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[Originally posted on 12/08/16.]

 

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition has finally landed, and the driver update comes packed with a number of features to take your gaming experience to the next level.

 

Check out the top 5 things you should know about Crimson ReLive:

 

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Take a look at what the software has to offer:

 

 

Get Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition here.

 

 

Gurman Singh, Software Product Marketing for the Radeon Technologies Group 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.

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[Originally posted on 03/01/17.]

 

AMD’s Capsaicin & Cream event brought together hundreds of developers to help propel the gaming industry further. Along with the star-studded event our amazing engineers along with industry-leading developers are holding GDC developer sessions which carry on until Friday. To see a full list, click here.

 

Check out our top 6 things developers should know about our GPUOpen features from GDC.

 

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Gurman Singh, Software Product Marketing for the Radeon Technologies Group 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.

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[Originally posted on 04/18/17.]

 

Radeon™ Chill is an intelligent power-saving feature for Radeon™ graphics that dynamically regulates framerate based on your movements in-game1.

 

Built to be cooler, quicker and quieter, Radeon Chill delivers an amazing gaming experience. During peak gameplay, Radeon Chill works to deliver the full framerate potential of Radeon graphics. As movement decreases, Radeon Chill reduces your gameplay framerate. Designed to save power, lower temperature, and increase battery life, Radeon Chill enables high performance graphics when you battle and saves power when you explore.

 

Radeon Chill empowers the Radeon™ RX 500 series by enabling cool, low-power game support to League of Legends® and Dota®2. Let’s look at some of the benefits of Radeon Chill in these E-Sports titles.

 

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The Radeon™ RX 570 (4GB) can save up to 21% (18.3 watts) of GPU Package Power when using Radeon™ Chill at 1080p (maintaining an average frame rate above 60 fps) Best looking preset on the game Dota 22.

 

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The Radeon™ RX 570 (4GB) can save up to 43% (16.6 watts) of GPU Package Power when using Radeon™ Chill at 1080p (maintaining an average frame rate above 60 fps) very high settings on the game League of Legends3.

 

Like the Radeon™ RX 570, the Radeon™ RX 580 also benefits from Radeon Chill. With Radeon Chill, the Radeon™ RX 580 shows more responsiveness, decreased GPU package power and lower GPU temperatures, all while maintaining a great gaming experience. Here is a video to learn more about the benefits of Radeon Chill with the Radeon RX 580.

 

 

Download Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.3 today to try out the benefits of Radeon Chill with your Radeon™ 500 series graphics card.

 

 

Gurman Singh, Software Product Marketing for the Radeon Technologies Group 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.

 

 

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  2. Testing done by AMD Performance Labs February 15 2017 using an Intel Core i7 6700K (@4.0GHz), 2x4GB DDR4-2666 MHz memory, AMD web driver 17.4.3, and Windows 10 (64bit). PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. When running the game Dota 2 at 1080p using the Best Looking Preset, the Radeon™ RX 570 (4GB) system with Radeon™ Chill disabled saw an average of 87.3W GPU package power. The Radeon™ RX 570 (4GB) system with Radeon™ Chill enabled saw an average of 69.0W GPU package power. This results in a 21% decrease in GPU package power when Radeon Chill is enabled. All result metrics an average of 3 runs. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-121
  3. Testing done by AMD Performance Labs February 15 2017 using an Intel Core i7 6700K (@4.0GHz), 2x4GB DDR4-2666 MHz memory, AMD web driver 17.4.3, and Windows 10 (64bit). PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. When running the game League of Legends at 1080p using the Very High Preset, the Radeon™ RX 570 (4GB) system with Radeon™ Chill disabled saw an average of 39.1W GPU package power. The Radeon™ RX 570 (4GB) system with Radeon™ Chill enabled saw an average of 22.5W GPU package power. This results in a 43% decrease in GPU package power when Radeon Chill is enabled. All result metrics an average of 3 runs. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-119
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Introducing Project ReSX

Posted by gurman.singh Employee Nov 19, 2018

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[Originally posted on 03/06/18.]

 

In recent months, we kicked off a special project inside of the Radeon™ Software group known as Project ReSX (Radeon™ eSports Experience). The goal of this project was to optimize the performance of some of the most popular PC games in the world on Radeon™ GPUs, to ensure the best possible eSports experience for Radeon graphics card owners.

 

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 incorporates a host of changes made possible by Project ReSX. It delivers some notable performance improvements over the Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition version released late last year. With a focus on overall gaming experience, Project ReSX focused on improving FPS performance, 99th percentile frame times and click-to-response to deliver a better eSports experience. Here are some of the gains:

 

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The positive results shown above are the product of many hours of hard work from our software and engineering teams in cooperation with some of the world’s top game developers. Download Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 and experience faster, fluid and more responsive gaming for yourself!

