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You spoke, we listened. The AMD and Radeon™ communities include some of the most vocal people on the internet. You proudly show off your AMD hardware and rave about how great your system is, but you’re also quick to point out issues that you have come across with equal passion. Our team pays close attention to all your posts and we’ve worked diligently with our engineers to resolve as many of those issues as possible in the latest release of Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition.  

Last week, we released an early look driver that addressed a number of your concerns.  In fact, we checked in around 40 fixes including some of the issues that were leading to reported black screens that have been seen intermittently by the community. There is still work to be done, but we felt the number of resolved issues in this driver should, in our hope, fix the problem that may be affecting your system.  Today we are releasing the WHQL certified version of that driver, which has undergone further testing from our end.

Here’s a list of the top issues we’ve resolved with this driver:

  • Performing a task switch with some Radeon Software features enabled or some third-party applications with hardware acceleration running in the background may cause a system hang or black screen.
  • Improvements have been made that allow for more responsive fan ramp up or fan ramp down times on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products.
  • Performance Metrics Overlay and Radeon WattMan incorrectly report lower than expected clock speeds on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products during gaming workloads.
  • When Instant Replay is enabled, a TDR or black screen may occur when launching games or applications.
  • A black screen may occur when toggling HDR on in the game settings of Battlefield™ V.
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt™ may experience an application hang or black screen during certain parts of the game or intermittently during gameplay.
  • Some video content in Chrome™ may appear as a black screen or be unresponsive on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products when hardware acceleration is enabled.
  • Metro Exodus™ may experience an application hang or TDR when choosing some specific dialogue prompts in the Sam’s Story DLC.
  • Grand Theft Auto™ V may experience an application crash when invoking Radeon Software’s overlay with third party OSD applications running.
  • Monster Hunter World™: Iceborne may experience intermittent crashes while idle or on the character creation screen.
  • Some games colors may appear washed out when HDR mode has been enabled in game and Windows® on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products
  • After a Factory Reset installation with the ‘Keep My Settings’ option chosen, Instant Replay could fail to function if it was enabled in the previous Radeon Software installation.
  • When invoking Radeon Software’s overlay while a game is open users may observe flickering in the game or in the Radeon Software interface.
  • Radeon Software may experience a crash and error message when locking Windows® or performing a sleep or hibernate with the Radeon Software Streaming tab open.
  • A loss of display with working audio may be experienced on a limited number of displays when performing a mode change on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products.
  • Radeon Software may fail to launch if Radeon Software’s overlay is disabled and a game is running in the background.
  • Battlefield™ V may experience an application hang or TDR after extended periods of play.
  • Some Origin™ games may fail to be detected or may detect the incorrect game title in Radeon Software.
  • Some productivity applications are being detected and listed in the Radeon Software games tab.
  • The Radeon Chill hotkey could sometimes continue to remain enabled once the user has removed or disabled the hotkey.
  • Red Dead Redemption™ 2 may exhibit blocky textures on snow covered terrain.
  • After resuming from sleep, Chrome™ may experience an application crash if video content was previously playing on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products.
  • Radeon FreeSync status in Radeon Software may sometimes fail to update when enabling or disabling the feature through the display itself.
  • Fortnite™ may experience an application crash on Radeon RX 500 series Hybrid Graphics system configurations.

We are also actively looking at various other problems, including the following:

  • Enhanced Sync may cause a black screen to occur when enabled on some games and system configurations. Enhanced Sync has been temporarily disabled from the gaming profile and any users who may be experiencing issues with Enhanced Sync enabled should disable it as a temporary workaround.
  • Performance Metrics Overlay and Radeon WattMan 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.
  • DOOM™ may experience an intermittent system hang or application crash during gameplay.
  • Desktop cursor may intermittently remain visible after toggling Radeon Software’s overlay in some games. A workaround is to bring up the game menu or task switch to refresh the cursor.
  • A system crash or hang may occur when running the Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers™ benchmark.
  • The Gaming tab in Radeon Software may display some folder locations appearing as games.
  • Radeon Software may open with an inconsistent window size or may not keep its previously set size when opened.
  • Modifying the HDMI Scaling slider may cause FPS to become locked to 30.
  • Some games may exhibit stutter intermittently during gameplay on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products.
  • Some games may experience stutter while using Instant Replay or third-party applications that stream or perform screen capture. A potential workaround is to disable these features or applications while gaming.
  • AMD A-Series/E-Series APU Processors will reflect older Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition Settings user interface. AMD will update the user interface to the 2020 Edition in a future release.

