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Today we are honored to announce the latest amazing chapter in our long-term custom development partnership with Microsoft focused on pushing the limits of gaming.

 

AMD and Microsoft have co-designed and co-engineered a custom, high performance AMD SoC to power Project Scarlett to deliver an incredible gaming experience, including the next-generation of performance, graphics, lighting, visuals, and audio immersion. This processor builds upon the significant innovation of the AMD Ryzen™ "Zen 2" CPU core and a "Navi" GPU based on next-generation Radeon™ RDNA gaming architecture including hardware-accelerated raytracing.

 

Microsoft Executive Vice President of Gaming Phil Spencer revealed new details about Project Scarlett, which is expected to deliver the most powerful and immersive Xbox experience ever. Project Scarlett is a significant step forward in gaming and will provide developers with the power they require to bring their future creative visions to life with up to 120 frames per second, variable refresh rate, a next-gen solid state drive, and almost non-existent load times. Thousands of games across four generations will look and play best on Project Scarlett which will arrive in Holiday 2020.

 

AMD has teamed with Microsoft for over a decade, starting with the Xbox 360 and the first GPU designed for Unified Shading. In 2013, Microsoft introduced the Xbox One powered by a custom CPU and GPU on AMD SoC with high bandwidth eSRAM. In 2016 Microsoft introduced Xbox One S, the first model capable of HDR rendering. Then, the following year, Microsoft and AMD co-engineered a custom processor for the Xbox One X, introduced as the world’s most powerful console at the time, offering true 4k game rendering.

 

Our relationship with Microsoft is based on silicon design deeply rooted in tight collaboration. Our engineering organizations work together as one design team to continually innovate and significantly advance the overall gaming experience.

 

As the #1 supplier of high-end processors and graphics for the game console market, AMD is committed to being the trusted partner for delivering the absolute best immersive experiences based on our unique silicon, platform and software expertise. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Microsoft and pushing the boundaries of technology and gaming. We can’t wait for you to experience this upcoming AMD-based product from Microsoft!

 

You can find more information from Microsoft on Xbox Wire. And, be sure to check out the AMD Next Horizon Gaming livestream from E3 with our President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su on Monday, June 10, 2019 @ 3 p.m. Pacific for more on AMD gaming technology.

 

 

Jack Huynh, Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Semi-Custom Business Unit, AMD

AMD has teamed up with some of the industry’s most influential gamers, content creators, and hardware component manufacturers to deliver a purpose-built PC designed for an exceptional gaming experience with smooth streaming capabilities and tons of horsepower to produce premium content.

 

 

At the heart of our influencer’s PC, we start with an AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700X processor with 8 cores and 16 threads, ready for elite performance in gaming, streaming, content creation, and intensive multitasking.

 

 

We chose to mount the Ryzen 7 2700X on the ASUS ROG STRIX X470-I Gaming motherboard. This mITX board is equipped with ASUS Aura RGB lighting, SupremeFX 8 channel audio, and rock-solid performance.

 

 

AMD went with HyperX 16GB of Predator DDR4 RGB high speed memory, capable of speeds up to 4000 MHz and RGB lighting.

 

 

For storage AMD chose the HyperX FURY RGB 240GB SSD for a blazing fast primary drive while utilizing Seagate’s 4TB Barracuda hard drive to store loads of games and video content. 

 

 

Of course, AMD had to gear up our gamers with the world’s first 7nm gaming graphics card, AMD Radeon VII, with 16GB of video memory, a triple fan cooling design, and a solid aluminum shroud. It’s ready to power ultra-smooth gaming experiences at consistently high FPS, in 1440p, ultrawide, and 4K.

 

 

This was all powered by the ASUS ROG Thor power supply, rated at 850W, with a built-in OLED screen that shows just how much power you’re drawing and more RGB lighting. The cables were treated with custom sleeves from Mainframe Customs to any color and pattern our influencers wanted. 

 

 

All this hardware was built inside the RAIJINTEK PAEAN-M case featuring an open-frame chassis and a tempered front glass panel. We mounted our graphics card with the RAIJINTEK PAXX-S vertical mount GPU Riser bracket and a set of 2 RAIJINTEK IRIS RGB fans. Once we got it all in there, we fitted the CPU with EKWB’s AM4 Velocity water block, Coolstream radiator, EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 pump, hardline tubing, and Cryofuel coolants with colors ranging from Blood Red to Amber Orange. 

 

 

 

Meet some of the influencers AMD has teamed up with:

 

Lee Harington aka PCJunkieMods:

 

 

  • Fun facts: Thanks to gaming I found a hobby that eventually turned into something bigger which led to meeting a bunch of awesome people in the industry and building cool gaming PCs for other PC enthusiasts. I was lucky enough to have this chance to share my creative ideas, knowledge, and experience with the gamers and other people that are just as passionate about gaming and PC industry in general as I am.
  • Favorite games:  Battlefield Bad company 2, Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare, Hearthstone, and Apex Legends
  • Drink of choice while gaming: Give me plenty of water and coffee. 
  • Social channels: Find me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, and my Website

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian Jang, GTM Manager at AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied. GD-5

 

 

 

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With the launch of the AM4 platform in 2016, we at AMD made a commitment to maintain and support socket AM4 through 2020. During that time, we have continued to evolve the platform to offer new features, more performance, and greater functionality. With a single socket ranging from entry level to enthusiast class motherboards, consumers have the flexibility to start with the hardware that meets their needs today, and upgrade to their growing performance demands tomorrow.  