 

 

Gurman Singh, Software Product Marketing for the Radeon Technologies Group 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.

 

 

  1. 1-8. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of March 1st, 2018 on the 8GB Radeon RX 580, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700K CPU (4.2GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results.

 

1. With Ultra settings on PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS at 1920x1080, the Radeon RX 580 scored 69.6 FPS with Radeon Software 18.3.1 whereas the Radeon RX 580 scored 62.9 FPS with Radeon Software 17.12.1. Comparing FPS between software versions, Radeon Software 18.3.1 has 11% faster performance in PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS.RS-216

 

2. With Ultra settings on Overwatch at 2560x1440, the Radeon RX 580 scored 117.9 FPS with Radeon Software 18.3.1 whereas the Radeon RX 580 scored 114.7 FPS with Radeon Software 17.12.1. Comparing FPS between software versions, Radeon Software 18.3.1 has 3% faster performance in Overwatch.RS-217

 

3. With Ultra settings on Dota 2 at 3840x2160, the Radeon RX 580 scored 95.9 FPS with Radeon Software 18.3.1 whereas the Radeon RX 580 scored 90.8 FPS with Radeon Software 17.12.1. Comparing FPS between software versions, Radeon Software 18.3.1 has 6% faster performance in Dota 2. RS-218

 

4. With Ultra settings on PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS at 1920x1080, the Radeon RX 580 scored 19.2 ms 99th percentile frame times with Radeon Software 18.3.1 whereas the Radeon RX 580 scored 21.1 ms with Radeon Software 17.12.1. Comparing 99th percentile frame times between software versions, Radeon Software 18.3.1 has 9% lower 99th percentile frame times in PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. RS-219

 

5. With Ultra settings on Overwatch at 2560x1440, the Radeon RX 580 scored 11.7 ms 99th percentile frame times with Radeon Software 18.3.1 whereas the Radeon RX 580 scored 11.9 ms with Radeon Software 17.12.1. Comparing 99th percentile frame times between software versions, Radeon Software 18.3.1 has 2% lower 99th percentile frame times in Overwatch. RS-220

 

6. With Ultra settings on Dota 2 at 3840x2160, the Radeon RX 580 scored 12.3 ms 99th percentile frame times with Radeon Software 18.3.1 whereas the Radeon RX 580 scored 13.2 ms with Radeon Software 17.12.1. Comparing 99th percentile frame times between software versions, Radeon Software 18.3.1 has 7% lower 99th percentile frame times in Dota 2.RS-221

 

7. With High settings on Overwatch at 1920x1080, the Radeon RX 580 scored 39.5 ms click-to-response with Radeon Software 18.3.1 whereas the Radeon RX 580 scored 41.2 ms with Radeon Software 17.12.1. Comparing click-to-response between software versions, Radeon Software 18.3.1 has 4% faster click-to-response in Overwatch. RS-222

 

8. With Ultra settings on Dota 2 at 1920x1080, the Radeon RX 580 scored 47.2 ms click-to-response with Radeon Software 18.3.1 whereas the Radeon RX 580 scored 51.2 ms with Radeon Software 17.12.1. Comparing click-to-response between software versions, Radeon Software 18.3.1 has 8% faster click-to-response in Dota 2. RS-223

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[Originally posted on 03/26/18.]

 

In a classic good versus evil plot line, Far Cry 51,2 takes you into the heart of Montana where it’s your responsibility to stop doomsday cult leader, and local bad guy, Joseph Seed. You won’t be able to do it alone. You’ll need to work to gain allies and build up a resistance members, all in an attempt to try and save Hope County.

 

Luckily, from the beginning, Radeon Software’s got your back. Let’s see how different software features can help you traverse Montana.

 

 

Radeon™ ReLive: Capture. Stream. Share.

 

Far Cry 5: Arcade allows you to build your own sandbox and share your creative maps with the community. With near infinite possibilities, you’ll never want to miss a moment. Use Radeon ReLive to capture, stream and share your gameplay whether you’re saving Hope County alone, with a friend, or in 12 player PvP. Here are some cool features you may want to try out while playing Far Cry 5.

 

For streamers

 

  • Chat Overlay: To stay connected with your community, Radeon Software has a real-time chat overlay which displays viewer comments from sites like Twitch, Facebook, Mixer, and YouTube, all while streaming.