  • Although this release resolves many black screen issues, AMD is aware that some users may still experience black screen or system hang issues during extended periods of gameplay. AMD will continue to monitor and investigate reports of these issues closely.

If you’re still experiencing any issues on your system, we kindly encourage you to submit a bug report so we can get to work on fixing them. Posting issues on Reddit and other community forums, although helpful, does not necessarily mean we’ll be able to spot your post or get enough information from it, so the best way to get issues resolved quickly would be to submit your report directly to us.  

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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Please feel free to check out our online resource that goes through detailed steps on how to enable key features or address common issues with Radeon Software. If you’re still having problems and would like to reach out to our customer care team, you can contact them here.

 

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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Radeon™ Software had a very eventful 2019.  We introduced 20 new or improved features including game changing technologies like Radeon™ Image Sharpening, Radeon™ Anti-Lag and Radeon™ Boost. We completely overhauled the way you interact with our software, making it much easier for you to find and adjust your settings, and we changed the way you’re able to play games by allowing you to take your desktop PC games on the road and play them anywhere with your mobile phone or tablet using AMD Link.

With 2019 behind us, we want to enter this year with a renewed and sharpened focus on delivering the best and most stable driver possible to our users. That means listening to our community and addressing issues in a timely manner so all you have to worry about is the enemy around the corner instead of the graphics card in your PC.  

We're starting off strong right out of the gate this month, addressing and fixing a number of issues that have come up. We will provide regular updates similar to this blog moving forward to keep you informed on what we're working on to make your experience even better. Here is a list of resolved issues from this past month.  

  • The audible beeps at game startup from Radeon™ Chill, Radeon™ Boost, and Radeon™ Anti-Lag have been removed. These features now offer audible indicators only when activated or deactivated via hotkey.
  • The Radeon™ ReLive on screen timer indicator during recordings has been disabled by default but can be enabled in Radeon Software settings.
  • Controls for vertical sync may be hidden or disappear when Radeon™ Enhanced Sync is enabled.
  • Radeon™ ReLive may experience freezing or pausing issues during recordings when a high resolution camera is connected and in use.
  • CPU usage may sometimes remain high once Radeon™ Game Advisor has been invoked during a game.
  • Some users may experience an error message “Another instance is running” during download of a software update through the Radeon Software home screen.
  • The DuplicateDesktop process may sometimes cause high CPU usage while a game is running.
  • Radeon Software may close or may experience a crash upon resuming from sleep.
  • The toast message detailing the hotkey to open Radeon™ Software’s Overlay may still show up in some games after Radeon™ Software Overlay has been disabled.
  • Lost Ark™ may experience stuttering intermittently during gameplay.
  • Using a custom stream key with Radeon ReLive may fail to stream your content.
  • The ‘Stream’ button may remain active when in the process of choosing a region to stream even when a region has not been selected or chosen.
  • Some Radeon™ R9 200, Radeon™ R9 300 and Radeon™ R9 Fury series graphics products may experience instability with a limited number of DirectX®9 or DirectX®11 games when using a high refresh rate 120hz+ display. A workaround if you are experiencing this issue is to lower your displays refresh rate.
  • Some mpeg clips may experience a green tint on Radeon™ RX 5700 series graphics products when using Windows® Media Player or the Movies & TV application.
  • MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries™ may experience a game crash and DXGI dialogue error when running the game using HDMI and Radeon™ FreeSync display configurations1.
  • Live streaming using the DouYu™ application with hardware acceleration enabled may cause video corruption on Radeon™ RX 5700 series graphics products.
  • Trials Rising™ may experience excessive fog/smoke in some areas of the game.
  • Missing text or corruption may be experienced in the right eye when playing the VR game Boneworks™.
  • Fixed result overflows that can be experienced with Radeon™ RX 5700 series when using SETI@Home.
  • The ‘Shop AMD Products’ button may open the AMD.com homepage instead of the proper shopping web link.
  • The scrolling arrow options may intermittently fail to work during Radeon Software installation.
  • Up and Down arrow keys don’t work when using the search bar in Radeon Software.
  • Enabling HDR enabled displays in Windows® may cause colors to become washed out.
  • Radeon Software sidebar appears behind the Windows® taskbar when the taskbar is set to the same side of your display.
  • Playing Tom Clancy's: The Division 2™ with HDR enabled and performing a task switch may cause display color corruption that persists even once the game is exited.
  • Mixed Reality Portal™ may experience color corruption or distortion near the edge of viewing areas on some headsets.
  • Resident Evil™ 2 may experience screen flashing when launching the game using DirectX®12 API.
  • An intermittent black screen or loss of display may occur when performing parallel actions such as web browsing, gaming or watching video.
  • Some UE4 based titles such as KovaaK 2.0: The Meta™, Tetris Effect™ and Snooker 19™ may fail to launch with Adrenalin 2020 edition software.
  • Some single display Radeon RX 5700 series graphics product system configurations may experience intermittent reboots when the system is left idle on desktop.
  • A limited number of games such as Nioh™, Dragon Quest Builders 2™, WWE™2k20, Dead or Alive 6™ and Atelier Ryza™ may crash or fail to launch. Wolfenstein™ 2: The New Colossus is not detected in Radeon Software games manager.
  • Text overflow in some UI boxes or toast messages may be experienced in some language localizations.
  • Fan Tuning may change back to the default state when switching between available GPUs.
  • Copy text options are not available in the display specs table for Radeon Software.
  • An intermittent black screen or loss of display may occur when the system is left idle at desktop.
  • Factory Reset install may keep previously configured Radeon Software game profiles. This can cause mismatch between global graphics settings and per profile settings.

