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Just over 3 weeks ago we unleashed upon the world AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (1), probably one of our most anticipated technologies ever. On June 22, we announced that FSR was available in 7 games on the day of launch, with 12 more games coming with FSR in the future, and we are delighted with the positive reception everyone has given FSR. Today, we have some more exciting news, with more games getting FSR support, the release of FSR for developers on GPUOpen, and FSR support in Unity and Unreal® Engine.

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At Computex 2021, we were very excited to share with everyone an update on one of our most anticipated technologies ever, AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) (1). At this event, you got an early first look at FSR running on Counterplay Game’s Godfall and saw the amazing performance uplift (2) it can offer to gamers while preserving up to near-native resolution gaming experiences.

Fast-forward to today, and the launch of FidelityFX Super Resolution is upon us, with 7 games available NOW that support FSR, including 22 Racing Series, Anno 1800, Evil Genius 2, Godfall, Kingshunt, Terminator: Resistance, and The Riftbreaker. We are also announcing that we have 12 more confirmed games coming out in the future that will support FSR, including Far Cry 6 and Resident Evil: Village, along with over 40 leading game developers and publishers on board, such as Capcom, Electronic Arts, Gearbox, Obsidian Entertainment, and Ubisoft, who will also bring FSR to their future titles.

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Beginning with the release of Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 21.6.1 today, we are moving the following graphics products to a legacy model, with no additional driver releases planned. Their final supported driver will be Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.5.2.

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AMD and Epic Games have worked closely on creating incredible gaming experiences across all platforms. Unreal Engine 5 will once again raise the bar and set the standard for game development and runs great on AMD Ryzen™ processor and Radeon™ graphics platforms.

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Experience the next generation of horror survival games with Resident Evil Village™ with Radeon RX 6000 Series. Download the Day Zero driver for the latest optimizations.

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Last week, we were very proud to be part of the Microsoft® Game Stack Live 2021 virtual developer conference where we made some important announcements and gave two talks for developers. To support our GSL releases, we posted some updates to GPUOpen but we’re not done yet and today we have some more exciting new releases and updates for developers to tell you about.

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Started last year, Game Stack Live is the Microsoft® virtual game developer conference that brings as much as possible from in-person events into the comfort of your home office – keynotes, talks, networking, and education. AMD is thrilled to be part of Game Stack Live 2021, starting today, April 20, where we are making some exciting announcements during the Graphics Keynote, presenting two talks for developers, and reiterating our longstanding partnership with Microsoft and support for the continued evolution of DirectX® -- all to help developers create incredible next-generation gaming experiences.

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We have spent the past year listening closely to our community and today we are introducing the newest version of Radeon Software, complete with changes and updates based on your feedback. Building upon the completely revised user interface that was introduced last year, we made adjustments to help you get the most out of your Radeon™ graphics powered PC.

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Today we are releasing AMD Radeon™ Software 21.3.1, in conjunction with the latest entry in our Radeon™ RX 6000 series family. Achieve high levels of performance, immersive visuals and ultra-responsive gaming at 1440p by pairing Radeon Software with the new AMD Radeon™ RX 6700 XT graphics card. 

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The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT is our flagship consumer graphics card for content creation workflows and sets a new standard for creating with AMD Radeon graphics. When compared to the AMD Radeon VII, the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT is substantially faster in many different creative workflows, including 3D modeling, rendering, video editing, and post-production, and will supercharge your creativity to let you experience limitless content creation.

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Earlier this year we told you that in partnership with Microsoft we will provide full support for DirectX 12 Ultimate in the AMD RDNA 2 gaming architecture. Now with AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series graphics cards powered by AMD RDNA 2, our support for Microsoft’s latest gaming API enables features that will deliver the next generation of gaming experiences to players everywhere.

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Whether you are a casual gamer or competitive player on a top-ranking team, you want to ensure you have the best experiences when playing your favorite game.  That means great performance, stunning visuals and quick responses to every input. Radeon Software provides several features that help lower latency to give you an edge so you can game and win.

A history of lag-reducing features developed by AMDA history of lag-reducing features developed by AMD

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GPUOpen is our web site for developers, built upon the foundation of AMD’s commitment to openness and the belief that the freedom of industry standards drives innovation forward faster and further than proprietary technologies. The site is where we share all our game development and content creation software development tools and technologies, and earlier this year, we relaunched GPUOpen with a new modern look and a broad range of new and updated tools and effects.

Now, to accompany the recent launch of the AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series graphic cards, we have dropped even more new content to help developers take advantage of everything our breakthrough AMD RDNA 2 architecture has to offer. Today’s release includes updates to our developer tools, new AMD FidelityFX effects, as well as new tutorials and videos.

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Congratulations on the purchase of your new Radeon graphics card! We hope you’ll be able to enjoy years of hassle-free gaming, content creation and everyday work on your new hardware. If you’re coming over from a competitive solution, or simply new to the world of PC gaming, then keep on reading to find out what your AMD experience has to offer.

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AMD FidelityFX is our open-source collection of optimized visual technologies that make it easier for developers to implement high-quality effects and optimizations that help make games look amazing while offering the best balance of visual fidelity and performance.

 

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Before Radeon graphics, there was Rage.

The ATI Rage series was the first 3D graphics accelerator developed by ATI Technologies (acquired by AMD in 2006) and with the Rage 3D graphics chip - ushered in a new era of PC gaming, one that continues to evolve to this day. To celebrate this important milestone and precursor to AMD Radeon graphics, we are introducing a new “Rage Mode” for the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT GPU, available for purchase today.

