PCPer Live! AMD Radeon Crimson ReLive Discussion and RX 480 Giveaway!

Subject: General Tech, Graphics Cards | December 12, 2016 - 12:56 PM |
Tagged: video, relive, radeon software, radeon, live stream, live, giveaway, crimson, amd

UPDATE: If you missed the live stream today, don't worry! You can catch the reply right here:

Last year, AMD and its software team dispatched some representatives to our offices to talk about the major software release that was Radeon Software Crimson Edition. As most of you probably saw last week, AMD launched the Crimson ReLive driver and we are pleased to let you know that we will again be hosting a live stream with our friends at AMD! Come learn about the development of this new driver, how the new features work and insight on what might be coming in the future from AMD's software team.

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And what's a live stream without prizes? AMD has stepped up to the plate to offer up some awesome hardware for those of you that tune in to watch the live stream! 

  • 3 x AMD Radeon RX 480 Graphics Cards

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AMD Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Live Stream and Giveaway

10am PT / 1pm ET - December 13th

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The event will take place Tuesday, December 13th at 10am PT / 1pm ET at https://www.pcper.com/live. There you’ll be able to catch the live video stream as well as use our chat room to interact with the audience. To win the prizes you will have to be watching the live stream, with exact details of the methodology for handing out the goods coming at the time of the event.

I will be joined by Liam Gallagher, Radeon Software Marketing Manager and Jeff Engel, Radeon Software Lead QA Manager. In short, these are two people you want to hear from and have answer your questions! (Apparently Terry Makedon will be hiding in the background as well...)

If you have questions, please leave them in the comments below and we'll look through them just before the start of the live stream. Of course you'll be able to tweet us questions @pcper and we'll be keeping an eye on the IRC chat as well for more inquiries. What do you want to know and hear from AMD?

So join us! Set your calendar for Tuesday at 10am PT / 1pm ET and be here at PC Perspective to catch it. If you are a forgetful type of person, sign up for the PC Perspective Live mailing list that we use exclusively to notify users of upcoming live streaming events including these types of specials and our regular live podcast. I promise, no spam will be had!

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December 12, 2016 | 01:04 PM - Posted by diablosfiji

I will surely be joining.

December 12, 2016 | 01:27 PM - Posted by George P. Burdell (not verified)

Congrats on getting support for GCN 1.0 graphics cards into the official Linux kernel AMDGPU driver. What are your thoughts of the future of the AMDGPU driver? Do you consider it an advantage over nVidia to have Linux kernel mainline support?

December 12, 2016 | 01:28 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Will older Radeon GPUs benefit from ReLive video recording compared to other software capture programs e.g. OBS or even Raptr?

December 12, 2016 | 01:32 PM - Posted by SkaHead82 (not verified)

Is the contest open to residents of Quebec, Canada?

December 12, 2016 | 02:28 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

I'll ask Ryan to put a French sticker on it if you win so the Tongue Troopers don't come after you.

December 13, 2016 | 12:27 AM - Posted by SkaHead82 (not verified)

Aww yeah, finally getting in on some of that out of province gambling fun :P

December 13, 2016 | 12:27 AM - Posted by SkaHead82 (not verified)

Aww yeah, finally getting in on some of that out of province gambling fun :P

December 13, 2016 | 03:07 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Sssshhhh... best not to "talk" about these things out in the open. The dark side is stroooooong....

Kidding aside, these linguistic inspectors are officially considered above the law in quebec, just don't mess with them.

December 12, 2016 | 01:35 PM - Posted by LFCavalcanti (not verified)

Is the Giveaway world-wide?

December 12, 2016 | 02:27 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

We don't tend to ship to Antarctica.

December 12, 2016 | 01:41 PM - Posted by RepsUp100 (not verified)

Now that HiAlgo's Chill tech has been added, will we be seeing HiAlgo's Boost and Switch technology implemented in future driver releases?

December 12, 2016 | 01:43 PM - Posted by RepsUp100 (not verified)

Also - Please ask about the recent accusations that they are disabling Async Compute on Older GPUs

December 12, 2016 | 01:56 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Msi afterburner currently does not function properly with this new driver forcing some people to roll back to the previous driver, when can we expect a fix?

December 12, 2016 | 10:16 PM - Posted by donut (not verified)

I'm using Sapphire TRIXX to overclock my RX480 @1410mhz with this driver. No problems so far and these drivers are working great for all my games I play.

The ReLive software seems good to but haven't play with it much yet.

I can't talk for other cards but my RX480 is running great.
Thanks AMD.

December 12, 2016 | 03:20 PM - Posted by slugbug55

Looks like I won't be available for this one.

December 12, 2016 | 05:47 PM - Posted by Plasma (not verified)

nothing but issues with this driver i had to roll back.
going from 60fps to 20fps in overwatch due to chill not working as intended and even with it off it still happens its stuck on.

December 12, 2016 | 06:07 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I want to turn my server, which has 1 free PCIe slot and is running Ubuntu 16.04 into and OpenCL powerhouse on the cheap.
Wink/cough/breathe awkwardly if there's a dual Polaris card coming. Talk about how great Vega will be if there isn't.

December 12, 2016 | 11:28 PM - Posted by FrostyWinnipeg

Chicken or egg question - is the hardware created for the software or is the software written for the hardware?

