MSI Afterburner

Changelog

MSI Afterburner 4.6.0 Build 14820:

  • Added Monolithic Power Systems MP2884A and MP2888A voltage controllers support.
  • Added core, memory, auxiliary PEXVDD and auxiliary 1V8 voltage control for custom design MSI RTX 2080Ti Lightning series graphics cards with MP2888A + MP2884A +uP1816 voltage regulators.
  • Added VRM and VRM2 temperature monitoring for custom design MSI RTX 2080Ti Lightning series graphics cards.
  • Added fan control support for AMD Adrenalin 2019 drivers family. Please take a note that AMD Adrenalin 2019 drivers adjust fan speed in PWM duty cycle mode but fan speed monitoring is provided in RPM only, which means that you cannot read back exact programmed fan speed in percents. Due to this limitation, MSI Afterburner is reporting fan speed as percent of maximum RPM instead of real fan duty cycle when default AMD auto fan control is in use. So monitored fan speed can slightly mismatch programmed fan speed curve if you're using default AMD automatic fan control.
  • Added new MSI Gaming Z skin by Drerex Design.
  • Added framerate limiter compatibility settings group to “On-Screen Display” tab to the application properties. The settings include programmable hotkeys for globally disabling, enabling or toggling framerate limiting techniques of RivaTuner Statistics Server. The settings are intended to provide a way to dynamically enable or disable scanline sync technology based framarate limiting without altering application profiles, however you may use it to toggle traditional framerate limter as well.
  • Now CPU topology info (i.e. each logical CPU mapping to physical CPU package and core) is displayed in system info window.
  • Fixed kernel mode hardware access interface fix for AMD Vega GPUs. HBM temperature, GPU power and GPU voltage are no longer returning bogus values when kernel mode hardware access interface is enabled on AMD Vega series graphics cards.
  • Fixed low-level GPU usage monitoring for AMD Polaris GPU family. Software SMC registers offset is no longer hardcoded, offset detection algorithm is more future proof now. Please take a note that it will not fix zero GPU load issue when "Enable unified GPU usage monitoring" option is enabled. This option implementation is based on low-level DirectX performance counters, which require OS and display driver WDDM versions to match. Current AMD drivers are WDDM 2.5 so this performance counter is only working when you're under WDDM 2.5 OS (Windows October Update). If you're under older OS version, this performance counter won't work unless you downgrade to WDDM 2.4 driver (18.9.3 or older).
  • Hardcoded voltage/frequency curve clock multiplier implementation has been replaced with heuristic multiplier detection in order to provide unified voltage/frequency curve control implementation for NVIDIA Pascal and newer NVIDIA GPU architectures.
  • Improved realtime voltage/frequency curve editor GUI scaling. Now GUI is scaled property when adjusting skin scaling with open voltage/frequency curve editor window.
  • Improved report window, fan curve editor window, monitoring window and voltage/frequency curve editor scaling for scaling ratios greater than 100%.
  • Now mandatory MSI Afterburner installation option is greyed out and cannot be unchecked during installation.
  • Now 64-bit Visual C++ 2008 ru.
  • Ntimes are also installed by MSI Afterburner installer. 64-bit runtimes are required for proper functionality of bundled MSI Overclocking Scanner application.
  • Multilanguage user interface library is DPI aware now. Main window skinned interface is no longer being scaled by OS and no longer looks blurred by default when greater than 100% DPI is selected. Now main skinned window interface can be manually zoomed with skin scaling slider in “User interface” tab, and the properties are automatically scaled by OS according to selected DPI.
  • Added new skin scaling mode for power users. New mode provides better scaling performance at the expense of some scaling image quality loss.
  • Skin scaling implementation is now asynchronous, so increasing skin scaling ratio doesn’t increase GUI update time and doesn’t decrease GUI response time.
  • Skin scaling slider range has been extended from 75%-150% to 75%-200%.
  • RivaTuner Statistics Server has been upgraded to v7.2.1.