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If you have downloaded two or three graphics drivers from AMD within the past 30 days, this blog probably doesn’t apply to you. But if you’re one of the many users out there who may be sitting on a driver that is several months old, let me take this opportunity to explain to you the advantages of staying up to date when it comes to your Radeon™ graphics driver and software.

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Hey, everybody! Today is the magical day: the AMD RyzenTM 5000 Series goes on-sale worldwide. We’re incredibly excited for you to get your hands on the extraordinary performance the “Zen 3”1 core is bringing to the table, and we want to make sure that you’re ready to perform a drop-in upgrade.


Getting ready right now is easy:

  1. Have an AMD 500 Series motherboard.
  2. Already have a motherboard? Update your motherboard's BIOS to a version containing AGESA 1.1.0.0. This will make sure your AMD Ryzen 5000 Series processor has full performance and the best experience.
  3. Just bought a new motherboard? You can easily perform a BIOS update via USB Flashback (if needed). This will allow you to update the BIOS even when the installed processor is not compatible with the current BIOS. You may not even need a CPU installed at all! Consult your manual for details on how to perform a BIOS update via USB.

And if you have an AMD 400 Series motherboard, you should see BIOS updates starting in January, 2021. Learn more here. We’ll let you know what to look for as we get closer to that date.

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Example: An AGESA 1.1.0.0-based BIOS for the ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero


What’s new in AGESA 1.1.0.0 for Ryzen 5000 Series:

  • General performance improvements for many types of workloads
  • Improved support for loading and applying overclocked memory profiles
  • Improved BIOS overclocking robustness
  • Improved USB hotplug detection
  • Improved SATA device detection on select SATA ports
  • Adds support for Eco Mode for automatic TDP reduction (AMD Ryzen Master)


Overall, this AGESA is designed to bring the Ryzen 5000 Series to the full performance and experience intended by AMD. Performance optimization is really the hero of this release, so make sure you grab the update for your motherboard when you’re up and running on “Zen 3.”


But that’s not all! We have an exciting roadmap beyond AGESA 1.1.0.0 and wanted to give you a small preview of what’s coming in future BIOS updates.


Beyond AGESA 1.1.0.0 for Ryzen 5000 Series:

  • Returning support for negative core voltage offsets (“undervolting”) with all-new AMD functionality for better frequency, voltage, and performance tweaking
  • Additional AMD optimization for performance and stability at ~2000MHz fabric clock. While not all processors are innately capable of reaching this frequency, our tuning is intended to help stabilize the overclock on capable samples2 —good luck!
  • Additional functionality tuning for benchmarking under extreme OC conditions (e.g. LN2)

What’s an AGESA?

An AGESA is the “AMD Generic Encapsulated System Architecture.” It defines the nucleus of BIOS options and features for an AMD chipset and processor. On top, motherboard vendors build a final interactive BIOS with their own code and board-specific proprietary features. A newer AGESA can enable new features, new BIOS options, and additional performance tuning. When necessary, AMD develops and releases new AGESA packages for motherboard makers so they can develop a new round of BIOS updates for your motherboard. Not all BIOS releases for a motherboard need or use an updated base AGESA, nor is the latest patch (e.g. "Patch D") explicitly required.

  1. GD-122: “Zen” is a codename for the AMD architecture, and is not a product name.
  2. GD-106: 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.

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Fight your way through the unique districts of Neo Arcadia, the virtual city featured in Ubisoft’s newest battle royale. Loot and fuse powerful Hacks and unique weapons in fast-paced battles and rise to become a true champion of the Hyper Scape.

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In the year 2050, mankind has organized into a series of mega-cities that are designed to sustain the 10 billion people alive on Earth. As a means of escaping the harsh reality of the world around them, technology company Prisma Dimensions created a virtual world known as the Hyper Scape. In the Hyper Scape players are drawn to the Crown Rush battle royale with the hope of reaping the rewards associated with being champion.

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Hyper Scape builds on the battle royale genre by introducing several new features and ways to play. Crown Rush features two main ways to win: Fight to be the last one standing or capture the Crown that spawns near the end of the match. Hacks are used in game as a means of providing your character with extra abilities that provide large tactical advantages such as teleportation and invisibility. Hyper Scape takes gameplay a step further with deep Twitch integrations which allow spectators to impact live games by voting on in-game modifiers and progressing individual battle passes by watching your favorite streamers.Hyperscape Twitch.png

Get into some high-octane combat with Hyper Scape and AMD RadeonTM RX 5000 Series graphics. The revolutionary RadeonTM graphics cards powered by AMD RDNATM architecture are built to provide an immersive experience in all of today’s hottest titles. on a system configured with a RyzenTM 7 3800XT processor, gamers can achieve an average of 120 FPS when using the recommended settings1. At 1080p, the RadeonTM RX 5500 XT graphics card offers an impressive average of 120 FPS at high-end settings1.

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When every split-second decision can lead to claiming the crown, RadeonTM Anti-Lag2 helps reduce input lag which will allow you to make sure that you have a competitive edge when taking on other players in the Hyper Scape. For the best experience, pair your RadeonTM RX 5000 Series GPU with an AMD FreeSync Premium display3 to ensure you get the best tear and stutter free experience.

