Suppose this is the first time you are getting your hands dirty doing overclocking. In that case, it’s no strange to guess the preconceived notions you might have about overclocking, such as the process being complicated and, if not done right, may result in hardware damage. But what if I tell you none of this stands tall after MSI Afterburner because this tool is known for making the process easy and less overwhelming. Although you may face a bit of resistance when trying to get hold of overclocking settings at first, it would get simplify as you test it a few times.
MSI Afterburner offers you a set of GPU settings such as clock speeds, core voltage, power limit, temperature limit, memory clock speed, and fan speed. By tweaking these settings, you force the GPU to work at the specific rate you have set. It’s primarily done to get a free performance boost by achieving the highest possible frame-rate the card has to offer while keeping the temperature in check or under ideal measures. It’s all about finding a sweet stop or balance between performance and capability.
We would also like to emphasize a bit on OC Scanner, which is one of the best features the latest release of MSI Afterburner comes with. It is an automated utility that uses Nvidia’s algorithm to scan models from the newest RTX 20 series and help you find the highest stable overclock settings based on the card’s specifications. If you want one-click overclocking, OC Scanner has got your back.
The GPU temperature plays a major role in overclocking besides clock speeds. And the way you find any sort of stability in that is by fine-tuning the fan profile. Afterburner helps you control fan reading so that you can customize it as per the GPU’s temperature demand. You can save one or multiple overclocking settings on the Afterburner and apply the needed one with as simple as a click of a button.