Afterburner 2.0.0 Beta 6 - Now with Triple Over Volt support !
Guru3D and MSI have been working hard on AfterBurner, today we release the 2.0.0 Beta 6 revision of Afterburner, this application is almost one year old, during these year we successfully secured the leading position on graphics card utilities, and start to find out our competitors try to keep up with us on over-voltage function.
We're happy to see MSI Afterburner is leading the overclock applications, but where satisfied with what we have now, we plan to go one step beyond everybody!
In Afterburner 2.0, we completely re-design the voltage control module, and implement world's first exclusive "Triple over-Voltage" function on selected cards. On MSI hi-end graphics card like N460GTX Hawk, N480GTX Lightning, you can pull down the voltage control menu and over-voltage GPU, Memory and Aux.
By over-voltage GPU and Memory, you can reach even higher clock and performance than before. Aux over-voltage is also unique function of Afterburner 2.0, it can over-voltage PLL (PCI-Express, Crystal, Memory Bus) of GPU and help to push the clock limit to the highest under intensive overclocking.
Voltage control layer has been seriously revamped to give additional freedom to extreme overclockers with new custom design MSI graphics cards. Now MSI Afterburner is able to control up to 3 voltages on custom design MSI Fermi and other future custom design MSI graphics cards. New adjustable voltages include memory voltage and special multi-purpose auxiliary voltage feeding either memory bus (also known as VDDCI on AMD graphics cards) or PCIE bus and crystal (PEXVDD on NVIDIA graphics cards)
Added core, memory and auxiliary PEXVDD voltage control for custom design MSI N480GTX Lighning series graphics cards with uP6225+uP6262 voltage regulators
Added core, memory and auxiliary PEXVDD voltage control for custom design MSI N470GTX Twin Frozr II OV3 series graphics cards with uP6218+uP6262 voltage regulators
Added core, memory and auxiliary PEXVDD voltage control for custom design MSI MSI N460GTX Hawk series graphics cards with uP6262 voltage regulators
Added core voltage control for custom design MSI N460GTX Cyclone series graphics cards
Added auxiliary VDDCI voltage control for reference design AMD RADEON HD 5870 series graphics cards
Added fan tachometer monitoring for NVIDIA graphics cards. Please take a note that not all graphics cards are tachometer reading capable. So depending on graphics card and cooling system fan tachometer monitoring can be unavailable
Optimized NVIDIA driver-level clock frequency monitoring codepath
Minimum clock limits for all graphics cards have been reduced from 75% to 50%
Dynamic overclocking, voltage and fan speed limits. MSI Afterburner no longer uses static slider limits calibration and adjusts the limits dynamically when some external factors affect it (e.g. Overdrive clock limits on AMD cards or VGA BIOS fan speed and voltage limits on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 400 cards)
New temperature hysteresis settings for software automatic fan control mode gives you additional way to improve cooling system thermal and acoustic parameters
Now fan speed limits (i.e. minimum and maximum fan speeds accepted by VGA BIOS and display driver) are displayed in custom fan speed curve editor window
Built-in skin sizes have been reduced due to optimized internal skin panels representation and optimized compiled bitmap cache
Optional skin compression ability in the built-in skin compiler. Skin format reference documentation has been updated to document new compression options
Minor built-in skins appearance tweaks
Now MSI Afterburner uses previously undocumented power user oriented startup mode via the task scheduler under Windows Vista / Windows 7. MSI Afterburner launch no longer requires UAC confirmation at Windows startup. Please take a note that Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 runtime libraries must be installed to get new startup mode working
Now MSI Afterburner automatically fixes startup link if or is enabled but the registry or task scheduler startup entry is missing
Startup profile is now displayed in option floating tooltip instead of the main window
Now power users can enable optional DirectInput based hotkeys handler via the configuration file. DirectInput based hotkeys processing can seriously reduce hotkey response time in the applications heavily loading CPU (mostly 3D games) and leaving not enough time for processing standard keyboard input message queues. Please take a note that enabling such sophisticated hotkeys handling mode can cause some system security applications (e.g. pro-active application behavior analysis module of KIS) to warn you about possible keylogging threat
Improved skin engine, now skinned controls support horizontal and/or vertical centering. Skin format reference guide has been updated to document these new alignment modes
MSI On-Screen Display server has been upgraded to version 3.7.2. New version gives you the following improvements: - Now screen capture events are identified visually by text message flashing in On-Screen Display during 0.25s - Built-in skin sizes have been reduced due to optimized compiled bitmap cache - Added On-Screen Display profile for Startcraft II : Wings of Liberty - Added configuration file switch allowing sending MSI Afterburner to system tray instead of closing on button click
option is no longer set in the startup task settings to allow automatically starting application via the task scheduler on laptops or on some UPS models
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