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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.

 

freesync_everywhere

 

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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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

If you’ve been around PC hardware and software for a while, you’ll know there’s a constant tug-of-war between software needs and hardware capabilities. Although hardware consistently grows more capable over time, applications are always asking for more. That’s why we built the Radeon™ VII graphics card with a remarkable HBM2 memory configuration with 16 GB of VRAM capacity and one terabyte per second of bandwidth. This new GPU is meant to handle some of the most demanding new workloads that gamers and content creators can throw at it.

 

Content creation professionals will appreciate how the Radeon™ VII's 16GB of VRAM capacity frees them to manipulate exceptionally high-quality assets, like 4K and 8K video, while using their traditional tool chains.

For a very common example, here’s a look at measured VRAM usage in Adobe Premiere while encoding 4K and 8K video on the Radeon VII.

 

Application 

Task 

VRAM Used 

Adobe Premiere 

8K Video encoding 

11.5 GB 

Adobe Premiere 

4K Video encoding 

10.2 GB 

Test system configuration in endnote[i]

 

Of course, every workload is different. Video formats continue to evolve with support for higher pixel counts, HDR, wide color gamuts, and high frame rates. Other content formats are growing their fidelity in response. Creative professionals will know their data sets and understand where Radeon™ VII 16GB of VRAM can improve their workflows.

 

Meanwhile, game developers are always pushing the boundaries with breathtaking visuals and huge, open worlds to explore. The latest games include ultra-high-quality art assets that stand up to scrutiny on high-PPI monitors, and they support deeper color formats for high-dynamic range displays. They also use some nifty tricks to maintain steady frame rates, like adaptive quality and dynamic resolution scaling. Each of these things can improve the gaming experience—and together, they can look absolutely glorious in motion—but they all require larger video memory capacity.

As a result, today’s games can exceed 8GB of VRAM usage at their highest quality settings.  Here’s a look at the VRAM allocation we measured while running some popular games.

 

Games 

Release Date 

VRAM Used 

API 

Settings 

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 

Oct 2018 

11.9 GB 

DX11 

Highest settings 

Far Cry 5 

Mar 2018 

12.9 GB 

DX11 

Highest settings,  
Dynamic Resolution 

Rise of the Tomb Raider 

Jan 2016 

9.8 GB 

DX12 

Highest settings 

Star Control: Origins 

Sep 2018 

9.3 GB 

DX11 

Highest settings 

Resident Evil 2 

Jan 2019 

8.8 GB 

DX11 

Highest settings 

Tom Clancy's  
Ghost Recon Wildlands 

Mar 2017 

8.2 GB 

DX11 

Highest settings 

Test system configuration in endnote[ii]

 

This list is just a start. As you probably know, this is an especially busy season for the game industry. We expect this list to grow as new titles are released.

 

 

Of course, tools that measure VRAM allocation don’t always tell the whole story. Applications sometimes fail to let go of bits they’re no longer actively using, so indicated usage exceeding your video card’s VRAM capacity doesn’t always lead to obvious complications. When a system does run up against a VRAM limit in practice, though, the result can be severe slowdowns or even instability.

 

Here’s one example of what happens when a game overruns the video card’s VRAM capacity. Below is a plot of the frame times over time while walking through the Montana forest in Far Cry 5.[iii]

 

 

The 8GB card suffers from intermittent spikes to very high frame times. While playing, you’ll perceive these spikes as slowdowns and stuttering. With its larger memory capacity, the Radeon VII maintains fluid animation, while the competition cannot. This difference may not be obvious when looking at an FPS average, but you’ll definitely notice it while playing a game.

 

That’s the case for higher VRAM capacity in a nutshell: when you need it, you’ll really wish you had it.

 

Radeon RX Vega owners may be wondering how their cards fit into this picture. The “Vega” architecture has a feature meant to deal with situations like this one: the High Bandwidth Cache Controller (HBCC). The HBCC reserves a portion of system memory for use by the GPU, effectively extending the VRAM capacity. The HBCC then manages the migration of data between local VRAM and system memory, making sure the right bits are in VRAM as needed.

