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    ASUS GPU Tweak

    ASUS GPU Tweak fully implements TechPowerUp’s GPU-Z analysis and monitoring features. Sliders and hotkeys let the user adjust core and memory clocks, core voltage and...

    Free Windows

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    EVGA PrecisionX 16

    This software allows you to fine tune your graphics card, including GPU Clock Offsets, Memory Clock Offsets, Fan Speed, voltage and much more.

    Free Windows

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    • based on rivatuner as well as MSI afterburner... Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    CAM

    CAM monitors and records all essential PC stats including CPU / GPU temperatures, load usage over time, network speeds, storage space, FPS and much more.

    Free Windows Android iPhone

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  • GLXOSD

    LXOSD is an on-screen display (OSD)/overlay for OpenGL applications running on Linux with X11.

    Open Source Linux

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    AMD Linux OC

    A android application to control your gpu core clock and memory clock from your android device. Also displays usefull information like the temprature and gpu load.

    Free Mac Linux Android

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    • It has a mobile app to monitor the gpu information Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    ATI Tray Tools

    This tool is developed by Ray Adams. ATI Tray Tools is a Full Featured Radeon Tweaker that can be found in the windows tray which then allows instant access to options...

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    SAPPHIRE TriXX

    A GPU overclocking tool. Low level driver access, core and memory frequency overclocking, monitor and more, SAPPHIRE TriXX is a great alternative to comparable...

    Free Windows

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    Nvtray

    NVTray provides some extra quality tweaks that both the default NVIDIA tray icon and control panel are lacking. I especially wanted to be able to select more...

    Free Windows

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    • MSI Afterburner doesn't modify Nvidia control panel options at all such as but not limited to antialiasing, vsync & whatnot. Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree

MSI Afterburner Comments

Very handy application for recording video, overclocking and monitoring your GPU 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by Opal
about MSI Afterburner Nov 2012

MSI Afterburner is surprisingly useful for recording gaming-footage. By using the JPG-Compressed Video Settings you can save a very large amount of disk space and it also uses by far less resources while recording, which makes the video and the gameplay itself lag-free. You can set the compression-quality in % - The quality loss is not very noticeable (when set around 90-95%), especially if you plan to upload it to Youtube anyway. Recording uncompressed Video is also possible.

After a recent update it also is finally possible to record two separate audio-tracks at the same time, which makes recording ingame-sound and the microphone input possible. This is very helpful for Let's Plays or for recording your own voice while using Teamspeak or similar Apps.
Sadly several Video-Editing programs don't recognize the second Audio-Track when importing, just the one with voice. Syncing the game-audio (exported with Virtualdub for example) afterwards is tricky.

Taking screenshots is also possible (BMP, PNG and JPG with % Compression)

The GPU-Monitoring window is detachable and resizeable. Overclocking settings are self-explanatory.

Make sure you deactivate the OSD on Videos in the settings, otherwise you've got the purple recording-indicator in the video.

Hint: You can smooth the steps in the fan curve by double left-clicking it, making it increase or lower the speed linear from, for example step 50% to 70% instead of directly going from 50% to 70%

Minor complaints:
- There's no real basic skin which looks like windows, just the usual "gamerz"-styled interface.
- The settings-window is not resizeable, therefore it's necessary to scroll to the right, each time you want to change the recording or screenshot settings

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