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Version update (BETA!) (sorry for adding really late :hypocrite:):

Afterburner 4.0.0 Beta 9 is out. Click >>here<< for download.

This is a new beta version.

(!)
SE version and normal are merged to one now

Please note: This is beta and no official releases = no technical support.


Release info:

http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=4894219&postcount=1 said:
? Various parts of hardware monitoring module have been pumped up to improve hardware monitoring usability and flexibility:
o Added layered monitoring graphs rendering mode. Now you may right click source graph in monitoring window, select ?Attach? in the context menu then point to destination graph to attach source graph to it and create a group of layered graphs. This feature allows you to render as many layered graphs on the same grid as you wish. The colors of graphs in layered rendering mode can be customized independently of each other so you can easily identify them
o Added multi-column monitoring graphs rendering mode. Now you can adjust the number of graph columns in ?Active monitoring graphs? section in ?Monitoring? tab
o Added ?Override graph name? option to ?Monitoring? tab. Now you can rename the graphs displayed in hardware monitoring window
o Monitoring history buffer size is no longer defined by monitoring window width. Now pre-history buffer size is fixed and stores the last 3600 samples (1 hour for 1000ms polling period) for each graph
o Improved tray icon monitoring module:
o Now you can select either text mode or barchart indicator mode for each value displayed in tray icon. Barchart indicator mode can be extremely useful for visualizing data like GPU / CPU usage
o Improved Logitech keyboard LCD monitoring module:
o Ported to new Logitech API to provide support for newer Logitech LCD displays
o Added support for color LCD display of Logitech G19/G19s keyboards
o Added graph mode support for color LCD display of Logitech G19/G19s keyboards. Now in addition to previously available text mode you can optionally select graph mode and see exact copy of MSI Afterburner?s monitoring graphs displayed directly inside the keyboard LCD. You can also press ?Menu? soft button on your Logitech G19/G19S keyboard to toggle between text and graph modes dynamically in realtime
o Added acceleration support to LCD scrolling implementation
o Added larger 8x12, 10x12, 12x12 and 12x16 fonts support for text mode
? Added ?Regional settings? section to ?User Interface? tab:
o Temperature format settings allow you to switch between Celsius and Fahrenheit format for monitored temperatures. Please take a note that this setting affects temperature readouts only. Hardware related temperature adjustments (e.g. fan speed to temperature mapping curve for all cards or temperature target adjustment for NVIDIA Kepler series) are always being displayed and adjusted in Celsius for maximum unification, safety and compatibility
o 12 hours / 24 hours time format settings allow you to configure time format for On-Screen Display and hardware monitoring window
? Added ?Enable low-level IO driver? option to the ?Compatibility properties? section in ?General? tab
? Added SLI sync performance limit graph for release 340 and newer NVIDIA drivers
? Display device enumeration implementation has been modified slightly to allow monitoring Intel iGPUs when low-level IO driver is not enabled
? Improved handshaking algorithm reduces the risk of seeing multiple running instances of child processes (e.g. RTSS)
? Optimized hardware polling for NVIDIA graphics cards
? Optimized hardware polling for multi-GPU systems
? Added SVI2 voltage control support via AMD ADL SDK to provide compatibility with future graphics cards
? Added automatic prerecording settings to ?Videocapture? tab. When you enable automatic mode prerecording session is being started automatically on each 3D application startup. Please take a note that in this case you can still use video prerecord hotkey to stop then manually restart prerecording session if necessary
? Drastically improved skin engine:
o Improved skin compiler gives more detailed error messages when skin compilation fail due to error in some source image file
o Source image file format is no longer limited to 24-bit BMP files only. Now skin compiler supports all possible bit depths for BMP format and fully supports PNG format with alpha channel
o Added built-in bitmap effect for extracting alpha-channel from PNG image files
o Skin format has been upgraded to v1.3. New format supports alpha channel based transparency for skinned window, allowing skin designers to define semi-transparent skin areas, apply antialiasing to the skin window edges and so on
o Added new skinned window composition modes support and ?Skin composition mode? settings to ?User interface tab?. New settings allows you to use one of the following modes:
o Traditional mode ? suits best for backward compatibility with existing skins and performance testing
o Layered mode with colorkey - provides much faster rendering of skins with non-rectangular window shape and additionally allows you to adjust transparency of skinned window
o Layered mode with alpha ? provides per-pixel alpha channel support and advanced visual effects for compatible skins and also allows you to adjust transparency of skinned window
o Skin format reference guide has been updated to v1.7 to document these changes
o Improved implementation of rollback to default skin
o Full skins cross-compatibility with other overclocking applications based on RivaTuner engine. Special GUI transformation layer allows you to use the skins designed for third party RivaTuner based overclocking applications and makes the process of migration to MSI Afterburner from such overclocking tools much more comfortable for you. You can keep the look and feel of your preferred overclocking application and at the same time enjoy extended MSI Afterburner?s features including full range of supported graphics cards, industry leading powerful and robust monitoring module, flexible video recording features and many more
? RivaTuner Statistics Server has been upgraded to v6.1.3
After release of 4.0.0 final there will be no more public betas of Afterburner but private testing. Could be this is one of few chances left to test an Afterburner beta  :-))
 

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Version update

Afterburner 4.0.0 final/stable is out. Click >>here<< for download.

This is a new official version.