Here’s a look at how the Radeon RX Vega 64 performs with and without the HBCC enabled.iii

 

 

As you can see, turning on the HBCC reduces the number and severity of the stutters in this scenario. So the HBCC is doing its job well.

 

In fact, the results below from multiple test runs tell an even more interesting story. We’re looking at “time spent beyond 50 ms,” an indicator of the amount of stutter. This metric adds up all the time across our test run where the delays between frames are more than 50 milliseconds. The higher that number, the rougher the animation. The lower, the better.

 

Graphics card

Run 1

Run 2

Run 3

Average

Radeon RX Vega 64 LC 8GB

147160119142

Radeon RX Vega 64 LC 8GB HBCC

11991046

Radeon VII 16GB

0401

GeForce RTX 2080 8GB

743748373622

 

 

The HBCC greatly reduces slowdowns, especially in the later test runs, once the HBCC’s caching algorithm understands how the application is using its data.

 

Meanwhile, the Radeon VII with 16GB virtually eliminates stutter as measured by this metric. However, Radeon VII owners can rest easy in the knowledge that they, too, can enable HBCC if needed when future applications overrun their card’s 16GB of VRAM.

 

Scott Wasson is Sr. Manager, Product Management for 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

 

The information contained herein is for informational purposes only and is subject to change without notice. Timelines, roadmaps, and/or product release dates shown are plans only and subject to change. “Vega” is a codename for AMD architectures, and is not a product name. GD-122

 

[i] Testing done by AMD performance labs 2/1/19 on Intel i7 7700K,16GB DDR4 3000MHz, Radeon VII, AMD Driver 18.50 and Windows 10. Using Adobe premiere video encoding at 8k and adobe premiere encoding at 4K: Radeon VII used 11.5 GB and 10.2 GB of memory respectively. 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-296

 

[ii] Testing done by AMD performance labs 2/1/19 on Intel i7 7700K,16GB DDR4 3000MHz, Radeon VII, AMD Driver 18.50 and Windows 10. Using Far Cry 5, Call of Duty Black Ops 4, Rise of the Tomb Raider DX12, Star Control: Origins, Resident Evil 2 and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Wildlands. Radeon VII used 12.9 GB, 11.9 GB, 9.8 GB, 9.3 GB, 8.8 GB and 8.2 GB of memory respectively. 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-295

 

[iii] Testing done by AMD performance labs 2/1/19 on Intel Core i7-5960X (3.0GHz), Gigabyte X99-UD5 WiFi, 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX (2x8GB) DDR4-2666MHz, Windows 10 64-bit version 1809, display drivers 18.50-RC11-190110, NVIDIA Driver 417.71 WHQL. Using Far Cry 5 configured at 3840x2160 vis VSR/DSR, 2560x1440 target display, Ultra quality presets, HDR10, dynamic resolution enabled: Radeon RX Vega 64 LC averaged 142 ms, Radeon RX Vega 64 LC HBCC averaged 46 ms, Radeon VII averaged 1 ms and RTX 2080 averaged 622 ms above 50 ms. 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-297

It’s no secret that freedom of choice has long been a core pillar of AMD. In the highly customized world of PC gaming, our goal has always been to give gamers flexibility in how they build their systems, in the range of compatible components, and in how they choose to bring their game experiences to life.

 

Freedom of choice is a staple of PC gaming. That’s why we’ve eschewed proprietary solutions that needlessly limit choice and ultimately tax gamers in favor of openness and inclusivity, and that’s why together we’ve seen the incredible adoption of Radeon FreeSync™1 technology that has made it the world’s largest ecosystem of adaptive sync gaming display technology2.

 

Recently other industry players have announced limited support of adaptive sync technology. That is great news for gamers as it means even more excitement and demand for FreeSync, and it’s also a validation of our strategy.