Here are some of the known issues we are currently working to address:

  • A loss of display with working audio may be experienced on a limited number of displays when performing a mode change on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products.
  • A system crash or hang may occur when running the Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers™ benchmark.
  • Integer Scaling may cause some video content to show flicker when the display resolution is set to less than native resolution.
  • Multiple games may have very dark or very bright graphics in game when HDR is enabled in Windows®.
  • Radeon Anti-Lag enable and disable beep notifications may be played in error when individually pressing keys assigned to the hotkey.
  • The Radeon Software Overlay hotkey notification may sometimes be displayed during video playback in web browsers or launching some video player applications.
  • Radeon Software may open with an inconsistent size or may not keep its previously set size when opened.
  • Some Radeon RX 5700 series graphics users may intermittently experience a black screen while gaming or on desktop. A potential temporary workaround is disabling hardware acceleration in applications running in the background such as web browsers or Discord.
  • FPS gets locked to 30 when HDMI Scaling slider is moved to 1% or higher.

If you’re experiencing any issues on your system that aren’t covered here, we kindly ask that you submit a bug report so we can get to work on fixing them.

Typically, 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 (see image below).  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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Please feel free to check out our online resource that goes through detailed steps on how to enable key features or address common issues with Radeon Software. If you’re still having problems or would like to submit an issue in to our customer care team, you can enter your problem request here.

 

 

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

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

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 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.

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.

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, Raven Ridge and newer APUs, including hybrid and detachable graphics configurations. No mGPU support.

Integer Scaling is compatible with Windows 10. Hardware compatibility includes GCN (2nd Gen) and newer consumer dGPUs, Ryzen 2000 and newer APUs, including hybrid and detachable graphics configurations.

Radeon™ Boost compatibility includes Windows 7 and 10. Hardware compatibility includes Polaris and newer consumer dGPUs, Ryzen 2000 and newer APUs, including hybrid and detachable graphics configurations. No mGPU support.

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Today at CES, we announced the AMD FreeSyncTM Premium1 and AMD FreeSyncTM Premium Pro2 tiers.

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AMD FreeSync3 technology is entering its sixth year since its introduction, and over the last six years, the FreeSync display ecosystem has grown exponentially. FreeSync is the largest gaming display ecosystem with 1000 certified displays expected January 20204. We are thrilled with the success of the ecosystem and the collaboration we have with our many display partners.

Over the last few years, gaming components, gamer expectations, and FreeSync technology have evolved. With more powerful gaming components, the needs of gamers and their expected gaming experiences have matured. Gamers looking for a premium, high refresh rate gaming experience should be enabled to easily identify and select the right products.

The AMD FreeSyncTM Premium tier enhances the baseline FreeSync tier with additional benefits, such as the following two key elements that that we believe are necessary for a high performance gaming experience:

  • At least 120 Hz refresh rate at minimum FHD resolution
  • Low framerate compensation (LFC)

Competitive gamers know that every frame matters. LFC helps ensure that when the framerate of a game is running below the minimum supported refresh rate of a display, the frames are displayed multiple times so that you can remain in the supported refresh rate of the display and maintain smooth gameplay.