(!)
SE version and normal are merged to one now

Release info:

http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=4905781&postcount=1 said:
Changes list includes:
? Added MSI R9 280 series voltage control support
? Added AMD Tonga graphics processors family support
? Added core voltage control for reference design AMD RADEON R9 285X series graphics cards with NCP81022 voltage regulators
? Added official overclocking limits extension support for AMD Tonga graphics processors. Please take a note that unofficial overclocking mode is currently not supported for AMD Tonga graphics processors family
? Various parts of hardware monitoring module have been pumped up to improve hardware monitoring usability and flexibility:
o Added layered monitoring graphs rendering mode. Now you may right click source graph in monitoring window, select ?Attach? in the context menu then point to destination graph to attach source graph to it and create a group of layered graphs. This feature allows you to render as many layered graphs on the same grid as you wish. The colors of graphs in layered rendering mode can be customized independently of each other so you can easily identify them
o Added multi-column monitoring graphs rendering mode. Now you can adjust the number of graph columns in ?Active monitoring graphs? section in ?Monitoring? tab
o Added ?Override graph name? option to ?Monitoring? tab. Now you can rename the graphs displayed in hardware monitoring window
o Monitoring history buffer size is no longer defined by monitoring window width. Now pre-history buffer size is fixed and stores the last 3600 samples (1 hour for 1000ms polling period) for each graph
o Improved tray icon monitoring module:
o Now you can select either text mode or barchart indicator mode for each value displayed in tray icon. Barchart indicator mode can be extremely useful for visualizing data like GPU / CPU usage
o Improved Logitech keyboard LCD monitoring module:
o Ported to new Logitech API to provide support for newer Logitech LCD displays
o Added support for color LCD display of Logitech G19/G19s keyboards
o Added graph mode support for color LCD display of Logitech G19/G19s keyboards. Now in addition to previously available text mode you can optionally select graph mode and see exact copy of MSI Afterburner?s monitoring graphs displayed directly inside the keyboard LCD. You can also press ?Menu? soft button on your Logitech G19/G19S keyboard to toggle between text and graph modes dynamically in realtime
o Added acceleration support to LCD scrolling implementation
o Added larger 8x12, 10x12, 12x12 and 12x16 fonts support for text mode
? Added ?Regional settings? section to ?User Interface? tab:
o Temperature format settings allow you to switch between Celsius and Fahrenheit format for monitored temperatures. Please take a note that this setting affects temperature readouts only. Hardware related temperature adjustments (e.g. fan speed to temperature mapping curve for all cards or temperature target adjustment for NVIDIA Kepler series) are always being displayed and adjusted in Celsius for maximum unification, safety and compatibility
o 12 hours / 24 hours time format settings allow you to configure time format for On-Screen Display and hardware monitoring window
? Added ?Enable low-level IO driver? option to the ?Compatibility properties? section in ?General? tab
? Added SLI sync performance limit graph for release 340 and newer NVIDIA drivers
? Display device enumeration implementation has been modified slightly to allow monitoring Intel iGPUs when low-level IO driver is not enabled
? Improved handshaking algorithm reduces the risk of seeing multiple running instances of child processes (e.g. RTSS)
? Optimized hardware polling for NVIDIA graphics cards
? Optimized hardware polling for multi-GPU systems
? Added SVI2 voltage control support via AMD ADL SDK to provide compatibility with future graphics cards
? Added automatic prerecording settings to ?Videocapture? tab. When you enable automatic mode prerecording session is being started automatically on each 3D application startup. Please take a note that in this case you can still use video prerecord hotkey to stop then manually restart prerecording session if necessary
? Drastically improved skin engine:
o Improved skin compiler gives more detailed error messages when skin compilation fail due to error in some source image file
o Source image file format is no longer limited to 24-bit BMP files only. Now skin compiler supports all possible bit depths for BMP format and fully supports PNG format with alpha channel
o Added built-in bitmap effect for extracting alpha-channel from PNG image files
o Skin format has been upgraded to v1.3. New format supports alpha channel based transparency for skinned window, allowing skin designers to define semi-transparent skin areas, apply antialiasing to the skin window edges and so on
o Added new skinned window composition modes support and ?Skin composition mode? settings to ?User interface tab?. New settings allows you to use one of the following modes:
o Traditional mode ? suits best for backward compatibility with existing skins and performance testing
o Layered mode with colorkey - provides much faster rendering of skins with non-rectangular window shape and additionally allows you to adjust transparency of skinned window
o Layered mode with alpha ? provides per-pixel alpha channel support and advanced visual effects for compatible skins and also allows you to adjust transparency of skinned window
o Skin format reference guide has been updated to v1.7 to document these changes
o Improved implementation of rollback to default skin
o Full skins cross-compatibility with other overclocking applications based on RivaTuner engine. Special GUI transformation layer allows you to use the skins designed for third party RivaTuner based overclocking applications and makes the process of migration to MSI Afterburner from such overclocking tools much more comfortable for you. You can keep the look and feel of your preferred overclocking application and at the same time enjoy extended MSI Afterburner?s features including full range of supported graphics cards, industry leading powerful and robust monitoring module, flexible video recording features and many more
? RivaTuner Statistics Server has been upgraded to v6.2.0
The added MSI R9 280 series voltage control support might be what many of the users of these cards are waiting for as the majority lacked any overvoltage support so far. After release of 4.0.0 final there will be no more public betas of Afterburner but private testing as said before.
 

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Version update

Afterburner 4.1.0 final/stable is out. Click >>here<< for download.

This is a new official version.