 

Here is how to enable the chat overlay while streaming:

 

 

  1. Open “Radeon™ Settings”
  2. Click the Radeon “ReLive” tab
  3. Click “Streaming”
  4. Select a streaming platform
  5. Click “Show Chat”

 

  • Chroma Key Support: If you’ve ever wanted to get closer with your game and add effects to your stream, you can easily start by putting up a green screen and remove your webcam’s background.

 

Here is how to enable Chroma Key:

 

  1. Open “Radeon Settings”
  2. Click the Radeon “ReLive” tab
  3. Click “Overlay”
  4. Enable “Show Camera”
  5. Click “Use Chroma Key”

 

  • Archive stream: To create custom content and edit your stream, the archive stream button allows you to easily back up your stream to your PC. As an added benefit, all of your content will be accessible offline so you’ll always be able to relive your favorite gaming moments.

 

Here is how to Archive Your Stream:

 

  1. Open “Radeon Settings”
  2. Click the Radeon “ReLive” tab
  3. Click “Streaming”
  4. Click “Archive Stream”

 

For recorders

 

  • Gallery: To make organizing and uploading your videos convenient, all your Radeon ReLive videos are kept in the gallery. The gallery will help you upload to various social platforms by allowing to queue up multiple videos to several different sites. It also allows you to trim your videos so that you can post only the perfect shot.

 

 

Here is how to share a video:

 

  1. Open “Radeon Settings”
  2. Click the “Radeon™ Connect” Tab
  3. Click on the video you would like to share
  4. Choose a social media platform
  5. Upload your video

 

Here is how to trim a video:

 

  1. Open “Radeon Settings”
  2. Click on the video you would like to trim
  3. Click “Trim Video”
  4. Drag the toggle to select the trimmed section
  5. Save your edited video

 

  • Screenshot: Far Cry 5 is absolutely beautiful. Despite the mayhem, the forests are extremely serene. To capture those picture perfect memories. By default, you can easily press CTRL+SHIFT+E to take a quick snapshot, or use Radeon Overlay to bring up your Radeon ReLive options.

 

Here is how to enable Radeon ReLive from Radeon Overlay:

 

 

  1. Open Far Cry 5
  2. Press Alt+R
  3. Click Radeon ReLive

 

  • Instant replay: Far Cry 5 is action-packed and you’ll never want to miss a moment. I would suggest enabling instant replay through Radeon Overlay. If you ever want to change duration or quality of your replays, you can do so in Radeon Settings.

 

Here is how to enable instant replay:

 

 

  1. Open “Radeon Settings”
  2. Click the Radeon “ReLive” tab
  3. Click the “Recording” tab
  4. Enable “Instant Replay”

 

  • Separate microphone tracks: Perfecting microphone and game audio while recording is difficult. To make it easier, you can separate your audio tracks so that you can edit microphone or game audio whenever you want to take a break from Montana.

 

Here is how to enable separate microphone tracks:

 

 

  1. Open “Radeon Settings”
  2. Click the Radeon “ReLive” tab
  3. Click the “Recording” tab
  4. Enable “Separate Microphone Track”

 

Enhanced Sync: Liquid-Smooth Gameplay on Any Monitor

 

All first-person shooters require ultra-fast responsiveness for precise aim, and quick reactions. Far Cry 5 is no exception. For the best, low-latency tear-free gaming experience, I would recommend enabling Radeon™ FreeSync and Enhanced Sync. Here’s a quick overview of how these features will help you game.

 

  • Radeon™ FreeSync: Removes tears and choppy gameplay within your Radeon™ FreeSync range for effortlessly smooth gameplay. If you have a Radeon™ FreeSync monitor, it will be enabled by default but just in-case you wanted to double check, below are instructions on how you can enable Radeon FreeSync:

 

Here’s how to enable Radeon FreeSync from Radeon™ Settings:

 

  1. Open “Radeon Settings”
  2. Click the “Display” tab
  3. Enable “AMD FreeSync”
  • Radeon FreeSync can be tailored per game in app profiles

 

Here’s how to enable Radeon FreeSync from Radeon™ Overlay:

 

  1. Open Far Cry 5
  2. Press Radeon Overlay Hot key (Default Radeon Overlay hotkey is ALT+R)
  3. Click “Radeon FreeSync”
  4. Enable “FreeSync”

 

  • Enhanced Sync: 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.

