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I own 2- EVGA GTX 580 SLI
which overclock tweak tools software is better AFTERBURNER or EVGA precision?
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I use both, afterburner is nice because you can control the voltages while evga has more fan profile options.
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I'd say afterburner since its done the best for me. It's got a easy GUI and looks better than precision. Their core functions are the same though, and will give you the same results. Plus, with afterburner, you can customize your skin biggrin.gif
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Well I use Precision when using my 24/7 stock voltage 890/1780/2075 +15% over clock. for my EVGA GPU.

When I over clock for benching and need to over clock voltage I switch to MSI Afterburner.

Recently with last update EVGA Precision v2.1.1 (12-7-2011) it now allows for integrated GPU voltage tuner. Only when you start up windows it reverts back to stock voltage. Even after configuring voltage control properties and set it to run at start up windows it doesn't work properly yet. Windows permissions keep it from loading. I haven't found the time to see the work around as of yet, if any.

Personally I wish EVGA Precision would work as good as MSI Afterburner. EVGA doesn't have the full license agreement with Rivatuner to allow for the full software potential.

I also like how MSI Afterburner keeps track in the Hardware Monitor area - min/max for settings without having to open a file or run GPU-Z on the side to keep track. It's easier to obtain info. However for either for extensive info opening up the hardware log file does show all the same info recorded equally.

If your looking to keep it simple all under one hood then MSI Afterburner is the better option. Until EVGA works out their restrictions it's the easiest way to go.

Having said this there are many other GPU over clocking utilities that don't stack up either on both Nvidia and AMD side. rolleyes.gif
     
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I prefer Afterburner since you can control the voltage easily and the UI design of Afterburner is simple and nicer than EVGA Precision.
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I prefer Afterburner since you can control the voltage easily and the UI design of Afterburner is simple and nicer than EVGA Precision.

They are both Rivatuner software. The settings / control options are idtentical. The only variation is the hardware monitoring area where MSI displays the max / min values.

As for the UI skins for either.....meh.
     
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post #7 of 10
Afterburner +
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I use Afterburner since I use both AMD and Nvidia cards.
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Trixx. Seriously though, i prefer afterburner.
    
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post #10 of 10
Both the same, now you can control voltages with precision, I like tho ODS options of Presision
    
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