December 13, 2016 | 10:38 AM - Posted by Crunchy005 (not verified)

That isn't the same scenario, neither comes from or makes the other. The chicken makes the egg but comes form the egg. The hardware doesn't make the software and the hardware doesn't come from the software. In this case the software is written for the hardware

December 13, 2016 | 08:21 AM - Posted by Emilio Vargas (not verified)

I wish I wasn't working at the time of the livestream.

December 13, 2016 | 11:47 AM - Posted by utp216

Same for me! :(

December 13, 2016 | 09:09 AM - Posted by Daniel Brito (not verified)

No shipping world wide, fuck this

December 13, 2016 | 10:14 AM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

very nice giveaway!

December 13, 2016 | 11:49 AM - Posted by utp216

Are the RX480's that look like this forum posts picture still available? I picked up my RX480 "Founders Edition" I would call it or "Reference Edition" early when they were first released. I can only find the aftermarket type of RX480 now. I want to get a second but I want them to match perfectly.

December 13, 2016 | 11:59 AM - Posted by TooL (not verified)

I want to know if Santa is real or VR?

December 13, 2016 | 12:00 PM - Posted by Rein (not verified)

Question: where do you see WattMan going in the future? It's a great tool, but playing around with it also shows how good undervolting works on most AMD cards. I'm sure there is a precise binning process going on, but with so many cards actually being able to run much more efficiently with a few tweaks, could WattMan perhaps be run automatically to optimize voltages in the future?

January 20, 2017 | 09:02 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Not sure about Wattman, but my GTX1080 has the same basic feature in EVGA Precision and it can AUTOMATICALLY setup an optimized profile.

My tool runs the GPU at each frequency point while adjusting the voltage to find the MINIMUM voltage point that works (thus less heat, and thus less potential to thermal throttle).

Unfortunately it's not perfect and my system FROZE in at least one game so I had to back off on that.

If WATTMAN doesn't do this already it most likely can. I do know they even mentioned this EXACT things a few months ago (it wasn't available then) so it looks like AMD or at least game developers will implement it (may already be a thing from EVGA and others since again Precision did basically the same thing for NVidia).

December 13, 2016 | 12:03 PM - Posted by Joseph Taylor (not verified)

Why does the Wattman histogram scroll from right to left. This is very counter intuitive and also results in the popup box being hidden off screen at the beginning of the graph when in fullscreen mode. Are there any plans to change this?

December 13, 2016 | 12:07 PM - Posted by Joseph Taylor (not verified)

What is the relationship between FRTC and Chill and why do we need both at this point? Are they not effectively doing the same thing for the most part?

December 13, 2016 | 12:21 PM - Posted by JxcelDolghmQ (not verified)

I'd like to ask about support for using a single, powerful GPU for rendering but connecting monitors to a secondary, older video card that does no rendering but just outputs whatever the primary card renders. Is this kind of setup supported? Would I need to install multiple sets of drivers? Could one use multiple output slave cards?
AMD has been very aggressive with removing older video inputs from their new video cards, and active adapters have many drawbacks (and sometimes don't even support the full resolution of the display), so this kind of setup is the only way that I could use a modern AMD GPU without discarding perfectly good displays.

December 13, 2016 | 12:59 PM - Posted by Nikola (not verified)

Will there be more discrete cards like HD7750?

December 13, 2016 | 01:16 PM - Posted by Phil W (not verified)

@AMD My question is where can I get a 4K version of the AMD Relive wallpaper?

December 13, 2016 | 01:43 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Full Vulkan support for Vulkan API managed multi-GPU adaptor for one question(both Linux and windows 7/8.1 support), as in when will that arrive? And when the Zen APUs arrive will the graphics be Vega based and will there be any Linux OS based OEM laptops that will be using Zen/Vega APUs? It looks like via GPUOpen AMD's Linux support has greatly improved but as of yet I'm not seeing many RX 480 based Steam Machine offerings from any OEMs, what's up with that.

With Vega graphics arriving soon the RX480/470 prices will continue to fall making for some great bargians so I'm hoping that the continued driver and Vulkan/DX12/other API improvments will keep coming. So keep on helping the Blender Foundation with any AMD Cycles rendering support for GCN SKUs including Polaris and Vega GPUs for rendering workloads done on the GPU under Blender 3D.

December 13, 2016 | 01:53 PM - Posted by Mike D (not verified)

Why can't I like Radeon? I've tried and tried, but I just can't. I love and uses AMD but I don't care for Radeon.

December 14, 2016 | 03:40 AM - Posted by Tsbod (not verified)

Must be something wrong with you because everyone loves Radeon right? ;)

December 14, 2016 | 07:49 AM - Posted by iknowright (not verified)

it's all about WHAT you have on the time WHEN you start. some people can moderate their emotional connection with a brand, some just don't.

i have two examples happened to my friends, passionately worship for something: camera brands of Canon and Nikon and football (soccer) teams. It's all rooted on WHEN and WHAT they got/ like on the first time. They could change side (one of them did) or change to a different brand/ team or simply overtime getting bored and don't care anymore because the entity changed (like his team loses all the time heheh).

December 14, 2016 | 04:13 AM - Posted by Tsbod (not verified)

at 57:30 AMD's Jeff Engel claimed that "our performance in DX12 is really industry leading" I'm not sure where he got this crazy idea from, does he even look at the dx12 benchmarks published on this site or others? All the ones I've seen nvidia's Titan X/gtx 1080 vs AMD's Fury X/rx 480. Nvidia's products beat and often totally demolishes AMD in DX12. If he had claimed that AMD is really industry leading in losing money I would be far more inclined to believe him.

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