AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition Adds Mobile & VR Game Streaming, Performance Tuning

Subject: Graphics Cards | December 13, 2018 - 09:01 AM |
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.

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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%).

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New Features

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Availability

Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition is available now from AMD’s support website for all supported AMD GPUs.

Source: AMD

December 13, 2018 | 08:31 PM - Posted by James

“Examples include Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (11%), Battlefield V (39%), and Shadow of the Tomb Raider (15%).“

I remember some previous news post having egregious use of exclamation points. This looks like it might be worth some exclamation points, but there are none. What is the bar for an exclamation point these days?

Are these DX12 or DX11 based games? I am not really a gamer. I still hear fanboys talk about how much better nvidia is in DX11 games. DX11 really should be going away, but Nvidia put a lot of money into making DX11 pigs fly, so it is in their best interest to hold back DX12/Vulkan as long as possible. Nvidia could get a boost on DX12 also, but not as large as AMD. DX12 also makes better use of multithreaded cpus, so that is kind of being held back by DX11 also. Hopefully we can start taking advantage of 8+ core cpus with DX12/Vulcan. I was using a 32 core machine at work to run compression in parallel. It took about 5 minutes real-time, but racked up about 145 minutes of cpu time. If something can be made to run in parallel, the difference can be massive.

December 14, 2018 | 11:44 AM - Posted by Zach Davis (not verified)

The HDR Tone mapping is a really interesting feature. I have to say its frustrating as an NVIDIA user to see so many capable Freesync monitors (and now TVs) on the market, and so little G-SYNC HDR equivalents. Microcenter has the PG27UQ on display near me, and its a sight to behold (even more so at $400 off MSRP) but its the only option for the Green team ATM.

Still patiently waiting for AMD to compete on the high end in the GPU space. Can still remember the halcyon days of the 9800 PRO.

December 14, 2018 | 03:44 PM - Posted by notthesameTNpanelsfrom2007 (not verified)

Dell Gaming S2716DGR

picked up 3 back in august for $450.
friend just picked one up for $350 a few weeks ago.
they go on sale often.

the differences between tn and ips panels are longer as vast as they once were. viewing angles remain the only issue (unless intend to use for professional applications) that remains imo, and that is much less noticeable with todays panels.

colors come calibrated from dell, right outta the box. again, probably not recommended for pro users, but for everyone else, its superb.

December 14, 2018 | 03:48 PM - Posted by derpthederpfromderpington (not verified)

edit: read "HDR"

those looking for great price/perf on gsync panel (sans HDR), see above, and wait for a sale

December 14, 2018 | 11:45 AM - Posted by Zach Davis (not verified)

The HDR Tone mapping is a really interesting feature. I have to say its frustrating as an NVIDIA user to see so many capable Freesync monitors (and now TVs) on the market, and so little G-SYNC HDR equivalents. Microcenter has the PG27UQ on display near me, and its a sight to behold (even more so at $400 off MSRP) but its the only option for the Green team ATM.

Still patiently waiting for AMD to compete on the high end in the GPU space. Can still remember the halcyon days of the 9800 PRO.

December 20, 2018 | 07:50 AM - Posted by AlanHurlburt

Would be AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition acceptable for Windows education edition? I am going to use them for interactive education program in Edubirdie ( https://edubirdie.com/case-converter ). Devices have to visualize different kinds of scape, objects and models. What could you advice me, please?

December 21, 2018 | 08:58 PM - Posted by Specfreq (not verified)

I can't believe the most interesting feature wasn't even mentioned in the podcast, VR streaming to non PC native HMDs!

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