 

Here’s how to enable Enhanced Sync:

 

  1. Open Radeon Settings
  2. Click the “Gaming” tab
  3. Click “Global Settings”
  4. Click “Wait for Vertical Refresh”
  5. Select “Enhanced Sync”
  • Enhanced Sync can also be enabled per game in app profiles

 

Enhanced Sync enables a great, ultra-responsive gaming experience. Here’s how Enhanced Sync will reduce latency in Far Cry 5:

 

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Radeon™ Chill: Cool and Quiet Frames on Countless Number of Games

 

With compelling characters and gorgeous gameplay, you’ll want to be immersed in Far Cry 5. With Radeon Chill, leave distractions like fan noises in the past. By enabling the feature, you’ll be able to lower temperatures allowing cool and quiet gameplay.

 

 

Here is how to enable Radeon Chill:

 

  1. Open “Radeon Settings”
  2. Click the “Gaming” tab
  3. Click on “Global Settings”
  4. Enable “Radeon Chill”
  • Radeon Chill can be tailored per game in app profiles

 

Here’s how to enable Radeon™ Chill from Radeon™ Overlay:

 

  1. Open Far Cry 5
  2. Press Radeon Overlay Hokey (default is ALT+R)
  3. Click “Radeon Chill”
  4. Enable “Chill” under “Global Settings”
  5. Enable “Chill” under “Game Settings”

 

Here is how Radeon Chill lowers power consumption in Far Cry 5:

 

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Radeon™ WattMan” Personalized Gameplay

 

Radeon Chill is an amazing feature for cool, quiet and responsive gaming. To create an even better experience on Radeon™ RX Vega 56 and Radeon™ RX Vega 64 graphics cards, try the power save mode in Radeon™ WattMan. This one-click power save mode can increase your performance per watt, giving you a better overall experience.

 

Here’s how to enable the power save mode:

 

 

  1. Open “Radeon Settings”
  2. Click the “Gaming” tab
  3. Click on “Global Settings”
  4. Click on “Global WattMan”
  5. Enable “Power Save” mode
  6. Click “Apply”

 

Here’s how Radeon WattMan’s power save mode increases efficiency in Far Cry 5:

 

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The compelling plot, fascinating characters, beautiful scenery and everything in-between supports Far Cry 5 as an amazing addition to the iconic franchise. To try any of the features listed above, download Radeon™ Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.4, and begin your journey soon, Far Cry 5 releases on March 27th.

 

 

Gurman Singh, Software Product Marketing for the Radeon Technologies Group 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.

 

 

  1. Far Cry 5 is rated M for Mature +17. Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Drugs and Alcohol.
  2. Far Cry 5 and logos © 2018 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Far Cry, Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries. Based on Crytek’s original Far Cry directed by Cevat Yerli. Powered by Crytek’s technology “CryEngine”.
  3. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of February 23rd, 2018 on the 8GB Radeon™ RX Vega 64, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700X CPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. With the ultra preset on Far Cry 5 1920x1080, with Enhanced Sync ON the Radeon™ RX Vega 64 scored 44.8 milliseconds of responsiveness with Radeon Software 18.2.3 whereas the Radeon™ RX Vega 64 scored 47.5 milliseconds of responsiveness, with Enhanced Sync ON, creating a 6% faster response time in Far Cry 5 (94% of VSync ON). Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-227
  4. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of February 23rd, 2018 on the 8GB Radeon™ RX Vega 64, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700X CPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64 with Radeon™ Software 18.3.1. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. With the ultra preset on Far Cry 5 at 1920x1080, the Radeon™ RX Vega 64 consumed 244.9 watts with Radeon™ Chill enabled whereas the Radeon™ RX Vega 64 scored 58 with Radeon™ Chill disabled, lowering power consumption by 11% (89% of default) in Far Cry 5. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-229
  5. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of February 23rd, 2018 on the 8GB Radeon™ RX Vega 64, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700X CPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64 with Radeon Software 18.3.1. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. With the ultra preset on Far Cry 5 at 1920x1080, the Radeon™ RX Vega 64 scored 0.571308 FPS per watt with the power save profile enabled whereas the Radeon™ RX Vega 64 scored 0.4322521 FPS per watt, with balanced power profile disabled, increasing efficiency by 32% in Far Cry 5. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-225

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[Originally posted on 05/05/17.]

 

Prey®’s gameplay is ingenious. The sheer fact that Mimics, a type of alien in the Typhon family, are able to take on the form of everyday objects makes me look twice before entering any room or examining any object. Add mimicry to being on a giant space station, to weapon and ability customizations and a free-to-roam open world environment, it makes me wonder what is there not to like about Prey®? If Annie’s blog is any indication of what Prey® has in store, Prey® is shaping up to be a classic. As Prey® takes the action-adventure genre to new heights on Talos I, Radeon™ Software takes Radeon Graphics to new levels. Here is Radeon™ graphics cards performance for Prey® gameplay at a glance:

 

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  • Up to 5% faster performance using Radeon™ Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.5.1 driver Prey® DirectX®11 at 1920×1080 (1080p) on the 8GB Radeon™ RX 580 graphics card than on Radeon™ Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.4 driver1.