 

 

So, how do you know whether youll be able to upgrade your existing processor with a new motherboard or a new processor with existing motherboard? With the new AMD X570 chipset and AMD Ryzen 3000 series processors, we’re launching Ryzen 3000 Ready. If a new X570, X470 or B450 motherboard is calling your name, just look for the "AMD Ryzen Desktop 3000 Ready" badge (shown above) on the box to ensure processor drop-in compatibility 

 

For those looking to update their existing PCs with a new processor, motherboard manufacturers have BIOS updates rolling out now. Check out your motherboard vendors website for a list of supported processors so that you can easily identify which motherboard will support your Ryzen processor of choice. 

 

 

AMD’s Socket AM4 has historic forwards and backwards compatibility. Where else can you upgrade your processor and be able to use your current motherboard? Even better, many current customers will see a BIOS update to support the Ryzen 3000 series processors. That’s the beauty of the stable, flexible AM4 ecosystem.  

 

Erin Maiorino, Ryzen Desktop Product Marketing Manager at AMD. Her postings are her own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies, or opinions. Links to third party sites and references to third party trademarks are provided for convenience and illustrative purposes only. Unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such links, and no third party endorsement of AMD or any of its products is implied. 

 

©2019 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. All rights reserved. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, Ryzen and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.  

With the new AMD X570 chipset for socket AM4, we are bringing industry leading technology for enthusiasts, gamers and creators alike.

 

PCI Express® 4.0

Modern PC platforms use the PCI Express® 3.0 interface, which can transfer data up to 1GB/s per lane, or 16GB/s on a x16 slot. With the continuously increasing performance demands of games and applications, the devices that are being built to meet those demands require equally increasing bandwidth. The new PCIe 4.0 standard DOUBLES the bandwidth of PCIe 3.0 to up to 2GB/s per lane, or up to 32 GB/s on a x16 slot, enabling new generations of high-performance graphics cards, networking devices, NVMe drives, ethernet cards and more.

 

 

What can PCIe 4.0 do for you? Increased bandwidth can remove bottlenecks to performance and accelerate your workflow. That means the promise of faster file storage, faster application loading, and even faster graphics performance is tied to adoption of the PCIe 4.0 standard.

 

 

The future of PCIe 4.0 bandwidth starts in 2019 with the launch of 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors and AMD X570-based motherboards. We’ve been working closely with leading technology partners like Phison to enable the first PCIe 4.0 ×4 NVMe controllers for consumer storage devices, as well as SSD vendors like Corsair, Galaxy and Gigabyte to help bring PCIe 4.0 drives to market.

 

AMD X570-based Flagship Motherboards

3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors will be supported by all major motherboard manufacturers. With over 100 AM4 motherboards currently in market, our partners will be introducing an additional 50+ models with the new AMD X570 chipset,  the world’s first consumer PC platform with support for PCIe 4.0 devices.

 

    

 

 

Thanks to AMD and our next-gen platform technology leadership, PC enthusiasts can take advantage of this bleeding-edge hardware advancement in the second half of 2019. Only with 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors and AMD X570 you can count on beautiful, powerful elite motherboards with PCIe 4.0 technology. 

 

Erin MaiorinoRyzen Desktop Product Marketing Manager at AMD. Her postings are her own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies, or opinions. Links to third party sites and references to third party trademarks are provided for convenience and illustrative purposes only. Unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such links, and no third party endorsement of AMD or any of its products is implied. 

©2019 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. All rights reserved. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, Ryzen and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc  PCIe and PCI Express are registered trademarks of PCI-SIG Corporation.

1 Testing as of 05/20/2019 by AMD Performance Labs using a 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processor and Phison PS5016-E16 PCIE4.0 NVME 2TB in Crystal DiskMark 6.0.2 Results may vary with configuration. RZ3-12

Founded in 1969 as a Silicon Valley start-up, the AMD journey began with dozens of employees focused on leading-edge semiconductor products. From those modest beginnings, AMD has grown into a global company of 10,000 people, achieving many important industry firsts along the way as well as building a strong following of global fans!

 

Kicking off its 50th anniversary celebration, today AMD unveiled ‘Gold Edition’ versions of the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X processor and AMD Radeon VII graphics card. To celebrate AMD’s rich history of innovation in gaming and high-performance computing, AMD is providing customers and fans with a unique opportunity to obtain commemorative versions of its top-tier gaming products, free games, and other one-of-a-kind keepsake items. Here are your options to participate in some great deals and celebrations:

 

AMD Radeon™ VII Gold Edition

 

Get the AMD Radeon™ VII Gold Edition graphics card with a red shroud, as well as 2 FREE* games, a Lisa Su signature sticker, and a free** AMD 50th Anniversary T-Shirt. Offer available for a limited time.

 

AMD RYZEN™ 7 2700X Gold Edition

 

Get the AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700X Gold Edition processor, signed by Lisa Su, as well as 2 FREE* games, a Lisa Su signature sticker, and a free** AMD 50th Anniversary T-Shirt. Offer available for a limited time.

 

Get 2 Games Free* with an AMD Powered PC!

 

Get 2 games FREE* with the purchase of a PC computer powered by an eligible AMD Radeon™ graphics card and/or an eligible AMD Ryzen™ processor. Offer available through participating retailers only for a limited time.

 

Get The Division® 2 Gold Edition and World War Z® FREE*!

 

With the Purchase of These Products from Participating Retailers*.