(!)
SE version and normal are merged to one now

Release info:
http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/msi-afterburner-beta-download.html said:
Brand new user interface skins by Drerex Design. New skins use improved skin format introduced in the previous version of MSI Afterburner skin compiler, which reduces each compiled skin size by factor of 10 on average. Legacy MSI Afterburner v2 and v3 skins
were also recompiled in new format and included in distributive for those who prefer old-style user interface Improved hardware monitoring module, new robust hardware monitoring features have been ported from original RivaTuner guru3d hardware monitoring module:
Added integrated viewer for native RivaTuner Hardware Monitoring Log (*.HML) files. Now you can view hardware monitoring history stored in HML files either by pressing ?View? button in ?Monitoring? tab or directly open HML files via Windows explorer
Added custom tracking markers support. Now you can hold <Alt> key while clicking hardware monitor window to set up to 8 custom tracking markers in desired positions
Now you can customize graph color in layered mode via double clicking color legend box on the graph.
Now tracking markers display current values for all graphs in layered mode instead of active graph only Improved graphs resizing implementation for attached hardware monitor window
Improved skin browser:
Now ?User interface? tab open immediately without waiting for processing of all installed skin files, which can be time consuming if you have a lot of skin files. The list of installed skins is now being populated in separate background thread
Added precaching for skin preview images. Skin files are no longer being accessed when switching between skins in the browser
Improved skin rendering performance for layered skin composition mode with alpha channel
Improved rendering performance for skins using animated indicators (e.g. animated profile save indicator in default MSI Afterburner skin)
Added backbuffering support to skinned windows to simplify implementation of various framebuffer processing related effects (e.g. skin scaling)
Vector indicators are now being rendered via GDI+ to provide improved antialiasing and rendering performance
Added support for obfuscated USF format, which is represented by some unfair competitors as 100% in-house development. Now you can use MSI Afterburner?s built-in skin decompiler to analyze source code of such skin files
Added skins scaling support. The scaling may improves the appearance of some small third party skins on high resolution monitors. Please take a note that upscaling may reduce the performance a bit
Improved skin cross-compatibility layer:
Extended list of applications supported by skin cross-compatibility layer. Now MSI Afterburner supports USF skins created for any version of third party overclocking tools starting from minimalist oldschool skins from GeForce 200 series overclocking era and ending by obfuscated USF skins used in modern overclocking tools
Added support for 10 profile slots in skin cross-compatibility mode
Now it is possible to open advanced settings window with <Ctrl> + <S> keyboard shortcut to provide compatibility with third party skins having no dedicated button for accessing advanced settings window
Now it is possible to open info window with <Ctrl> + <I> keyboard shortcut to provide compatibility with third party skins having no dedicated button for accessing info window
Added configuration file switch allowing power users to invert colors in text mode for Logitech keyboard LCD displays
Added silent installation scenario support
Ukrainian localization has been seriously revamped
RivaTuner Statistics Server has been upgraded to v6.3.0
 

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Version update

Afterburner 4.1.1 final/stable is out. Click >>here<< for download.

This is a new official version.

(!)
SE version and normal are merged to one now

Release info:
? Added core voltage control for reference design NVIDIA GeForce TITAN X 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 TITAN series graphics cards when extended MSI voltage control mode is selected
? Added new third party voltage control mode. Traditionally we provided voltage control on reference design graphics cards or on custom design MSI graphics cards only. However, rich set of PWM controllers supported by MSI Afterburner core allows implementing voltage control on many third party custom design graphics cards as well. With this version we introduce original concept of user extendable voltage control mode, allowing experienced users to get access to programmable MSI Afterburner core, get access to full range of voltage controllers supported by it, create custom hardware database and program MSI Afterburner to provide voltage control on many third party custom design graphics cards. Third party voltage control mode requires populating and downloading third party hardware database, please visit MSI Afterburner discussion forums to help adding your custom design cards to the database or download the latest database version
? Improved hardware monitoring module:
o Added negative temperatures monitoring support for NVIDIA GPUs
o Fixed extended CPU family and model detection to address issue with incorrect maximum junction temperature (Tjmax) detection on some Intel CPUs
o Now power users can override the maximum junction temperature (Tjmax) via configuration file if necessary
o Added correction formulas support. Now you can apply custom correction formula to any data source in hardware monitoring module. Correction formulas can be useful to apply temperature offsets to custom temperature sensors if necessary (e.g. set formula to ?x+20?)
o Hardware Monitoring Log file format has been upgraded to v1.5 to provide correction formulas support
o Added ?CPU load? graph to multicore CPUs. The graph is displaying the average CPU load across all CPU cores
o Added ?CPU temperature? graph to thermal monitoring capable multicore CPUs. The graph is displaying the maximum CPU temperature across all CPU cores
o Added connection retry counter to Logitech LCD monitoring module. Now MSI Afterburner stop trying to connect to Logitech LCD after some failed connection attempts instead of trying to connect to it in endless loop. Retry counter implementation is aimed to bypass the problem with GDI resource leak in Logitech LCD API, which could cause application to crash after some period of time when output to LCD is enabled on the system with no Logitech LCD connected to it
? Improved skin engine:
o Added support for altered USF skins obfuscation scheme used in most recent versions of third party overclocking tools
o Drastically reduced load time for obfuscated USF skin files. Now MSI Afterburner open obfuscated skin files roughly 10 times faster than before
o Reduced skinned GUI initialization time due to cached access to the skin header
o Added support for negative GPU temperature indicators in all skins supplied with application
? Multimedia timer resolution is no longer hardcoded to 10ms. The resolution is now adjustable and set to 16ms by default to reduce timer interrupts related CPU load at the cost of losing some smoothness in GUI animation. Power users can override timer resolution via the configuration file if necessary
 

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Version update

Afterburner 4.2.0 final/stable is out. Click >>here<< for download.

This is a new official version.