 

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  • Up to 38% faster performance using Radeon™ Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.5.1 driver Prey® DirectX®11 at 1920×1080 (1080p) on the 4GB Radeon™ RX 570 graphics card than with 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX1050TI graphics card on NV 382.05 driver2.

 

Download Radeon™ Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.5.1 for an amazing experience on Talos I with Radeon.

 

 

Gurman Singh, Software Product Marketing for the Radeon Technologies Group 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.

 

 

  1. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of May 2, 2017 on the 8GB Radeon™ RX 580 graphics card, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 5960X CPU (3.0 GHz), 16GB DDR4-2666 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64 using the game Prey® DirectX®11 on the Very High preset at 2560x1440. The Radeon™ test system used Radeon™ Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.4 driver and Radeon™ Software Crimson Edition 17.5.1 driver. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. At 2560x1440, the Radeon™ Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.4 driver scored 59.7 frames per second, and the Radeon™ Software Crimson Edition 17.5.1 driver scored 62.5 frames per second using the 8GB Radeon™ RX 580 graphics card, which is a 4.7% impact to average Frames Per Second. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-134
  2. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of May 2, 2017 on the 4GB Radeon™ RX 570 graphics card and the 4GB NVidia GTX1050TI graphics card, on a test system comprising of Intel i7-5960X CPU (3.0 GHz), 16GB DDR4-2666 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64 using the game Prey® DirectX®11 on the Very High preset at 1920x1080 (1080p). The Radeon™ test system used Radeon™ Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.5.1 driver. The NVidia test system used NV 382.05 driver. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. At 1920x1080, the Radeon™ Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.5.1 driver and the 4GB Radeon™ RX570 graphics card running Prey® scored 94.4 frames per second. At 1920x1080, the NV 382.05 driver and the 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX1050TI graphics card scored 68.2 frames per second, which is a 38% impact to average Frames Per Second. Performance may vary based on use of final driver. RS-135

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[Originally posted on 04/27/17.]

 

Real time strategy (RTS) games have a long and amazing history with PC gaming. Very few RTS titles have the depth and longevity of “Dawn of War™” games. The new sequel to the critically acclaimed “Dawn of War” titles, “Warhammer® 40,000™: Dawn of War® III”, pits Orks, Eldar and Blood Raven Space marines against each other in on the war-torn battlegrounds of the 41st millennium. Radeon™ graphics kicks up this fast paced gameplay to new levels. Here is our performance at a glance:

 

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  • Up to 7% more performance using Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.4 and Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III on Radeon™ RX 580 (8GB) graphics than Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.31.

 

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  • Up to 75% more performance using Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.4 with Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III on the Radeon™ RX 570 (8GB) graphics card than with Nvidia GeForce GTX1050TI (4GB) on NV 381.89 with DirectX®11 at 1920×1080 (1080p)2.

 

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  • Up to 24% more performance using Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.4 with Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III on the Radeon™ RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Nvidia GeForce GTX1060 (6GB) on NV 381.89 with DirectX®11 at 2560×1440 (1440p)3.

 

Download Radeon™ Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.4 today and experience “Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III” like no other.

 

 

Gurman Singh, Software Product Marketing for the Radeon Technologies Group 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.

 

 

  1. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of April 24, 2017 on the Radeon™ RX 580 (8GB) graphics card, on a test system comprising Intel i7 5960X CPU, 16GB DDR4-2666 Mhz system memory, Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition driver 17.4.3 and Radeon Software Crimson Edition 17.4.4 and Windows 10 x64 using the game Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III™ At 2560x1440, Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.3 scored on average 58.1 frames per second and Radeon Software Crimson Edition 17.4.4 scored on average 61.9 frames per second using the Radeon RX 580 8GB graphics card, which is 7% faster performance. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-131
  2. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of April 25, 2017 on the Radeon™ RX 570 8GB and the NVidia GTX1050TI 4GB graphics card, on a test system comprising of Intel 5960k CPU (3.0 GHz), 16GB DDR4-2666 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64 using the game Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III on maximum graphics preset with DirectX®11. The Radeon test system used Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.4. The NVidia test system used NV 381.89. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. At 1920x1080 with the Radeon Software driver 17.4.4, the 8GB Radeon RX570 running Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III had 83.4 frames per second and the NV 381.65 and the 4GB 1050TI had 47.7 frames per second which is 75% more average frames per second on the 8GB Radeon RX 570 when comparing the 8GB Radeon RX570 to the 4GB NVidia GTX1050TI. Performance may vary based on use of final driver. RS-133
  3. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of April 25, 2017 on the Radeon™ RX 580 8GB and the NVidia GTX1060 6GB graphics card, on a test system comprising of Intel 5960k CPU (3.0 GHz), 16GB DDR4-2666 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64 using the game Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III on maximum graphics preset with DirectX®11. The Radeon test system used Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.4. The NVidia test system used NV 381.89. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. At 2560x1440 with the Radeon Software driver 17.4.4, the 8GB Radeon RX580 running Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III had 63.2 frames per second and the NV 381.89 and the 6GB 1060 had 51.1 frames per second which is 24% more average frames per second on the 8GB Radeon RX 580 when comparing the 8GB Radeon RX580 to the 6GB NVidia GTX1060. Performance may vary based on use of final driver. RS-132