 

AMD Radeon™ Graphics CardsAMD Ryzen™ Processors
AMD Radeon™ VII graphics cardAMD Ryzen™ 7 2700X processor
AMD Radeon™ RX Vega Series graphics cardAMD Ryzen™ 7 2700 processor
AMD Radeon™ RX 590 graphics cardAMD Ryzen™ 5 2600X processor
AMD Radeon™ RX 580 graphics cardAMD Ryzen™ 5 2600 processor
AMD Radeon™ RX 570 graphics cardAMD Ryzen™ 5 2400G processor

 

AMD 50th Anniversary VLAN Party

 

On May 4th, join the AMD Red Team on Twitch for a day of community, games, and prizes, including a bundle featuring Ryzen™ 7 2700X Gold Edition and Sapphire Radeon™ RX 590 50th Anniversary Edition. Visit the AMD blog for rules and eligibility: bit.ly/2ZBTrrt

 

#AMD50 Stories

 

From May 1st to May 17th AMD’s asking you, our dedicated community of Red Team members, to share your favorite AMD memories using the hashtag #AMD50. We’re also giving away several AMD Radeon VII Gold Editions and AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Gold Editions to users who participate in our #AMD50 story sweepstakes on Twitter.  See links below for full rules and how to enter for a chance to win:

 

Learn More at www.amd.com/AMD50.

 

Thank you for being a part of our 50-year journey!

 

*Limit one game title per customer. Eligible products include AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Gold Edition, Ryzen 7 2700X, Ryzen 7 2700, Ryzen 5 2600X, Ryzen 5 2600, Ryzen 5 2400G, Radeon VII Gold Edition, Radeon VII, RX Vega series, RX 590, RX 580, or RX 570. Combination with any other promotion is prohibited. Offer available through participating retailers only. 18+ only. Following purchase, product must be installed on system where coupon code will be redeemed. Residency and additional limitations apply. For full Terms & Conditions: www.amdrewards.com/terms.

 

**Offer not available in all countries. Coupon code is valid for one (1) AMD 50th Anniversary Long Sleeve T-Shirt at https://www.amdrewards.com/amd50. Limit one code per person, per household, per email. Offer good for one-time use online. Discount applies to merchandise only, not the value of gift cards, packaging, applicable taxes or shipping & handling charges.  Cannot be combined with any other offers.  Offer is not transferable or valid for resale. Offer is not valid for cash or cash equivalent. Offer subject to change. No adjustments on previous purchases.  Not responsible for lost or stolen codes. Customer is responsible for any duties (or taxes) imposed by their country of origin.

 

LEGAL

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Gold Edition is rated ESRB “M” for Mature and PEGI 18. World War Z is rated ESRB “M” for Mature and PEGI 18. May contain content inappropriate for children. Please consult with ESRB.org, PEGI.info, or your regional game ratings organization.

 

© 2019 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Tom Clancy’s, The Division logo, the Soldier Icon, Snowdrop, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are registered or unregistered trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries.
TM & © 2018 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.
© 2018 Saber Interactive

 

© 2019 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. All rights reserved. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, Ryzen, Radeon and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other product names used in this publication are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective companies.

Users know how frustrating it can be to play a game, see something they want to adjust, and be forced to alt-tab or exit out to change their settings in the control panel.  Radeon™ Overlay provides gamers the choice to rapidly make graphics changes on-the-fly without leaving the game, so they can quickly get back to playing their favorite title.

 

Radeon™ Overlay can easily be opened inside their game by using the hotkey, Alt-R, to bring up the overlay panel.  This non-intrusive panel that appears on the right of the screen provides gamers with one-click access to a multitude of settings for their Radeon graphics card. Features like Radeon™ ReLive, Radeon™ Chill, Radeon™ WattMan, and Radeon™ Game Advisor can easily be adjusted from within this overlay panel.

 

We’ve put together a few simple how-to videos to show you how easy it is to access, adjust and continue gaming with Radeon Overlay.

 

Monitor your graphics and system performance with Radeon Overlay

 

Customize and change the location of the Overlay performance metrics

 

Access Radeon ReLive via Radeon Overlay to capture and share your content with friends or the online community

 

Log your performance using Overlay so you can analyze the data afterwards

 

Change your color settings using Overlay

 

For more information, check out our Radeon Overlay page on amd.com! 

 

 

 

Warren Eng is the Product Marketing Manager for Radeon Software at AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied.  GD-5

 

 

 

Disclaimer:

Overclocking AMD processors, including without limitation, altering clock frequencies / multipliers or memory timing / voltage, to operate beyond their stock specifications will void any applicable AMD product warranty, even when such overclocking is enabled via AMD hardware and/or software. This may also void warranties offered by the system manufacturer or retailer. Users assume all risks and liabilities that may arise out of overclocking AMD processors, including, without limitation, failure of or damage to hardware, reduced system performance and/or data loss, corruption or vulnerability. GD-106

Every advance in gaming, whether on consoles, PCs, or the cloud, is only as good as the games delivered on it. That is why you’ll find AMD’s strong commitment to game developers reflected in every move we make in the gaming world. It’s also why our Radeon™ Software team gets so excited for the annual Game Developers Conference (GDC). It's a one-of-a-kind opportunity to share our latest and greatest tools, tech, and support resources directly with the passionate developer community.

"The Game Developer Conference is first and foremost about supporting the development community with everything it needs to make the next wave of incredible gaming experiences possible. At this GDC, AMD is doubling down on its commitment to open standards-driven games development by providing developers with the tools they need to bring their AAA visions to life. Gaming is moving in exciting new directions, both on consoles and PCs, as well as in gaming driven from the cloud. AMD is out in front of these developments, and ready with the support developers need to make the most of these opportunities."