(!)
SE version and normal are merged to one now

Release info:
http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/msi-afterburner-beta-download.html said:
- 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 to allow implementation of voltage control via direct access to GPU ondie voltage controllers (e.g. AMD Fiji SMC) in addition to previously supported external voltage controllers connected to GPU via I2C bus. Please take a note that direct access to AMD SMC from multiple simultaneously running hardware monitoring applications can be unsafe and result in collisions, so similar to I2C access synchronization we introduce global namespace synchronization mutex ?Access_ATI_SMC? as SMC access synchronization standard. Other developers are strongly suggested to use it during accessing AMD GPU SMC in order to provide collision free hardware monitoring.
- 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). Please take a note that unofficial overclocking mode with completely disabled PowerPlay is currently not supported for PowerPlay7 capable hardware.
- Added version detection for AMD Radeon Software Crimson edition. Please take a note that new AMD Radeon Software versioningscheme is not backward compatible so now Catalyst version can be reported improperly if you reinstall older versions of Catalyst drivers on top of AMD Radeon Software Crimson edition without cleaning the registry up. Until the issue is addressed inside AMD Radeon Software Crimson edition installer, MSI Afterburner is providing compatibility switch ?LegacyDriverDetection? in the configuration file allowing you to use legacy driver version detection mechanism if you?re rolling back to legacy Catalyst drivers after AMD Radeon Software Crimson edition drivers
- 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. Filtering algorithms can still be enabled by power users via configuration file if necessary
- 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. Now thermal monitoring on such CPUs is unlocked by default.
- Slightly altered VRAM usage monitoring implementation for AMD and Intel graphics cards. Now total resident bytes are being displayed as VRAM usage instead of total committed bytes, and allocated blocks are no longer being rounded to 1MB boundary per block when calculating a total value
- Improved skin engine. Added support for altered USF skins obfuscation scheme used in most recent versions of third party overclocking tools.
- Added Brazilian Portuguese localization.
- RivaTuner Statistics Server has been upgraded to v6.4.1

Prior to installation please be sure to uninstall your old version of AfterBurner.
 

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Version update (BETA!) (finally an update here :hypocrite:):

Afterburner 4.3.0 Beta 14 is out. Click >>here<< for download.

This is a new beta version.

Please note: This is beta and no official releases = no technical support.


Release info:

- Added AMD Ellesmere and Baffin graphics processors families support
- Added Overdrive N (Overdrive 7) technology support for AMD Polaris architecture based graphics cards
- Added core voltage control for reference design AMD RADEON RX 460, AMD RADEON RX 470 and AMD RADEON RX 480 series cards with on-die SMC voltage controller

- Added memory controller usage graph to hardware monitoring module for AMD graphics cards. Currently memory controller usage monitoring is implemented for AMD Ellesmere and Baffin graphics processors families only
- Added GPU power draw graph to hardware monitoring module for AMD graphics cards. Currently GPU power draw monitoring is implemented for AMD Ellesmere and Baffin graphics processors families only
- Added ?Erase autosaved startup settings? option to ?AMD compatibility properties? section in ?General? tab. Starting from AMD Crimson drivers family, the driver is automatically saving hardware settings (e.g. overclocking or fan control settings) in the registry and apply it at Windows startup. It makes settings of any third party hardware overclocking tool virtually permanent, meaning that applied settings stay in the system even after rebooting or powering down the system. However, such implementation is unsafe and even potentially dangerous, because you're no longer able to undo unsafe overclocking with system reboot or even driver reinstall. To prevent such situations, MSI Afterburner can now optionally erase AMD driver's autosaved startup settings after applying new settings to hardware
- Added GPU Boost 3.0 technology support for NVIDIA Pascal graphics cards:
 - Added percent based overvoltage support.
