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6 Vulkan API Performance Review - The Talos Principle

Vulkan API Performance Review - The Talos Principle

Software | 17th February 2016

Vulkan has been launched, but what are the performance gains like? Let's have a look.

15 How to prevent Windows 10 from using your Bandwidth

How to prevent Windows 10 from using your Bandwidth

Software | 12th August 2015

Windows 10 has the ability to use your bandwidth to seed it's own updates, we will show you how to disable it and give you full use of your own internet connection.

10 BattleField Hardline Performance Review AMD vs Nvidia

BattleField Hardline Performance Review AMD vs Nvidia

Software | 1st April 2015

The latest addition to the OC3D Benchmark suite is BattleField : Hardline. We grab a couple of ASUS Matrix cards and see what kind of performance you can expect.

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4 Windows 10 upgrade prompts will now have a clear "decline" option

Windows 10 upgrade prompts will now have a clear "decline" option

Mark Campbell | 29th June 2016

Windows 10 upgrade prompts will now have a clear "decline" option, preventing more Windows users from accidentally upgrading to Windows 10.

6 Whatsapp release a dedicated desktop app

Whatsapp release a dedicated desktop app

Mark Campbell | 11th May 2016

Whatsapp has released a dedicated desktop app, allowing Whatsapp to better integrate into your PC.

5 Windows 10 "Free Upgrade" and notifications will end on July 30th

Windows 10 "Free Upgrade" and notifications will end on July 30th

Mark Campbell | 7th May 2016

Microsoft has announced that their Windows 10 "Free Upgrade" and their annoying notifications will end on July 30th.

0 Microsoft is offering bug bounties for Windows Nano Server

Microsoft is offering bug bounties for Windows Nano Server

Mark Campbell | 2nd May 2016

Microsoft is offering bug bounties of up to $15000 for Windows Nano Server.

4 NZXT DOKO Review

NZXT DOKO Review

Software | 23rd February 2015

NZXT are entering a new market with their DOKO In-Home PC Streaming unit. With a 1080p 30FPS stream how well will it cope when gaming?

24 Assassin's Creed Unity Asus Strix GTX970 & GTX980 Performance & Fix

Assassin's Creed Unity Asus Strix GTX970 & GTX980 Performance & Fix

Software | 13th November 2014

The latest iteration of the wildly successful Assassin's Creed franchise forms part of nVidia's "free game" promotion. We take a look.

38 BattleField 4 Performance AMD vs Nvidia

BattleField 4 Performance AMD vs Nvidia

Software | 2nd December 2013

We put the R9 270X 280X 290 290X and the GTX770 GTX780 & GTX780 Ti head to head in BF4 to see what all the fuss has been about.

13 3D Mark - Crossplatform Benchmark

3D Mark - Crossplatform Benchmark

Software | 7th February 2013

A new version of 3D Mark is upon us, so we take a quick run-through of what you can expect to find.

6 AIDA64 Extreme Review

AIDA64 Extreme Review

Software | 20th October 2010

Lavalys Everest has got a new, and yet old, name. We take a look at AIDA64.

15 Dark Void - Hands on preview

Dark Void - Hands on preview

Software | 18th December 2009

OC3D gets a sneak preview of Capcoms upcoming Dark Void

4 Lavalys Everest Ultimate 5.3

Lavalys Everest Ultimate 5.3

Software | 6th October 2009

Lavalys have updated their popular hardware analysis software Everest. We see what's new inside.

7 Far Cry 2 - A Far Cry From The Original?

Far Cry 2 - A Far Cry From The Original?

Software | 6th November 2008

In conjunction with the release of the XFX GTX260 Black Edition we get to sample Far Cry 2 and give you the lowdown if its a worthy successor to the original.

13 Immortal Gaming Review

Immortal Gaming Review

Software | 30th July 2008

Overclock3D checks out Immortal Gaming's service with a store review

10 Cell Factor Revolution

Cell Factor Revolution

Software | 30th May 2007

Cell Factor is a game that I've been awaiting the final release of for some time. Showcasing Ageia's PhysX card and API, the promise of the game at early beta was good. See what we think now...

9 Hitman Blood Money - PC Game

Hitman Blood Money - PC Game

Software | 2nd August 2006

Today I'm looking at the eagerly anticipated sequel to Hitman Contracts. Can this latest instalment live up to the hype and become an "ultimate hit" with gamers? Time to go in all guns blazing to find out!

20 Elder Scrolls Oblivion - PC

Elder Scrolls Oblivion - PC

Software | 1st April 2006

Today I will be giving you a quick review of Elder Scrolls: Oblivion with some screenshots and an idea of how it plays on a high-end gaming rig.

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0 Almost 40% of Steam users use Windows 10

Almost 40% of Steam users use Windows 10

Mark Campbell | 2nd May 2016

Right now almost 40% of all Steam users are using the Windows 10 OS, making it by far the most popular OS on the Steam Platform.

22 Microsoft will be adding QR codes to the "Blue Screen of Death"

Microsoft will be adding QR codes to the "Blue Screen of Death"

Mark Campbell | 12th April 2016

Microsoft will be adding QR codes to the "Blue Screen of Death" to allow users to easily troubleshoot crashes.

7 WhatsApp introduces end-to-end encryption

WhatsApp introduces end-to-end encryption

Mark Campbell | 6th April 2016

WhatsApp has introduced end-to-end encryption to their communications services, meaning that your private communications will remain private and unreadable if intercepted by criminals or governments.

24 Windows 10 is now the most used OS on Steam

Windows 10 is now the most used OS on Steam

Mark Campbell | 2nd April 2016

Windows 10 is now the most used OS on Steam, with almost 37% market share.

