One of the hottest new apps in town is Micro Star International’s (MSI) Afterburner.

If you are an avid gamer and want to improve your computer’s graphic card’s performance to enhance your gaming experience, then MSI Afterburner is one of the best tools available online and is absolutely free.

What Is It?

MSI Afterburner is an overclocking app.

MSI Afterburner is an overclocking app. Overclocking programs are those that make your graphics card perform at a higher than its optimum level. It does so by managing the various components of your system’s GPU like core clock, core voltage, power limit, memory clock and fan speed.

There are other overclocking applications available in the market but MSI Afterburner has emerged as the most effective tool of its kind, not just for MSI graphic cards, but for must such hardware.

But that’s not all. This software also allows you to monitor your computer’s performance while you are engaged in gaming.

Furthermore, you can save five different profiles with specific settings of the usage of these different components and you can shift between all these profiles easily with the help of hot keys.

There is one more facility that comes your way with the Afterburner. It allows you to record your gaming performance and also take screenshots from it. So, if you play well and are able to achieve god results in one of your attempts, you can record it and then share it with your friends or even post it on YouTube as a tutorial.

How To Get It?

You can find the latest version of Afterburner on the official website.

The MSI Afterburner is free and very easy to access. All you need to do is go to MSI page and press the ‘Download Afterburner’ key. The setup file will be downloaded onto your system and by running it you can get the software installed on your PC.


You can find the latest version of Afterburner on the official website. As of now, the latest version is 4.4.2. One of the additional features of MSI Afterburner is the in-built access to MSI’s Kombustor which is a benchmarking tool.


Once you have installed the Afterburner you can open the program and access the interface. You will see the sliders corresponding to the five components of the GPU that the software manages. You can adjust the sliders to suit your needs.

You can also choose the design of the interface that suits your from the options available.

How Would Your Gaming Experience Get Better?

Very often users can experience difficulty in enjoying their favorite games due to the video or graphics card not being up to date with the latest version of the game. This can have many results. The game would move slowly, the framerate will be lesser than required, the graphics won’t be up to the mark and many other issues may crop up to prevent you from enjoying the game to its fullest.

This is what Afterburner will sort out for you. In other words, it will make your system compatible with the game’s requirements or at least make it as much suited to it as possible.

This way, you won’t have to necessarily go through the arduous and costly procedure of getting a new graphics card.

How Much Can It Improve Your Computer’s Performance?

Afterburner can really take your system to the next level of performance.

Afterburner can really take your system to the next level of performance. If you set voltage-tuning mode on, then the software can achieve a very high rate of overclock.

Additional Features

Apart from downloading the Afterburner for your PC, you can also download the same software for your Android device from the same page. You would also find, on the same page, after burn Remote Server. By installing this on your system, you can access and control the afterburner from your Android device.

User Response

So far, MSI Afterburner has received a great response from users and has emerged as the preferred choice of most gamers for an overclocking software. This has happened in spite of the presence of rivals with their own overclocking applications.

Users have favorably commented upon the efficiency of the software compared to others. What has also been noticed is that the application seems to have a positive effect on most other graphic cards and not just MSI graphic cards