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You better have quick access to some slurp juice because AMD Gaming & MAINGEAR have a special treat for Fortnite gamers.

 

 

Working closely with popular AMD-sponsored Influencer, Fortnite Creative Island modder MAKAMAKES, AMD created the new “AMD Battle Arena” for fans to have fun and celebrate the incredible momentum and future of AMD gaming. This map features fun, high-octane combat for both new players and those that have perfected the art of cranking 90’s.

 

Access the new AMD Battle Arena map where gamers get to duke it out in three different game modes, including Free-For-All, Box Fights, and Capture the Flag to explore a unique battle stadium powered by AMD! To access the maps, launch Fortnite in creative mode and use the map code: 8651-9841-1639

 

Free for All

  • First player to 30 eliminations, wins.
  • Unlimited respawns.
  • Weapons spawn randomly across the map.

 


 

Box Fights

  • Last player standing wins.
  • Eliminate all other players to win.
  • Four minutes per round, five rounds total

 

 

Capture the Flag

  • Capture the enemy flag and bring it back to your own base to win.
  • You only have one life per round.
  • Five minutes per round, three rounds total.

 

 

Additionally, AMD has teamed up with MAINGEAR to give Fortnite gamers a chance to win a MAINGEAR Turbo gaming PC, powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 processor and Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card. To enter, simply capture your “EPIC” gaming moments from any AMD Arena map on Fortnite and share it on Facebook or Twitter using @AMDgaming and @Maingear. All posts must also include the hashtag #AMDSweepstakesEntry.

 

Sweepstakes Rules

  • No purchase necessary to enter or win.
  • Must be 18+.
  • Sweepstakes begins on August 24, 2020 and ends on September 30, 2020.
  • Your chance to win a MAINGEAR Turbo gaming PC, powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 processor and Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card.  
  • Video capture your “EPIC” gaming moments from any AMD Battle Arena map on Fortnite.
  • Share your video on Twitter or Facebook and tag @AMDgaming and @MAINGEAR and include #AMDSweepstakesEntry.
  • On October 9, 2020, AMD will randomly pick one lucky winner.  
  • 1 prize, 1 MAINGEAR Turbo gaming PC with an ARV of $3K USD. 
  • Read the Official Rules here.

 

Adit Bhutani is the Product Marketing Specialist (Radeon + Gaming) 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.  GD-5

AMD launched Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition over six months ago, delivering gamers a completely overhauled and reimagined software application that is both feature rich and easier to use than previous versions. Now that you have spent some time with our software, we wanted to take this opportunity to talk about some of the functionality that you may or may not have taken advantage of during this time.

 

Access Your Games from One Location

 

The new home screen for Radeon Software provides you with direct access to the games installed on your PC.  Quickly view stats like hours played or average FPS, change graphics settings for each game, or simply launch a game, all from one location.  You can bring up Radeon Software anytime by pressing the shortcut key [ALT+R].

 

 

 

 

Browse the Web Without Leaving Your Game

 

Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition comes equipped with a built-in web browser, allowing you to search for things like walkthroughs, tips and other tools to help you get past a level you may be stuck on. Simply open Radeon Software [ALT+R] and click on the globe next to the search bar.  You no longer need to ALT-TAB back to your desktop to surf the web.

 

 

 

Stream Games to Your Favorite Social Media Website

 

Streaming content to social platforms like Twitch, Facebook and YouTube is becoming more popular these days and we wanted to provide Radeon hardware and software users with an easy way to get started. Our streaming functionality has been simplified so even novice users can get started, but it also includes more advanced features that experienced streamers expect, such as the ability to have custom scenes and picture-in-picture capabilities with your webcam.   To access our streaming capabilities, simply click on the ‘Streaming’ tab at the top of Radeon Software and get started right away1.

