MSI Afterburner 2.2.0 Beta 8 (2011-10-02)

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  1. msi-afterburner

    msi-afterburner Master Guru

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    Hi Guys, today we released the latest Afterburner 2.2.0 beta 8 and hope you will like it!

    Change list:

    - Improved MSI On-Screen Display server v4.2.3:
    - Improved video frames timestamping approach may improve smoothness of videos captured on low framerates
    - Improved RTV1 codec provides better compression ratio (significantly better under certain conditions) without affecting the image quality and encoding performance
    - Added alternate RTV1 compression mode providing 1.5x - 2x better realtime compression performance at the cost of some minor image quality loss. Video quality slider is now unlocked for RTV1 format, 100% quality selects original compression mode whilst any other value selects new high performance compression mode
    - Now MSI Afterburner displays captured video file time, size, per-frame compression ratio and time in the On-Screen Display next to the video capture progress indicator
    - Now multithreaded video capture optimization is forcibly disabled by default on single core CPUs
    - Kernel mode RTCore driver has been upgraded to v1.6. New driver introduces RivaTuner-styled experimental protected MMIO IOCTLs and removes outdated IOCTLs dedicated for some old and currently abandoned RTCore technology based applications (HIS iTurbo and RMClock)
    - Now MSI Afterburner starts significantly faster than before due to optimized I2C devices scanning, cached database access and optimized GPU context switching in profile load routine
    - Fixed RTV1 codec installation issue on 64-bit systems
    - Now power users may unlock additional hidden video capture formats via the configuration file
    - Now screenshot and video capture quality can be adjusted with precise 1% steps instead of 5% steps in the previous version
    - Now video capture framerate can be adjusted in [1 FPS; 100 FPS] range with precise 1 FPS steps instead of [25 FPS; 100 FPS] range
    - Added Polish localization

    The download link of MSI Afterburner 2.2.0 Beta 8:
    http://downloads.guru3d.com/MSI-Afterburner-2.2.0-Beta-8-download-2799.html
     
  2. BetA

    BetA Ancient Guru

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    niceeee..

    MSI indeed does work at teh weekend..hehe..
    THX so much...

    -BetA-
     
  3. andressergio

    andressergio Master Guru

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    thanks man !!!
     
  4. xacid0

    xacid0 Master Guru

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    Thanks for the changelog!
     

  5. Unwinder

    Unwinder Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd like to focus on is one interesting experimental thing in new release:


    - Kernel mode RTCore driver has been upgraded to v1.6. New driver introduces RivaTuner-styled experimental protected MMIO IOCTLs and removes outdated IOCTLs dedicated for some old and currently abandoned RTCore technology based applications (HIS iTurbo and RMClock)


    New protected MMIO IOCTLs allow MSI Afterburner to hide all low-level access to hardware much deeper into the driver, into separate kernel address space, where it cannot be accessed by unsafe user mode applications like Punkbuster. Protected MMIO can be enabled by editing configuration file and setting MMIOUserMode to 0 (it is set to 1 by default).
     
  6. Virtue

    Virtue Master Guru

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    Wow the startup time difference is huge, good job on that :)
     
  7. nuno_p

    nuno_p Active Member

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    The startup is really fast indeed. :)

    Thanks
     
  8. nuno_p

    nuno_p Active Member

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    Quality diference between Fraps, and the 3 diferent methods of video recording os Afterburner(uncompressed, rtv1 100% and mjpg 100%).

    Fraps: [​IMG]

    By far the best quality with less file size than with msi AB uncompressed.

    Now with MSI AB.

    Uncompressed: [​IMG]

    Too bright, quality worst than fraps.

    MJPG: [​IMG]

    Good color, good performance but not as good as RVT1.

    RTV1: [​IMG]

    Worst quality but best performance.
     
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  9. Unwinder

    Unwinder Moderator Staff Member

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    Do you understand that uncompressed format stores 100% original game framebuffer contents, don't you? It physically cannot be "worse" than compressed one.
     
  10. nuno_p

    nuno_p Active Member

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    Yes i know. What i said is that the AB uncompressed is worst than the fraps(dont ask me why), but better than RTV1 and MJPG of course.

    Edit: the file from fraps has a size of 1.07Gb and the uncompressed from AB 3.06Gb.

    Its a huge diference and worst when the quality in Fraps is better.
     
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  11. Unwinder

    Unwinder Moderator Staff Member

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    If compression related color space conversions look better than original image for you - that's your personal preferences ;)
     
  12. nuno_p

    nuno_p Active Member

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    I took a screenshot to compare and your are right. ;)

    Sorry for the mess.

    Can we use whatever codec we want?
     
  13. Xzibit

    Xzibit Banned

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    With FXAA, OSD doesn't work :(
     
  14. Unwinder

    Unwinder Moderator Staff Member

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    No, we cannot, and never will. Afterbutner doesn't use external codecs architecture to avoid wasting performance in VFW/DirectShow layers and provide the most effective multithreaded realtime capture. All comptession is done entirely inside Afterburner.
     
  15. Unwinder

    Unwinder Moderator Staff Member

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    FXAA utils replace DirectX runtime libraries, OSD requires original ones. It won't change, sorry.
     

  16. Xzibit

    Xzibit Banned

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    OK, thanks for reply :)
     
  17. erm

    erm Master Guru

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    Hello Unwinder, I sent the Italian localization updated.
    I found the string refers to the compression method MPNG, will be in the future?
    :)
     
  18. elbubi

    elbubi Member Guru

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    FOA, thanks for new neta version Unwinder.

    Regarding this interesting new feature (protected MMIO), there is any other advantage in using it besides avoiding conflicts with apps like PunkBuster (which is great btw)? Just out of curiosity, why did you opted to leave it disabled by default? Any possible drawbacks?

    Thanks for your time and please excuse me if these are numb questions.

    Btw, it's very noticeable how AB starts a lot quicker now.
     
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  19. elbubi

    elbubi Member Guru

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    "- Now power users may unlock additional hidden video capture formats via the configuration file" ;)
     
  20. erm

    erm Master Guru

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    thanks a lot, I did not read well ;P
     

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