The Taiwanese motherboard and video card maker, MSI, will release an Android app that can control your PC overclocking wirelessly from your Android smartphone. Well, it means you have to connect your Android smartphone to the wireless network where your PC is connected to. Even though I said that the app can control your PC overclocking, it doesn’t mean that the app is to replace the overclocking software, the Afterburner.
MSI said on its facebook page:
“This is not meant to replace your overclocking software (Afterburner); it’s meant to complement it.”
It also adds:
“Think of running a game, and you are 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?”
So, it seems that the app will come in handy for someone who loves playing games (high-end games really need the GPU to work very hard) and has an Android smartphone.
The MSI competitor, the Asustek, also made an app like this called the RC Bluetooth. Yet the method is different from the app for controlling PC overclocking from MSI. As the name suggests, the RC Bluetooth uses Bluetooth connectivity instead of WiFi connectivity.tags: Afterburner, MSI, Overclock, PC, RC Bluetooth