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Hyper Scape launched its second season on October 6th and is currently available on Uplay, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Experience the thrill of Crown Rush, 100 tier battle pass, and limited time game modes with AMD RadeonTM. Get Yours Today – STORE LINK

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Adit Bhutani is a Product Marketing Specialist for AMD. His 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

 

  1. Testing done by AMD performance labs 08/19/2020 on Radeon RX 5500 XT, 5600 XT, 5700, 5700 XT (Driver: 20.8.1), Ryzen 7 3800XT processor, 16GB DDR4 3200MHz, GIGABYTE X570 AORUS MASTER, FG5 bios, Win10 Pro x64 18362.175. Game tested was Hyper Scape (Vulkan) at 1080p & 1440p. Performance may vary. RX-518
  2. 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
  3. 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

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As many people know, the gaming experience one has on a notebook isn't always the best, especially on small and compact form factors. Whether it’s sub-optimal performance, or lack of various features, serious gamers have typically avoided using notebooks to play unless it was their only option.

Luckily, things are beginning to change. Notebooks are starting to achieve levels of performance never thought of five years ago. Advanced process nodes are allowing companies to squeeze more transistors on to a single package and smart architecture designs are bringing more IPC to mobile processors to deliver the types of performance needed to drive today’s games at levels that gamers can appreciate.

In addition to innovations in individual pieces of hardware, breakthroughs in platform level performance enhancements have been achieved with features such as AMD’s SmartShift Technology, which utilizes machine learning algorithms to automatically boost performance to the CPU or GPU, depending on the demands of the application being used. SmartShift effectively provides gamers with up to 14% uplift in performance by transferring unused power from the CPU over to the graphics card, allowing it to punch above its weight. 1

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The one thing that ties great user experience and performance together, is software.  Having hardware on its own is useless without the optimizations in performance and a comprehensive feature set that only software can deliver. Up until recently, notebook gamers have been left out in the cold while desktop gamers enjoyed advanced features and capabilities designed to get the best gaming experiences. This wide disparity between notebook and desktop has been significantly narrowed today. AMD’s Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition closes that gap, delivering those same great desktop features over to notebooks.

These include:

Radeon Image Sharpening – a feature that uses a complex Contrast Adaptive Sharpening (CAS) algorithm to deliver crisp, detailed visuals with no impact on performance. This is especially helpful for people who lower resolutions to get extra performance.  By enabling Radeon Image Sharpening after lowering the resolution, the change in visual quality will be barely noticeable.2 Learn More

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Radeon Anti-Lag – lag can often be the difference between killing and getting killed in a first-person shooter. Having that extra bit of responsiveness between the time a person presses a button to the resulting action showing up on screen, is crucial in a competitive gaming environment. The Radeon Anti-Lag feature can reduce this click-to-screen time substantially and deliver the rapid response a gamer craves.3 Learn More

Radeon Chill – bring cool and quiet frames to your games with this gameplay adaptive power saving feature. This feature dynamically regulates framerate based on your in-game movements and sets min/max caps to your FPS to help save power. (Note: Enabling Radeon Chill will disable Radeon Anti-Lag.) Learn More

Radeon Boost – this feature takes advantage of the fact that while a gamer is spinning a character around in a game looking for a target, the gamer is not paying attention to the small visual details while the character changes focus from one object to another. During this motion between objects, Radeon Boost dynamically lowers the in-game resolution by up to 50% to deliver faster performance for a more responsive feel.4 Learn More

AMD FreeSync - AMD FreeSync technology puts an end to choppy gameplay and broken frames with fluid, artifact-free performance at virtually any framerate. This feature can be enabled on notebooks that have a FreeSync capable panel included.5 Learn More

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With the capabilities and performance of AMD powered notebooks today, coupled with advanced features and optimized performance of Radeon Software, gamers will have little issue with gaming on the go.

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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. Testing done by AMD performance labs 12/20/2019 on Ryzen 7 4800H and Radeon RX 5600M using the Cinebench benchmark test with SmartShift ON vs. OFF. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Performance may vary. RM-007
  2. 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
  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. 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
  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

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AMD Link continues to revolutionize gamers’ experience with AMD. Since its first release in 2017, it has added value and features to all Radeon Software users. AMD Link,  brings with it big features including game streaming*, with support for Android TV and tvOS, bringing Radeon Gaming to the living room, performance monitoring, and more.

Here are some things that you can do with AMD Link:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Play Games Anywhere!

AMD Link’s ability to stream your games to your favorite devices just got better this year. You can stream your favorite games to your device, regardless of whether you are inside your house connected to your WIFI, or outside by using an internet connection.

 

Getting started is easy. First, connect to your Radeon GPU-based PC locally, as you normally do. This means enable the AMD Link server from Settings -> Devices. A good tip is to also enable Record Desktop in Settings -> General, in order to enable features like taking screenshots, recording videos, etc. When you first connect to your Radeon GPU-based PC, a profile will be created for easy access. After you disconnect go to the brand-new Radeon Software, in Settings -> Devices. Make sure the profile you just created is there, and right click on it. You will see a menu; select “Make Internet-Enabled”. You will see a globe icon replacing the home icon; this means the profile is now able to connect via an Internet connection; not just locally.

Then it’s as easy as selecting AMD Link and launching it. The profile icon in the app will be updated and will show a globe in front of it – this means that when you tap on it, it will give you the choice to either connect via the Internet, or via a local connection.