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[Originally posted on 01/24/17.]

 

With the release of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, gamers are certainly in for a treat.

 

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard gameplay is completely refreshed to take the survival horror genre to the next level. To match this experience, Radeon™ graphics cards are certainly up to the challenge. Here is our competitive performance at a glance:

 

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Up to 22% faster performance using Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.1.1 and Resident Evil® 7: Biohazard on the Radeon™ RX 480 graphics card than with NVidia GTX1060 on NV 378.49 with DirectX®11 at 2560×1440 (1440p).1

 

Download Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition today and experience gameplay like no other!

 

 

Gurman Singh, Software Product Marketing for the Radeon Technologies Group 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.

 

 

  1. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of January 24th, 2016 on the Radeon™ RX 480 8GB, Radeon™ RX 470 4GB, NVidia GTX1060 3GB and the NVidia GTX 1060 6GB and the NVidia GTX1050TI graphics card, on a test system comprising of Intel 5960k CPU (3.0 GHz), 16GB DDR4-2666 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64 using the game Resident Evil 7: Biohazard on graphics preset ultra with DirectX®11. The Radeon test system used Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.1.1. The NVidia test system used NV 378.49. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. At 2560x1440 with the Radeon Software driver 17.1.1, the 8GB Radeon RX 480 and 4GB Radeon RX470 running Resident Evil 7: Biohazard had 73.5 and 59.0 frames per second, respectively, and the NV 378.49 and 6GB NVidia GTX1060 and the 4GB 1050TI running Resident Evil 7: Biohazard had 60.2 and 39.8 frames per second, respectively, which is 22% lower average frames per second when comparing the 8GB Radeon RX480 to the 6GB NVidia GTX1060. Performance may vary based on use of final driver. RS-111

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[Originally posted on 06/09/17.]

 

There are very few racing games as iconic as Dirt®. Fast-paced rally-car racing with sharp turns and split-second wins is always sure to get the adrenaline going. Add in nearly infinite race tracks due to procedurally generated stages, brand new sounds to immerse you in the audio and amazing visuals to make you feel like you’re in the driver’s seat, Dirt® 4™ is shaping up to be a classic. Radeon™ Software 17.6.1 pushes these visuals into high gear. Here is our performance at a glance:

 

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  • Up to 18% faster performance using Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.6.1 with Dirt 4 on the Radeon™ RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.5.2 with DirectX®11 at 1920×1080 (1080p)1.

 

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  • Up to 94% faster performance using Radeon Software 17.6.1 using Dirt 4 DirectX®11 on 8GB Radeon RX 580 multi-GPU than with 8GB Radeon RX 580 single-GPU at 2560×1440 (1440p) 2.

 

Download Radeon™ Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.6.1 today and experience the thrill of Dirt® 4™.

 

 

Gurman Singh, Software Product Marketing for the Radeon Technologies Group 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.

 

 

  1. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of June 8, 2017 on the 8GB Radeon RX 580 with Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.6.1 and Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.5.2, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700X CPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64 using the game Dirt 4 on the ultra settings at 8X MSAA. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. At 1920x1080, Radeon Software Crimson Edition driver 17.5.2 and 8GB Radeon RX 580 running Dirt 4 scored 52.6 FPS, and Radeon Software Crimson Edition driver 17.6.1 and 8GB Radeon RX 580 scored 61.9 FPS, which is 18% faster performance. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-144
  2. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of June 8, 2017 on the 8GB Radeon RX 580 in multi-GPU or 8GB Radeon RX 580 in single-GPU, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700X CPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, Radeon Software Crimson Edition driver 17.6.1 and Windows 10 x64 using the game Dirt 4 on the ultra settings at 8X MSAA. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. At 2560x1440, Radeon Software Crimson Edition driver 17.6.1 and 8GB Radeon RX 580 single-GPU running Prey scored 40.6 FPS, and Radeon Software Crimson Edition driver 17.6.1 and 8GB Radeon RX 580 multi-GPU scored 78.5 FPS, which is 94% faster performance. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-145

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[Originally posted on 02/14/17.]

