AMD Overdrive Utility Improvements

We utilized version 2.1.2 of AOD for our testing. This new version will be launching next week with the product that we dare not mention its name, but it does include the new SB750 and a smoking hot IGP core. This version of AOD has matured nicely from the 2.1.1 beta we have been using the past few weeks. The major enhancements include ACC capability, IGP GPU clock options, new color schemes, skinning ability for the OEM, system diagram and individualized component information, and additional tuning options dependent on BIOS support.

Appearances are everything...

The old...

The new...comes in any color you like as long as its red or black.



Same old Performance Control face but with more options now...


New System Diagram Interface with all your favorite reporting tools rolled into one...

AMD has added a new feature that allows you to get instant and usually detailed information on the system platform and components attached to it. We found the information provided to be very detailed and quick to reach with AOD open. It might not replace your favorite tools like Everest, CPU-Z, or GPU-Z but AMD has provided this type of information in a single user interface now.

We have included additional screen shots in the following gallery.  

Test Setup-

Our test setup consists of typical component choices we feel an AMD enthusiast user would probably choose for their own system. Our Corsair 1000HX power supply is probably over the top but will be required for Quad CrossFire testing in our next release article. Also, as we delve more into AMD overclocking, our cooling system will have to be upgraded and our first choice is the CoolIT Systems Freezone Elite.

How it Works, um, Kinda Testing the Theory - Does it Overclock Any Better?


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  • steveyballmer - Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - link

    Looks like a board from Matel!">
  • OrphanShadow - Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - link

    I know the pin link with Phenom chips is what gives them the extra headroom with ACC, but will this also apply to the AM2+ Budapest based Opteron Quads too? Reply
  • helldrell666 - Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - link

    I dont why, but when it comes to AMDs products, i get the worst scores from anandtech reviews.
    Maybe,Charlie demirjian was right after all, anandtech hate AMD.
    I got the worst 4870 results from anandtech.
    At tomshardware and techreport, the 4870 did much better.
    In your previous review,the 9850BE reached 3.3GHz on 1.38v.
    Do you hate AMD anandtech?

  • cdbular - Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - link

    "Do you hate AMD anandtech?"

    No they don't, but Intel maintains this WEB, Just look at the ads in the page...
  • ZootyGray - Thursday, July 24, 2008 - link

    Ads? What ads?
    Dude - you would enjoy FIREFOX w 'Ad Blocker' - there are no ads :)
  • helldrell666 - Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - link

    Im tired of shintel and nshitia. All this propaganda to destroy the image of AMd/ATI.
    But,the time will coe when DAAMIT will rape them all.Its just a matter of time.
  • jdizzle1337 - Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - link

    Too bad AMD hasn't worked itself back to having the credibility to create "rumors".

    Phenom round 1 was 100% hype and obsolete upon release. Sorry AMD you are on believe it when i see it status.
  • wingless - Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - link

    Did you not read the review? The SB750 works as advertised in a big way. Reply
  • Guuts - Thursday, July 24, 2008 - link

    AMD actually advertised something?? :-p Reply
  • Harbmike99 - Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - link

    Yea I know the CPU has a bug. I have never seen it I have the patch turn off. But will this new SB help it too. I have not overclocked it (too much just once to see if I could get 2.5, and I did) because I am stil useing a older AM2 board, and I am planing to buy a new board and give the old board and X2 cpu to a freind.

    So will it help?
    I would love to get to 3 ghz. I have seen some say on fourms they got that. What so you guys think?

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