 - Added voltage/frequency curve customization support. You may use traditional core clock slider on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 and 1080 graphics cards to apply fixed offset to all voltage/frequency curve points as well as use brand new flexible voltage/frequency curve    editor window for more precise per-point curve adjustment. The editor window can be activated either with <Voltage/frequency curve editor>  button in the main application window or with <Ctrl> + <F> keyboard shortcut and it provides you the following features: ?    -You may independently adjust clock frequency offset for each point with mouse  cursor or <Up> / <Down> keys
  -You may hold <Ctrl> key to set anchor and fix clock frequency offset in minimum/maximum voltage point and adjust the offset of any other point with mouse to linearly interpolate the offsets between the anchor and adjustment points
  -You may hold <Shift> key while adjusting the offset of any point with mouse to apply the same fixed offset to all points. That?s equal to adjusting the offset with the slider in main application window.
  -You may press <Ctrl> + <D> to reset offsets for all points ? You may switch between traditional core clock control slider in the main window and voltage/frequency curve editor window to see how they affect each other in real-time
  -You may press <L> after selecting any point on the curve with mouse cursor to disable GPU dynamic voltage/frequency adjustment and lock the voltage and core clock frequency to a state defined by the target point.
   This feature allows you to test graphics card stability independently for each voltage/frequency point of the curve using real 3D applications or any stress test of your choice. In addition to stability testing usage scenario, MSI Afterburner allows you to save a curve with     locked point setting to a profile, so you may easily switch between dynamic voltage/frequency management and fixed voltage/frequency settings in realtime (e.g. to achieve the maximum performance during benchmarking). Please take a note that fixed voltage and         frequency settings do not allow you to disable power and thermal throttling
- Increased default maximum limits for ?Core clock?, ?Memory clock? and ?Memory usage? graphs to improve graphs readability on NVIDIA Pascal series graphics cards
- Added configuration file switch, allowing you to toggle the source for ?Power? graph on NVIDIA graphics cards. Normalized total power draw (i.e. normalized value from multiple power sensors installed on the graphics card) is selected by default per NVIDIA        recommendation, however you can configure MSI Afterburner to display power draw from GPU sensor only
- Improved representation of performance limits graphs for NVIDIA graphics cards per NVIDIA recommendations:
 ?Voltage limit? and ?OV max limit? graphs have been merged into single ?Voltage limit? graph
 ?Utilization limit? graph has been renamed to ?No load limit? graph
 ?SLI sync? graph is now hidden on the systems with single NVIDIA GPU
- Improved representation of performance limits graphs in On-Screen Display or in Logitech keyboard LCD. Now the names or currently triggered performance limits are being displayed in On-Screen Display or in Logitech keyboard LCD instead of previously used binary   limits representation form
- Added uP1816 voltage regulators support to provide compatibility with future custom design MSI graphics cards
- Improved validation and handling of erroneous data reported after TDR or during runtime driver installation on NVIDIA graphics cards
- Improved clock monitoring on GPU Boost 2.0 NVIDIA graphics cards after dynamic uninstallation/reinstallation of display driver during MSI Afterburner runtime
- Added detection of runtime driver installation on NVIDIA graphics cards. Now MSI Afterburner is periodically checking the presence of NVIDIA driver and displaying notification message informing you that the connection with GPU is lost when the driver is being dynamically uninstalled during MSI Afterburner runtime
Startup profile is now also affected by ?Lock profiles? button, which means that you cannot modify or delete your startup overclocking settings while this button is pressed. This feature can be useful to protect startup overclocking settings from modification while temporarily testing various overclocking scenarios on overclocked system
- Added support for unofficial overclocking mode with disabled PowerPlay on PowerPlay7 capable hardware (AMD Tonga and newer graphics processors family)
- Added unofficial overclocking support for AMD Polaris architecture based graphics cards
- Added ability to use low-level hardware access interface on the systems with AMD graphics cards when legacy VGA BIOS image is not mapped to memory
- Improved compatibility with the systems with both Overdrive 5 and Overdrive 6 API AMD graphics cards installed
- Fixed bug causing the maximum value to be invisible on some hardware monitoring graphs under certain conditions (e.g. ?Framerate? or ?Frametime? graphs after closing 3D application)
- Added ability to define numpad keys as hotkeys when <Num Lock> in on
- RivaTuner Statistics Server has been upgraded to v6.5.0
 