1 Microsoft brings Extensions to their Edge browser

Microsoft brings Extensions to their Edge browser

Mark Campbell | 21st March 2016

Microsoft have released their first preview version of their Edge browser with extension support, with plans to roll out support for all Edge users soon.

0 Microsoft has acquired SwiftKey for $250 million

Microsoft has acquired SwiftKey for $250 million

Mark Campbell | 3rd February 2016

Microsoft has acquired SwiftKey, the predictive keyboard company, for $250 million.

12 Over 34% of Steam Users are using Windows 10

Over 34% of Steam Users are using Windows 10

Mark Campbell | 2nd February 2016

Over 34% of Steam Users are now using Windows 10, almost beating Windows 7 as the most popular OS on the platform.

0 WhatsApp now has over 1 billion users

WhatsApp now has over 1 billion users

Mark Campbell | 2nd February 2016

WhatsApp now has over 1 billion users, meaning that almost one in every 7 people on Earth use the service.

10 Gmail now has over 1 billion active users

Gmail now has over 1 billion active users

Mark Campbell | 2nd February 2016

Gmail now has over 1 billion active users, over 100 million more than they had last May.

0 Facebook doubles fourth quarter profits to $1.56 Billion

Facebook doubles fourth quarter profits to $1.56 Billion

Mark Campbell | 28th January 2016

Facebook has doubled their fourth quarter profits from this time last year, making $1.56 billion. Facebook has had a 14% increase in active users compared to this time last year.

5 Whatsapp becomes free, without introducing 3rd party ads

Whatsapp becomes free, without introducing 3rd party ads

Mark Campbell | 18th January 2016

Whatsapp becomes free to use by without introducing 3rd party ads to the platform.

0 Wii U Cemu Emulator can now run Super Mario Maker

Wii U Cemu Emulator can now run Super Mario Maker

Mark Campbell | 17th January 2016

Wii U Cemu Emulator can now run Super Mario Maker.

80 Microsoft will not support upcoming CPUs on Windows 7 or 8.1

Microsoft will not support upcoming CPUs on Windows 7 or 8.1

Mark Campbell | 16th January 2016

Microsoft will not support upcoming CPUs on any platform other than Windows 10, which includes Intel's Kaby lake and AMD's Bristol Ridge CPUs.

2 Valve releases Steam Link SDK to develop Apps

Valve releases Steam Link SDK to develop Apps

Mark Campbell | 15th January 2016

Valve has released a Steam Link SDK to allow apps to be developed for the device. Is a YouTube or Netflix App coming?

11 Glorious PC Gaming Race Desk Surfaces and Wrist Rests

Glorious PC Gaming Race Desk Surfaces and Wrist Rests

Mark Campbell | 14th January 2016

Let's have a look at the all new Glorious PC Gaming Race Desk Surfaces and Wrist Rests.

23 European Courts rule that Employers have can read the private messages of employees

European Courts rule that Employers have can read the private messages of employees

Mark Campbell | 13th January 2016

European Courts rule that Employers have the right to read the private messages of employees on WhatsApp and other messaging services.

2 Microsoft will Reclassify Certain Ad-Injectors as Malware

Microsoft will Reclassify Certain Ad-Injectors as Malware

Mark Campbell | 28th December 2015

Next year Microsoft will be reclassifying Certain Ad-Injectors as Malware.

0 Wii U Cemu Emulator now runs Mario Kart 8

Wii U Cemu Emulator now runs Mario Kart 8

Mark Campbell | 14th December 2015

The Nintendo Wii U Cemu Emulator now can run Mario Kart 8 and many other games. Great progress for just two months.

2 Nvidia promises a Android 6.0 Marshmallow Shield Update before Christmas

Nvidia promises a Android 6.0 Marshmallow Shield Update before Christmas

Mark Campbell | 18th November 2015

Nvidia has promised an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Shield before Christmas. If only other manufacturers could support a product for so long.

7 Google car pulled over for being too slow

Google car pulled over for being too slow

Mark Campbell | 15th November 2015

A Google self driving car has been pulled over in the US for driving too slowly.

0 Chrome ending support for older versions of Windows and OS X

Chrome ending support for older versions of Windows and OS X

Mark Campbell | 12th November 2015

Chrome ending support for older versions of Windows and OS X, saying that these platforms "are no longer actively supported by Microsoft and Apple"

2 Mass surveillance: EU citizens' rights still in danger, says Parliament

Mass surveillance: EU citizens' rights still in danger, says Parliament

Mark Campbell | 30th October 2015

The EU Parliament has said that EU citizens are still in danger of Mass Surveillance and that an "effective level of protection" need to be put in place.

9 CCleaner now lets you uninstall Windows Store apps

CCleaner now lets you uninstall Windows Store apps

Mark Campbell | 26th October 2015

CCleaner now lets you uninstall Windows Store apps, so you can now delete some of those annoying stock Windows 10 apps.

25 Stevehat1 Breaks 1 Billion points in Folding@Home

Stevehat1 Breaks 1 Billion points in Folding@Home

Mark Campbell | 22nd October 2015

Redline@OC3D.net's top Folder, stevehat1 has broken the 1 billion point barrier in Folding at home, making him one of the world's biggest folders.

2 Microsoft and ASUS Broaden Patent Licensing Engagement

Microsoft and ASUS Broaden Patent Licensing Engagement

Mark Campbell | 3rd October 2015

Microsoft and ASUS have announced an expansion of their existing patent licencing agreement, allowing both companies to collaborate and cross-licence their products.

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