MSI Afterburn updated and available in BETA
Andy Ruffell / 5 years ago
One of the easiest software to use when it comes to overclocking inside the OS without having to go into the BIOS has been MSI’s Afterburn, which made it not only useful for overclocking your GPU, but also to capture videos as well as temperature monitoring, profiles settings and so on.
The overclockers and enthusiasts will be happy to know the the guys at Guru of 3D have worked their magic and released a new version available publicly. Only precision is that it’s currently in a beta version, there for the update is entitled 2.2.0 Beta 8 build.
This update has quite a long list of various features and fixes:
- Improved MSI On-Screen Display server v4.2.3:
- Improved video frames timestamping approach may improve smoothness of videos captured on low framerates
- Improved RTV1 codec provides better compression ratio (significantly better under certain conditions) without affecting the image quality and encoding performance
- Added alternate RTV1 compression mode providing 1.5x – 2x better realtime compression performance at the cost of some minor image quality loss. Video quality slider is now unlocked for RTV1 format, 100% quality selects original compression mode whilst any other value selects new high performance compression mode
- Now MSI Afterburner displays captured video file time, size, per-frame compression ratio and time in the On-Screen Display next to the video capture progress indicator
- Now multithreaded video capture optimization is forcibly disabled by default on single core CPUs
- Kernel mode RTCore driver has been upgraded to v1.6. New driver introduces RivaTuner-styled experimental protected MMIO IOCTLs and removes outdated IOCTLs dedicated for some old and currently abandoned RTCore technology based applications (HIS iTurbo and RMClock)
- Now MSI Afterburner starts significantly faster than before due to optimized I2C devices scanning, cached database access and optimized GPU context switching in profile load routine
- Fixed RTV1 codec installation issue on 64-bit systems
- Now power users may unlock additional hidden video capture formats via the configuration file
- Now screenshot and video capture quality can be adjusted with precise 1% steps instead of 5% steps in the previous version
- Now video capture framerate can be adjusted in [1 FPS; 100 FPS] range with precise 1 FPS steps instead of [25 FPS; 100 FPS] range
- Added Polish localization
The installer for this new version can be downloaded here.