Andrej Zdravkovic, Corporate Vice President for Software

AMD has long distinguished itself by maintaining a strong commitment to open standards. We continue to believe that the freedom and flexibility made possible by open standards fosters gaming innovation in ways that proprietary solutions cannot. We are very proud to support developers who share that vision with GPUOpen, our website for developers stocked with valuable software and tools based on open standards that they can use to help maximize the performance of their games. For example, dedicated tools like the Radeon™ GPU Profiler help accelerate development cycles and optimize games for next-gen APIs such as DirectX® 12 and Vulkan®.

 

There’s a lot more to share this GDC, with the following updates to our Radeon Software for Developers tools being released on GPUOpen and presented during the AMD-sponsored sessions at the conference tomorrow, Wednesday, March 20.

 

 

Radeon™ GPU Profiler 1.5

GDC 2019 Session: “AMD GPU Performance Revealed”, Room 3001, West Hall, Moscone Center
The Radeon™ GPU Profiler (RGP) is our low-level optimization tool for DirectX 12, Vulkan, and OpenCL™ that runs on Windows® and Linux® and provides detailed graphics and compute timing and occupancy information on AMD Radeon™ GPUs.

 

 

With RGP, developers can easily visualize precisely how their game or application is utilizing the GPU so they can fully optimize it for Radeon™ graphics cards, helping deliver a better experience to end-users using AMD.

 

At GDC we’ll be showing three new features that we are adding in the RGP 1.5 update. Instruction timing, available for all shader stages, lets you see instruction durations to find out what part of your program is “hot.” Shader ISA lets you see shader code in the pipeline state and user market display helps you better understand what the GPU is working on.

 

The Radeon GPU Profiler 1.5 update is coming soon with planned availability in April 2019.

 

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Radeon™ GPU Analyzer 2.1

GDC 2019 Session: “AMD GPU Performance Revealed”, Room 3001, West Hall, Moscone Center
The Radeon™ GPU Analyzer (RGA) is our offline compiler and shader performance analysis tool for DirectX®, Vulkan, OpenGL®, and OpenCL that runs on Windows and Linux which also integrates into popular third-party developer tools like RenderDoc, Shader Playground, CodeXL, and Pyramid.

 

 

RGA improves developer efficiency by providing an integrated shader code editing, compilation, and analysis environment outside of a game engine that helps quickly validate different optimization strategies. As with the Radeon GPU Profiler, the optimizations RGA helps achieve can deliver better end-user experiences on Radeon graphics.

 

The updated 2.1 version of RGA being presented at GDC has a new GUI interface for Vulkan and OpenCL analysis and the ability to use the shader compiler directly from the installed Radeon Software driver – rather than the one included with the tool.

 

Radeon GPU Analyzer 2.1 will be available on March 20, 2019.

 

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Microsoft® PIX AMD-specific GPU Data Support

GDC 2019 Session: “AMD GPU Performance Revealed”, Room 3001, West Hall, Moscone Center
Microsoft® PIX is the premier tool for debugging and analyzing DirectX 12 game performance on Windows® 10, and it has been updated for GDC 2019 to enable developers who primarily use PIX to debug and analyze their DX12 performance to better optimize their games for Radeon graphics.

 

 

The updated version of Microsoft PIX, 1903.12, in addition to providing AMD GPU-specific per command performance data and DirectX 12 stage wave occupancy data, now includes AMD GPU-specific high frequency counter data.

 

The high frequency counter data is based on AMD streaming performance metrics (SPM) which are heavily relied upon by console developers to understand the precise performance impact of overlapping command execution on the GPU.

 

Microsoft PIX 1903.12 is available now.

 

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OCAT (Open Capture and Analytics Tool) 1.4

GDC 2019 Session: “AMD GPU Performance Revealed”, Room 3001, West Hall, Moscone Center

OCAT is our lightweight open source capture and performance analytics tool with support for DirectX® 11, DirectX 12, and Vulkan. It runs in parallel with your game, sampling available DXGI presentation metrics to provide an accurate view of frame timing, pacing, and delivery.

 

 

OCAT can be used by developers to help discover and fix issues in frame pacing, and by end-users for detailed benchmarking of their system’s performance in DX12 and Vulkan games.

 

For the OCAT 1.4 update, we’ve added an audible indicator that capturing is taking place when you don’t want to use the in-game overlay or there are compatibility issues with certain titles prevent its use. We’ve also updated the in-game overlay to include a rolling frame time graph and to display what graphics API is currently being used. Lastly, there is a bar can be added to the overlay that changes color with each frame to aid with post-process video analysis of the capture.

 

OCAT 1.4 will be available on March 20, 2019.

 

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AMD Radeon FreeSync
™ 2 HDR samples

GDC 2019 Session: “A Blend of GCN Optimisation and Color Processing”, Room 3001, West Hall, Moscone Center

AMD Radeon FreeSync™ 2 HDR 1,2 technology raises the bar to the next level for gaming displays, enabling an exceptional user experience when playing HDR games, movies, and other content.

 

 

To help game developers properly set up their games to work with Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR, starting at GDC 2019 AMD is going to post a series of in-depth technical blogs along with sample code that show how to set up, activate and render with Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR enabled on AMD Radeon GPUs with the required Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR display attached.

 

The first blog planned is an introduction to the series and covers color spaces, with follow up blogs in the series covering tone mapping, gamut mapping, and ending with how to use the provided sample code to enable Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR in your application.

 

The Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR Color Spaces blog will be posted on March 20, 2019.