 

Rebellion has released the newest title in their acclaimed Sniper Elite series, Sniper Elite 4. Each mission can be completed differently as there are so many ways to get through a level. Whether you’re using traps, your sniper rifle or just being super stealthy, the game always feels fresh. Most importantly, the animation when getting a long distance snipe is incredible. As you shoot, the camera pans out to follow the trajectory of your bullet, making every shot feel impactful. The mechanics of the game are the main reason why I love this tactical shooter.

 

As much as I like the mechanics, the performance of this game really puts it together.

 

DirectX® 12 highlights several features supported in Sniper Elite 4, enhancing the experience from DirectX® 11:

 

Asynchronous Shaders—the Asynchronous Compute Engines in AMD’s GCN and Polaris architectures can submit commands without waiting for other tasks to complete. The result is vastly improved GPU efficiency that boosts graphics processing performance, helps reduce latency, and enables consistent frame rates.

 

Multi-GPU experiences have been redeveloped for DirectX® 12, pushing for greater utilization of each GPU in a multi-GPU configuration. AMD’s GCN and Polaris architectures lead with greater performance and scalability in multi-GPU DirectX® 12.

 

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  • Up to 24% faster performance using Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.2.1 using Sniper Elite 4 DirectX®12 on 8GB Radeon RX 480 graphics GPU than with DirectX®11.1

 

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  • Up to 100% faster performance using RSCE driver 17.2.1 using Sniper Elite 4 DirectX®12 on 8GB Radeon RX 480 multi-GPU than with 8GB Radeon RX 480 single-GPU.2

 

With an average of 60 FPS and up to perfect 2X multi-GPU scaling, this game performs like a dream. If you’re looking for an amazing tactical stealth shooter with a great PC experience, get Sniper Elite 4 and download Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.2.1 today!3

 

Make sure you’re following Radeon on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with game performances and Radeon news.

 

 

Gurman Singh, Software Product Marketing for the Radeon Technologies Group 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.

 

 

  1. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of February 8th, 2016 on the 8GB Radeon RX 480, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 5960X CPU (3.0 GHz), 16GB DDR4-2666 Mhz system memory, Radeon Software Crimson Edition driver 17.2.1 and Windows 10 x64 using the game Sniper Elite 4 on the ultra settings PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. At 2560x1440, Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition driver 17.2.1 and 8GB Radeon RX 480 running Sniper Elite 4 DirectX®11 scored 48.5 FPS and Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.2.1 running Sniper Elite 4 DirectX®12 scored 60.0 FPS, which is 24% faster performance. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-110
  2. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of February 8th, 2017 on the 8GB Radeon RX 480 in multi-GPU or 8GB Radeon RX 480 in single-GPU, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 5960X CPU (3.0 GHz), 16GB DDR4-2666 Mhz system memory, Radeon Software Crimson Edition driver 17.2.1 and Windows 10 x64 using the game Sniper Elite 4 on the ultra settings PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. At 2560x1440, Radeon Software Crimson Edition driver 17.2.1 and 8GB Radeon RX 480 single-GPU running Sniper Elite 4 DirectX®12 scored 60 FPS, and Radeon Software Crimson Edition driver 17.2.1 and 8GB Radeon RX 480 multi-GPU running Sniper Elite 4 DirectX®12 scored 120 FPS, which is 100% faster performance. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-111
  3. The Rebellion name and logo, the Sniper Elite name and logo and the Sniper Elite Eagle are trademarks of Rebellion and may be registered trademarks in certain countries. © 2017 Rebellion. All rights reserved. DirectX is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the US and other jurisdications.

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[Originally posted on 10/02/17.]

 

With Forza Motorsport® 7, Turn 10 Studios brings the thunder. With more than 700 cars, 30+ circuits, dynamic race conditions, more than 300 race suits to customize your driver, and even trucks, Forza Motorsport® 7 is the most beautiful and comprehensive Forza game yet. Add breathtaking visuals with Forza Motorsport’s emphasis on awe inspiring 4K 60FPS gameplay and Forza Motorsport® 7 redefines the iconic Forza series.