 

Radeon FreeSync was born out of the commitment by AMD to widely accepted industry standards. That’s an important distinction and one gamers should care about. Here’s why:

 

  • Breadth of display support: Today Radeon FreeSync is the world’s largest ecosystem of adaptive sync technology with more than 550 supported displays2, giving gamers an enormous amount of choice to pick the display with the features they want at various price points.

 

  • Tested and certified: Radeon FreeSync displays are tested and certified to deliver fluid, tear-free gaming on a wide range of systems. That includes DisplayPort-based displays, as well as those with HDMI-only inputs which the competition doesn’t support3.

 

  • Breadth of graphics solutions: Radeon FreeSync works with all Radeon™ products. That means that generations of Radeon graphics going back more than half a decade can take advantage of FreeSync technology. The competition’s adaptive sync technology only works with a limited number of GPUs and monitors3.

 

  • No proprietary “Pay-to-Play” tax: With FreeSync, there are no tiered experience levels that require costly proprietary display hardware to enable improved features. FreeSync just works, and works incredibly well. FreeSync remains the only adaptive sync technology that is truly open.

 

The success of Radeon FreeSync technology demonstrates that our approach to delivering a standards-based, premium experience to display manufacturers was and continues to be the right way forward.

 

It remains the most effective way to get the technology into the hands of gamers everywhere.

 

For more, be sure to check out our video, 5 Reasons to Get AMD Radeon FreeSync.

 

Scott Herkelman, Corporate Vice President & General Manager of Radeon Business Unit at AMD. His postings are his 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, Radeon, FreeSync 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.

 

1 FreeSync 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 As of Nov. 2018, the number of FreeSync technology enabled screens available (>500) at https://www.amd.com/en/products/freesync-monitors. Largest ecosystem when compared to publicly available listings of competing product solutions at https://www.144hzmonitors.com/list-of-g-sync-monitors/ and https://www.blurbusters.com/gsync/list-of-gsync-monitors/, which list 58 screens respectively. GD-130

3 Source: https://www.pcworld.com/article/3333637/components-graphics/nvidia-driver-freesync-monitor-support-geforce-graphics-cards.html

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For those old enough to remember the original Resident Evil 2 when it first came out in 1998, you’ll remember being spooked by the horror-filled world of Leon, Claire and Racoon City. That visceral experience achieved from great storytelling coupled with outstanding visual and sound effects, earned Resident Evil 2 high accolades and the game flew off the shelves, cementing it as one of the best game titles in history.

 

Fast forward 20 years to present day, and you’ll find that Capcom has just released the new reimagining of that same cult classic, recapturing that raw, edge-of-your-seat excitement people had with the original game. If you’re new to the franchise, prepare to enter a dark world of monsters and zombies where you and your team will be fighting for mere survival. If you happen to have played the original, let me tell you this – if you had nightmares playing that game when you were young, be prepared for those nightmares to come back after you’ve played this version.

 

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Whether you’re new to the series or you’ve been playing Resident Evil games since you were a kid in your parents’ basement, you’ll want to make sure you have the best set up and configuration all set to go before you dive in to the dark alleys and zombie infested buildings of Racoon City.

 

Radeon™ ReLive and Game Streaming with AMD Link

After you have the game installed and your system updated with the latest graphics driver, you can take advantage of some of the cool features we have that are part of the Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition package. This includes Radeon™ ReLive and AMD Link. With Radeon™ ReLive, you can easily replay those last few moments on screen that were too scary for you or capture the content to send to your friends, so they can be frightened and have nightmares like you! If you’re not sure how this feature works, check out this simple video tutorial that shows you the basic steps to get you going.

 

 

The latest version of AMD Link (available from the app store for iOS or Android), allows you to take advantage of the power of your Radeon™ GPU to stream the game directly from your PC to your smartphone, should you want to continue your game in a well-lit room. AMD Link is now easier to set up than ever, so you can get right to killing zombies before they kill you. Have a look at our latest AMD Link video to show how quickly you can get this going on your smartphone. 

