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New MSI Afterburner with multiple fixes, DX12 Overlay

A new MSI Afterburner (version 4.4.0) official version is out and it comes with some good updated. The main one is providing an overlay for games running on DX12. It also supports SLI and Crossfire in DX12. There are also several updates to overclock graphics cards including the GT 1070 Ti. Additional core voltage control is added for GPUs GTX Titan Xp, GTX 1030, GTX 1070 Ti and GTX 1080 Ti. There is also an addition for AMD Vega cards, namely HBM temperature display.

The new version of Afterburner has a very long list of optimisation and fixes. Some of them are as follows:

  • 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. AMD 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

To download the latest MSI Afterburner utility, you can get one from here.

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