 

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AMD TrueAudio Next (TAN)

GDC 2019 Session: “Powering Spatial Audio on GPUs Through Hardware, Software and Tools”, Room 3001, West Hall, Moscone Center

AMD TrueAudio Next (TAN) is our SDK for GPU-accelerated high-performance audio signal processing for realistic spatial audio, now supported in Steam® Audio. At GDC 2019, we are presenting with Valve to show how the latest Steam Audio Beta 17 released in February now supports dual real-time dedicated compute queues (RTQs) using TAN for accelerated audio convolution, and AMD Radeon™ Rays for accelerated real-time audio ray tracing.

 

 

This update to Steam Audio using GPU-accelerated TAN and Radeon Rays enables higher-order ambisonics spatialized audio for immersive and realistic audio environments with a low impact on the application’s Radeon graphics performance 3. This means developers can incorporate amazing GPU-accelerated spatial audio into their experiences without having worry about compromising its visual fidelity.

 

Steam Audio Beta 17 with dual RTQ TrueAudio Next and Radeon Rays support is available now.

 

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Alexander Blake-Davies is a Software Product Marketing Specialist for Radeon™ Software for Developers at AMD’s Radeon Technology Group. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied. GD-5

 

Footnotes

  1. FreeSync 2 HDR does not require HDR capable monitors; driver can set monitor in native mode when FreeSync 2 HDR supported HDR content is detected. Otherwise, HDR content requires that the system be configured with a fully HDR-ready content chain, including graphics card, graphics driver and application. Video content must be graded in HDR and viewed with an HDR-ready player. Windowed mode content requires operating system support. GD-105
  2. Requires a monitor and AMD Radeon™ graphics, both with FreeSync support. See www.amd.com/freesync for complete details. Confirm capability with your system manufacturer before purchase. GD-127
  3. For more information about AMD TrueAudio Next’s impact on Radeon graphics performance please see https://steamcommunity.com/games/596420/announcements/detail/1743360777226556930

Get yourself geared up for one of this year’s hotly anticipated titles, and sequel to Tom Clancy’s The Division, one of the best-selling games of 2016.  Taking place in the capital of the free world, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2’s Washington D.C. was built on a near 1:1 scale of the real city, making the game world more authentic than ever before. As a member of the elite Division unit, you’ll be tasked with preventing the fall of not only Washington D.C., but society as we know it.  Before gearing up in-game, be sure to gear up pre-game by taking advantage of the cool features Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition has to offer so you can go in to battle with your GPU outfitted in the best kit.

 

 

Up Your Game with Fewer Distractions

 

One of the most distracting things while playing games is seeing your screen tear due to your framerates being completely out of sync with your monitor’s refresh rate.  Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 supports AMD Radeon FreeSync™ 2 HDR, a technology that can eliminate image tears and choppiness for effortlessly smooth gameplay when combined with a compatible Radeon FreeSync enabled monitor.  If you don’t have a FreeSync monitor, you can take advantage of our Enhanced Sync technology which also provides gamers with a virtually stutter-free experience by focusing on delivering ultra-low latency at virtually any framerate and a tear-free experience when your favorite game’s framerate exceeds your display’s refresh rate. 

 

Learn More about AMD Radeon™ FreeSync™ Technology 

 

Watch our Tech Talk video to learn more about Enhanced Sync

 

 

See how easy it is to enable Enhanced Sync 

 

 

Keep Your GPU Cool and Quiet While You Focus on Sniping the Enemy

 

Radeon™ Chill dynamically regulates framerates based on your in-game movements and helps you save power while delivering the same amazing experience. Whether you’re gaming on the go and you’re looking to prolong your laptop’s battery life, or if you’re looking to run your GPU cool and quiet, Radeon Chill can help you achieve those results.

 

Learn How to Enable Chill Video

 

 

Relive Your Favorite Moments from Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

 

Capture your favorite moments in Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 and relive them with Radeon™ ReLive. Call up Radeon™ Overlay directly in-game (Alt-R) and take advantage of the many ReLive tools that are available to you to capture, save and share your favorite moments with friends and the online community. If you’re a streamer, Radeon™ ReLive also offers a comprehensive set of tools to help stream directly to the online community from the same PC you’re playing on so you can show your friends just how elite you really are.

 

 

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is available for purchase today. Learn More

For more information on Radeon Software, visit www.amd.com/radeonsoftware

 

 

 

Warren Eng is the Product Marketing Manager for Radeon Software at AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied.  GD-5

 

 

 

Disclaimers:

 

1. Radeon FreeSync technology requires a monitor and AMD Radeon™ graphics, both with FreeSync support. Seewww.amd.com/freesync for complete details. Confirm capability with your system manufacturer before purchase. GD-127

 

2. FreeSync 2 HDR does not require HDR capable monitors; driver can set monitor in native mode when FreeSync 2 HDR supported HDR content is detected. Otherwise, HDR content requires that the system be configured with a fully HDR-ready content chain, including: graphics card, graphics driver and application. Video content must be graded in HDR and viewed with an HDR-ready player. Windowed mode content requires operating system support. GD-105

 

3. PC game compatibility depends on headset capability. Please see www.AMD.com/ReLive. Requires HTC Vive Focus or phone and headset which supports Google Daydream (Android 7.0).  For VR connectivity, an 802.11ac router or access point is required. For Compatibility information, see amd.com/reliveforvrfaq.  Supports: Windows® 10. Controllers must be compatible with selected game and headset, please consult vendor for compatibility information. Streaming is enabled through Steam®, the Steam® VR Ecosystem, and the Radeon™ ReLive for VR app.