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Source: AMD internal data, December 2019

Prior to 2018, there were not many monitors in our ecosystem that adopted LFC technology while also offering a high refresh rate. Today, with the rapid growth of our ecosystem and the rapid growth of LFC displays, we are able to offer over 300 monitors in the new FreeSyncTM Premium tier.

The FreeSyncTM Premium Pro tier, previously known as FreeSync 2 HDR, delivers uncompromised high-performance gaming with stunning visual HDR fidelity. As games have evolved, immersive visual experiences are more important than ever. Gamers demand high performance and high-fidelity visual gaming experiences.  Displays certified for the AMD FreeSyncTM Premium Pro tier include highly accurate luminance and wide color gamut testing to enable an exceptional HDR visual gaming experience.

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FreeSync Premium

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FreeSync Premium Pro

Previously known as FreeSync 2 HDR

  • Tear free
  • Low flicker
  • Low latency
  • At least 120 Hz at min FHD resolution
  • Low framerate compensation
  • Tear free
  • Low flicker
  • Low latency
  • HDR capabilities and game support
  • At least 120 Hz at min FHD resolution
  • Low framerate compensation
  • Tear free
  • Low flicker
  • Low latency in SDR and HDR

 

The base FreeSync tier remains as an industry baseline for monitors, laptops, and TVs that have been designed and tested to meet a quality standard of performance. Regardless of tier, all FreeSync monitors go through a comprehensive certification process, which tests various aspects such as no tearing, low flicker, and low latency to enable highly responsive gaming.

Listen to our engineers talk about our certification process here:

It has been a successful six years and we are committed to further developing the FreeSync technology and ecosystem for all users to enjoy.

For more information, please visit our FreeSync website or read our FreeSync FAQ.

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Nan Huang is a product marketing manager within Radeon Technologies Group at 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

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1. Requires a monitor and AMD RadeonTM  graphics, both with FreeSync Premium support. AMD FreeSync Premium requires mandatory low framerate compensation and at least 120 Hz refresh rate at minimum FHD. See www.amd.com/freesync for complete details. Confirm capability with your system manufacturer before purchase. GD-161.


2. FreeSync Premium Pro does not require HDR capable monitors; driver can set monitor in native mode when FreeSync Premium Pro 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-162.


3. FreeSync technology requires a monitor and AMD RadeonTM graphics, both with FreeSync support. See www.amd.com/freesync for complete details. Confirm capability with your system manufacturer before purchase. GD-127


4. As of September 2019, the number of FreeSync technology enabled screens available (900+) at https://www.amd.com/en/products/freesync-monitors - Largest ecosystem when compared to publicly available listings of competing product solutions at https://www.144hzmonitors.com/list-of-g-sync-monitors/ and https://www.blurbusters.com/gsync/list-of-gsync-monitors/ which list 58 screens respectively. GD-130.

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© 2020 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. All rights reserved. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, Radeon, Ryzen, FreeSync, and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other product names used in this publication are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective companies.

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With the latest Radeon Software 2020 Edition, we’ve simplified the streaming process while also providing more depth to the control of your content and streaming to your broadcast platform of choice has never been easier.

Let’s dive into how you can get started sharing your gameplay with the world using Radeon Software.

 

Getting Started

 

First let’s go over setting everything up in the desktop or full-screen overlay by Right-clicking your desktop and selecting AMD Radeon™ Software. Alternatively, you can use the ALT+R hotkey .

Go ahead and click the Streaming tab at the top which will bring you to the tab shown below, where we can begin to set up your stream.

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Next, we are going to select which streaming service to use for our broadcast. This is done by clicking the Choose a Service drop-down menu on the left-hand side.

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For now, we will use Twitch.TV, which will bring up a dialog box to enter your account credentials. If you don’t have an account yet, you can create an account right in the dialog box.

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Once you’re logged in, the next step is to choose your region, again on the left-hand side. You’ll want to choose the region that is closest to you for optimal latency and connection stability, as a poor connection can lead to “dropped frames” which to your viewers, will show as video stuttering.

 

 

Now that we have all that out of the way, it‘s all locked in, ready to go when you are - anytime.

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Setting up your Content

You can capture a specific window to stream called Region which is on the left-hand side and then select the app you wish to broadcast.

This is useful for certain situations with borderless window apps, but keep in mind to accomplish this Radeon™ Software will enable Desktop Recording that will show everything on your screen to your viewers, game and all.

