Thursday, October 1st 2009

MSI Announces Afterburner Graphics Card Tweaking Utility

The world-leading graphics card and mainboard manufacturer, MSI, today announces all-in-one graphics card tweak utility “Afterburner”. All MSI graphics card users can download it for free on Afterburner website today. The powerful overclocking, tweaking, and monitoring features of Afterburner are incomparable among competitors. The MSI graphics card users can immediately enjoy the overclocking performance and tweaking pleasure brought by Afterburner now.

Afterburner fully supports the GPU/Shader/Memory clock adjustment of NVIDIA and ATI graphics cards. Beside general overclocking features, Afterburner has the exclusive over-voltage technology, which supports NVIDIA and ATI high-end product-line and MSI award-winning Lightning series. With these graphics cards, the extra over-voltage function will be activated, and can highly boost the graphics card overclocking capability and make the games runs more smoothly. According to the internal test result, MSI N275GTX Lightning core clock can be overclocked to the awesome 1175MHz and reached the unprecedented 85% overclocking capability.

Advanced Fan Speed Control
In addition, Afterburner has exclusive advanced fan speed control feature. Generally speaking, fan speed of a normal graphics card is fixed by BIOS, but now users can customize different fan speed under different temperature trigger points with this Afterburner exclusive feature, so it can be set depending on users’ favor and hardware configuration no matter in necessity of higher cooling efficiency or a quieter operating environment. With highly acclaimed MSI Twin Frozr and Cyclone thermal design, the high flexibility of Afterburner Advanced Fan Speed Control feature can be more highlighted.

The accurate Monitoring and Profile feature
To show the graphics card operating status more accurately, Afterburner provides a complete monitoring function: all important information including the GPU core clock, memory clock, temperature, voltage, and fan speed have a real-time on-screen-display monitor in games and real-time information in Windows Tray Icon. And in the monitoring window the maximum/minimum value can be easily recorded and enables users to know well the graphics card condition and change different settings according to this information.

All the adjustment above can be saved as 5 profiles in Afterburner, users can quickly switch to different settings with hotkeys. Afterburner can even automatically switch to different profiles between 2D and 3D mode so that users will have a quiet and cool environment in Windows and high performance in 3D games. It can always provide the best experience under both two conditions.

Totally free download
From today MSI graphics cards users can download the latest version of Afterburner and discuss with worldwide Afterburner users in the forum. In the future, MSI will frequently update Afterburner to newer version to enhance its feature and stability, and then brings users the best tweaking experience and overclocking performance. Afterburner Official Website.

Key features of MSI Afterburner:

Overclocking
  • Up to 85% overclocking capability
  • Over voltage function to significantly increase overclocking potential
  • Core/Shader/Memory clock adjustment
  • Core/Shader clock Link/Unlink capability
Monitor
  • Clock/Voltage/Temperature/Fan Speed/Frame rate real-time monitor
  • Maximum/Minimum value for easy record of system condition
  • Real-time On-Screen-Display information in games
  • Real-time information in Windows Tray Icon
  • Detach mode for hardcore monitor style
Profile
  • 5 Profile to easy save/load user customized setting
  • Profile hot-key for easy and quick switch in games
  • 2D/3D automatic profile switching for difference scenario
Special Functions
  • Advanced fan speed control for different speed under different temperature trigger points
  • Mutil-GPU independent or synchronous control for clock/voltage/fan speed
  • Information button for graphics card driver version, BIOS version, identification, OSD status and update link
  • User Customized skin function
  • Apply overclocking setting at system startup
Source: MSI
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15 Comments on MSI Announces Afterburner Graphics Card Tweaking Utility

#2
HaZe303
Nice, this is a almost exact copy of EVGA Precision, the great thing about it is that it works with both ATI & NVIDIA cards!! ;) After some updates, this could get great! ATM i think the HUD/GUI is too large and cant find a setting to get it smaller?? But great stuff MSI, great stufff!!:toast:
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#3
JrRacinFan
Served 5k and counting ...
by: HaZe303
Nice, this is a almost exact copy of EVGA Precision, the great thing about it is that it works with both ATI & NVIDIA cards!! ;) After some updates, this could get great! ATM i think the HUD/GUI is too large and cant find a setting to get it smaller?? But great stuff MSI, great stufff!!:toast:
Funny you say that, I find it a tad easier to read than EVGA Precision.
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#4
Roph
Shame they always have to add their own ridiculous GUI when apps like this are released :(
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#5
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
Wow awesome little app, VERY much a precision feel but more compatibility, even the config menu's and OSD look exactly the same.

friggen awesome to know the 'ass' of the application is Rivatuner, thats just super duper fucking awesome IMO.
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#6
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Looks like another UnWinder creation based off Rivatuner...
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#7
..'Ant'..
Cool! Looks similar to EVGA Precision.
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#8
Gzero
Doesn't let me unclock my ATI card. Although it does lets me mess with my voltage though. Room for improvement there. It is stupidly silly easy to change your card clocks with this, you would have thought there be more warnings.

Even though it is rivatuner under the hood, its a shame they didn't make it compatible with the Rivatuner Sidebar gadget.

/warning you have reached the end of my rant.
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#9
exodusprime1337
by: Roph
Shame they always have to add their own ridiculous GUI when apps like this are released :(
ironically the only things that are usually truly different are the gui's, most programs these days are almost exactly the same under the hood.
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#10
DRDNA
uses about 14.5 MB ram and pings the CPU every other second...no biggie tho ...also works on any vendor card..best part of the app is the monitor.All in all kewl tho.
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#11
SonDa5
I love free toys!:rockout:
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#12
Fatal
Sweet cant wait to see what this software can do :cool:
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#13
gaximodo
tried it with my 4870X2.. the voltage tuning is totally bugged but everything else was perfect,
but after I screwed up my card's 2D 3D's voltage with it, now the program won't let me adjust the fan speed, and every time I start a 3D program, BSOD-. - reinstall won't help, back to ATI overdrive now...
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#14
leonard_222003
Strange how all look like they are based on riva tunner.
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#15
HaZe303
I have some issues with the software actually. When I have it on in the background it kills my performance in games such as Red Faction Guerilla. I usually have no problem getting 60fps with vsync, but with the app on it goes down to 33-40fps?? Must be a bug?
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