test settings layout
  • UI : Added a test log to see what’s going on internally – and report more detailed information
  • UI : Rewrote test status indicator and summary
  • CPU : Added “Advanced thread settings” option
  • CPU : Added a “select active core” option in the advanced thread settings
  • CPU : Added a “Core cycle” option to switch active cores at a specified period
  • CPU : Added an option to invert active cores at a specified period
  • REPORT : lots of enhancements to the personal report ( looks & infos)
  • SETTINGS : Changed many things in the settings ( especially layout). This will trigger a settings file reset though !

Source: OCCT

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