by Alexey Nicolaychuk

An open source software used for tuning and debugging NVIDIA GPU based display adapters

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: Alexey Nicolaychuk

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Last revision: Last week

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RivaTuner for windows is an open source, free software that is very powerful and provides the means of overclocking, customizing the performance, and fixing any bugs that may be found on your NVIDIA GPU-based display adapters. It provides a vast array of driver-level Direct 3Dand OpenGL options and, along with an impressive selection of tuning options, allows you to access real-time hardware monitoring, diagnostic reports, and a mature profiling system that you can customize to suit your needs.

RivaTuner is an open source software so therefore comes with many of the benefits and issues that open source software bring to the table. As it is open source, it is free, and anyone can have access to it. It allows for other uses to help update and provide new driver-level and even low-level capabilities, making sure it gets better over time. However, as it is open source, it is not being supported by any major publisher, seeing as the last time it was officially patched was back in 2010. Therefore, the software is prone to bugs and hacking and relies a lot on users to patch them out instead.

While RivaTuner is popular mainly for its compatibility with NVIDIA-based adapters, recently, it has started to branch out and provide support for other brands as well, extending its potential customer base. This includes support for ATI RADEON 8500-based adapters as well as support for ATI graphics processors, although to a more limited degree. This means RivaTuner has the potential to be a gamer's best friend as it not only allows for framerate monitoring and editing video characteristics but also gives the option for high-resolution video encoding, which streamers these days will find particularly useful. RivaTuner is compatible with legacy versions of Windows as well, all the way back to Windows 98, including Windows 98 SE.

Provides the means to tune NVIDIA GPU based display adapters extensively

  • Extensively tune NVIDIA-based display adapters.
  • Compatible with all NVIDIA hardware and many ATI graphics processors.
  • Has many built-in overclocking utilities such as MSI Afterburner.
  • Includes patch script engines and other plug-ins.
  • Provides a large selection of customization tools for video editors and streamers alike.
Windows operating system (98 or newer)
NVIDIA or ATI GPU-based display adapter
Access to driver-level Direct3D, OpenGL options

Provides comprehensive control over graphics card settings and performance.
Supports customizable on-screen display for real-time information.
Free to use with consistent updates and improvements.

Requires significant technical knowledge to use effectively.
Occasional compatibility issues with newer graphics cards.
Potential risk of hardware damage if used improperly.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Andrew N*****o
RivaTuner is a powerful tweaking, overclocking, and tuning utility for NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards. It allows users to manage their graphics card settings such as core and memory clocks, voltage levels, fan speeds, and more. The software also provides detailed information about the hardware, such as temperatures, fan speeds, and memory usage. RivaTuner can also be used to overclock the GPU and fine-tune performance settings.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Alfie D*****i
RivaTuner is a great piece of software for overclocking and monitoring graphics cards. I found it very easy to use and it gave me a lot of options for customizing my card to maximize performance. I especially like the option to define custom fan profiles that allow me to control the temperature of my card more precisely. I also like the fact that the software provides detailed reports that allow me to monitor all aspects of the card's performance. The interface is very intuitive and easy to navigate. I have had no problems with compatibility and it works with all the major GPU manufacturers. All in all, RivaTuner is a great tool for anyone looking to get the most out of their graphics card.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Ross F.
RivaTuner is a great tool for otimizing gaming performance, it's really easy to use and has a wide range of customisation options that make it a great chocie for gamers.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Logan Z.
I found RivaTuner to be an excellent tool to fine-tune and monitor my computer's graphics performance, its very intuitive to use and I've had no issues using it so far.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Harrison Schuettpelz
This software is a popular graphics card tweaking utility that allows users to customize various settings, such as overclocking, fan speed, and voltage, for optimal performance. It provides a user-friendly interface, advanced monitoring tools, and supports a wide range of graphics cards. Additionally, it allows users to create custom profiles and monitor system performance in real-time.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Noah Y*******i
RivaTuner software is a powerful graphics card tweaking utility that offers a wide range of customization options and performance monitoring tools.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Ollie
Powerful GPU overclocking, detailed performance monitoring. Slight learning curve.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Isaac
Customizable, detailed GPU monitoring.
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