MSI Afterburner might be the preferred GPU overclocking device on the market, however in accordance with its developer, it could quickly be lifeless. MSI, nonetheless, says in any other case, as the corporate is attempting to maintain issues going with the dev in query.
In a touch upon the Guru3D discussion board, Alexey “Unwinder” Nicolaychuk, the creator of Afterburner (and Rivatuner Statistic Server), defined that there have been licensing points with the overclocking app as a result of ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The sanctions which were carried out towards Russia are stopping MSI from paying the developer, who’s himself Russian, main Unwinder to say that the “undertaking might be lifeless”.
The developer continues to work on it in his free time, however the lack of compensation for his work has demotivated him to the purpose that he “will most likely have to drop it and change to one thing else.. to pay the payments”. In accordance with the Unwinder, he is been working solo on Afterburner for 11 months, however MSI nonetheless lists the software program for newly launched GPUs resembling RTX 4070 Ti playing cards.
Quickly after the information unfold, MSI issued an announcement (by way of Hassan Mujtaba). “Our product advertising & accounting group are coping with this downside now,” stated an MSI consultant. “As a result of conflict, our cost could not switch to the creator’s checking account efficiently. We’re nonetheless maintaining in contact with him and determining methods to clear up this”. That reveals the corporate is at the very least attempting to do one thing about all this, so there’s nonetheless hope that MSI Afterburner shall be right here for years to return.
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KitGuru says: Afterburner is device we use ceaselessly right here at KitGuru, so let’s hope issues may be resolved easily.