MSI Announces Android App to Wirelessly Control Afterburner GPU Overclocking Utility

MSI, Taiwanese motherboard and video card maker will soon release a free Android app that will lets users wirelessly control their Afterburner GPU overclocking utility from their smartphone."This isn't meant to replace your overclocking software Afterburner; it's meant to complement it," MSI's Facebook page said. "Think of running a game, and you're just curious as […]

MSI, Taiwanese motherboard and video card maker will soon release a free Android app that will lets users wirelessly control their Afterburner GPU overclocking utility from their smartphone.

"This isn't meant to replace your overclocking software Afterburner; it's meant to complement it," MSI's Facebook page said. "Think of running a game, and you're just curious as to what the temp readings are without having to Alt+Tab out of the game, or even running it in a window. You can even force fan speed changes on the fly if you see your GPU overheating in-game, without having to exit the program. Who wants to leave in the middle of a firefight?," added MSI.

Though MSI hasn't published any specific details about the app yet, the company says it'll work by connecting your Android smartphone to the same wireless network that your desktop computer is connected to.

This method differs from the Android-based overclocking utility from MSI competitor (and veritable next-door neighbor) Asustek called RC Bluetooth.

As the name suggests, that app connects to certain systems with Asus Republic of Gamers motherboards via Bluetooth rather than Wi-Fi.