 

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The optimal streaming choice is Fullscreen which is the default, so no need to change anything, which will only stream your app or game.

The next step is to launch a game, which for this demonstration we have chosen Tom Clancy’s The Division 2.

Once the game is launched and running, we will invoke the Fullscreen Overlay with the ALT+R hotkey.

From here you can enable your Webcam by clicking Camera and adjust your microphone volume if you wish to be heard on stream by clicking the Microphone Icon (muted by default)

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All that is left to do is to click Go Live and you’re on your way to streaming, building your audience, and your brand.

At any point in your broadcast you can bring up the Fullscreen Overlay again using ALT+R and preview your stream, making sure it is working and everything is set up just as you like it.

You can also check up on your broadcast chat by clicking Chat on the left-hand side to interact with your audience, which is vital to keeping your viewers engaged and returning to your stream every time you go live.

 

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Fine-Tuning your Stream

 

If you want some more granular control, you can adjust the quality settings of your stream.

Those settings can be tweaked by opening the Fullscreen Overlay with ALT+R or if you’re on your desktop, Right-click and open AMD Radeon™ Software.

Now click the gear icon on the top right of Radeon™ Software, and click General sub-tab. Scroll down to the streaming settings on the left-hand side to adjust your stream quality and resolution.

We have provided a few profiles you select that can boost your stream quality at the expense of using more network bandwidth, so try and find which one looks best to you with a few test streams.

For a lot of people, 1600x900 (900p) at 60FPS with a bitrate of 6000kbps is a great sweet spot of video quality and bandwidth usage.

 

 

Technical Tips

 

  • Resolution in streaming refers to what resolution you are broadcasting, and your viewers will see, not what display resolution you are gaming on. (e.g. stream video is at 720p, but you are gaming on your display at 1080p)

 

  • Bitrate in streaming refers to the amount of data the video is encoding at (the video quality itself), which also directly ties to using more of your network upload bandwidth. There are a few general rules of thumb:

 

  • 720p 60FPS – 3500kbps – You will want at least a 5Mbps upload speed
  • 1080p 60FPS – 6000kbps – You will want at least a 10Mbps upload speed
  • 900p 60FPS – 6000kbps – You will want at least a 10Mbps upload speed
  • A lower resolution (720p, 900p) at a higher bitrate will generally look better and sharper for your viewers than a high resolution (1080p) at a lower bitrate.

 

Remember, broadcast sites have their own data cap at how much bandwidth you can send to their service. Additionally, your viewers will also need to watch the stream at the same bandwidth you are streaming at so users with poorer internet may struggle to smoothly enjoy your content, including older mobile devices which is a very popular way that streaming content is consumed.

 

Building your Audience

 

The art of streaming is mastered by consistency and practice, and we want to help you grow! Here are a few handy tips to help get things rolling:

  • Use Social Media. Post when you go live, and include a link to your channel page on whichever broadcast platform you have decided to use for your stream

 

  • Use a webcam and a microphone. If you’re comfortable with using these tools, audiences are more likely to interact with you and your content if they can see, hear and relate to the person conducting the stream

 

  • Be consistent. Set expectations for your growing audience so they know when to tune in, and create a schedule that you can reasonably follow, sharing that schedule to your social media accounts

 

  • Be genuine. Stay true to yourself and engage your audience as if they were your close friends, but perhaps without the hilarious pranks you might pull. People are appreciative of authenticity after all, your content is a reflection of you

 

  • Set up your channel page. Your channel on your chosen broadcast platform can give your audience information such as your biography (don’t use confidential information there), what hardware you’re using, your schedule, your social media pages, and whatever else you’d like to share

 

  • Getting started from the ground up takes time and dedication. Almost all streamers, big or small, have gone through the process of streaming to perhaps just one person for a time. If even that one person tells a friend about your stream, now you have two people to engage with, and maybe that person tells a few other friends or links your stream on their social page, bringing in more viewers, and so on

 

  • Ignore the viewer count. It sounds crazy, but just imagine you are streaming to thousands of people. The viewer count for some people can cause discouragement if they see low numbers. Hide it, ignore it, and focus on being more comfortable with streaming rather than chasing the number. If you follow the guidelines above, you have a chance to grow, it takes time

 

Wrapping Up

 

AMD Radeon™ Software is about breaking barriers.

With the tools we have created for you along with this guide, our goal is to help you break your own barriers and become the awesome streamer you always wanted to be.

We’ve got our own team of AMD streamers you can check out, ask questions, and see how they run their streams, found here: http://Twitch.TV/AMD.