Get ready for the triumphant return of Devil Hunters Dante and Nero with ramped-up sword-and-gun gameplay in the latest installment of Devil May Cry. For those who are familiar with the Devil May Cry series, this fifth installment takes place several years after the “Order of the Sword” Incident, when a new danger appears in Red Grave City that sends our heroes to route the demon hordes and drive their way to the menacing phenomenon in the city center.

 

       

 

Performance Optimized Drivers on Launch Day

AMD is fully committed to providing gamers with Game Day-0 drivers, and Capcom’s Devil May Cry 5 is no exception. Elevate your game with the latest AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition driver installed to get the most out of your Radeon graphics card.  Get ultra-fast, liquid smooth gameplay at up to 4K resolutions on the AMD Radeon™ RX Vega Series graphics as well as the recently launched AMD Radeon™ VII graphics card. If you’re gaming at 1440p or 1080p, then the Radeon™ RX 570 graphics or higher is more than enough for you to slash or shoot your way through those demons.

 

Take Advantage of Radeon™ Software

Radeon Software has added numerous new features over the past several years to improve the gaming experience and allow for more personalization so you can play the way you want to. We’ve made things easier for you by adding features like Radeon™ Overlay which allows you to make fine-tuning adjustments, monitor performance, or capture experiences all while in game.

 

Give a shot of Adrenalin to your graphics card by taking advantage of Radeon™ WattMan, an advanced tool found within Radeon™ Settings that allows you to manually control settings like engine and memory clocks as well as fan speeds of your graphics card1.  Alternatively, if you have a Radeon™ RX Vega series or the Radeon™ VII graphics card, you can take advantage of the Auto-Overclock, or Auto-Undervolt presets that automatically tune your graphics based on your system, so you can get to gaming faster.

 

 

If you love streaming and sharing content with friends and the online community, be sure to check out Radeon™ ReLive3 and AMD Link2. Radeon ReLive is our suite of tools that allow you to capture and share content directly to many of today’s popular sites like Facebook, Twitter and Twitch. ReLive can be accessed directly in game using Radeon™ Overlay, or via AMD Link, an innovative application that can be downloaded directly to your phone or tablet.

AMD Link offers an array of tools that includes the ability to monitor and track your PC performance, share your gameplay via screenshots, videos or streaming, keep up with the latest news from AMD or even game directly from your handheld device. Download AMD Link for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play to experience a completely new way of PC gaming.

 

 

For more information about features and capabilities of Radeon Software, visit www.amd.com/radeonsoftware

 

Check out the trailer below. Devil May Cry 5 is available today for purchase.  Learn More

 

 

 

 

 

Warren Eng is the Product Marketing Manager for Radeon Software at AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied.  GD-5

 

 

Footnotes:

  1. Overclocking AMD processors, including without limitation, altering clock frequencies / multipliers or memory timing / voltage, to operate beyond their stock specifications will void any applicable AMD product warranty, even when such overclocking is enabled via AMD hardware and/or software.  This may also void warranties offered by the system manufacturer or retailer.  Users assume all risks and liabilities that may arise out of overclocking AMD processors, including, without limitation, failure of or damage to hardware, reduced system performance and/or data loss, corruption or vulnerability.  GD-106
  2. Requires Android 5 or later, or iOS 10 or later to run AMD Link on a mobile device.
  3. PC game compatibility depends on headset capability. Please see www.AMD.com/ReLive. Requires HTC Vive Focus or phone and headset which supports Google Daydream (Android 7.0). For VR connectivity, an 802.11ac router or access point is required. Compatible with: AMD Radeon™ RX 470, RX 570, RX 480, RX 580, RX 590 & RX Vega series products. Supports: Windows® 10. Controllers must be compatible with selected game and headset, please consult vendor for compatibility information. Streaming is enabled through Steam®, the Steam® VR Ecosystem, and Radeon™ ReLive Wireless VR.

 At AMD, many of us working on gaming technologies and products are gamers ourselves. We all want the lowest possible latency and fastest frame rate, but we also want the games to look stunning and realistic. This is why all Radeon™ RX graphics products support HDR rendering and why we created the FreeSync 2 program: we wanted to combine the best that AMD Radeon FreeSync™ technology1 has to offer—wide variable refresh rate range and low framerate compensation (LFC)–with the gorgeous pixel quality HDR rendering offers. It takes us one step closer to gaming pixel perfection.

 

Over the past two years, we’ve seen tremendous adoption of AMD Radeon FreeSync technology. 9 out of 10 gaming monitors with GPU adaptive sync technology are based on AMD Radeon FreeSync™ technology, according to GfK research from 51 countries excluding North America2. We’ve had growing interest from monitor vendors and developers to join the FreeSync 2 family3, and there are now eleven monitors available (and more in the pipeline!) which enable FreeSync 2 technology. We also recognized feedback from all of you that it wasn’t perfectly clear to you what FreeSync 2 stands for. We want this program to click immediately for you when you hear the name, and so we’re tweaking it slightly to AMD Radeon™ FreeSync 2 HDR Technology.

 

In addition, we’re planning a program where people browsing monitors in retail stores will have better visibility on FreeSync and FreeSync 2 HDR products – stay tuned for more on that.

 

Being an evangelist for HDR is tricky, just like VR or FreeSync. You can talk about it for hours, show simulated pictures and videos, but they aren’t quite as effective as sitting down in front of two monitors where you can see and experience the real difference. Once you see it, you believe it, and you won’t want to go back.

 

We’ve been working on a showpiece to show you that difference with and without FreeSync and between HDR and SDR.