 

Use Your Mobile Device as Secondary Screen

 

AMD Link is a very good tool to see your performance metrics, and this functionality continues to be popular with our users. This means that you can have your phone charging beside your gaming monitor, launch AMD Link, connect to your PC (go to Performance -> Metrics) and monitor live. With the Performance Monitoring function there you see various useful metrics for your PC like RAM utilization, CPU utilization, GPU clocks* and others. You can customize which metrics you want to see from Settings -> Performance. Choose the ones you want to see (if you are playing a game, you will also see the FPS your game is getting at any given time) and play your game without any distracting overlays in front of your screen.

 

View Your Media on your Device

AMD Link supports phones, tablets and of course TVs – so why not take advantage of that? If you want to watch a movie on your PC, but you’d prefer to do it from the comfort of your own bed, its easy. You can simply load AMD Link, go to the Gaming tab and tap on the Start Streaming icon at the top. This will immediately start streaming your Windows desktop. Which means you can simply load the movie full screen in your favorite media player and watch it on your device. Easy! If you want to watch the movie on your smart TV instead, load up AMD Link for TV and do the exact same thing to see the  movie on a big screen.

 

Apart from these cool features, here are some of the things AMD Link can do that you probably never thought of:

 

Benchmarking your Games

Benchmarking your game to see what kind of performance you’re getting is something all gamers have done at some point or another, and AMD LINK can help. When you are at the point you want to benchmark, load AMD Link on your phone and connect to your Radeon GPU-based PC. After that, go to Performance -> FPS. You can tap on “Start Capturing”, and the app will start keeping tabs of your FPS while playing the game. To stop, tap on “Stop Capturing”. When you do that, you will see your average FPS for that session, plus your minimum and maximum FPS. You can repeat that as many times as you want, which is very useful if you are using Radeon Software to experiment with the various performance features Radeon software users are enjoying.

 

Fully Customize your On-Screen Controls

On-screen controls are a very convenient way to play games, and more and more people are using them instead of traditional controllers. AMD Link has full support for on-screen controls, but did you know you can customize them? In the AMD Link Settings, there’s a dedicated menu of controllers. Tap, and you will see all the controllers in your AMD Link app. By tapping on the plus icon, you can create a new on-screen controller. This is extremely useful because different games have different HUDs, which means on-screen controls can be in the way. You can of course customize, not only the placement of buttons, but their size, their opacity and you can add or remove as many buttons as you want.

 

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* AMD’s product warranty does not cover damages caused by overclocking, even when overclocking is enabled via AMD hardware and/or software. GD-26
*Game streaming requires phone or tablet which supports Android 5.0 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 capability, 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.
Anna Fieger is a Product Marketing Coordinator for AMD. Her postings are his/her own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. GD-5

 

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I am a lifelong gamer, and gaming is in my heart.

 

With more than one in three people in the world gaming, gaming has brought communities together across the world and across all cultures. It’s all about how we learn and connect with each other through play. The highly anticipated next-generation game consoles are unlocking the full creativity of game developers to build the games they could only previously imagine.

Gaming is at the core of AMD’s DNA. Our Semi-Custom group’s mission is to lead, innovate and push the boundaries of technology to usher the world into the era of immersive computing. We started this journey with Microsoft about five years ago with the dream that we heard loud and clear from gamers to bring 4K120 gaming to everyone. Together with Microsoft and the gaming community, we are making this dream a reality this holiday season.

Just like in an online Role Playing Game (RPG), we assembled our team from the best heroes of AMD and Microsoft to advance through the challenges together and optimize every aspect of the Xbox Series X System on a Chip (SoC) and Xbox Series S SoC. The goal was to deliver a transformational design, generational performance and broad experience uplift with innovation throughout the silicon, system and software, with the game developers with us for every step of the journey.

 

The much-anticipated Xbox Series X will be available starting November 10, with pre-orders beginning September 22. The Xbox Series X will enable 4K gaming at up to 120 fps for truly immersive experiences, powered by the 8 core, 16 thread AMD “Zen 2” CPU optimized for gaming. Coupled with the brand new RDNA 2 GPU architecture, which also powers our upcoming Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards, we are providing game-changing performance behind the most powerful Xbox ever created. We have focused on ensuring games don’t just look better but play better as well, driven by key, new hardware-accelerated features such as seamless content paging from the SSD to the GPU based on the revolutionary Xbox Velocity Architecture and DirectX 12 Ultimate Raytracing, Variable Rate Shading and mesh shaders.

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It’s always good to have a partner for a journey. The Xbox Series S will launch alongside the Xbox Series X, and thanks to its uniquely designed AMD Semi-Custom SoC will also include next generation features such as near-zero load times, high framerates and so much more – all in the smallest Xbox ever.

Microsoft is also providing gamers an experience on the go with cloud gaming via Xbox Game Pass Ultimate powered by custom Xbox One hardware with AMD Semi-Custom SoC, running in Microsoft’s Azure datacenters. Beginning September 15, in 22 countries across North America, Europe and South Korea, gamers will have a seamless gaming experience delivered to their Android mobile devices.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate includes all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold and over 100 high-quality games for console, PC, and Android mobile devices. Beginning this holiday, Ultimate members will get an EA play membership at no additional cost so they can play more than 60 of EA’s biggest and best console and PC games.

