MSI Afterburner Will Feature Vulkan Overlay Display

By   /   Feb 7, 2017
MSI Afterburner

People who have used MSI Afterburner know that it is a great utility tool, not only for controlling fan speed but also for the overlay display functionality that it has to offer. MSI Afterburner has been limited by APIs for some time now and it was not until September 2016 that it supported DirectX 12.

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A newer API that has caught people’s attention is Vulkan. This API has become increasingly popular ever since Doom came out but there are not many games that support this API at the moment but there is potential for the future as we have seen that AMD cards work better while running with the Vulkan API.

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MSI Afterburner

Now it seems that MSI Afterburner support for Vulkan is in development as we speak and it will be released to the public in the coming days in an upcoming update.  You can download the Beta version if you want to but because it is still in Beta there are still a few things left to fix and you may come by a few bugs.

MSI Afterburner

If you are not willing to take a risk then you should wait a few more days till the official update but if you are dying to give it a go then be my guest. You have been warned though. Although there will be a few people that will be able to take advantage of this added functionality but this will be a big improvement in the long run.

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This also means that Vulkan is something that is here to stay and is not like other APIs that people forgot about as soon as they appeared.

Let us know what you think about MSI Afterburner support for Vulkan and whether or not you will be taking advantage of this. I know that a few DOTA2 players will be giving this a shot.