MSI Afterburner 4.0.0

The MSI Afterburner was released on 04 Sep 2013 (7 years ago). According to added features of this version include MSI R9 280 series voltage control support with MD Tonga graphics processors family support and voltage control for reference design AMD RADEON R9 285X series graphics cards with NCP81022 voltage regulators. Another overclocking for AMD Tonga graphics processors was also added. But this was only limited for the processors and not the AMD Tolga graphic processor family. Another feature of ‘Layered graphs’ was also added in the ‘Attach’ tab where user can customize as many-layered graphs as he wants with customizable colours and the user can also adjust the number of graphs in the “Active monitoring graphs” section in the “Monitoring” tab. Another “Override graph” option is also added where users can rename their graphs displayed on the monitoring tab. Prehistory buffer size is now fixed with over 3600 samples available. Also, two types of modes are now available for the user to select from either text mode or bar chart indicator mode.

New Logitech API is also introduced which enables the users to view between different Logitech LCD displays with colour displays for Logitech G19/G19s keyboards. The G19/G19s keyboards allow the user to flip between text or graph mode for better viewing. This option is available on the ‘Menu’ tab. Font size has also been increased to 8×12, 10×12, 12×12 and 12×16 with more acceleration for better scrolling.

New temperature settings allow the user to switch between either Celsius or Fahrenheit for better monitoring. Also, 12 hours/ 24 hours’ time format allows the user to control ‘On Screen Display’ by choice.

New option of “Enable low-level IO driver” has also been added in the ‘General’ tab but a slight modification has also been made for better monitoring of Intel iGPUs when the “Enable low-level IO driver” option is not switched on. Slight improvements have also been made in the handshaking algorithm with advanced hardware polling for both NVIDIA graphics cards and Multi-GPU systems. Another SV12 voltage control is also added for better compatibility with graphic cards via AMD ADL SDK and another option of automatically pre-recording the video has also been included in the “Video capture” tab.

Significant changes have also been made in the skin engine with improved skin compiler to which gives a greater depth if the skin compiler fails due to an error. Moreover, the skin compiler supports the possible BMP format and the whole PNG format. This marks the end of MSI afterburner supporting 24-bit BMP files only. The modified skin format includes three new modes.

Traditional Mode

This best used for performance testing with backward compatibility with existing skins.

Layered Mode with Colorkey

Layered mode wit colorkey allows for better adjustment of transparency of skinned window and also provides faster rendering of skins at supersonic speed with non-rectangle window shape.

Layered Mode with Alpha

Layered Mode with Alpha provides more advanced visual effects with compatible skins and also provides alpha channel support per pixel.

This version also allows skin cross-compatibility with other applications on RivaTuna Engine. A special layer of GUI imbedded in the chip allows the user to use skins from a third party without much difficulty and also makes the process of transferring skins to MSI afterburner less tiring.

MSI Afterburner 3.0.1

MSI afterburner 3.0.1 was released on 10 Jun 2013 (7 years ago). According to, added features of this version include AMD RADEON R9 295X2 series graphics cards with NCP81022 voltage regulators and fixed hardware reference designs for AMD RADEON HD 7990 and AMD RADEON HD 290X series graphic cards. Another important addition is a fixed GDI resource leak which is enabled when icon monitoring mode is turned on.

MSI Afterburner 3.0.0

In this article you are going to download MSI Afterburner V3.0.0. This leading overclocking software can boost your graphic card’s performance through which you can keep an eye on your graphic card. In MSI V3.0.0 you can control CPU fan utility, which will reduce heating and enhance fan’s performance.