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate brings an AMD Semi-Custom SoC, the same one that powers the Xbox One S, to the Microsoft cloud. The SoC helps ensure games render exactly as the game creators originally intended without modification or compromise by addressing the following pillars:

  • Compatibility – Over 3,000 games run on Xbox One and they all needed to run in the cloud as well.
  • Power – Highly optimized gaming experience within a power envelope that easily fits within the operating requirements of a high-density datacenter rack.
  • Low Latency – The end-to-end user experience is optimized for low latency throughout the data path, from the graphics engine to media encode to the end-user display.

 

We are incredibly honored by the decade-long partnership AMD has with the Microsoft team. We’re also very excited about our collaboration as we further extend our leadership position in gaming – across console, PC and cloud – and innovate together to shape the future of gaming.

 

As a fellow gamer, I look forward to playing a wide array of next-generation content on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and on my mobile device - creating unforgettable memories with friends around the world!

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Jack Huynh is Corporate Vice President and General Manager for the AMD Semi-Custom Business Unit.

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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.

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Box Fights

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

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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.

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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.

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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].

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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  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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One of the additions made to streamline your experience with Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition, are the software profiles. When you first run Radeon™ Software, you’ll be asked to choose a profile, designed to get you started quickly and easily. You will choose a profile which best suits how you game as in the screenshot below.

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This simple wizard helps users configure Radeon™ Software to provide the best experiences based on your needs. Each profile is broken down in the chart below

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The Standard profile is the basic set of defaults, while the Gaming Profile is best suited when you are a gamer, who needs good performance and wants the best visuals.

 

The Esports Profiles enable a few extra Radeon™ Software features meant to enhance the gaming experience, with a focus on performance.

 

The Power Saver Profile is designed to regulate performance and save power, available to all Radeon™ Software users but ideal for mobile gamers.

  

Let’s quickly cover what each of the features that can be enabled for each profile contribute.

 

Radeon™ Chill

Dynamically regulates framerate based on your in-game movements. Radeon Chill caps framerates within a specific range so you’re not working the graphics card harder than necessary.  Let’s use the example of a first-person shooter. When you’re standing still or barely moving, Radeon Chill will push your framerates down. Once you start to move and to engage with enemy, Radeon Chill will instantaneously raise the frame rate for seamless, fluid gameplay.

 

Radeon™ Image Sharpening

Delivers crisp, high-quality upscaling and sharpening. Enabling this feature will enhance visual fidelity with minimal performance impact. Once enabled you can use this feature in two ways, to get better more beautiful visuals or to run at lower resolutions to help improve performance and efficiency without giving up much image clarity.

 

AMD FreeSync™

Functions by synchronizing the refresh rate of the display with the framerate of AMD FreeSync-compatible graphics cards, reducing or eliminating visual artifacts that many users are especially sensitive to: input latency, screen tearing, and stuttering during gaming.

 

Radeon™ Anti-Lag

This feature works by minimizing the amount of time between a gamer pressing a key or moving the mouse and having that response show up on the screen. This feature manages CPU and GPU workloads to facilitate more responsive gaming.

 

Easily streamline and tailor your gaming experience to you with Radeon™ Software profiles. Get these features and more when you download Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition.

 

 

 

 

Disclaimers

Anna Fieger is the Product Marketing Coordinator of Radeon Software for AMD. Her postings are 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

 

  1. 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
  2. Radeon™ Anti-Lag is compatible with DirectX 9 and DirectX 11 APIs, Windows 7 and 10. Hardware compatibility includes GCN and newer consumer dGPUs Ryzen 2000 and newer APUs, including hybrid and detachable graphics configurations. No mGPU support. GD-157
  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 series and newer APUs, including hybrid and detachable graphics configurations. No mGPU support. GD-156
  4. For game day-0 support and feature availability:

Compatibility and feature availability will depend on system manufacturer and/or packaged driver version, for most up to date drivers visit AMD.com GD-164

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Content creators across the globe, like all of us, are facing many challenges in the world everyone is living in today. They are having to change the way they create, and mobile solutions are a key part of this. Using a laptop for content creation workflows such as video editing gives creators the flexibility to create from anywhere -- however, finding a system with the right balance between power and portability for creative work can be difficult.

Creators want a system that is both thin and light yet still capable of powering through the most complex Adobe Premiere Pro video editing projects and laptops powered by AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors with Radeon Graphics can deliver this. Our new AMD Ryzen 4000 U-Series Mobile Processors equipped with up to eight “Zen 2” cores bring a new level of content creation performance to ultrathin laptops. And for creators looking for even more oomph on the go, our AMD Ryzen 4000 H-Series Mobile Processors bring desktop-caliber performance to laptop form factors1 where this was not possible before.

AMD GPU Hardware-Accelerated Video Encoding Support in Adobe Premiere Pro

Today’s creative workflows don’t just use the power of your CPU as many of the most popular content creation applications can also leverage the power of your system’s graphics card to boost creative performance even further. Video editing applications like Premiere Pro have long been able to utilize the power of your GPU -- for example, its Mercury Playback Engine uses OpenCL with AMD graphics cards to accelerate tasks like rendering video effects.

But what you have not been able to do up until now is use your graphics card to speed up the final step in your Premiere Pro video creation journey – exporting your final edited masterpiece. That all changed this past May when Adobe released the 14.2 update to Premiere Pro (and Adobe Media Encoder) that added hardware-accelerated encoding support for the H.264 and HEVC formats2 for AMD GPUs on Windows.

