After four years of waiting, MSI has finally released a new stable, non-beta, MSI Afterburner update. The new MSI Afterburner 4.6.5 update brings official support for both AMD RX 7900 and NVidia GeForce RTX 4000 series cards, putting an end to the long wait for support without resorting to beta downloads.
MSI Afterburner is among the most popular tools for overclocking graphics cards but recently has gone through a long period of it not having final stable release updates, only beta releases. As a consequence, recent graphics cards from both AMD and Nvidia, such as the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 and AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT, have not had official support for a long time.
Users have been able to work with beta releases of the software, but finally getting official support is a clear milestone.
What’s more, the new release also includes a host of other significant features. Intel Arc graphics cards are now supported for monitoring, though not for overclocking, while both AMD 7000 series and Intel 13th gen Core CPUs are supported too.
The full MSI Afterburner 4.6.5 features list is:
- Added NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40×0 series graphics cards support
- Added voltage control support for GA103 and GDDR6x based versions of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
- Added AMD RADEON RX 7900 series graphics cards support
- Added total board power monitoring support for AMD RADEON RX 7900 series graphics cards
- Added some future AMD and NVIDIA GPU PCI DeviceIDs to hardware database
- Added Intel Arc GPUs support to hardware monitoring module. Please take a note that Intel Arc GPUs overclocking and tuning is currently not supported due to Intel hardware control API support limitation to x64 applications only
- Added experimental support for Intel 13th generation CPUs
- Added experimental support for AMD Ryzen 7xxx CPUs
- CPU usage data sources in hardware monitoring module have been switched to alternate implementation based on NtQuerySystemInformation(SystemProcessorIdleInformation), because traditional legacy idle time reporting in NtQuerySystemInformation(SystemProcessorPerformanceInformation) is broken in current Windows 11 22H2 builds
- Added workaround for broken fixed fan speed programming API (Overdrive 5 compatible fallback path) for old Overdrive 7 GCN GPUs on 22.5.2 and newer AMD drivers
- Added config file switch for disabling native reliability voltage control API on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 9×0 series graphics cards and forcing legacy P-state 2.0 voltage control API usage on such hardware. Power users may use this switch to bypass voltage control lock on NVIDIA Maxwell series graphics cards on release 515 and newer drivers families
- Improved correction formula parser with data format conversion, rounding and min/max functions support
- Added OCMailbox based bus clock frequency monitoring for Skylake and newer Intel CPUs. Unlike traditional legacy timestamp clock based bus clock frequency estimations, OCMailbox provides support for overclocked BCLK monitoring. Please take a note that access to OCMailbox is blocked by design of OS when HVCI is enabled
Improved SMART.dll monitoring plugin. Added temperature monitoring support for NVMe devices, including the secondary controller temperature for some Samsung NVMe drives
- Default clock frequency limit of voltage/frequency curve editor window has been extended to 3.5GHz. Please take a note that you may still customize the limits via config file if necessary
- Update server location changed to new URL inside update checking system. Old update server location reached EOL
The MSI Afterburner 4.6.5 download is here.
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