MSI Launch Afterburner Extreme - HWBOT Edition for Classic VGA Cards

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MSI Launch Afterburner Extreme – HWBOT Edition for Classic VGA Cards

ABX HWBOT Edition Allows Extreme Tweaking on Legacy Graphics Cards

August 19, 2015 – HWBOT, an organization regulating international overclocking competitions and rankings is proud to announce the launch from MSI of the Afterburner Extreme HWBOT Edition, a software utility that allows extreme tweaking on a range of classic graphics card products.

MSI Afterburner has long established a reputation among enthusiasts and overclockers as the most powerful VGA overclocking utility, offering full control of your graphics card including detailed hardware overviews, custom fan profiles and more. MSI Afterburner Extreme takes things one step further allowing full control of voltages, facilitating seriously extreme overclocking at sub-zero temperatures.

Until today, Afterburner Extreme (ABX) was available only to Extreme and Elite Overclockers on HWBOT and supported only current generation graphics cards. The new ABX HWBOT Edition adds support to a range of older cards and will be available to all HWBOT members. This allows the overclocking community to revisit classic VGA cards armed with the ultimate tweaking utility.

“At MSI, we have been supporting HWBOT and the overclocking community for many years. MSI Lightning Graphic cards and XPOWER Motherboards are built with the very DNA of this community,” commented Christopher Besse, MSI Marketing. “MSI Afterburner has been widely adopted by overclockers around the world, so it was only natural for us to ease the overclockers’ life once again by releasing this new HWBOT version, allowing them enhanced voltage control for EOL products.”

“We have been working with MSI for a very long time on supporting the overclocking community. When the first Lightning cards saw the light of day, it changed what we expect from overclocking-ready graphics card. With the legacy Afterburner, we can now enjoy pushing those legendary graphics cards again,” commented Pieter-Jan Plaisier, Director at HWBOT.

MSI Afterburner Extreme – HWBOT Edition: Supported Cards

NVIDIA:

  • N460GTX Hawk
  • N480GTX Lightning
  • N560GTX Ti Hawk
  • N580GTX Lightning
  • N660GTX Hawk
  • N680GTX Lightning

AMD:

  • R5870 Lightning
  • R6870 Hawk
  • R6970 Lightning
  • R7870 Hawk
  • R7970 Lightning

You can download the MSI Afterburner Extreme – HWBOT Edition here. Note that you should use the extended database. Also, in case you want to control the shader clock on older Nvidia graphics cards: use “old skin”(select in skin option).

Update August 21, 2015 – Two days after sharing this fantastic news with you we received an email from the MSI AfterBurner Copyright and Distribution Right owner, Guru3D.com, demanding we take down the download as it is in violation with the rights. We learned that even though the Afterburner software carries the MSI branding, the right of distribution is reserved by Guru3D.com. Private or custom versions of Afterburner like the HWBOT for Classic VGA Cards, but also the ones personalized for extreme overclockers, are contractually bound to be unavailable to the public by the owner of the distribution rights. To comply with the demands of the owner of the MSI Afterburner Copyright and Distribution Right we removed the download link from this article.

If you have any questions regarding the MSI Afterburner Extreme HWBOT Edition, or any other enquiries please contact us at: contact@hwbot.org.


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Belgium Massman says:

Special thanks to Pepinorang to get this approved inside MSI!!!

Australia newlife says:

That's awesome news

Indonesia speed.fastest says:

Wow, awesome!

Farjam says:

Really nice, how about 5850TwinFrozr?

Australia newlife says:

Farjam said: Really nice, how about 5850TwinFrozr?


It's for hawk and lightning cards only

This method may work (if you have voltage control to begin with) but just like ABX the risk of seriously damaging hardware is real especially given the power delivery isn't as good

http://forum.hwbot.org/showpost.php?p=337193&postcount=77

Farjam says:

newlife said: It's for hawk and lightning cards only

This method may work (if you have voltage control to begin with) but just like ABX the risk of seriously damaging hardware is real especially given the power delivery isn't as good

http://forum.hwbot.org/showpost.php?p=337193&postcount=77


Thank you mate
actually i have a ABX that works fine with 5850TF :

http://img.hwbot.org/u39224/image_id_1100397.jpeg

just wanted to know if this new one can work fine on it too or not, because for every single one of my msi cards i have to install an specific version of ABX and if this new version can support them all it will be nice

Belgium Massman says:

It should be possible to get the 5850TF working as well. It should be a matter of IC support. Can you test and let us know?