 

 

Performance Tuning is Easier than Ever

If you like to tinker with your graphics hardware, we’ve made things easy for you to do directly in game. By calling up Radeon Overlay (Alt + R), you can adjust various settings under Radeon WattMan from engine clocks to memory, ensuring you get every possible FPS out of your GPU for that immersive, zombie-killing experience. In addition to tuning your GPU to your most optimal and preferred settings, you can also activate and monitor system details and adjust other settings on the fly.

 

Keep Your Eyes Out for Zombies, Not Screen Tearing

Nobody likes being distracted while deeply immersed in a game. With a focus on ultra-fast responsiveness, Enhanced Sync enables you to have the best experience possible at any framerate. When framerate exceed 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 displays refresh rate, Enhanced Sync delivers every frame rendered so that you never miss a beat. Combine this feature along with Radeon™ FreeSync and a FreeSync compatible display so you’re never distracted by tearing on your screen.

 

To learn more about all the latest cool features in our new AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition driver, be sure to check out our software page @ www.amd.com/radeonsoftware . Happy gaming!

 

 

 

Warren Eng is Product Marketing Manager for Radeon Software Marketing 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.

With AMD announcing the release of its new AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 driver featuring AMD Radeon™ ReLive with wireless VR support1, I’d like to share with you some details on how this technology evolved. Initially, this was a research initiative by the Immersive Technology Team at AMD to attempt to solve a common problem. As many have experienced, our engineers were always getting entangled by the wire connecting a VR headset to the PC. It was obvious that the VR experience would be better without the wires.

 

Up until now, there were two primary methods to enable wireless VR. The first involved dedicated hardware dongles. Adding extra hardware to existing HMD (head mounted displays) almost made them wireless, but such solutions still required lots of wires in a complex and cumbersome setup. Additionally, the area in which to track the HMD was very limited.

 

Another approach was to stream game frames directly to a stand-alone VR headset. Several offerings of this sort have existed in the market, but for a host of technical reasons, some of these solutions resulted in increased latency, jittering and black borders, resulting in a bad experience.

 

Now, after several years of trials and testing, AMD is rolling out its new wireless VR game streaming2 technology as part of its AMD Radeon ReLive technology available in the AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition.

 

AMD Radeon™ ReLive, combined with the updated AMD Link mobile application and dedicated VR store applications, now enables streaming of PC-based VR games to standalone VR headsets such as HTC Vive Focus and Google Daydream via a home Wi-Fi network. The new software provides low-latency, PC-quality experiences on standalone VR headsets, delivering advanced graphics and brilliant colors.

 

This technology is both revolutionary and evolutionary. It brings together the rendering power of AMD Radeon GPUs and the freedom of movement of a mobile headset – a combination that neither technology alone could offer. With one company providing the combination of AMD Radeon GPUs with AMD Radeon Software drivers, developers have direct access to hardware and data assets, for a solution that is naturally more efficient and offers lower latency.

 

Developers can now deliver PC-based VR content to Android-based headsets, mobile phones and tablets, without the need to change even a single line of code in the games themselves3. Gamers benefit because they already have access to VR game titles via Steam, along with their PC, to play them on a mobile platform. And it all runs on standard, off-the-shelf hardware – all you need is a PC with a compatible AMD Radeon GPU1 running SteamVR, a compatible standalone VR headset and a wireless AC (5GHz) router.

 

Several factors had to come together for this technology to become a reality. We had to solve some engineering challenges to make network latency unnoticeable to the user. We needed a standalone headset with an open API we could use. And, we needed to convince a number of people, including ourselves, that it would work. It is all finally coming together in 2018.