 

 

 

Elevate Your FPS with Radeon Boost

 

Radeon Boost2 is a great feature to enable, delivering extra performance when you need it in select titles.  This feature works by dynamically lowering the resolution of an entire frame to deliver faster FPS and is triggered by certain inputs, such as when you’re quickly looking left or right to scan an area while you’re moving. When you’re done with your quick scan of the area, Boost will return the resolution back to the original setting. The amount by which Boost dynamically lowers your resolution can also be adjusted in Radeon Software, where you can set the minimum resolution between 50% to 83% of the original in-game resolution. The goal behind this feature is to lower the resolution when you’re not focused on the details so you get a more fluid response with minimal impact to quality.

 

 

 

Take Your Desktop PC Game Anywhere in the World

 

AMD Link, a free app available for download from the Apple or Android app stores, lets you fit your desktop PC in your pocket.  By installing AMD Link on your supported phone or tablet, you can access your PC from anywhere with a WiFi or fast cellular data connection. AMD Link allows you to monitor your PC stats, capture and stream your content online1, or even play your PC games directly from your device using either the integrated on-screen controls, or with a paired Bluetooth controller.

 

 

What we covered here today barely scratches the surface of what Radeon Software delivers to gamers. Learn more about all the great features we have for gamers to take advantage of, from Radeon Image Sharpening3, to Radeon Anti-Lag4 and AMD FreeSync technologies5, and change the way you game.

 

Download the latest driver here.

Learn more about Radeon Software.

 

 

 

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

 

  1. Game streaming requires phone or tablet which supports Android 0 and greater or iOS 11 and greater. For TV support, Apple TV 4th and 5th generation running tvOS 12.x and greater, or Android TV 5.1 and greater are required. Streaming at 4K requires 4K capable streaming hardware and is compatible with: AMD Radeon GCN-based discrete graphics and newer. Supports Windows 7 and 10. Game Streaming available anywhere there is a high speed internet connection. For local profiles, all devices must be on the same local network. For internet streaming to work, your router must allow port forwarding and your PC must not be behind a network configuration that hinders connectivity. Controllers must be compatible with selected game and headset, please consult vendor for compatibility information. GD-159
  2.  Radeon Boost is compatible with Windows 7 and 10 in select titles only. Hardware compatibility includes RX 400 and newer consumer dGPUs, Ryzen 2000 and newer APUs, including hybrid and detachable graphics configurations. No mGPU support. Certain features require Adrenalin 2020 or later. For a list of compatible titles see https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/radeon-boost. GD-158
  3.  Radeon Image Sharpening is compatible with DirectX 11, 12, & Vulkan APIs and DirectX 9 for RX 5000 Series only, and Windows 10. Hardware compatibility includes GCN and newer consumer dGPUs, Ryzen 2000 and newer APUs, including hybrid and detachable graphics configurations. No mGPU support. Certain features require Adrenalin 2020 or later. GD-156
  4.  Radeon Anti-Lag is compatible with DirectX 9, DirectX 11, DirectX 12 and Vulkan APIs; Windows 7 and 10. Hardware compatibility includes GCN and newer consumer dGPUs and Ryzen 2000 and newer APUs, including hybrid and detachable graphics configurations. No mGPU support. Certain features require Adrenalin 2020 or later. GD-157
  5.  AMD FreeSync technology requires AMD Radeon graphics and a display that supports FreeSync technology as certified by AMD. AMD FreeSync Premium technology adds requirements of mandatory low framerate compensation and at least 120 Hz refresh rate at minimum FHD. AMD FreeSync Premium Pro technology adds requirements for the display to meet AMD FreeSync Premium Pro compliance tests. See www.amd.com/freesync for complete details. Confirm capability with your system manufacturer before purchase. GD-127

Shift into high gear with the next installment of the Formula 1 franchise from Codemasters, F1 2020. Following up the critically acclaimed F1 2019 game from last year, F1 2020 builds on the success of its predecessor to provide an authentic Formula 1 racing experience with all your favorite cars and tracks. For the first time ever, players can create their own F1 team by creating a driver, choosing a sponsor, an engine supplier, hiring teammates, and competing as the 11th team on the grid. Build facilities, develop the team over time, and drive your way to the top.