 

The demo is built in Unreal Engine 4 and supports HDR10, as well as FreeSync 2 HDR transport protocols. We hope that once you experience the demo live at a store, you’ll be convinced to get on the AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR Technology train and never look back.

 

 

If you want to learn more about FreeSync, also check out these videos:

 

Finally, to reflect the diverse ecosystem of AMD Radeon FreeSync Technology and AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR Technology, we’ve re-vamped our FreeSync pages on AMD.com. Be sure to check out the new pages here.

 

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Let us know in the comments what other additional information about FreeSync you’d like to see as we evolve these pages over time.

 

Stella Lee is GTM Manager, Gaming Segment Marketing for AMD. His/her postings are his/her own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied.  GD-5

 

ENDNOTES

1 Requires a monitor and AMD Radeon™ graphics, both with FreeSync support. See www.amd.com/freesync for complete details. Confirm capability with your system manufacturer before purchase. GD-127
2 AMD internal analysis based on research commissioned by AMD from GfK Market Insights, January 2019.
3 FreeSync 2 does not require HDR capable monitors; driver can set monitor in native mode when FreeSync 2 supported HDR content is detected. Otherwise, HDR content requires that the system be configured with a fully HDR-ready content chain, including: graphics card, graphics driver and application. Video content must be graded in HDR and viewed with an HDR-ready player. Windowed mode content requires operating system support. GD-105

 

 

 

AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition launched a few months ago to great fanfare, with over 4.8 million downloads since launch.  We’ve received a lot of awesome feedback from the community and are extremely pleased users are having such a positive experience with this release. We also kept an eye out for comments on how we can improve, and one of the biggest requests from the community was to have this amazing software made available for AMD Ryzen™ Processors with Radeon™ Vega Graphics.  We’ve listened, and today we’re proud to announce that all Radeon Software postings will support our AMD Ryzen CPUs with integrated Radeon graphics (APUs)!

 

What does this mean for our users? Simple. Whether you’re running a desktop or notebook, new and upcoming titles will be supported by Game Day-0 upgrades, so you can always be at the top of your game. Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 optimizes performance with a focus on fast, fluid, and responsive gaming, so you can get the most out of your hardware. Achieve up to 17% average performance gains in eSports titles vs. the 17.40 launch drivers1.

 

 

We also know speed isn’t everything. We are constantly striving to provide you with stable and reliable experiences through extensive quality-assurance and third-party testing, so you can be assured you’re getting great software right from the start.

 

In addition to Day-0 driver upgrades, Radeon™ software offers a robust and expanding suite of features to boost the visual experience. These features will allow you to customize image quality and other settings, so you can get the best immersive game play experience tailored for you. Radeon Software isn’t all about gaming either; we have tools available to improve video playback including adaptive upscaling to provide the look-and-feel of 4K videos to 1080p content, or image stability using GPU compute.

 

This is just the beginning of our journey for APUs and Radeon Software support.  Stay tuned as we continue to improve our features and deliver experiences that keep you fully immersed in your favorite games or media, with stunning visuals and features that you can take advantage of.  Follow me on Twitter @catalystmaker for the latest Radeon Software news and updates!

 

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Terry Makedon is the Sr. Director for Radeon Software at AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied.  GD-5

 

Footnote:

  1. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of February 19, 2019 on the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U comprising of12GB DDR4-2400 and Windows 10x64.PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Fortnite, Player Unknown’s Battleground, and World of Warcraft when running Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.2.3 scored: 52, 30, 26, 43 FPS respectively. Radeon™ Software 17.40 scored 43, 25, 24,38 respectively. Therefore, in the above comparison, Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.2.3 shows 23%, 22%, 10%, 15% greater performance. For an average of 17% performance gains across the titles. All scores are an average of 3 runs with the same settings. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-286

The ground-breaking AMD Link app just keeps getting better, updated alongside AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition, AMD Link has been redesigned for improved reliability for more stable, easier connections, as well as a streamlined user interface. 

 

 

 

Learn how the NEW AMD Link updates allow for better usability and connection with your mobile device, more robust in-game performance tuning, voice control, and expanded Radeon™ Relive content management that lets you manage and share your gaming moments.   AMD Link gives you unprecedented control your Radeon Experience – all at your fingertips.

 

 

Download AMD Link today, free on both Android and iOS devices to bring the Radeon™ Software experience, on your mobile device.

It’s time to gear up and enter the new post-apocalyptic world of Hope County after the shocking ending from last year’s Far Cry 5. Far Cry New Dawn, available today, takes place 17 years after the global nuclear catastrophe.  Find yourself forging new alliances as you combat the Highwaymen and their leaders, the Twins.

 

 

Before getting your hands dirty in a battle to outwit your enemy, be sure to take advantage of all the great features found in the latest Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition, so that you can truly enjoy that immersive gameplay experience with Far Cry New Dawn on your Radeon™ hardware.

 

Give Your Radeon GPU a Performance Boost

 

Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition brings new and improved features to Radeon™ WattMan1, AMD’s groundbreaking power-management technology, allowing you to customize your graphics card even further than before. Here’s a list of some of the cool features available on the latest driver:

  • Auto-Overclock1,2 – will run a short algorithm that is dynamic per system to determine a suitable overclock for that system
  • Auto-Undervolt2  – will undervolt the GPU and attempt to improve perf/watt
  • Temperature dependent fan curve with zero-RPM control allows you to set up to 5 points for temp/fan speed, while also allowing GPU fan(s) to remain idle when under low temperature thresholds
  • Memory timing tuning allows you to change through different profiles of memory latencies to optimize / OC your memory
  • Unlocked DPM states2 – allows you to customize the clocks for each DPM state

 

You can adjust settings from the desktop using Radeon™ Settings, from in-game using Radeon™ Overlay, or from your phone with AMD Link.