 

Wireless VR is not entirely without flaws. Network congestion can sometimes be a factor, causing occasional frame delay or loss, and not all stand-alone headsets support six degrees of freedom (DoF) motion controls. Still, the ecosystem of stand-alone VR solutions is getting better. Multiple vendors have announced dual 6DoF controllers for their stand-alone headsets, and several offerings are expected to hit the market in early 2019. Once available, these controllers will offer a much richer gaming experience that is comparable to what users of dedicated PC VR headsets experience. Thus, we anticipate an expanded set of SteamVR titles to be fully playable via our wireless solution.

 

After years of lab design and testing, we are excited to see AMD Radeon ReLive technology with Wireless VR functionality enabled to provide gamers with immersive new features that deliver unparalleled visual experiences.

 

Additional information can be found at the Radeon Software, Wireless VR technology, and Radeon Software download sites.

 

Carlos Silva is a senior director of software development for 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.

 

1. 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. GD-135

2. Streaming is enabled through Steam®, the Steam® VR Ecosystem, and the Radeon™ ReLive Wireless VR app. GD-136

3. Developers can deliver PC-based VR content to Android HMDs without having to change any code provided there is compatible controller setups to the game requirements.

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AMD is excited to release the 5th Generation of our Software: AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition. Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 continues to be focused on developing the best tools and experiences for gamer's, developers and professionals making it the ultimate tool to explore the full power of your AMD Radeon™ GPU - unlocking new levels of adjustment & tunability, unleashing powerful performance, and providing leading-edge stability.

 

 

Stability

AMD takes Driver Stability3 very seriously and has made it one of the core priorities in support of AMD’s Radeon GPUs. We worry about your games and applications, so you won’t have to. AMD has delivered support for over 100 AAA games at launch with Day-0 drivers* to make sure we are delivering the best gaming experience possible

 

Performance

Over the last 4 years, we have greatly focused on improving our features and performance to deliver the best gaming experience. Starting with performance, we’ve gained up to 15% average performance1 improvement since the last Adrenalin launch.

 

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*See end notes for Details

 

Features

AMD’s driver development is driven by our Customer feedback. We are always listening to our users to see what features work, what doesn’t, and what new features are most important to them. AMD’s Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition introduces extraordinary new features, control and adjustment to your Radeon™ GPU providing AMD’s best graphics experience ever.


 

AMD Radeon™ Advisors

Upgrade Advisor: tells you whether your system meets the minimum and recommended hardware specifications for your games—and offers suggestions for hardware upgrades if needed.

Radeon™ Settings Advisor: helps make sure your system and display settings are optimally configured for the best gaming experience. It can enable a host of recommended settings with a single click.

Radeon™ Game Advisor: is a simple, wizard-like tool that walks gamer's through the process of tuning their games for the optimal mix of fluid animation and visual fidelity.

 

 

AMD Link

  • The ground-breaking AMD Link mobile app introduces Radeon™ ReLive game streaming, allowing you to stream games and video from your PC to your mobile phone, tablet, or stand-alone VR headset*.
  • Control Radeon™ ReLive, monitor PC performance, and play back your gallery videos on your mobile device.
  • AMD Link has been redesigned for easier connections and a streamlined user interface, including simple voice commands.
  • Free on both Android and iOS devices

 

 

AMD Radeon™ ReLive

  • Capture, stream, and share your greatest gaming moments wherever you want to play.

Radeon™ ReLive introduces game and video streaming from your PC to favorite mobile or VR device*, GIF sharing, instant replays, custom overlays, a broader range of supported streaming services, and support for Hybrid Graphics.

 

AMD Radeon™ Overlay

  • Radeon™ Overlay lets gamers take performance to the next level with the ability to monitor, record, and fine-tune their gameplay without ever leaving the game.
  • Radeon™ Overlay provides one-click access to your Radeon™ Software ecosystem including: Radeon™ ReLive, Performance Monitoring, Radeon™ Chill, Frame Rate Target Control (FRTC), Radeon FreeSync™ technology4, Color Settings, and now Radeon™ WattMan2, Radeon™ Enhanced Sync technology, and Radeon™ Game Advisor.