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Version update : 

Afterburner 4.3.0 Final/stable. Click >>here<< for download.

This is a new version. 


Release info:

- Added AMD Ellesmere and Baffin graphics processors families support
- Added Overdrive N (Overdrive 7) technology support for AMD Polaris architecture based graphics cards
- Added core voltage control for reference design AMD RADEON RX 460, AMD RADEON RX 470 and AMD RADEON RX 480 series cards with on-die SMC voltage controller

- Added memory controller usage graph to hardware monitoring module for AMD graphics cards. Currently memory controller usage monitoring is implemented for AMD Ellesmere and Baffin graphics processors families only
- Added GPU power draw graph to hardware monitoring module for AMD graphics cards. Currently GPU power draw monitoring is implemented for AMD Ellesmere and Baffin graphics processors families only
- Added ?Erase autosaved startup settings? option to ?AMD compatibility properties? section in ?General? tab. Starting from AMD Crimson drivers family, the driver is automatically saving hardware settings (e.g. overclocking or fan control settings) in the registry and apply it at Windows startup. It makes settings of any third party hardware overclocking tool virtually permanent, meaning that applied settings stay in the system even after rebooting or powering down the system. However, such implementation is unsafe and even potentially dangerous, because you're no longer able to undo unsafe overclocking with system reboot or even driver reinstall. To prevent such situations, MSI Afterburner can now optionally erase AMD driver's autosaved startup settings after applying new settings to hardware
- Added GPU Boost 3.0 technology support for NVIDIA Pascal graphics cards:
  - Added percent based overvoltage support.
  - Added voltage/frequency curve customization support. You may use traditional core clock slider on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 and 1080 graphics cards to apply fixed offset to all voltage/frequency curve points as well as use brand new flexible voltage/frequency curve    editor window for more precise per-point curve adjustment. The editor window can be activated either with <Voltage/frequency curve editor>  button in the main application window or with <Ctrl> + <F> keyboard shortcut and it provides you the following features: ?    -You may independently adjust clock frequency offset for each point with mouse  cursor or <Up> / <Down> keys
   -You may hold <Ctrl> key to set anchor and fix clock frequency offset in minimum/maximum voltage point and adjust the offset of any other point with mouse to linearly interpolate the offsets between the anchor and adjustment points
   -You may hold <Shift> key while adjusting the offset of any point with mouse to apply the same fixed offset to all points. That?s equal to adjusting the offset with the slider in main application window.
   -You may press <Ctrl> + <D> to reset offsets for all points ? You may switch between traditional core clock control slider in the main window and voltage/frequency curve editor window to see how they affect each other in real-time
   -You may press <L> after selecting any point on the curve with mouse cursor to disable GPU dynamic voltage/frequency adjustment and lock the voltage and core clock frequency to a state defined by the target point. 
    This feature allows you to test graphics card stability independently for each voltage/frequency point of the curve using real 3D applications or any stress test of your choice. In addition to stability testing usage scenario, MSI Afterburner allows you to save a curve with     locked point setting to a profile, so you may easily switch between dynamic voltage/frequency management and fixed voltage/frequency settings in realtime (e.g. to achieve the maximum performance during benchmarking). Please take a note that fixed voltage and         frequency settings do not allow you to disable power and thermal throttling
- Increased default maximum limits for ?Core clock?, ?Memory clock? and ?Memory usage? graphs to improve graphs readability on NVIDIA Pascal series graphics cards
- Added configuration file switch, allowing you to toggle the source for ?Power? graph on NVIDIA graphics cards. Normalized total power draw (i.e. normalized value from multiple power sensors installed on the graphics card) is selected by default per NVIDIA        recommendation, however you can configure MSI Afterburner to display power draw from GPU sensor only
- Improved representation of performance limits graphs for NVIDIA graphics cards per NVIDIA recommendations:
  ?Voltage limit? and ?OV max limit? graphs have been merged into single ?Voltage limit? graph
  ?Utilization limit? graph has been renamed to ?No load limit? graph
  ?SLI sync? graph is now hidden on the systems with single NVIDIA GPU
- Improved representation of performance limits graphs in On-Screen Display or in Logitech keyboard LCD. Now the names or currently triggered performance limits are being displayed in On-Screen Display or in Logitech keyboard LCD instead of previously used binary   limits representation form
- Added uP1816 voltage regulators support to provide compatibility with future custom design MSI graphics cards
- Improved validation and handling of erroneous data reported after TDR or during runtime driver installation on NVIDIA graphics cards
- Improved clock monitoring on GPU Boost 2.0 NVIDIA graphics cards after dynamic uninstallation/reinstallation of display driver during MSI Afterburner runtime
- Added detection of runtime driver installation on NVIDIA graphics cards. Now MSI Afterburner is periodically checking the presence of NVIDIA driver and displaying notification message informing you that the connection with GPU is lost when the driver is being dynamically uninstalled during MSI Afterburner runtime 
Startup profile is now also affected by ?Lock profiles? button, which means that you cannot modify or delete your startup overclocking settings while this button is pressed. This feature can be useful to protect startup overclocking settings from modification while temporarily testing various overclocking scenarios on overclocked system
- Added support for unofficial overclocking mode with disabled PowerPlay on PowerPlay7 capable hardware (AMD Tonga and newer graphics processors family)
- Added unofficial overclocking support for AMD Polaris architecture based graphics cards
- Added ability to use low-level hardware access interface on the systems with AMD graphics cards when legacy VGA BIOS image is not mapped to memory 
- Improved compatibility with the systems with both Overdrive 5 and Overdrive 6 API AMD graphics cards installed
- Fixed bug causing the maximum value to be invisible on some hardware monitoring graphs under certain conditions (e.g. ?Framerate? or ?Frametime? graphs after closing 3D application)
- Added ability to define numpad keys as hotkeys when <Num Lock> in on
- RivaTuner Statistics Server has been upgraded to v6.5.0
 

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Version update (BETA!) (finally an update here :hypocrite:):

Afterburner 4.4.0 Beta 10 is out. Click >>here<< for download.

This is a new beta version. 

Please note: This is beta and no official releases = no technical support.


Mainly adds full support for GTX 1080Ti
 

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Version update :

Afterburner 4.4.0 Final/stable. Click >>here<< for download.

This is a new version.


Release info:


