The most advanced overclocking utility in the world just got better!

February 10, 2010 // 10:20 a.m.

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MSI Afterburner v1.5 meets Kombustor

The most advanced overclocking utility in the world

Following the introduction of its highly praised Afterburner overclocking utility, world-renowned graphics card and mainboard manufacturer, MSI, turns it up a notch by releasing version 1.5.0. The latest version of MSI Afterburner now features a built-in burn-in test called Kombustor, which is powered by FurMark technology and based on OpenGL 3.2. Afterburner and Kombustor allow users to run complete overclocking tests by using just one software solution.

Master of Overclocking with Afterburner
MSI Afterburner has been received well by the overclocking community because it offers powerful options such as overclocking and monitoring. However, to allow users to overclock under stable conditions, MSI now integrates the Kombustor burn-in utility, powered by FurMark technology and based on OpenGL 3.2. After tweaking the voltage and fan settings, users can simply click the Kombustor button to initiate the burn-in test. Afterburner integrates all of the necessary software for overclocking, eliminating worries toward overclocking stability as well as the need to use multiple software tools to do overclocking.

Easy Overclocking
Do you think overclocking is too difficult? Don’t worry! With MSI Afterburner users can easily adjust ATI and NVIDIA Core, Shader and Memory clocks by just moving the slider under the Windows operating system. In addition, the mainstream MSI graphics cards, such as the R5570, R5670, R5770, and N240 series all support the MSI exclusive voltage adjustment. Paired with the MSI Lightning or MSI Hawk series graphics cards, the overclocking performance is enhanced even more for smooth gaming experience under full loading. According to benchmark results of N275GTX Lightning, overclocking with Afterburner can reach an amazing 1175MHz—up to 85% overclocking capability. Afterburner also allows users to determine higher cooling efficiency or quieter operation based on personal preference or hardware configuration. What’s more, the specially-configured heat dissipating design of Twin Frozr and Cyclone further highlights Afterburner's fan-controlling feature.

Multi-functions & Free Download
Apart from adjusting voltage and fan speed, MSI Afterburner also provides a comprehensive monitoring mechanism that offers on-demand information for fine-tuning, five profiles that utilize hotkeys to adjust settings, and the ability to change skin or language settings. Of course, the most important aspect of MSI Afterburner is that it is still free to download. Users who purchase an MSI graphics card can instantly enjoy the overclocking performance and fun that Afterburner provides.

Main Features of MSI Afterburner


• Up to 85% overclocking capability

• Over voltage function to significantly increase overclocking potential

• Core/Shader/Memory clock adjustment

• Core/Shader clock Link/Unlink capability


•Based on OpenGL 3.2 and powered by FurMark technology

•Two run modes: benchmarking and stability test

•Customized window and benchmarking setting


• 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


• 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 Function

• 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

Afterburner Official Website:

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

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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