MSI announces graphics card tweak utility “Afterburner”

October 9, 2009 // 10:54 p.m.

Overclocking out of the box becomes an easy job with MSI afterburner
























- Co-development by MSI and Rivatuner, MSI releases the ultimate graphics card utility "Afterburner". This utility enables all MSI graphics card users to boost performance and monitor all kinds of critical information in real-time. Afterburner is a completely free utility and compatible with almost all MSI graphics cards.

The powerful over-voltage and overclocking function
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. Try Now

Key features of MSI Afterburner:

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

Visit the microsite and Download now! event.msi.com/vga/afterburner

For more information about price and availability, please contact a local official MSI distributor.

About MSI

MSI is proud of its more than 20 years experience in designing and manufacturing high performance IT products. The product lines of MSI are motherboards, graphic cards, notebooks, consumer electronics, barebones, networking and server products, and fully integrated add-on peripherals. With its ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 qualified facilities, MSI products provide the ultimate performance, reliability and value-increasing productivity. We distribute our products through offices located in The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, France, United Kingdom, Spain, Turkey, Czech Republic, Poland, Serbia, Ukraine, Russia, United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, Brazil, Taiwan, Japan, China, Korea, India and Australia.
MSI markets its products to distributors, computer system manufacturers, and system integrators. For more information visit the company on the World Wide Web at www.msi.com.

MSI Computer UK Ltd was established in 1998. Having its own facility in Hayes, it handles all marketing, sales, logistics for its customers throughout the UK.
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