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MSI Afterburner

Tool to manage video cards. Shows video card stats (temp, GPU usage, etc.). Allows overclocking, controlling of fans, etc.

  • Windows
Avg rating of 3.7 (3)| 6 comments

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Afterburner | MSI

MSI Afterburner information

  • Developed byMSI
  • LicensingProprietary and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.7
  • Alternatives47 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 6 comments and reviews about MSI Afterburner, and it has gotten 118 likes

MSI Afterburner was added to AlternativeTo by Conor on and this page was last updated . MSI Afterburner is sometimes referred to as Afterburner.

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Opal
  
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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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OKTAYMERCAN
  
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You can collect almost any info like a FPS(min, avr, max, 1%, 0.1%, Fan speed CPU and every CPU's core temprature same time GPU temprature, mem usage, mem speed, clock speed ... etc.) and other info. same time if your graphic card support you can make software overclock. Capture video and take screen shoot but I prefer other video capture and take screenshot programs.

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ab1
  
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Okay, but I prefer simpler applications.

OS should do any skins and themes if any.
It tells total RAM usage, not for current process.
It tells total VRAM usage, not for current process.
It tells total CPU load, not for current process.

No DXVK/OpenGL/Vulkan indicator. No Proton version when used with Steam client.
No frame-time graph over time out of box.

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ab1
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One redditor said:

Kombustor: causes the GPU to consume so much power that on older GPUs it can damage the GPU or on newer GPUs it will cause the GPU to downclock and protect itself but then it is not testing at full speed.

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SilvestroGastone
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Obviously, available for android, not for GNU/Linux. Why?

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seanplacker

On Android? You mean the mobile app? Because all that dose is show you the same stats coming from your PC. You have to install a "server" app on your PC, then your phone connects to it through the mobile app so you can see more detailed info without having a huge amount on the in game overlay. It dose not overclock or mess with the Android phone's hardware in anyway. It's basically just a second screen.

So just because that exists dose not mean it would be any help at all for the devs to create a Linux version.

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bobalazs
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aLTERNATIVE: OCAT

Welcome to OCAT, the Open Capture and Analytics Tool. If you want to know how well a game is performing on your machine in real-time with low overhead, ...

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  • Screenshot Capture
  • increase-performance
  • h264
  • graphics-card-settings
  • gputool
  • game-video-recorder
  • on-screen-display

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