Subject: Graphics Cards | December 13, 2018 - 09:01 AM | Jim Tanous
Tagged: Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition, radeon software, radeon, gpu, drivers, amd, Adrenalin Edition
AMD today released the latest major update to its Radeon software and driver suite. Building on the groundwork laid last year, AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition brings a number of new features and performance improvements.
With this year’s software update, AMD continues to make significant gains in game performance compared to last year’s driver release, with an average gain of up to 15 percent in across a range of popular titles. Examples include Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (11%), Battlefield V (39%), and Shadow of the Tomb Raider (15%).
Beyond performance, Adrenalin 2019 Edition introduces a number of new and improved features. Highlights include:
Game Streaming: Radeon gamers can now stream any game or application from their PCs to their mobile devices via the AMD Link app at up to 4K 60fps. The feature supports both on-screen controls as well as Bluetooth controllers. ReLive streaming is also expanding to VR, with users able to stream games and videos from their PCs to standalone VR headsets via new AMD VR store apps. This includes Steam VR titles, allowing users to play high-quality PC-based VR games on select standalone headsets. AMD claims that its streaming technology offers “up to 44% faster responsiveness” than other game streaming solutions.
ReLive Streaming and Sharing: Gamers more interested in streaming their games to other people will find several new features in AMD’s ReLive feature, including adjustable picture-in-picture instant replays from 5 to 30 seconds, automatic GIF creation, and a new scene editor with more stream overlay options and hotkey-based scene transition control.
Radeon Game Advisor: A new overlay available in-game that helps users designate their target experience (performance vs. quality) and then recommends game-specific settings to achieve that target. Since the tool is running live alongside the game, it can respond to changes as they occur and dynamically recommend updated settings and options.
Radeon Settings Advisor: A new tool in the Radeon Software interface that scans system configuration and settings and recommends changes (e.g., enabling or disabling Radeon Chill, changing the display refresh rate, enabling HDR) to achieve an optimal gaming experience.
WattMan One-Click Tuning Improvements: Radeon WattMan now supports automatic tuning of memory overclocking, GPU undervolting, expanded fan control options, and unlocked DPM states for RX Vega series cards.
Display Improvements: FreeSync 2 can now tone-map HDR content to look better on displays that don’t support the full color and contrast of the HDR spec, and AMD’s Virtual Super Resolution feature is now supported on ultra-wide displays.
Radeon Overlay: AMD’s Overlay feature which allows gamers to access certain Radeon features without leaving their game has been updated to display system performance metrics, WattMan configuration options, Radeon Enhanced Sync controls, and the aforementioned Game Advisor.
AMD Link: AMD’s mobile companion app now offers easier setup via QR code scanning, voice control of various Radeon and ReLive settings (e.g., start/stop streaming, save replay, take screenshot), WattMan controls, enhanced performance metrics, and the ability to initiate a Radeon Software update.
Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition is available now from AMD’s support website for all supported AMD GPUs.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 28, 2018 - 01:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition, radeon, amd, 18.8.2
Hot on the heels of the NVIDIA update, AMD has released a new driver for your Radeon and Vega cards or your APU, with optimizations for Strange Brigade and F1 2018 with a focus on high resolution performance.
In addition to the new games, there are fixes for Far Cry 5 and solutions to problems some users encountered with FRTC and Instant Replay enabled. You can grab them right here.
- Strange Brigade
- Up to 5% faster performance in Strange BrigadeTM using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.2 on the RadeonTM RX Vega 64 (8GB) graphics card than with RadeonTM Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 at 3840x2160 (4K).
- Up to 3% faster performance in Strange BrigadeTM using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.2 on the RadeonTM RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with RadeonTM Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 at 2560x1440 (1440p).
- F1 2018
- Some games may experience instability or stutter when playing with FRTC and Instant Replay enabled.
- Upgrade Advisor may not appear in Radeon Settings game manager.
- Far Cry 5 may experience dimmed or grey images with HDR10 enabled on some system configurations.
