Introducing Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition

Subject: General Tech | November 30, 2017 - 01:17 PM |
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.

Source: AMD

November 30, 2017 | 02:30 PM - Posted by unacom

I hope this one makes ReLive recordings actually work. There's horrible desync in the audio and even choppiness in the video at higher bit rates.

December 1, 2017 | 05:05 AM - Posted by Nezarn

Will they fix their bad opengl drivers? (in certain cases an RX480 is running at half speed vs. an nvidia GT430 LOL) Will they fix ReLive so it would be actually usable? (so it doesn't random decide which games it can work in) Will they fix their Vulkan driver so primitive restarts won't crash the driver?

If not, then all I see is a bad marketing stunt, they want "normal" users to believe that they are fixing long standing bugs and thats why they rename the driver again.

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