 

Radeon™ WattMan Technology

  • One-click auto GPU overclocking2, Auto memory overclocking2 and Auto GPU undervolting
  • Expanded UI integration in Radeon™ Overlay Link and Radeon Settings
  • Unlocked Vega DPM States offering ability to control per state power management for Radeon™ RX Vega series products
  • Memory tuning support allowing optimization for memory bound/compute-based applications
  • Improved fan control – adjust fan speeds with temperature dependent fan curves and zero rpm fan control

 

AMD Radeon™ Chill

  • Radeon™ Chill, the dynamic power-saving tool, just got even cooler. Radeon™ Chill has been revamped to fine-tune power savings per DPM state, saving even more power 5 while delivering the same amazing experience.

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One-Click Install

  • Installing AMD Radeon™ Software has never been easier with the new one-click Installation experience.

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Download Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition, it’s our biggest and best software release so far. Explore your Adrenalin Rush today.

 

Learn more about AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition:

  • Radeon Software Link
  • Radeon Software Download Link

 

Jay Marsden is Manager of Radeon Software Marketing 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.

 

  1. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of November 18, 2018 on the 4GB Radeon™ RX 570, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700k CPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Running Assassin’s Creed Odyssey(DX11), Battlefield V (DX11), Call of Duty: World War II(DX11), Deus Ex: Mankind Divided(Dx11), F1 2018(Dx11),FarCry 5 (DX11), Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Monster Hunter: World(DX11), Shadow of the Tomb Raider(DX12), Star Control: Origins (DX11) With the ultra-preset (or comparable) at 1920x1080, the Radeon™ RX 570 running 17.12.1 scored 28,62.5,90.7,63.7,58,65,48.1,46.5,51.8,47.3 FPS in titles listed above respectively, while 18.12.2 scored 31,86.7,110.1,67.3,64,70,51.5,52,59.5,58.7 FPS respectively. Therefore, 18.12.1 shows a 11%, 39%, 21%, 6%, 10%, 8%, 7%, 12%, 15%, 24% performance increase respectively. Comparing performance, 18.12. 2 shows up to 15% greater efficiency in select titles, than 17.12.1. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-262
  2. 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
  3. “Graphics Driver Quality – Determination of Stability from Leading Market Vendors”- https://www.amd.com/system/files/documents/graphics-driver-quality.pdf
  4. In May 2018, AMD commissioned QA Consultants to independently evaluate the stability of several of the latest graphics drivers from both AMD and NVIDIA.
  5. 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
  6. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of November 15th, 2018 on the 8GB Radeon™ RX Vega 64, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700k CPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10x64. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. With the Epic-preset on Fortnite at 1920x1080, the Radeon™ RX Vega 64 consumed 242 watts with Radeon™ Chill enabled whereas the Radeon™ RX Vega 64 scored 241 watts with Radeon™ Chill disabled. With the Epic-preset on Overwatch at 1920x1080, the Radeon™ RX Vega 64 consumed 180 watts with Radeon™ Chill enabled whereas the Radeon™ RX Vega 64 scored 221 watts with Radeon™ Chill disabled. With the ultra-preset on PLAYERUNKNOWNS BATTLEGROUND at 1920x1080, the Radeon™ RX Vega 64 consumed 162.5 watts with Radeon™ Chill enabled whereas the Radeon™ RX Vega 64 scored 110.5 watts with Radeon™ Chill disabled. Lowering power consumption in Fornite by 14%, in Overwatch by 47% and PLAYERS’ UNKNOWN BATTLEGROUNDS by 40% respectively. On average, on select titles 18.12. 2 lowers power consumption with Radeon™ Chill enabled by up to 20%. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-261
  7. In May 2018, AMD commissioned QA Consultants to evaluate the stability of several of the latest graphics drivers from both AMD and NVIDIA.

 

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