ASUS GPU Tweak gets a UI overhaul
ASUS GPU Tweak is among the few apps that support both NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards.
Although this application is designed for graphics cards made by ASUS, some functionality will be preserved for cards from other vendors. It’s a tool that allows GPU monitoring, overclocking and maintenance. For ASUS models, this obviously means support for built-in OC profiles and 0dB fan control.
The 220.127.116.11 version which launched as GPU Tweak III adds a brand new user interface, translations to new languages, but also tooltips for select buttons and interface elements. Furthermore, new GPU Tweak will now have access to additional NVIDIA GPU metrics, such as FPS Metric or Render Present Latency. There are changes to the on-screen overlay (OSD) as well. It will now support multi-GPU configurations and allow users to modify the background.
Here is GPU Tweak III running on Colorful GTX 1080 Ti, and yes, it comes with built-in GPU-Z software:
Interestingly, the changelog also mentions that ASUS RTX 30 Evangelion graphics card is installed the software will switch to a special custom theme dedicated to the series.
ASUS is currently running a giveaway related to the new software release. ASUS fans can win ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 3090 Ti Liquid Cooled graphics card along with ROG Thor 1000W power supply. It does not require any social media activity (like/subscribe), only answers to some questions, so definitely worth a try!
Note that many systems in GPU Tweak III have changed substantially with this release, so while adjusting some functions, small bugs may have been fixed and behavior may have been tweaked. This set of patch notes covers the most impactful and directly noticeable changes.
- The entire GPU Tweak III interface has been translated into several languages: German, French, Turkish, Korean, and both Simplified and Traditional Chinese. If the Windows default language is set to any of these languages, GPU Tweak III also automatically switches to that language upon opening. Otherwise, English is the default language. The language can be changed in the Settings screen.
- Tooltips have been added for many important buttons and elements of the interface. These are turned off by default, but can be enabled by going to Settings, and clicking the box next to “Show user interface tooltips”.
- New metrics have been added to the Monitor for Nvidia GPUs. The most notable of these are two different FPS metrics, and Render Present Latency, which can help to track render execution time (frame time). For the most part, this type of frame measurement data is only useful while the GPU is under load (i.e. while a game or benchmark is running).
- The OSD now supports multiple GPUs. In GPU Tweak III style, additional GPUs are displayed in columns to the right. In Classic style, rows are added below the CPU metrics for extra GPUs.
- When some languages are selected, the entire interface may become wider to accommodate longer text. Similarly, some buttons may become extended. Note that this behavior is still under development; some parts of the UI may have text or visual glitches when not using English.
- Various small text position changes have been made across the interface. Many of these are to accommodate the language changes. The most notable of these is the Dashboard, which now has enough space for multiple lines per metric.
- If the user changes colors in the Interface Customization section of the Settings screen, their selections will now be applied to different elements of the UI. The most prominent new locations include borders and text on the OC Scanner, Fan Control, and VF Tuner screens.
- The offset number below each Fan Speed setting has been removed, as it was confusing for some users and provided inconsistent data.
- If an ROG EVA Edition graphics card is installed, the background changes to a special Evangelion theme.
- Added a scanning animation to the Profile Connect screen that displays while games and apps load.
- Optimized interface loading to improve software startup speed.
- The text editing portion of the OSD settings page has been modified significantly so that all settings are more clearly laid out.
- Background colors can now be added to pictures in the Classic OSD style.
- Fixed multiple issues with OSD profile saving that could cause some settings would not be saved. In particular, this could affect resolution, aspect ratio, and arrangement of selected metrics.
- Fixed an issue with the Position function in the OSD where the anchor point could be upside-down.
- Fixed various crashes involving the OSD and its respective settings screen.