Overclock Your Motherboard With Your Phone

Tired of overclocking your computer, at your computer? No problem. MSI's Afterburner will allow you to overclock and check on your PC's health status when you're away.

Currently available for Android, but coming soon for iOS, Afterburner gives users all voltage and frequency adjustments as well as monitoring tools. But the true selling point is to be able to have access to all these options on a device not tethered or bound to the PC itself. Why? In case you're in the midst of a breakthrough and all of a sudden your benchmarks starts to product artifacts, instead of ALT+Tabbing out and interrupting the run, you can just fire up the mobile Afterburner app and tweak settings to prevent your system from a complete melt down.

Another scenario that might occur is that your system's overclocked heavily and crunching away at something at home while you're at work. You fire up up the mobile app and notice that temperatures are way high. Thankfully, Afterburner is IP-based so you can drop frequencies and voltages to more mild settings to avoid catastrophe.

Whatever the case may be, Afterburner is a cool concept that MSI tells us works not only with their motherboards and graphics cards, but with any other vendor's graphics cards too -- a bonus! Best of all, the mobile app is free, and the system app is free.

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  • Anonymous
    Ya know, this reminds me of Battle Programmer Shirase when he hacks into the server with this phone. Hissatsu! Double Compile!

  • dgingeri
    I really don't see the point, and I have an Asus Rampage III Formula where I could overclock it from a different system, which I also don't see the point.

    Why use a separate system or a phone? Why not just do it right on the machine?
  • jers
    Hail Alexey (Unwinder) and MSI ^^,!