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MSI Afterburner: OC-Tool now also overclocks AMD Radeon RX 6000 for the first time

Version 4.6.3 of the MSI Afterburner overclocking tool will for the first time also be able to overclock AMD Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards. The current Beta 5 already provides the corresponding support for the AMD Radeon RX 6900 (test) and the Radeon RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 (test) based on the current RDNA-2 architecture.

MSI Afterburner 4.6.3 for AMD Radeon RX 6000

The moderator "Unwinder“From the forum of the website Guru3D shared in a post both the official release notes of the MSI Afterburner 4.6.3 Beta 5 and a corresponding link to download the current beta version Guru3D.

The official release notes of the MSI Afterburner 4.6.3 Beta 5 contain the following new features in addition to the initial support for the Radeon RX 6000 series from AMD and the mandatory optimizations and bug fixes:

  • AMD Navi 21 GPU architecture support
  • New hybrid automatic software fan control mode. This mode allows you to combine default hardware fan curve and user defined software fan curve and dynamically switch between those two modes on temperature threshold. Such implementation can be useful on the cards with limited software fan control range (on both AMD and NVIDIA hardware) if you wish to use deault hardware fan curve (with active native fan stop technology) in lower temperature range and use customized software fan curve in higher temperature zone. This is acheived by the new option called "Override zero fan speed with hardware curve" option. When this option is enabled, you're telling MSI Afterburner to engage default fan control mode in zero fan speed zone of your custom fan curve.
  • Added "Use firmware control mode" option to software automatic fan control module. This option allows customizing fan curve at GPU firmware level instead of doing it entirely in software, so it doesn't require keeping MSI Afterburner loaded in memory in order to get custom fan curve working. Also this option can be used to bypass various third party issues related to broken fixed fan speed programming API in some display drivers (e.g. Overdrive8 API related screen flickering on some AMD GPUs). New option is only supported on limited set of modern GPUs (Vega and newer AMD GPU families, Ampere and newer NVIDIA GPU families) and it has multipe GPU firmware based limitations such as limited maximum supported number of nodes for the curve (quad slope curve and up to 5 curve nodes on AMD, dual slope curve and up to 3 curve nodes on NVIDIA), lack of step / linear mode switching support, lack of hysteresis adjustment support etc. Please refer to new option context help to get more details.
  • "Erase autosaved startup settings" option is now disabled by default in AMD compatibility properties
  • Process specific memory and video memory usage performance counters, introduced in the previos beta, are now disabled by default. The counters rely on RTSS, so enabling them will also cause RTSS to be autoloaded with MSI Afterburner similar to the rest of RTSS based functionality (such as framerate or frametime monitoring).
  • Improved backward compatibility, fixed MSI Afterburner crashing when using it with older versions of RTSS without process specific memory and video memory performance counters support.
  • Fixed monitoring window display in minimized state on the first detach.
  • Updated bundled MSI OC Scanner application. Fake error 22h, which can be reported by NVAPI on early callback function calls, is now supressed and ignored.
  • RivaTuner Statistics Server has been upgraded to v7.3.0 beta 10
MSI Afterburner 4.6.3 Beta 5 - Release Notes

Download on ComputerBase

The stable version of the MSI Afterburner version 4.6.3 is expected in the next few weeks and can then be downloaded as usual directly from the ComputerBase download archive. Beta 5 should also be available shortly via ComputerBase.

The stable version 4.6.2 and version 4.6.3 Beta 4 are already linked below this message and will then be added automatically.

Note: In the meantime, the MSI Afterburner 4.6.3 Beta 5 has also found its way to the ComputerBase server and can be downloaded from the download archive directly below this message as usual.

The editorial team thanks community member "Dancefly" for pointing this out.


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