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MSI Offering iOS App for Overclocking GPU

By - Source: Engadget | B 34 comments

MSI has released an iOS version of its Afterburner app for remotely overclocking a compatible MSI graphics card.

Back in June, MSI launched an Android app that allowed users to safely overclock their MSI graphics card without having to crack open the case. Named after the popular Afterburner overclocking utility, the app installs on any Android-based smartphone and tablet, and connects via Wi-Fi to a PC with the Afterburner software installed. It's currently listed on the Android Market here.

"For enthusiasts who like to monitor the operation of their graphics cards, they can now do so through their mobile phone or tablet, even while playing the FPS games, without having to use a separate display," the company said during Computex 2011. "For extreme overclocking enthusiasts, they can use their mobile phone to monitor frequency, temperature and voltage parameters in real time while their computer is running full-screen testing software. Key parameters can even be adjusted on the fly for specific testing scenarios to make breaking world records in performance even easier."

"You can even connect to your home computer and check how the graphics card is running when you are away, a particularly convenient feature when running scientific computing programs that utilize the GPU such as Folding@Home," MSI added.

On Wednesday MSI launched the Afterburner app for iOS 3.2 and later. As with the Android version, this new Afterburner utility allows iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices to adjust or monitor MSI Afterburner settings on PC over a Wi-Fi connection. In addition to monitoring the temperature, voltage and fan speed, the utility can also be used for overclocking and overvoltaging.

To use MSI's app, enthusiasts will need the following:

1. A Windows XP SP3 (with .NET 2)/Vista/7 system with an MSI-based discrete graphics card and is able to connect to internet/intranet.
2. An iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad with Wi-Fi function. (the O/S should be higher v3.2)
3. The system and iOS device can connect to each other over internet or intranet.
4. The RemoteServer utility which can be downloaded separately from MSI.
5. Afterburner 2.1.0 or above installed and running on the PC.

To learn more about MSI's Afterburner software and the compatible graphics cards, head here.

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    DSpider , November 11, 2011 3:52 PM
    Overclockers use iOS devices?
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    subasteve5800 , November 11, 2011 3:22 PM
    Did anyone else think this was an app for overclocking the GPU in the iPhone?
  • 11 Hide
    stm1185 , November 11, 2011 3:49 PM
    Ultimate LAN weapon? Hack it and use it to burn out anyone playing against you running a MSI card and afterburner. Muhahaha.
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  • 21 Hide
    subasteve5800 , November 11, 2011 3:22 PM
    Did anyone else think this was an app for overclocking the GPU in the iPhone?
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    amk-aka-Phantom , November 11, 2011 3:38 PM
    subasteve5800Did anyone else think this was an app for overclocking the GPU in the iPhone?


    Of course not. It's Apple. The term "GPU" is blasphemy; customer must NOT know about tech side of their device.

    Umm..... wasn't that app around like since ever??? It was included with my MSI 560 Ti, I think... oh no wait, I think that was Asus' app for the mobo control/CPU OC from the phone:) 
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    stm1185 , November 11, 2011 3:49 PM
    Ultimate LAN weapon? Hack it and use it to burn out anyone playing against you running a MSI card and afterburner. Muhahaha.
  • 22 Hide
    DSpider , November 11, 2011 3:52 PM
    Overclockers use iOS devices?
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    acerace , November 11, 2011 4:05 PM
    Wow, very cool. Hope they can support other manufacturers also.
  • 4 Hide
    bobusboy , November 11, 2011 4:07 PM
    This has been out for android for sometime now.

    It works well, but some parts of it are buggy.
  • 2 Hide
    DjEaZy , November 11, 2011 4:10 PM
    DSpiderOverclockers use iOS devices?

    ... i do! ... the built in calculator... :D 
  • 3 Hide
    aznshinobi , November 11, 2011 4:16 PM
    Hmm... This could come in handy to quickly change fan speeds instead of alt+tab-ing to change it.
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    Sashmo99 , November 11, 2011 4:21 PM
    subasteve5800Did anyone else think this was an app for overclocking the GPU in the iPhone?


    Yes, I did. What a let down!

    I mean, cool idea I guess, why not? - but come on!
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    pwnorbpwnd , November 11, 2011 4:27 PM
    Awesome.. now I can overlclock my already overclocked GPU while at work.. -_-
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    stm1185 , November 11, 2011 4:33 PM
    amk-aka-PhantomOf course not. It's Apple. The term "GPU" is blasphemy; customer must NOT know about tech side of their device.Umm..... wasn't that app around like since ever??? It was included with my MSI 560 Ti, I think... oh no wait, I think that was Asus' app for the mobo control/CPU OC from the phone


    Yet oddly enough the iPhone 4s has the most powerful GPU of any smartphone currently on the market.
  • 5 Hide
    memadmax , November 11, 2011 4:35 PM
    wow, useless app of the year award goes to:.......

    I mean really, change your clock settings from remote?
    Are you all that lazy?
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    fb39ca4 , November 11, 2011 4:38 PM
    Dammit i wanted to OC the GPU in my iTouch 4 for Infinity Blade 2 :( 
  • 7 Hide
    DSpider , November 11, 2011 5:12 PM
    fb39ca4Dammit i wanted to OC the GPU in my iTouch 4 for Infinity Blade 2

    There is no such thing as an "iTouch".
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    Usersname , November 11, 2011 5:13 PM
    DjEaZy... i do! ... the built in calculator...
    Too dumb to do the maths in your head?
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    amk-aka-Phantom , November 11, 2011 5:17 PM
    Quote:
    Yet oddly enough the iPhone 4s has the most powerful GPU of any smartphone currently on the market.


    It took them a while; before that, Android phones had the first place in that for a loooong time.
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    ojas , November 11, 2011 6:13 PM
    DSpiderOverclockers use iOS devices?

    i do...

    fb39ca4Dammit i wanted to OC the GPU in my iTouch 4 for Infinity Blade 2

    DSpiderThere is no such thing as an "iTouch".

    exactly.



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    amk-aka-Phantom , November 11, 2011 7:21 PM
    Quote:
    i do...


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    stm1185 , November 11, 2011 9:10 PM
    amk-aka-PhantomIt took them a while; before that, Android phones had the first place in that for a loooong time.


    Well yeah they release a new iPhone once a year, Android has a new phone every other week.

    Though the iPad2 has a much better GPU then what you get with an Android tablet and it's been out for quite awhile now, and will continue to have the best gpu until probably Asus gets its Tegra 3 tablets out this month or next.

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    Anonymous , November 11, 2011 9:53 PM
    1. A Windows XP SP3 (with .NET 2)/Vista/7 system with an MSI-based discrete graphics card and is able to connect to internet/intranet.

    So wait a minute, you are using iOS to overclock a system, that is not supported on Mac OSX?
    What about the Android version, can it be used to overclock on Linux?

    Little weird that the peripherals that run specific operating systems can not function on compatible operating systems.

    Linux and Mac OSX support? yes please!
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