ASUS Announces GPU Tweak III Open Beta
ASUS announced the launch of the open beta version of GPU Tweak III, which is a graphics card management and hardware monitoring software. With an updated interface, GPU Tweak III puts all the core overclocking controls as well as the fan to make the extra performance of the GPU faster than ever.
The new customization options allow users to resize and rearrange dashboards, monitoring windows, and on-screen displays so that users can access precisely the information they need at specific times.
After changing the profile for a specific game or application, users can also easily configure GPU Tweak III to manage settings in the background by connecting to the program via the latest Profile Connect feature.
In mid-2018, ASUS launched a test program and feedback collection in several stages on GPU Tweak II. Ultimately, the testing program was carried out in a long-term open beta through the ROG forum.
Using massive amounts of user data spanning multiple hardware configurations, the GPU Tweak team enhanced core overclocking functionality, tuned backend engine stability, and rolled out new features such as OC Scanner in a scalable way.
So, for the third version of GPU Tweak, ASUS aims to build a flexible architecture that can answer a variety of use cases for a broad community. Almost every user interface (UI) element can be resized, adjusted or recolored so that it fits the user’s needs.
GPU Tweak III also sheds light on the metrics and data the user wants to track, adjusting to the desired system. More performance statistics can be monitored, and all of them can be viewed in two ways, either through a scalable desktop window or in a game via the OSD display.
It’s all customized and made especially for GPU Tweak III. To help track metrics over time, users can now also export logs and re-import them to compare performance between sessions.
Behind the technology, graphics card adjustment and overclocking remains the main focus. The latest version has undergone several stages of testing to ensure reliable performance with all ASUS, ROG, and TUF Gaming user graphics cards while maintaining support for graphics cards from other vendors.
OC presets and Silent Modes have been optimized for the latest Nvidia and AMD GPUs, and users who tune their graphics cards manually or use OC Scanner can now use the storage feature to keep the settings the same when making system changes.
In addition, the fan setup also includes temperature hysteresis and polling period options for users to control how quickly and smoothly the fan responds to thermal changes. Through the new Profile Connect feature, GPU Tweak III also provides an automated approach to profile management.
After performing overclocking or fan settings, users can save profiles and link them to the desired program executable so that GPU Tweak automatically applies the required settings when playing games or running applications.
With only a few tweaks, a game can be set using the maximum FPS. More than that, applications that support productivity can also be optimized by users to carry out activities without requiring complicated settings.
The functionality of the Profile Connect is also found in the OSD profile, allowing users to define the display according to their preferences and needs for each game or application they want to use. To top that off, GPU Tweak III also includes an OSD preview mode.
Not only modernizing the software itself, ASUS is also changing the entire GPU Tweak development approach. To make GPU Tweak III the best software possible, ASUS has built a community-focused development model that emphasizes feedback and transparency.
Users can provide feedback directly to the development team via a submission form on the latest software webpage, or users can also discuss overclocking activities being carried out on the Official Republic of Gamers Discord.
ASUS is also preparing several new features which are planned to be launched on GPU Tweak this year. However, this development will be carried out carefully and repeatedly so as not to affect the core functionality of the software.
After the launch of the open beta, the web page will also launch a stable version and a beta version so that users can decide which version they want. Release of the stable version will only include improvements in compatibility and maintenance.
Meanwhile, the newest features still have to go through a series of beta releases until they have been tested rigorously enough to incorporate them with the major versions. Then, all the information will be published via the GPU Tweak III web page to provide information about the latest updates.
GPU Tweak III is free to use, and an open beta version is available globally for overclocking experts as well as newbies who want to use it. This first release is still only available in English, and other languages will be released in the future.
During the open beta period, users are expected to try out the newest features of GPU Tweak III, but a stable version of GPU Tweak II is also available for those who prefer the classic experience. GPU Tweak II development will stop when the GPU Tweak III open beta period is over.