 

 

Whether it is your state-of-the-art F1 car or your powerful gaming PC, enthusiasts know exactly what parts they have under-the-hood. AMD Radeon RX 5000 Series GPUs are built to provide an immersive experience in all of today’s hottest titles. Testing our revolutionary RDNA based product stack on a system configured with a Ryzen 7 3800X processor, gamers can achieve up to 110+ FPS when using the recommended settings1. At 1080p, the Radeon RX 5500 XT graphics card offers an impressive up to 153 FPS at High settings1.

 

 

F1 2020 uses AMD FidelityFX2 Contrast Aware Sharpening (CAS) for fantastic, sharp, and detailed visuals. The key benefits associated with CAS are sharpening and upscaling. By selecting “TAA and FidelityFX Sharpening” in the game’s “Video Mode” graphics options, you can restore some of the detail lost after Temporal Anti-Aliasing (TAA) is applied for the best image quality.

 

 

Additionally, if you want to boost your FPS even further for the fastest framerates without significantly sacrificing image quality, you can turn on “TAA and FidelityFX Upscaling” instead. By scaling up from a lower resolution, then applying CAS, AMD FidelityFX CAS upscaling delivers the best balance of additional performance and image quality for your monitor’s native resolution.

In a game where 1/10th of a second can be the difference in setting a new lap record, Radeon Anti-Lag3 helps reduce input lag which will allow you to make sure that you never miss that split-second gear change. For the best experience, pair your Radeon RX 5000 Series GPU with an AMD FreeSync Premium Pro display4 to ensure you get the best HDR color accuracy and can see every single detail on the track.

 

 

F1 2020 launched on July 10, and is currently available on Steam, Google Stadia, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The thrill of high-speed competition is made even better with Radeon RX graphics cards and AMD FidelityFX technology. Get Yours Today at - AMD Shop

 

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Adit Bhutani is Product Marketing Specialist (Radeon + Gaming) 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

 

  1. Testing done by AMD performance labs 05/29/2020 on RX 5500 XT (1080p), 5600 XT (1080p), 5700 (1440p), 5700 XT (1440p) graphics cards with AMD driver 20.4.2, Ryzen 7 3800X processor, 16GB DDR4-3200MHz, GIGABYTE X570 AORUS MASTER, FG5 bios, Win10 Pro x64 18362.175. Game tested was F1 2020 (DX12) at 1080p & 1440p. Performance may vary. RX-494
  2. For additional information, see https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/radeon-software-fidelityfx
  3. Radeon Anti-Lag is compatible with DirectX 9, DirectX 11, DirectX 12 and Vulkan APIs; Windows 7 and 10. Hardware compatibility includes GCN and newer consumer dGPUs and Ryzen 2000 and newer APUs, including hybrid and detachable graphics configurations. No mGPU support. Certain features require Adrenalin 2020 or later. GD-157
  4. AMD FreeSync technology requires AMD Radeon graphics and a display that supports FreeSync technology as certified by AMD. AMD FreeSync Premium technology adds requirements of mandatory low framerate compensation and at least 120 Hz refresh rate at minimum FHD. AMD FreeSync Premium Pro technology adds requirements for the display to meet AMD FreeSync Premium Pro compliance tests. See www.amd.com/freesync for complete details. Confirm capability with your system manufacturer before purchase. GD-127

 

F1 2020 Game - an official product of the FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. 2020 Codemasters. The F1 logo, F1, FORMULA 1 and related marks are trademarks of Formula One Licensing BV, a Formula 1 company. Licensed by Formula One World Championship Limited. The F2 FIA FORMULA 2 CHAMPIONSHIP logo, FORMULA 2, F2 and related marks are trademarks of the Federation Internationale de L’Automobile and used exclusively under license. All rights reserved.


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