 

Here is our performance at a glance with Radeon™ Software 17.9.3:

 

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  • Game at beautiful 4K with up to 60FPS using Radeon™ RX 580 and up to 90FPS using Radeon™ RX Vega56 with Radeon Software 17.9.31

 

For gamers who are looking for a crisp 1080p experience, Radeon™ RX 570 and RX 560 have got you covered. Here’s our performance at 1080p:

 

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  • Game at 1080p with up to 95.3FPS using Radeon™ RX 570 and up to 62.7FPS using Radeon™ RX 560 with Radeon Software 17.9.32

 

Download Radeon™ Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.9.3 today and experience the awe of 4K 60FPS gaming with Forza Motorsport® 7.

 

 

Gurman Singh, Software Product Marketing for the Radeon Technologies Group 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.

 

 

  1. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of September 28, 2017 on the 8GB Radeon RX 580 and the 8GB Radeon RX Vega56 with Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.9.3, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700X CPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64 using the game Forza Motorsport 7 on the ultra preset. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. At 3840x2160, 8GB Radeon RX 580 scored 59.8 FPS, and Radeon RX Vega56 scored 89.7 FPS. Results are an average. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-182
  2. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of September 28, 2017 on the 4GB Radeon RX 560 and the 4GB Radeon RX 570 with Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.9.3, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700X CPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64 using the game Forza Motorsport 7 on the ultra preset. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. At 1920x1080, 4GB Radeon RX 570 scored 95.3 FPS, and Radeon RX 560 scored 62.7 FPS. Results are an average. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-183

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[Originally posted on 04/11/17.]

 

It is no surprise that Windows 10 has been huge success with gamers. Over 40% of all gamers who use Steam have Windows 10 installed and over 70% have a DirectX®121 compatible GPU2. DirectX®12, which is available in Windows 10, allows developers an opportunity for low level optimizations, letting gamers get the most amount of performance out of their Radeon graphics card. Sniper Elite 4 is one of the newest games which show the benefits of this modern API, delivering up to 24% faster performance when using DirectX®123.

 

Today, Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Creators Update and AMD is ready with Radeon Software 17.4.2. Let’s look at a few key features which are bound to make gaming on Windows even better.

 

Windows Game Mode

 

Windows Game Mode is designed to give the best performance and gaming consistency while using Windows 10. Game Mode works by allocating more CPU and GPU resources specifically to the application which is in the foreground. Specific titles within the Windows Store have already been whitelisted for use although any game within the foreground can benefit from the Game Mode by enabling it within the Game Bar’s settings. Because the game only has to be in the foreground to see the benefits of Windows Game Mode, games are still compatible when in fullscreen, borderless fullscreen or windowed mode. Microsoft predicts about a 2 to 5 percent increase4 in performance which is perfect if you are just on the edge of a solid 60 FPS and need that additional push.

 

High Dynamic Range (HDR)

 

With new games that support HDR, such as Mass Effect™: Andromeda, and the future release of Radeon FreeSync™ 25 monitors, HDR is becoming a standard. For those who do not know what HDR is, HDR is a new visualization technique that allows for lifelike gaming. HDR delivers lifelike gaming with vibrant colors, to show more detail with increased saturation, deeper contrasts, to display more gradients between differences in lighting, and increased brightness, to show realistic lighting effects without compromising shadows. With Windows 10 Creators Edition, HDR can now be enabled within all applications. If a game now supports HDR, the game will now benefit from these enhanced visuals, even in fullscreen, borderless fullscreen and windowed mode.

 

To push gaming further, Radeon Graphics can take advantage of both Windows Game Mode and HDR with the release of Windows 10 Creators Update, starting today.

 

Download Radeon Software 17.4.2 for your Windows 10 Creators Update ready driver and try out some of these features for yourself.6

 

 

Gurman Singh, Software Product Marketing for the Radeon Technologies Group 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.

 

 

  1. DirectX, Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the US and other jurisdictions.
  2. According to the February 2017 Steam Hardware Survey obtained on March 31st, 2017 http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey
  3. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of February 8th, 2016 on the 8GB Radeon RX 480, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 5960X CPU (3.0 GHz), 16GB DDR4-2666 Mhz system memory, Radeon Software Crimson Edition driver 17.2.1 and Windows 10 x64 using the game Sniper Elite 4 on the ultra settings PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. At 2560x1440, Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition driver 17.2.1 and 8GB Radeon RX 480 running Sniper Elite 4 DirectX®11 scored 48.5 FPS and Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.2.1 running Sniper Elite 4 DirectX®12 scored 60.0 FPS, which is 24% faster performance. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-110
  4. According to an interview with Ars Technica https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/01/windows-10-game-mode-a-free-fps-boost-of-a-few-percent-with-more-to-come/
  5. Radeon™ 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
  6. © 2017 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. All rights reserved. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, Radeon, and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. DirectX is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the US and other jurisdictions. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.