MSI Afterburner 4.2.0 Available for Download

Discussion in 'MSI AfterBurner Overclock Application Discussion' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Unwinder Moderator Staff Member

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    Revision history for MSI Afterburner v4.2.0:

    • Added AMD Fiji graphics processors family support
    • Hardware abstraction layer architecture has been revamped to allow implementation of voltage control via direct access to GPU on-die voltage controllers (e.g. AMD Fiji SMC) in addition to previously supported external voltage controllers connected to GPU via I2C bus. Please take a note that direct access to AMD SMC from multiple simultaneously running hardware monitoring applications can be unsafe and result in collisions, so similar to I2C access synchronization we introduce global namespace synchronization mutex “Access_ATI_SMC” as SMC access synchronization standard. Other developers are strongly suggested to use it during accessing AMD GPU SMC in order to provide collision free hardware monitoring
    • Added core voltage control for reference design AMD RADEON R9 Fury / Nano series cards with on-die SMC voltage controller
    • Added unofficial overclocking support for PowerPlay7 capable graphics cards (AMD Tonga and newer graphics processors family). Please take a note that unofficial overclocking mode with completely disabled PowerPlay is currently not supported for PowerPlay7 capable hardware
    • Added version detection for AMD Radeon Software Crimson edition. Please take a note that new AMD Radeon Software versioning scheme is not backward compatible so now Catalyst version can be reported improperly if you reinstall older versions of Catalyst drivers on top of AMD Radeon Software Crimson edition without cleaning the registry up. Until the issue is addressed inside AMD Radeon Software Crimson edition installer, MSI Afterburner is providing compatibility switch “LegacyDriverDetection” in the configuration file allowing you to use legacy driver version detection mechanism if you’re rolling back to legacy Catalyst drivers after AMD Radeon Software Crimson edition drivers
    • GPU usage monitoring filtering algorithms, aimed to filter GPU usage monitoring artifacts in AMD ADL API on AMD Sea Islands GPU family are now disabled by default. Filtering algorithms can still be enabled by power users via configuration file if necessary
    • Added core, memory and auxiliary PEXVDD voltage control for custom design MSI GTX980Ti Lightning series graphics cards with IR3595A+IR3567B voltage regulators
    • Added memory and VRM temperature monitoring for custom design MSI GTX980Ti Lightning series graphics cards with NCT7511Y thermal sensors
    • Now SDK includes detailed documentation for third party hardware database format, allowing experienced users to add voltage control support for custom design non-MSI graphics cards
    • Temperature monitoring for AMD Family 10h – 16h micro architecture CPUs is no longer experimental. Now thermal monitoring on such CPUs is unlocked by default
    • Slightly altered VRAM usage monitoring implementation for AMD and Intel graphics cards. Now total resident bytes are being displayed as VRAM usage instead of total committed bytes, and allocated blocks are no longer being rounded to 1MB boundary per block when calculating a total value
    • Improved skin engine. Added support for altered USF skins obfuscation scheme used in most recent versions of third party overclocking tools
    • Added Brazilian Portuguese localization
    • RivaTuner Statistics Server has been upgraded to v6.4.1

    Revision history for RTSS v6.4.1:

    • Added On-Screen Display profile for Assassin's Creed Syndicate
    • Added On-Screen Display profile for Just Cause 3
    • Starting desktop recording sessions with “Use dedicated encoder server” option enabled no longer results in blocking subsequent in-game recording sessions until restarting the application
    • Fixed inverted state of “Low-level encoding” option in NVIDIA NVENC H.264 encoder plugin
    • Improved AMD AMF VCE H.264 encoder plugin:
    o Unlocked encoding in > 1080p resolutions for VCE 3.0 capable graphics cards (AMD Tonga and Fiji GPUs)
    o Added option for selecting host, Direct3D9 or Direct3D11 memory type for encoder. It is recommended to leave default Direct3D9 memory type for everyday usage and select the rest types for performance testing or troubleshooting scenarios only
    • Added Brazilian Portuguese localization
    • Updated profiles list
     
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    AMDMatt Master Guru

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    Hurrah! Thanks for all the hard work. :)
     
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    Thanks for the new version!
     

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    bobmitch Master Guru

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    Thank You, your work is much appreciated!
     
  6. Rich_Guy

    Rich_Guy Ancient Guru

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    Ill pop this here.

     
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    Unwinder Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks for the new version! Can't wait to update when I get home. Is the new auxiliary power option also available for the 980 Ti HOF from Galax?
     
  9. Rich_Guy

    Rich_Guy Ancient Guru

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    Yep got it :p

    Tried on Disabled, and with PowerPlay support, and still nothings changing ?

    EDIT: going to try a full unisntall and reinstall.
     
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  10. Unwinder

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    Ugh... What changes are you expecting? The only difference of unofficial overclocking mode is a bit higher maximum clock limits. Once again, with or without unofficial overclocking mode, you CANNOT disable downlocking with MSI AB on Fury.
     

  11. Rich_Guy

    Rich_Guy Ancient Guru

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    I know, i just want to set a profile, with higher clocks than stock :)
     
  12. Unwinder

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    Official path overclocking mode is the way to go with Tonga and newer.
     
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    What happened to the control for the memory and aux voltage for the lightning in this version it seems to be gone?

    I reinstalled deleted the install folder didn't keep settings and did the same with the statistic server and uninstalled the driver for the video card and all software and used DDU and still no more control over my mem or aux voltage for my lightning.
     
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    Just downloaded now preparing to install. Santa Claus comes early for me this year. Thank you, Unwinder. The dedication and workmanship in your software is simply amazing.
     
  15. Unwinder

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    http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=5202654&postcount=29
     

  16. Rich_Guy

    Rich_Guy Ancient Guru

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    Its working :)

    Ive set the power limit, the clocks, and then applied, and then saved it as a profile, even though when applying, it doesn't go to those clocks, just stays idling at 300/500, as though nothings changed, it is working, as when i fire a game up, the clocks do go to what ive set in my profile, so i guess its just me being dumb, and its not going straight to my OC clocks, as of the powerplay, or something :p

    Just got to work out now, why my second card doesn't also go to my profiles clocks, even though i have got the Sync Settings for Similar Processors Enabled.
     
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    thank you unwinder
     
  18. AMDMatt

    AMDMatt Master Guru

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    That is normal. It should stay at 2D clocks while the GPU is idle. It's always worked this way unless you used unofficial overclocking.

    You need to disable ULPS to enable voltage change on the 2nd and beyond graphics cards.
     
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  20. Unwinder

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    Out of box MSI AB doesn't support voltage control for third party non-reference graphics cards like 980 Ti HOF. However, AFAIR Galax 980 Ti HOF uses IR3595A, so support for it can be added via third party hardware database. Please follow instructions from this thread to add support for this card to third party database.
     

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