WattMan Settings Found in Radeon Settings WattMan Settings Found in Radeon Overlay WattMan Settings Found in AMD Link

 

Reduce Distractions with Enhanced Sync and FreeSync Technologies

 

Nobody likes being distracted while deeply entrenched in a battle for survival. With a focus on ultra-fast responsiveness, Enhanced Sync enables you to have the best experience possible at any framerate. When framerate exceeds your display’s refresh rate, Enhanced Sync unlocks your framerate and will only display your newest, tear-free frame. If your framerate ever drops below your display’s refresh rate, Enhanced Sync delivers every frame rendered so that you never miss a beat. Combine this feature along with Radeon™ FreeSync technology and a FreeSync-compatible display so you’re never distracted by tearing on your screen.

 

 

For more information on all the cool features found in Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition, visit www.amd.com/radeonsoftware

 

Far Cry New Dawn is available now for $39.99 US and 44.99€ for Europe.

 

 

 

 

Warren Eng is the Product Marketing Manager for Radeon Software at AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied.  GD-5

 

 

Footnotes:

  1. Overclocking AMD processors, including without limitation, altering clock frequencies / multipliers or memory timing / voltage, to operate beyond their stock specifications will void any applicable AMD product warranty, even when such overclocking is enabled via AMD hardware and/or software.  This may also void warranties offered by the system manufacturer or retailer.  Users assume all risks and liabilities that may arise out of overclocking AMD processors, including, without limitation, failure of or damage to hardware, reduced system performance and/or data loss, corruption or vulnerability.  GD-106
  2. This feature is available for AMD Radeon RX Vega Series and AMD Radeon VII graphics. 

The Ryzen performance tides are turning in DirectX® 12 for World of Warcraft®!

 

 

The latest content update for World of Warcraft®: Battle for Azeroth,  Tides of Vengeance,” not only brought new questlines, missions and expeditions, it also ushered in optimizations for DirectX12 multithreading. This means that the in-game renderer can now use multiple CPU threads. AMD Ryzen™ processor owners raise your main hand high: your game will now run at higher FPS¹ for an even smoother, more enjoyable gaming experience.  

 

When compared to previous DirectX 12 performance, the multithreaded optimizations provide an average performance boost of up to 35%¹ when gaming at 1080p on Level 10 image quality. This improvement even includes the experience in the bustling new capital cities of Boralas and Dazar’alor   

 

Let us know your Ryzen experience in World of Warcraft: Battle of Azeroth by tagging us on Twitter with @AMDGaming or @AMDRyzen. 

 

Learn more about Tides of Vengeance.  

 

FOR THE ALLIANCE! 

 
Erin Maiorino, Ryzen Desktop Product Marketing Manager at AMD. Her postings are her own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies, or opinions. Links to third party sites and references to third party trademarks are provided for convenience and illustrative purposes only. Unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such links, and no third party endorsement of AMD or any of its products is implied. 

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¹Testing done by AMD performance labs January 4, 2019 on the following system. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Results may vary based on driver versions used. Test configuration: MSI B450 GAMING PLUS Socket AM4 motherboard + Ryzen 5 2500X, 2x8GB DDR4-3200, GeForce GTX  1080 (driver 398.82), Windows 10 x64 Pro (RS4), Samsung 850 SSD. In World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth at 1080p resolution with the settings Level “10,” the Ryzen 5 2500X achieved 43.2 FPS before the update patch, and 58.1 FPS after Patch 8.1 resulting in a performance increase of up to 35%. The Ryzen 7 2700X achieved 42.7 FPS before the update patch, and 58.2 FPS after Patch 8.1 resulting in a performance increase of up to 36%. RZ2-58 

 

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©2019 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. All rights reserved. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, Ryzen and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. DirectX and Microsoft are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the US and other countries. 

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AMD’s next high-end graphics card for gaming and content creation has arrived: the RadeonVII, the world’s first 7nm gaming graphics card, hits shelves today.

 

With gaming performance, bandwidth and creation needing more and more memory each year, RadeonVII brings 1 TB/s of memory bandwidth and 16 GB of HBM2 massive memory in as a supercharged “Vega” architecture* to gamers, creators and enthusiasts everywhere. Read the blog on why Radeon® VII with 16 GB of VRAM capacity is a huge benefit for today’s gamers and creators.

 

Take advantage of RadeonVII’s massive memory for super smooth gameplay and content creation:

 

  • Gamers: Experience max resolutions, max framerates and max settings in the latest AAA/esports games and unrestrained streaming**. Pair your experience with a FreeSync 2 HDR technology-capable monitor for a premium buttery-smooth experience.
  • Creators: Push your limits with 8K editing and enhanced real-time performance.

 

For gamers who demand excellence and content creators who need perfection, discover the RadeonVII graphics card now:

 

 

DISCOVER THE RADEON™ VII

 

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“Vega” is a codename for AMD architectures, and is not a product name. GD-122

 

Testing done by AMD performance labs 1/3/19 on Ryzen 7 2700X,16GB DDR4 3000MHz, Radeon VII, AMD Driver 18.50, and Windows 10. Using Fortnite 1080p Max settings  Radeon VII scored 127 fps. Fortnite 1080p Max settings and HD streaming to Twitch 1080p (1080p @ 60fps, 6 Mbps, AMF encoder) Radeon VII scored 123 fps. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. All scores are an average of 3 runs with the same settings. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RX-272