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This update uses AMD AMF (Advanced Media Framework) multimedia processing technology to speed up video encoding on systems with any AMD GPU, including the AMD Radeon Graphics built into every AMD Ryzen U-Series mobile processor. That means even ultrathin AMD powered laptops that don’t have a dedicated graphics card can now deliver faster video exports in Premiere Pro, letting you complete that critical project that much faster.

And, of course, you can still step up to a system with an AMD Ryzen H-Series Mobile Processor with a discrete AMD Radeon RX graphics card for even more video encoding horsepower for the most demanding projects.

AMD Powered Ultrathin Laptops for Faster Video Editing Workflows

With AMD GPU-accelerated video encoding enabled in Adobe Premiere Pro 14.2 and higher, ultrathin laptops powered by AMD Ryzen 4000 U-Series Mobile Processors can export 4K content up to 29% faster3.

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When tested with the 14-inch Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 (also known as the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 in North America) with an AMD Ryzen 7 4800U, the built-in AMD Radeon Graphics was able to export a 4-minute extremely high-quality Apple ProRes 4444 4K 60p QuickTime video clip to the Premiere Pro H.264 4K YouTube preset in 12:20 minutes versus the 17:22 minutes it took when exporting with just the CPU.

That’s 5 minutes saved for a short, simple 4K video export, letting you move on to your project’s next stage sooner or enough time for a quick coffee break  – and just imagine how much time would be saved when exporting complex longer-form content.

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As can be seen in the chart above, faster video encoding in Premiere Pro 14.2 is not just reserved for our top of the stack U-series processor. You’ll also be able to see comparable improvements in export times when using other AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Mobile Processors, such as when using the HP ENVY x360 13z Convertible PC with an AMD Ryzen 5 4500U (25% faster4) and the HP ENVY x360 15z Convertible PC with an AMD Ryzen 7 4700U (26% faster5).

 

Step Up to the New Standard in Mobile Video Editing Performance

For uncompromised mobile content creation performance though, stepping up to a laptop with the “AMD Advantage” -- the combination of an AMD Ryzen 4000 H-Series Mobile Processor, discrete AMD Radeon RX 5000 Series Graphics for Laptops, AMD Software, and custom technologies like AMD SmartShift -- will take your Premiere Pro workflows to another level.

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For example, with Premiere Pro 14.2 (and higher) GPU hardware-accelerated encoding support, the AMD Radeon RX 5600M graphics card found in the new AMD Ryzen 7 4800H powered Dell G5 15 Special Edition laptop exports the same 4-minute Apple ProRes 4444 4K 60p QuickTime video clip to the H.264 4K YouTube preset in 5:16 minutes -- up to 43% faster than software-only (CPU) video encoding6.

Additionally, if you compare all the results in the charts above and below, there is a clear benefit from stepping up to a system with a dedicated graphics card, with the Dell G5 15 SE being able to export the video clip in significantly less time than the already fast systems with integrated AMD Radeon graphics.

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Similarly, the AMD Radeon RX 5500M graphics card in the MSI Bravo 17 laptop with the AMD Ryzen 7 4800H can export to the H.264 4K YouTube preset in 6:06 minutes, clearly showing the benefits of using a system with discrete graphics with Adobe Premiere Pro, and also 35% faster than encoding without GPU-acceleration on the AMD Ryzen 7 4800H alone7.

 

Adobe + AMD Enable High-Performance Video Editing from Anywhere

“Close collaboration with hardware vendors like AMD enables the optimization of our applications for next-generation CPU and GPU technologies,” said Sue Skidmore, head of partner relations for the Adobe video team. “We’re seeing terrific progress across the board, which directly benefits our users. Thanks to the ongoing efforts of engineering teams on both sides, we will continue to make performance gains for video and animation production workflows, wherever our users are working.”

Creators looking for a mobile system for their projects should look no further than a laptop equipped with an AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Mobile Processor that delivers the performance to do more, from anywhere – faster than ever before8. And for video editing workflows, the 14.2 (and higher) update to Adobe Premiere Pro enables even better performance on AMD Ryzen Mobile systems with support for AMD GPU-accelerated hardware video encoding.

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Ultrathin laptops with AMD Ryzen 4000 U-Series Mobile Processors with Radeon Graphics deliver the ultimate balance of portability and performance for on the go video editing with Premiere Pro. And laptops with AMD Ryzen 4000 H-Series Mobile Processors and discrete AMD Radeon RX graphics provide uncompromising desktop-caliber performance for more demanding Premiere Pro video editing workflows.

LEARN MORE ABOUT AMD RYZEN MOBILE PROCESSORS WITH RADEON GRAPHICS

LEARN MORE ABOUT AMD RADEON RX 5000 SERIES GRAPHICS FOR LAPTOPS

LEARN MORE ABOUT ADOBE PREMIERE PRO

Alexander Blake-Davies is a Professional Graphics Software Product Marketing Specialist 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

 