Version 4.4.0

Added core voltage control for reference design NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti series graphics cards
Added core voltage control for reference design NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 series graphics cards
Added core voltage control for reference design NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Xp series graphics cards
Added core voltage control for reference design NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti series graphics cards
Added support for NVIDIA GPUs working in TCC (Tesla Compute Cluster) mode
Hardware abstraction layer architecture has been revamped to allow implementation of memory temperature sensors via direct access to GPU on-die voltage controllers (e.g. AMD Vega 10 SMC) in addition to previously supported external memory temperature
sensors connected to GPU via I2C bus
Added AMD Vega 10 graphics processors family support
Added core voltage control for reference design AMD Vega series cards with on-die SMC voltage controller
Added GPU power draw graph to hardware monitoring module for AMD Vega series graphics cards
Added HBM memory temperature graph to hardware monitoring module for AMD Vega series graphics cards
Added linear RPM-based fan speed control for reference design AMD Vega series graphics cards. Please take a note that traditionally fan speed adjustment scale is not linear and it is not directly mapped to RPM, traditional fan speed percent on other hardware is a PWM duty cycle. !MD Vega fan controller doesn?t support duty cycle based fan control mode, so specified fan speed percent is linearly mapped to maximum RPM percent
Improved voltage offset calculation accuracy for AMD Fiji, Ellesmere and Baffin GPU families
Improved voltage offset programming reliability on AMD Ellesmere and Baffin GPU families
Minimum voltage offset has been extended to -200mV for AMD Fiji and Ellesmere GPU families
Fixed stuck GPU usage and memory controller usage monitoring on AMD Radeon RX 500 series under 17.6.1 and newer drivers
Revamped voltage control layer gives additional freedom to extreme overclockers with new custom design MSI graphics cards with Quad Overvoltage? technology support. Now MSI Afterburner is able to control up to 4 independent voltages on custom design MSI graphics cards
Improved 5-channel thermal monitoring module architecture provides support for up to 20 independent thermal sensors per GPU (up to 5 independent GPU, up to 5 independent PCB, up to 5 independent memory and up to 5 independent VRM temperature sensors) on future custom design MSI graphics cards
Added NCT7802Y thermal sensors support to provide compatibility with future custom design MSI graphics cards
Added core, memory, auxiliary PEXVDD and auxiliary 1V8 voltage control for custom design MSI GTX1080Ti Lightning Z series graphics cards with IR3595A+IR3570B+uP1816 voltage regulators
Added VRM, VRM2, VRM3, VRM4 and PCB temperature monitoring for custom design MSI GTX1080Ti Lightning Z series graphics cards with NCT7511Y thermal sensors
Improved hardware database format. New database subsections support provides more compact database definition for multiple graphics card models sharing similar hardware calibration info
New cached I2C device detection algorithm improves application startup time on the systems with multichannel voltage controllers or multichannel thermal sensors
Improved third-party voltage control mode functionality. Now third-party hardware database can also include extended thermal sensors calibration and mapping info for third-party custom design graphics cards
Added AMD Overdrive Next X2 overclocking API support for AMD Crimson 17.7.2 display drivers
The unofficial overclocking mode is currently broken in AMD Crimson 17.7.2 display drivers, so MSI Afterburner is forcibly disabling unofficial overclocking mode and always using official ADL overclocking codepath on 17.7.2 and newer drivers. However, unofficial overclocking mode can still be manually unlocked via configuration file on 17.7.2 and newer drivers if AMD decides to provide a fix for unofficial overclocking mode in the future
Improved PCI bus scanner provides support for low-level GPU access for the secondary graphics cards in Crossfire configuration on some platforms
Fixed system freeze issues when starting MSI Afterburner on AMD Hawaii GPU while playing hardware accelerated video
Fixed issue with opening wrong graph properties under certain conditions when right clicking a graph in hardware monitoring window and selecting ?Properties? command from the context menu
Improved voltage/frequency curve editor for GPU Boost 3.0 capable NVIDIA graphics cards:
o Toggling locked curve point state with <L> key is working properly now and no longer resulting in setting a lock to a minimum clock/frequency point
o Now you may hold <Alt> key while adjusting the offset of any point with mouse to move the curve up/down. That?s equal to adding fixed offset to each point?s offset
Various parts of the hardware monitoring module have been pumped up to improve hardware monitoring usability and flexibility. Some new portions of old hardcore functionality from original RivaTuner are now available in MSI Afterburner:
o Added clock monitoring for Intel CPUs
o CPU temperature graph is now displaying data from dedicated package sensor on modern Intel CPUs instead of maximum core temperature. On older Intel CPUs with no dedicated package sensor the graph is still displaying the maximum core temperature
o Added temperature and clock monitoring for AMD Ryzen CPUs
o Added new ?benchmark? tab allowing you to use hidden RivaTuner Statistics Server?s benchmarking engine, which was previously available to reviewers only. The engine is providing you the following features:
You may define a hotkey for beginning framerate statistics recording. Once the recording begun, it stays active for all subsequently started 3D applications, even after rebooting the system
While recording is active you may enable showing own statistics in RivaTuner Statistics Server to see minimum, average and maximum framerate in the On-Screen Display
While recording is active you may press ?_egin recording? hotkey one more time to restart the recording and reset the statistics
While recording is active you may press ?End recording? hotkey once to end recording and save benchmark results to a text file, but keep the results shown in On-Screen Display. You may press the hotkey one more time to hide the results from the On-Screen Display
Statistics saved to a benchmark results file includes per-application total benchmarking time, total rendered frames number, global average, instantaneous minimum and instantaneous maximum framerates. Benchmark statistics file can be optionally either overwritten or appended on each recording session
Per-frame frametime statistics is being pushed to a named pipe so reviewers can use their own client software to collect and display it in realtime while any benchmark is running without system slowdown, which is typical for traditional per-frame frametime logging approach o New flexible On-Screen Display customization features powered by RivaTuner Statistics Server?s text formatting tags and embedded objects:
Added On-Screen Display layouts support. Layouts allow you to change On-Screen Display formatting and appearance style. Now you may switch between traditional classic On-Screen Display layout or new modern column-oriented On-Screen Display layout. Built-in layout editor allows you to customize pre-defined layout parameters in details
New On-Screen Display item type selection settings allow you to display each item in On-Screen Display as a text or graph. The graphs displayed in the On-Screen Display can be useful to visualize frametime history and GPU usage history, and so on
The maximum text length for ?Override group name? setting is no longer limited by 8 symbols. Now you may embed new RivaTuner Statistics Server?s text formatting tags directly into your custom group name, e.g. ?<C=FFFFFF>GTX 1080<S=-50=1<S=<C=? to display it in On-Screen Display in white color and with 50% size subscript index
Now it is allowed to override group names for ?Framerate? and ?Frametime? graphs, so you may append default application 3D API <APP> tag with some custom text or replace it completely if necessary