MSI Afterburner 4.5.0 Build 12819:

  • Quick adjustment of the OSD from scratch with hotkeys and multi-selection functionality. This feature is not new for 4.5.0, it was in previous versions, but knows about it a fairly narrow range of users (because no one reads the documentation :)). And this ability greatly accelerates the setting.
  • Monitor the load of memory at the level of the desired process using the plugin PerfCounter.
  • Selection of fragments of the monitoring history, detection of local minima / maxima.
  • Use the profiler of the monitoring module, which helps to identify and disable the most "gluttonous" sensors.

MSI Afterburner 4.4.0 Build 11945:

  • Added control of the core voltage for reference design models: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030, NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Xp, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.
  • Added support for Tesla Compute Cluster.
  • The abstract hardware layer was reworked, which allowed the memory temperature sensors to be implemented through direct access to the GPU core voltage (AMD Vega 10 SMC) in addition to the external temperature sensors on the I2C bus.
  • Added support for AMD Vega 10 family processors.
  • Added voltage control of Vega core via SMC.
  • Added graphics monitoring power GPU Vega.
  • The schedule of monitoring of memory HBM in video cards Vega is added.
  • Added linear fan control for Vega reference cards (usually a nonlinear percentage display of the fan speed depending on the load, but Vega does not support this mode).
  • Improved accuracy of displacement calculation and voltage programming on AMD Fiji, Ellesmere cards. The minimum offset is 200 mV.
  • Fixed memory controller and GPU memory stick in AMD Radeon RX 500 series cards on driver 17.6.1 and newer.
  • The redesigned voltage control layer facilitated extreme overclocking of MSI cards with Quad Overvoltage technology.
  • Improved 5-channel temperature monitoring module, supporting up to 20 independent sensors on the video card.
  • Added support for new sensor control technologies in the MSI GTX1080Ti Lightning Z graphics card.
  • Improved database format.
  • Implemented a new algorithm for determining I2C devices, accelerated application launch on devices with several voltage or temperature sensors.
  • Improved functionality of voltage management by third-party developers with the possibility of advanced calibration and mapping of sensors.
  • Added support for the AMD Overdrive Next X2 API in the AMD Crimson 17.7.2 driver.
  • The unofficial overclocking method does not work for the AMD Crimson 17.7.2 driver.
  • The improved PCI bus scanner provides low-level access to the GPU for a secondary video card in Crossfire.
  • Fixed a crash when MSI Afterburner was launched on AMD Hawaii.
  • Fixed bug with incorrect display of chart properties.
  • Improved voltage / frequency curve editor for NVIDIA cards compatible with GPU Boost 3.0.

MSI Afterburner 4.3.0.9267:

- Many additions, changes and corrections.

MSI Afterburner 4.2.0.7826:

- Fixed database issue with Device_ID for GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning edition.
- Added AMD Fiji graphics processors family support.
- Hardware abstraction layer architecture has been revamped.
- Added core voltage control for reference design AMD RADEON R9 Fury / Nano series cards with on-die SMC voltage controller.
- Added unofficial overclocking support for PowerPlay7 capable graphics cards (AMD Tonga and newer graphics processors family).
- Added version detection for AMD Radeon Software Crimson edition.
- GPU usage monitoring filtering algorithms, aimed to filter GPU usage monitoring artifacts in AMD ADL API on AMD Sea Islands GPU family are now disabled by default.
- Added core, memory and auxiliary PEXVDD voltage control for custom design MSI GTX980Ti Lightning series graphics cards with IR3595A+IR3567B voltage regulators.
- Added memory and VRM temperature monitoring for custom design MSI GTX980Ti Lightning series graphics cards with NCT7511Y thermal sensors.
- Now SDK includes detailed documentation for third party hardware database format, allowing experienced users to add voltage control support for custom design non-MSI graphics cards.
- Temperature monitoring for AMD Family 10h – 16h micro architecture CPUs is no longer experimental.
- Slightly altered VRAM usage monitoring implementation for AMD and Intel graphics cards.
- Improved skin engine.
- Added Brazilian Portuguese localization.
- RivaTuner Statistics Server has been upgraded to v6.4.1.