Footnotes

  1. The AMD Ryzen 7 4800H mobile processor offers desktop-caliber performance for content creation. Testing by AMD Performance Labs as of 04/29/2020 utilizing a Ryzen 7 4800H mobile processor-based reference system at 45W TDP and an AMD Ryzen 5 3600 desktop processor-based reference system at 65W TDP, in the following benchmarks: Cinebench R20 1T and nT, Adobe Premiere Pro CPU, POV-Ray nT, and LAME MP3 encoder. Performance may vary. RM3H-30
  2. HEVC (H.265), H.264, and VP9 acceleration are subject to and not operable without the inclusion/installation of compatible HEVC players. GD-81
  3. The AMD Ryzen 7 4800U offers up to 29% faster GPU hardware-accelerated 4K video encoding to the "YouTube 2160p 4K Ultra HD" preset than software-accelerated (CPU) encoding when using Adobe Premiere Pro 14.2. Testing by AMD Performance Labs as of 06/02/20 utilizing a 14-inch Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 (also known as the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 in North America) laptop with an AMD Ryzen 7 4800U in Adobe Premiere Pro 14.2 with hardware-accelerated encoding enabled vs. disabled. Results may vary. RM3-294
  4. The AMD Ryzen 5 4500U offers up to 25% faster GPU hardware-accelerated 4K video encoding to the "YouTube 2160p 4K Ultra HD" preset than software-accelerated (CPU) encoding when using Adobe Premiere Pro 14.2. Testing by AMD Performance Labs as of 06/02/20 utilizing an HP ENVY x360 13z Convertible PC with an AMD Ryzen 5 4500U in Adobe Premiere Pro 14.2 with hardware-accelerated encoding enabled vs. disabled. Results may vary. RM3-292
  5. The AMD Ryzen 7 4700U offers up to 26% faster GPU hardware-accelerated 4K video encoding to the "YouTube 2160p 4K Ultra HD" preset than software-accelerated (CPU) encoding when using Adobe Premiere Pro 14.2. Testing by AMD Performance Labs as of 06/02/20 utilizing an HP ENVY x360 15z Convertible PC with an AMD Ryzen 7 4700U in Adobe Premiere Pro 14.2 with hardware-accelerated encoding enabled vs. disabled. Results may vary. RM3-293
  6. The AMD Radeon RX 5600M offers up to 43% faster GPU hardware-accelerated 4K video encoding to the "YouTube 2160p 4K Ultra HD" preset than software-accelerated (CPU) encoding with the AMD Ryzen 7 4800H when using Adobe Premiere Pro 14.2. Testing by AMD Performance Labs as of 06/02/20 utilizing a Dell G5 15 Special Edition laptop with an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H and AMD Radeon RX 5600M in Adobe Premiere Pro 14.2 with hardware-accelerated encoding enabled vs. disabled. Results may vary. RM3H-47
  7. The AMD Radeon RX 5500M offers up to 35% faster GPU hardware-accelerated 4K video encoding to the "YouTube 2160p 4K Ultra HD" preset than software-accelerated (CPU) encoding with the AMD Ryzen 7 4800H when using Adobe Premiere Pro 14.2. Testing by AMD Performance Labs as of 06/02/20 utilizing an MSI Bravo 17 laptop with an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H and AMD Radeon RX 5500M in Adobe Premiere Pro 14.2 with hardware-accelerated encoding enabled vs. disabled. Results may vary. RM3H-46
  8. Testing by AMD Performance Labs as of 11/22/2019 utilizing the AMD Ryzen 7 4800U vs. 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen 7 3700U in Cinebench R20 Benchmark. Results may vary. RM3-06.

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Stability and improving the user experience for Radeon™ graphics owners has been a priority and focus at AMD. Our engineering teams have been hard at work identifying, reproducing and resolving issues since the beginning of this year. We have fixed numerous issues during this time period, ranging from various black screens to system hangs and game crashes, and we continue to work hard to identify and resolve issues related to our Radeon Software driver suite.

Here is a list of the top issues we have worked to resolve in our latest driver (20.7.1):

  • Some game titles may experience hitching when Instant Replay is enabled on Radeon RX 5000 series system configurations.
  • Radeon RX Vega Series and Radeon VII graphics products may experience performance drops when Performance Metrics Overlay is open while a game is running.
  • An error message may sometimes be displayed instead of your stream preview when switching between tabs in Radeon Software while streaming.
  • Custom fan and clock tuning may sometimes reset to default when changes are applied in the Radeon Performance Tuning tab.
  • Custom tuning profiles may fail to load or apply correctly after some system boots.
  • Display resolution may fail to stretch to full panel when the display scaling feature is enabled for Counter-Strike™: Global Offensive.
  • The game compatibility tab in Radeon Software may sometimes show incorrect GPU information for populated games.
  • An error message indicating “Oops something went wrong” may sometimes appear when clicking on the game compatibility tab.
  • Valorant™ may be detected or listed incorrectly as League of Legends™ in the gaming tab in Radeon Software.
  • Microsoft™ Teams may experience an intermittent TDR when performing screen sharing on some APU system configurations.
  • Saints Row™: The Third Remastered may experience a system crash or hang when changing display mode.
  • DOTA2™ may experience frame drops when Radeon™ Chill is enabled, and the system is left idle for a short period of time.
  • Invoking Radeon™ Overlay may cause stuttering in playback content when using the Netflix™ Windows® store application.
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided™ may experience an application crash or hang when loading into some train stations.
  • Fan speed may report as zero when GPU-Z is running alongside a 3D application.
  • The toast messages for some features such as Instant Replay, Instant GIF and Radeon Replay are not correctly showing when Record Desktop is set to off.
  • Radeon Software Install now provides an error message when a user attempts to install unsupported hardware.
  • Some AMD Ryzen™ 3 2200U Mobile Processor with Radeon™ Vega 3 Graphic system configurations may experience a system hang or long boot time when upgrading from previous Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition releases.
  • DOOM Eternal™ may experience intermittent corruption on Radeon RX 5600 series graphics products.
  • DOOM Eternal™ may experience a system hang when HDR and Radeon Overlay are enabled.
  • Some hardware accelerated Chrome™ content leveraging VP9 playback may experience corruption on DisplayPort™ connected displays.
  • Grass or water corruption may be visible in Final Fantasy™ XV after extended periods of gameplay.
  • Radeon Software may fail to generate a profile for League of Legends™ in the gaming tab.
  • Radeon Software’s in-game overlay may fail to appear or may cut off when invoked on 4K display, while the desktop resolution is set to 4K and a game is running with a resolution set to 1080p.
  • After using the DirectML Media Filters in Radeon Software, graphics memory may no longer report accurately in Radeon Software performance section or may report still in use.
  • Enabling Radeon™ Image Sharpening may cause colors to appear washed out when HDR is enabled.