- Far Cry 5 may experience an application hang when changing video settings on some system configurations.
- Radeon Chill min and max values may not sync on multi GPU system configurations.
- Radeon FreeSync may fail to enable when playing Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4.
Subject: Graphics Cards, Processors | May 18, 2018 - 04:33 PM | Ken Addison
Tagged: Vega, ryzen, raven ridge, Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition, r5 2400g, r3 2200g, amd
The new Q2 2018 drivers are based on AMD's current Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition release and bring features such as ReLive and the Radeon overlay to the Vega-powered desktop platform.
We haven't had a lot of time to look for potential performance enhancements this driver brings yet, but we did do a quick 3DMark run on our Ryzen 5 2400G with memory running at DDR4-3200.
Here, we see healthy gains of around 5% in 3DMark Firestrike for the new driver. While I wouldn't expect big gains for older titles, newer titles that have come out since the initial Raven Ridge drive release in February will see the biggest gains.
We are still eager to see the mobile iterations of AMD's Raven Ridge processors get updated drivers, as notebooks such as the HP Envy X360 have not been updated since they launched in November of last year.
It's good to see progress from AMD on this front, but they must work harder to unify the graphics drivers of their APU products into the mainstream graphics driver releases if they want those products to be taken seriously as gaming options.
Subject: General Tech | May 3, 2018 - 01:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: adrenaline 18.4.1, Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition, amd
Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.4.1 Driver Version 18.10.01.05 (extended edition) quietly arrived yesterday with a variety of fixes as well as a new feature for AMD cards; 4k Netflix. AMD have added support for the Microsoft PlayReady 3.0 DRM which along with a display which supports HDCP 2.2, is required to stream Netflix in 4k. You can check out the bug fixes included in this update as well as a caution about using multiple GPUs when watching Netflix right here, or you could head over to The Inquirer as they reveal the drawback to streaming Netflix on Windows.
"The 18.4.1 drivers for the hyperbolically named driver software brought in support for the Windows 10 April Update as well as some fixes for known issues in a suite of triple-A games."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- TSMC’s Roadmap Full, But Thin @ EE Times
- DDoS attacks in Europe 'down 60 per cent' following WebStresser takedown @ The Inquirer
- We just wanna torque: Spinning transfer boffins say torque memory near @ The Register
- How Reliable Are 10TB and 12TB Hard Drives? Backblaze Publishes Q1 2018 Hard Drive Reliability @ Slashdot
- Google Is Building a Secret Social-Gaming Startup Called Arcade @ Slashdot
- Cambridge Analytica dismantled for good? Nope: It just changed its name to Emerdata @ The Register
- The 2018 LG Electronics Home Technology Showcase @ TechARP
Subject: General Tech | November 30, 2017 - 01:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: amd, radeon, Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition
Say farewell to Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition as AMD releases a new driver family for the coming year. Their Adrenalin Edition will go live in December and will be the new name of their drivers for 2018.
We don't really have any more to go on than the pretty video above and a sense that there may be a floral theme appearing in the interface. AMD plans to continue to coincide driver releases with the launch of major game titles which incorporate enhancements for those games. One hopes this can help in the battle between the Vega GPUs and NVIDIA's higher end GPUS; at 4k the race is very tight and AMD often holds the lead above the GtX 1080.
Here's the PR.
Today, AMD is unveiling the name for the next generation of advanced Radeon Software coming in December 2017.
Named after the vibrant Adrenalin Rose, Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition continues AMD’s commitment to releasing major driver updates annually. The fully redesigned and supercharged Radeon Software Crimson Edition in 2015 received the highest user satisfaction rating of any AMD software ever, while Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition continued the 90 percent user satisfaction for 12 straight months in a row.
As a reminder, over the past three years, Radeon Software has delivered to users 70 software releases, launch day support for more than 75 games and over 50 new or enhanced features, with more than 250 million downloads across the globe. Radeon Software continues to lead the way in elevating high-performance gaming and VR experience for gamers, professionals and game developers.