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MSI Afterburner

Free graphics card software that allows you to overclock, monitor, benchmark and video capture your graphics card.


MSI Afterburner (earlier known as RivaTuner) provides easy and precise access to your graphics card settings through its overclocking tools. It works on any card (even non-MSI), gives you complete control, and lets you monitor your hardware in real-time. While increasing your GPU’s clock frequency and voltage, the fan speed control will enable you to find the perfect balance between performance and temperature. The software also features a one-click overclocking tool called OC Scanner that will find the highest stable overclock settings for your card.

MSI Afterburner also provides an incredibly detailed overview of your hardware and comes with some additional features such as customizing fan profiles, benchmarking, and video recording. The On-Screen Display (OSD) feature provides you with real-time information of your system’s performance so that you can keep a close eye on the effect of your overclocking settings while gaming.

RivaTuner Statistics Server (RTSS), which was initially a companion software to RivaTuner, has since evolved into a frame rate and hardware monitor that supports video capture and frame limiting. RTSS is bundled with MSI Afterburner, but MSI Afterburner does not require the installation of RTSS to function.



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MSI Afterburner being a proprietary software, its source code is not publicly hosted.


Proprietary, Freemium


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