MSI Afterburner 4.1.1.7625:

- Added core voltage control for reference design NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X series graphics cards.
- Added core voltage control for reference design NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti series graphics cards.
- Now core voltage control via NCP4206 is unlocked on reference design NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN series graphics cards when extended MSI voltage control mode is selected.
- Added new third party voltage control mode.
- Improved hardware monitoring module.
- Improved skin engine.
- Fixed bugs.

MSI Afterburner 4.1.0.7013:

- Brand new user interface skins.
- Improved skin browser.
- Improved skin cross-compatibility layer.

MSI Afterburner 3.0.1:

- Added core voltage control for reference design AMD RADEON R9 295X2 series graphics cards with NCP81022 voltage regulators.
- Fixed hardware database for reference design AMD RADEON HD 7990 and AMD RADEON HD 290X series graphic cards.
- Fixed GDI resource leak when tray icon monitoring mode is enabled.
- RivaTuner Statistics Server has been upgraded to version 6.1.2.

MSI Afterburner 3.0.0:

- Ported to new VC++ compiler, new core and skin engine libraries.
- Added Bonaire, Curacao and Hawaii graphics processors family support.
- Added core and auxiliary VDDCI voltage control for reference design AMD RADEON R9 290/290X series graphics cards with IR3567B voltage regulators.
- Added core voltage control for reference design AMD RADEON R7 260/260X series graphics cards with NCP81022 voltage regulators.
- Added core voltage control for reference design AMD RADEON 7790 series graphics cards with NCP81022 voltage regulators.
- Added NVIDIA GPU Boost 2.0 technology support for NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan graphics cards.
- Improved NVAPI access layer architecture with better extendibility.
- Improved AMD ADL access layer with Overdrive 6 support to provide compatibility with future AMD GPUs.
- Added NCP4206 voltage regulators support to provide compatibility with future custom design MSI graphics cards.
- Improved voltage control layer architecture provides better compatibility with automatic voltage control on NCP4206 voltage regulators.
- Improved hardware monitoring module architecture with better extendibility.
- Added voltage control mode selection option to the "Compatibility properties" section in "General" tab.
- Added "boost edition" / "GHz edition" GPU type selection option for reference design AMD RADEON 7970 and AMD RADEON 7950 based graphics cards to "AMD compatibility properties" section in "General" tab.
- Added GPU usage averaging algorithm for Overdrive 6 capable AMD GPUs.
- Added optional unified GPU usage monitoring path via D3DKMT performance counters.
- Added temperature limit, power limit, voltage limit, maximum overvoltage limit and GPU utilization limit graphs to hardware monitoring module for release 320 and newer NVIDIA driver.
- Added framebuffer, video engine and bus controller usage graphs for NVIDIA graphics cards to hardware monitoring module.
- Added generic NVAPI videomemory usage monitoring for NVIDIA graphics cards unattached to Windows desktop.
- Updated power reporting for release 320 and newer NVIDIA drivers.
- Added CPU temperature monitoring (Intel Core 2 and newer Intel CPUs only), CPU usage, RAM usage and pagefile (commit charge) usage graphs to hardware monitoring module.
- Added CPU info to "i" window.
- Added basic monitoring for unsupported GPUs
- Now full list of currently active 3D processes is being displayed in On-Screen Display server info section in "i" window instead of one active 3D process before.
- On-Screen Display text length limit has been extended from 256 bytes to 4 kilobytes.
- Added predefined fan speed curves list to the "Fan" tab in advanced application properties.
- Added core voltage control for reference design NVIDIA GeForce GTX 7x0 series graphics cards.
- Added core voltage control for reference design AMD RADEON 7990 graphics cards with VT1556 voltage regulators.
- Added core voltage control for reference design AMD RADEON 7870 XT graphics cards with CHL8225 voltage regulators.
- Added core voltage control for cost down reference design AMD RADEON 7770 graphics cards with uP1609 voltage regulators.
- Added limited core voltage control for reference design AMD RADEON 7850 graphics cards.
- Added secondary voltage control loop support for CHL8214 voltage regulators to provide compatibility with future custom design MSI graphics cards.
- Improved skin engine.
- Improved single tray icon mode handling.
- Now unofficial overclocking mode and official clock limits extension command line switch (XCL) for AMD graphics cards are accessible via GUI in "General" tab in "AMD compatibility properties" section.
- Added "Disable ULPS" option to "AMD compatibility properties" section in "General" tab.
- RestoreAfterSuspendedMode configuration file switch is no longer undocumented, now it is enabled by default and accessible via GUI in "General" tab in "Compatibility properties" section.
- Added "Reset display mode on applying unofficial overclocking" option to "AMD compatibility properties" section in "General" tab.
- Now MSI Afterburner displays path to driver registry key in "i" window.
- Now MSI Afterburner displays voltage regulator model and location information in "i" window.
- Now MSI Afterburner displays RivaTuner Statistics Server installation path and server version information in "i" window.
- Added French and Turkish localizations.
- Recompiled kernel mode driver to bypass false positive in driver verifier.
- Added workaround for missing tray icon when starting application while EXPLORER.EXE is not responding.
- Application tray icon is now being restored after restarting EXPLORER.EXE.
- Build number is now displayed in "i" window and in application tray icon tooltip.
- Localizable installer files for third party translators are now included in distributive in .\SDK\Localization\Installer folder.
- Now power users can display graphs in hardware monitoring window in multiple columns via configuration file.
- Framerate slider limit in "Videocapture" tab has been extended from 100 FPS to 120 FPS.
- Now flashing camera icon is being displayed in the top left corner of monitoring window when video is being captured.
- Added "Use dedicated encoder server" option to "Videocapture" tab.
- Added prerecording settings to "Videocapture" tab.
- Added "NV12 compression" to the list of available video formats to "Videocapture" tab.
- Added "External plugin" to the list of available video formats to "Videocapture" tab.
- Improved DirectInput hotkey handler minimizes the risk of losing hotkey functionality until application restart under certain conditions.
RivaTuner Statistics Server has been upgraded to version 6.1.1.
- Now RivaTuner Statistics Server installer is being started by MSI Afterburner installer to make installation process easier for beginners.
- Fixed bugs.

