Afterburner 2.0.0 Final Overclock tool

After two months of Beta development, MSI & Guru3D happily announce Afterburner 2.0 Final version. Thanks for all the feedback from you during Beta period.


Afterburner is world first utility to support over-voltage of GeForce GTX 480/470/465, it also implement screen capture function for DX10 and DX11 games and monitor history function. Also, built-in benchmark Kombustor has a lot of improvement. MSI encourage all graphics card users to try it, even you don't have a MSI graphics card. (but they highly recommend you to buy one!)
We announce new version 2.0.0 of highly-acclaimed MSI Afterburner. The most important function of Afterburner 2.0.0 is "Triple over-voltage" and you can start to use it on our hot-selling N460GTX Hawk that also is announced today.

We plan to announce our next major Afterburner revision in coming month, we can assure you the best will be EVEN BETTER in next version! Stay tuned!
[Changelog]
  • 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 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 reduces 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
  • Added optional data filtering mode for all hardware monitoring graphs. Now it is possible to enable special math data filtering algorithm independently for each hardware monitoring graph to reject misreading spikes caused by sensor access conflicts when running multiple hardware monitoring tools at the same time
  • Now it is posssible to use both core and shader clock as the primary clock when adjust the clocks in linked mode
  • Fixed videomemory usage monitoring for non-primary NVIDIA graphics cards
  • Application restart is no longer required to apply new user interface language
  • Updated localization engine. Now floating tooltips based context help system supports macro definitions
  • Localization reference guide documentation has been updated to v1.1
  • Various typo fixes in different language packs
  • Added Korean localization 

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Afterburner 2.0.0 Final Overclock tool Afterburner 2.0.0 Final Overclock tool Reviewed by Maherr Live on Thursday, September 02, 2010 Rating: 5