Date released: 24 May 2013 (7 years ago)

Requirements: Windows XP/Windows 8/ Windows 7/ Vista/ Window 10

MSI Afterburner 2.3.1

The MSI afterburner 2.3.1 was launched on 23 Jan 2013 (7 years ago) with an abundance of new features. This version allowed users to detect VRM faults without rebooting the PC. MSI afterburner 2.3.1 is now also compatible on small screens with a display of less than 1280×1024 with 100% DPI. According to new voltage control was also added UEFI GOP BIOS for MSI R7970 Lightning Boost Edition Series graphics cards. A new option of “Enable hardware control and monitoring” was also added to avoid over clogging the pc during Predator or monitoring. In addition, NCT7511Y thermal sensors were also added and the localization was updated to the Italian language as well.

MSI Afterburner 2.3.0

The MSI afterburner 2.3.0 was launched on 20 Nov 2012 (7 years ago). This version included a new graphic cards support with voltage control for CHL8318 voltage generators. MSI afterburner 2.3.0 enabled the user to use the MSI afterburner with Intel graphics with no requirement of NVIDIA graphics cards. Also, according to, a graph display was also added to detect micro stutters. To improve the functionality of MSI afterburner 2.3.0, shader clock monitoring for NVIDIA Kepler graphics cards and some AMD graphics card was removed. Also, a separate OEM file was also introduced to reduce the risk of typos in MSI graphic cards. Moreover, from this version, all documentation was switched to PDF format.

MSI Afterburner 2.2.5

The MSI afterburner 2.2.5 was released on 31 Oct 2012 (7 years ago). This version tried to fix some of the flaws found in the previous versions by adding a video capture timer display, an updated skin format reference guide to v1.5 to include new indicators. This version also included NVIDIA Kepler graphics processors with an addition of a monitor which would note the consumption charge of GPU for the same series. According to a new feature of memory clock offset, core clock offset and voltage offset was also added. A new addition of “Force fan speed update on each period” was also found on the ‘Fan’ tab with included display drivers. This was done to fix improve the overall compatibility of the software fan.

MSI Afterburner 2.2.4

The MSI afterburner 2.24 was launched on 18 Sep 2012 (8 years ago). MSI Afterburner V2.2.4 comes up with RivaTuner technologies. This version is best suitable for both AMD and NVIDIA graphic cards. You just need to monitor your GPU and design your own skins. This version supports PNG, BMP, and JPG screen capture feature. Through fan control feature you can adjust fan speed.

Date Released: 18 Sep 2012

Requirements: Windows XP/Windows 8/ Windows 7/ Vista/ Window 10

MSI Afterburner 2.2.3

The MSI afterburner 2.2.3 was launched on 24 Jul 2012 (8 years ago). According to, this version had an addition of memory and auxiliary PEXVDD voltage control with custom design for MSI N680GTX Lightning Series graphics cards with CHL8318+uP6262 voltage regulators and also for PEXVDD voltage control for custom design MSI N670GTX Power Edition Series graphics cards with uP6262 voltage regulator control. This model also had a VRM temperature monitoring feature for MSI N680GTX Lightning Series graphics cards with NCT7718W embedded thermal sensors. It also had a new display driver and 12C access API for NVIDIA 301.xx.

MSI Afterburner 2.2.1

MSI afterburner 2.2.1 was launched on 14 May 2012 (8 years ago). MSI afterburner 2.2.0 covered a wide range of graphic cards including AMD RADEON 7850 Series reference design and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Series. According to this version also has more localizations than the previous ones with updated and new editions of legacy skins.

MSI Afterburner 2.1.0

The MSI afterburner 2.1.0 was launched on 25 Feb 2011 (9 years ago). According to the press release for the MSI afterburner 2.1.0 was

MSI Releases Afterburner V2.1.0 Graphic Card Overclocking Software
New Predator Feature Enables In-Game Video Capture at Any Time”

The new version at the tie also supported the latest graphic cards including MD Radeon HD 6000 Series and the NVIDIA GeForce 500 Series. But the most interesting feature of this version was the Predator in-game feature which enabled the user playing the game to capture video of the game he/she is playing at the very moment. The users could then share his/her favourite moments and post snippets of the game on YouTube or any other social media channel. It also included a third- party software feature where users can create their own interface and change the settings of their graphic cards according to what they desire.