Farjam says:

Massman said: It should be possible to get the 5850TF working as well. It should be a matter of IC support.

Can you test and let us know?


Not working on 5850TF and my choice still is 1.5.1x lol
but works fine on my GTX460 and 5870

Australia Jimba says:

can this work on non MSI cards? like AMD/nvidia reference or other custom PCBs?

Australia FatBoyNotSoSlim says:

Sweet as bro

Poland Xtreme Addict says:

Nice move :)

Iran Aliover says:

Good news
7970 Lightning test coming soon.. :D
I love the Classic VGA Cards
special thanks to Hwbot and MSI

K404 says:

Thankyou MSI and Pepinorang! Now, if only a 480 Lightning was as easy to obtain.... :D

Philippines dhenzjhen says:

Awesome, thanks u!!!

United States xxbassplayerxx says:

Amazing! Wonder if it works with reference 480? If not, I may have to use 1.51X for that as well :D "Special" Afterburner count now up to 8 lol. 1.50 Extreme 1.51X 1.60 Beta 4 1.60 Beta 6 2.10 MOA 2.23 Special Bassplayer Edition :) Afterburner Volt Unlock 4.11 HWBot!

K404 says:

The best thing to use with a ref 480 is an Ebay auction. :p

United States Strong Island says:

wow this is great, there are so many of these cards on ebay and this will make life much easier having fun with them. Thank you MSI and Pepinorang.

There arent a lot of companies that completely support the entire hwbot community like this.

Iran MiladKherad says:

it work on my 560 TI hawk :D

http://lioncomputer.ir/uppic/images/jk0y8p2rfo2t6xs1nbsv.jpg

Thanks for sharing... :X <3

Canada Trouffman says:

Great move there ! (Thanks Pepin ! )

Germany Don_Dan says:

Thanks MSI and Pepinorang! :) What about N275GTX Lightning?

United States xxbassplayerxx says:

Don_Dan said: Thanks MSI and Pepinorang! :)

What about N275GTX Lightning?


Yeah! Add that one too :D

Italy Sergio73 says:

Awesome! WOW!!!!!

Belgium Massman says:

Update August 21, 2015.

Two days after sharing this fantastic news with you we received an email from the MSI AfterBurner Copyright and Distribution Right owner, Guru3D.com, demanding we take down the download as it is in violation with the rights. We learned that even though the Afterburner software carries the MSI branding, the right of distribution is reserved by Guru3D.com. Private or custom versions of Afterburner like the HWBOT for Classic VGA Cards, but also the ones personalized for extreme overclockers, are contractually bound to be unavailable to the public by the owner of the distribution rights. To comply with the demands of the owner of the MSI Afterburner Copyright and Distribution Right we removed the download link from this article.

United States xxbassplayerxx says:

What a bunch of dicks. PM me if you need the software :D

Australia newlife says:

That's just sad

Farjam says:

xxbassplayerxx said: What a bunch of dicks. PM me if you need the software :D


yeah :))) i can add some more to your collection if you want
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so is it working with 275lighting or have to test it myself? :D

United States xxbassplayerxx says:

Give it a test on the 275! I'll try it on Sunday night.

Italy RULE says:

xxbassplayerxx said: What a bunch of dicks. PM me if you need the software :D


you have PM

United States xxbassplayerxx says:

All PM's replied!

Australia Dinos22 says:

good stuff Pepi

Italy RULE says:

Hi fellas, i've some trouble to extend the gpu mhz range with a MSI 5770 hawk. I've check bios and the upper limit is 1500mhz, i've try to reach the max clock possible (1315mhz) apply, close and re-open, but the limit still 1315mhz. I can pass 1315mhz with AMD gpu tool, but with a lot of effort, need to start gpuz render test, read the current clock, apply the new clock and after that the gpu don't go anymore in low power state.

Greece FireKillerGR says:

RULE said: Hi fellas, i've some trouble to extend the gpu mhz range with a MSI 5770 hawk.
I've check bios and the upper limit is 1500mhz, i've try to reach the max clock possible (1315mhz) apply, close and re-open, but the limit still 1315mhz.

I can pass 1315mhz with AMD gpu tool, but with a lot of effort, need to start gpuz render test, read the current clock, apply the new clock and after that the gpu don't go anymore in low power state.


pm-ing u :)

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