Exactly the same flexible level of On-Screen Display customization output is available to any other RivaTuner Statistics Server client applications like AIDA, HWiNFO and others and will be available shortly
Original RivaTuner?s task scheduler functionality is back! Now you may define optional minimum and (or) maximum thresholds for any graph in hardware monitor module to track the most critical hardware health parameters, to be notified on reaching a critical threshold and to program some emergency actions (e.g. system shutdown) to be performed in this case:
User-defined thresholds are displayed on each graph to allow you to control each parameter safety zone visually
When the threshold is reached blinking warning icon is displayed in top left corner of monitoring window and in Logitech keyboard LCD if graph LCD display mode is selected
When the threshold is reached you can see the name of graph triggering the alarm in hardware monitoring status line
When the threshold is reached background of the graph triggering the alarm is highlighted with color to allow you to identify it visually
When modern On-Screen Display layout is selected, parameters triggering the alarm are highlighted by color in On-Screen Display to allow you to identify it easily
You may enable option alarm sound notification to be played when the threshold is reached
You may configure MSI Afterburner to launch any external application when the threshold is reached. This feature allows you to implement many different scenarios, e.g. perform emergency system shutdown or apply safe profile with reduced overclocking, maximized fan speed etc. In addition to selecting any custom external applications, built-in predefined applications browser allows you to select some common typical usage scenarios, such as command line based MSI Afterburner profile activation or system shutdown
o Original RivaTuner?s user extendable hardware monitoring plugins architecture is back! Now you may extend the list of hardware monitoring data sources with built-in or third party plugin modules, develop your own plugins to provide support for custom hardware sensors and share your work with community, and many more:
The plugins can use full set of MSI !fterburner?s low-level hardware access functionality: enumerate GPUs, access GPU registers, enumerate GPU I2C buses and access I2C devices, access CPU MSR registers, access IO ports and PCI configuration space registers. This way you can easily create your own plugins providing hardware monitoring functionality for any custom hardware. You can also create the plugins for importing OS-specific or third-party software specific performance counters into MSI Afterburner
Open source SDK, demonstrating hardware monitoring plugins development principles to third party programmers.
The SDK includes the following open source plugins:
SMART.dll ? demonstrates HDD SMART attributes readback and HDD temperature monitoring
PerfCounter.dll ? demonstrates the principles of importing native OS performance counters into
MSI Afterburner. The list of imported performance counters includes but not limited to hard disk usage, hard disk read and write rates, free disk space on system partition, network download and upload rates. You may also add any other performance counter visible to OS (e.g. disk queue size or some specific process CPU usage) via editing the plugin configuration file
AIDA64.dll ? demonstrates the principles of importing sensors from AIDA64 application via shared memory interface. The list of imported performance counters includes but not limited to motherboard temperature, CPU socket temperature, CPU fan speed, CPU voltage, CPU package power, +3.3V, +5V and +12V voltages. You may also add any other sensors available in AIDA64 via editing the plugin configuration file
HWInfo.dll -imports sensors from HWiNFO32/64 application via shared memory interface. The list of imported performance counters includes but not limited to motherboard temperature, CPU socket temperature, CPU fan speed, CPU voltage, CPU package power, +3.3V, +5V and +12V voltages. You may also add any other sensors available in HWiNFO32/64 via editing the plugin configuration file. Please take a not that the plugin is not open source per HWiNFO developer request
Improved profiles architecture. Now MSI Afterburner can store hardware monitoring module settings in the profile slots. This allows you to switch between different On-Screen Display configurations on the fly with hotkeys bound to profile slots. You may configure desired profile slot contents in new ?Profile contents? settings group in ?Profiles? tab
o Added experimental interleaved hardware polling mode, aimed to reduce hardware polling time on the systems with multiple polled I2C devices. When interleaved polling is enabled, just a part of hardware monitoring data sources is being polled on each hardware polling period, so it takes multiple periods to refresh all monitoring data sources. Power users may enable interleaved hardware polling mode via the configuration file if necessary
o Added ability to define a hotkey for hardware monitoring logging start and stop
o Now the path to hardware monitoring logs supports macro names:
You may use new %ABDir% macro in the path to specify relative path to current MSI Afterburner installation directory. This macro allows you to use logging if you are using portal installation and start MSI Afterburner from removable drive
You may use new %Time% macro in the path to make hardware monitoring sessions to be stored in unique timestamp-named log files instead of single multi-session log file
Changed hardware monitoring properties layout, the controls have been reordered a bit to give more compact and convenient look to the properties
Changed default hardware monitoring graphs order. GPU related graphs have been reordered a bit in order to provide more convenient layout on multi-GPU systems. ?Framerate? and ?Frametime? graphs have been moved to the bottom of the list
Now you may right-click the list of active hardware monitoring graphs and select ?Reset order? command from the context menu to restore default active hardware monitoring graphs order
The maximum limit for ?Frametime? graph has been decreased to 50ms (20 FPS) by default
Improved drag and drop implementation for the list of active hardware monitoring graphs. Now it is possible to drag and drop items below the bottom edge of the list to move the graphs to the end of the list
Improved multiple selection functionality:
Now you may hold <Shift> key when clicking a checkmark next to a graph name in the list of active hardware monitoring graphs to enable or disable all graphs at once
Now you may hold <Shift> or <Ctrl> keys to select multiple items in the list of active hardware monitoring  graphs. The following functionality is available for multiple selected hardware monitoring graphs: ? Multiple selected graphs can be dragged and dropped when rearranging the graphs ? When multiple hardware monitoring graphs are selected, you may hold <Ctrl> key when changing
graph specific On-Screen Display, Logitech keyboard LCD and tray icon related properties (e.g. ?Show in On-Screen Display? property) to change it synchronically for all selected graphs
When multiple hardware monitoring graphs are selected, you may hold <Ctrl> when clicking a checkmark next to a graph name in the list of active hardware monitoring graphs to enable or disable all selected graphs at once
When multiple graphs are selected you may press <Ctrl>+<M> inside group name edit field to apply group name changes synchronically to all selected graphs Now ?Override graph name? and ?Override group name? checkboxes are also affected by multiple selection functionality, so you may hold <Shift> when toggling those options to toggle it synchronically for all graphs or hold <Ctrl> when toggling those options to toggle it synchronically for all selected graphs.
Improved system information window. Now 3D API usage info, x64 and UWP application architecture attributes are displayed for each currently running process in the list of active 3D applications
Now the installer is preserving installation path
RivaTuner Statistics Server has been upgraded to v7.0.0
 
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