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MSI Offering iOS App for Overclocking GPU

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.