MSI Afterburner 2.3.1:

- Now MSI Afterburner optionally allows you to detect VRM defaults without rebooting the PC.
- Added voltage control support for UEFI GOP BIOS for MSI R7970 Lightning Boost Edition series graphics cards.
- Now MSI Afterburner displays the list of assigned global hotkeys in “i” window.
- Now MSI Afterburner properties window is resizable to provide compatibility with low-resolution desktops (less than 1280x1024 with 100% DPI).
- Added new “Enable hardware control and monitoring” option to compatibility properties.
- Added NCT7511Y thermal sensors support to provide compatibility with future MSI graphics cards.
- Added workaround for possible VID rounding issues for all supported voltage generator models.
- Updated Italian localization.

MSI Afterburner 2.2.5:

- Added new graphics cards support.

MSI Afterburner 2.2.4:

- Added new graphics cards support.
- Change the NVIDIA Kepler series voltage control mode.

MSI Afterburner 2.2.3:

- Revised I2C access API for NVIDIA 301.xx and newer display drivers
- Added core, memory and auxiliary PEXVDD voltage control for custom design MSI N680GTX Lightning series graphics cards with CHL8318+uP6262 voltage regulators.
- Added memory and VRM temperature monitoring for custom design MSI N680GTX Lightning series graphics cards with NCT7718W thermal sensors.
- Added core, memory and auxiliary PEXVDD voltage control for custom design MSI N670GTX Power Edition series graphics cards with uP6262 voltage regulators.

MSI Afterburner 2.2.2:

- Increased upper allowed power limit for power limit adjustment slider on some extreme editions of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600 series graphics cards.
- ATIPDLXX.DLL is no longer included in MSI Afterburner distributive.
- MSI On-Screen Display server has been upgraded to version 4.3.4. New version gives you the following improvements: Fixed framerate calculation for DirectX10/DirectX11 applications, which actively use presentation testing during rendering (e.g. Max Payne 3).

MSI Afterburner 2.2.1:

- Added reference design AMD RADEON 7850 series graphics cards support.
- Added NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 series graphic cards support.
- Added big editions of default and legacy skins.
- Updated localizations.