We are also actively looking to address the following outstanding issues:

  • Performance Tuning Profiles saved from previous Radeon Software releases will no longer be compatible with Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.7.1 and onward.
  • Launching VR applications using the Oculus Rift™ headset may cause corruption or a system hang on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products.
  • Enhanced Sync may cause a black screen to occur when enabled on some games and system configurations. Any users who may be experiencing issues with Enhanced Sync enabled should disable it as a temporary workaround.
  • Performance Metrics Overlay and the Performance Tuning tab incorrectly report higher than expected idle clock speeds on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products. Performance and power consumption are not impacted by this incorrect reporting.
  • With HDR enabled, Windows® desktop may experience flickering and performing a task switch while in a game may cause colors to become washed out or over saturated.
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In order to help us further and make Radeon™ Software even better for everyone, we are introducing a new way to report issues in today’s driver release.  This tool is a stand-alone utility which lets users report bugs in a fast, easy and accurate fashion to AMD. The tool has been designed to automatically capture necessary system hardware and software configurations; all you have to do is provide a simple description of your problem along with any media attachment you may wish to include, such as an image, video or link that is related to your issue.

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Above: New Bug Report Icon at the top right opens up the tool below

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Above: AMD Bug Report Tool

If you need to report an issue to us, you can access the tool directly from the Radeon Software application (see above) or download the tool separately from here.

Often, many problems can be resolved with a clean installation of our driver. In order to perform a clean installation, you must select the “Factory Reset” option at the beginning of the installation process.  Once this is selected, old instances of the driver will be removed, and the uninstaller will restart your system before the new driver installation begins.

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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

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The gaming community, from both casual gamers to esports enthusiasts has been buzzing with news and gameplay from VALORANT, since the original announcement in October of last year. Riot Games, creators of the international esports juggernaut, League of Legends, have positioned VALORANT to be the next breakthrough in the competitive First-Person Shooter scene.

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VALORANT is a 5v5 Tactical team-based FPS that has been built from the ground up for competitive esports gamers. Competitive features such as 128-Tick public servers, robust anti-cheat, and a detailed in-game aim training/scenario dry-running range demonstrates Riot’s commitment to make VALORANT the next globally renowned FPS esports title. Counter-Strike and Overwatch players will feel right at home taking on the strategic combat and team-based decision making present in the closed beta. If you have ever wanted to get into competitive esports for FPS games but felt that you were too far behind in the learning curve, now is the perfect time to start playing and master your skills.

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Multiplayer matches are 5v5 and are designed around an Attack/Defense style mode where the Attackers must plant the Spike on the Defender objectives. Multiplayer matches go until a team wins 13 rounds, with half-time having both teams switching sides. Multiplayer matches in VALORANT are dynamic as a result of players having to choose an Agent at the start of each game, each with their own unique abilities. Whether you are using Brimstone to smoke out the objective for your push or using Sova to scan any attacking players that might be lurking Infront of you, the Agents your team selects will have a drastic impact on the strategies your team can use in-game.

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VALORANT has positioned itself to be a global esports phenomenon (Similar to League of Legends), and the design/graphical decisions reflect that. While older systems are designed to deliver a 30 FPS experience, platforms built around the AMD RyzenTM 7 3800X processor and RadeonTM RX 5000 series graphics cards can easily target 200+ FPS on average at maximum settings1

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To further improve the experience, we recommend pairing with a high refresh rate, AMD FreeSyncTM Premium monitor2, to enable stutter free and tear free gaming at resolutions of 1080p and beyond.

Gaming experience technologies, such as Radeon Anti-Lag in the latest Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 2020, help reduce input lag and improve the responsiveness to your game3. Of course, head to amd.com to grab the latest RadeonTM Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition to get the latest optimizations and features.

With the first year of the competitive scene being community ran, VALORANT’s Free-to-Play structure is sure to entice gamers from all avenues.  We at AMD are very much looking forward to the creativity and competitive spirit of the community when the game launches June 2, 2020.

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Adit Bhutani is the Product Marketing Specialist for Radeon and Gaming 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: Testing done by AMD performance labs 05/29/2020 on RX 580, RX 5500XT, 5600XT, 5700, 5700XT 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 VALORANT. Performance may vary. RX-494

2: AMD FreeSyncTM technology requires AMD RadeonTM graphics and a display that supports FreeSync technology as certified by AMD. AMD FreeSyncTM Premium technology adds requirements of mandatory low framerate compensation and at least 120 Hz refresh rate at minimum FHD. AMD FreeSyncTM 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

3: RadeonTM 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

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