Anna Fieger is a Product Marketing Coordinator for AMD. Her postings are her own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. GD-5

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Over the past year, AMD has been on a journey of exploration and discovery. We’ve spoken to and listened to many of our biggest fans, as well as those who support other products.  Through those discussions and feedback, we’ve been able to fine-tune our software and build new features to support the needs of gamers like you.  In 2019 we have introduced groundbreaking new features like Radeon™ Image Sharpening and Radeon™ Anti-Lag to help you feel more immersed and connected to your game, we released 43 day-0 game drivers to ensure you’ve got the best driver possible for your new game, and we’ve improved performance by up to 12% over the course of this year1; at the same time continuously looking for other ways to improve, overcome, and remove barriers.

Today we’re excited to release the all NEW Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition. Completely rearchitected from the ground up, this latest version of Radeon™ Software introduces a redesigned and reimagined interface that places hot, in-demand features at your fingertips.

Modern. Accessible. Powerful.

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The new Radeon™ Software experience is second to none. Our app has been completely reworked to provide you with a clean, modern and easy-to-use interface where you can quickly check your game stats, performance reports, driver updates, and much more - all from one convenient location. Access all your games directly from Radeon™ Software rather than trying to figure out which game store to start whenever you want to play your game. Get full functionality of our software directly in game by using the hotkey ALT+R.  Adjust your graphics settings from the full screen interface, stream content to the social media platform of your choice, or even browse the web for walkthroughs and tutorials using our new built-in browser. Once you enter your game, you don’t have to leave it.

Our Radeon Software App also has the ability to adapt to what you’re doing.  For example, if you’re on your desktop, the home screen that you see will be different from the one you’d see if you were in game.  Functions will appear that are appropriate for each scenario so you can easily take advantage of all the powerful features we have to offer.

Integer Scaling is Now Available

We like to involve our community as much as possible, and one of our most user requested features over the course of this year was to implement integer scaling into Radeon™ Software. Integer scaling scales on-screen images from one pixel to four pixels (or more). With Adrenalin 2020 Edition, you now have access to this feature that delivers sharp, retro visuals so you can play your favorite classic games on today’s modern displays.

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Turbocharge Your Game with Radeon™ Boost

The last thing you want to be, is bogged down when an enemy is firing at you. You need a system that is super responsive and fast so you can easily find and track down your target. Radeon™ Boost delivers that extra bit of performance and fluidity when fast motion via mouse input is detected. Radeon Boost dynamically lowers the resolution of the entire frame to allow for an average 23% increase in the performance of select titles, with little impact to quality2.

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Play Your PC Games Anywhere in the Connected World with Your Mobile Device

Last year, we unshackled desktop PC gaming by allowing you to stream your games from your PC to your mobile devices via your wi-fi connection so you could play your game almost anywhere at home. Starting with this release, you can now take your device on the road and as long as you have a connection to the internet, you can keep playing that same game while on a road trip or at the beach.  Available for free to download to your Android devices today and Apple devices on December 23rd.

A Few More Updates

Radeon™ Image Sharpening and Radeon™ Anti-Lag have also received some new updates for this new release, with expanded support across more products, (GCN-based Radeon discrete graphics and Ryzen 2000 series APUs and newer), as well as adding the option to enable these features globally across all titles, or on a case-by-case basis. For Radeon Image Sharpening, we’ve added support for Microsoft® DirectX® 11 games, along with the ability to control the degree of sharpness so you can tweak the setting to your desired levels, and for Radeon Anti-Lag, we’ve added support for Microsoft® DirectX® 9 games on pre-RX 5000 series graphics.

This blog barely scratches the surface of what Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition is truly capable of doing. Be sure to check out our companion blogs to this release that take you through the new performance tuning section, the new streaming capabilities and the ability to play PC games virtually anywhere in the world.

Download Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition today and change the way you game.

Warren Eng is the Product Marketing Manager of Radeon Software 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

 

Endnotes:

Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of November, 2019 8GB Radeon™ RX Vega 64, using a test system comprising of AMD Ryzen 5 3600X, 16GB DDR4-3200MHz memory, and Windows 10x64 with Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition than with last year's Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 edition launch driver (19.30.01.46) PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. While playing the following games: Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation (DX12, High Settings, 1080p) , Assassin's Creed Odyssey (DX11, High Settings 1440p), Battlefield 5 (DX12, Medium Settings, 1080p), Borderlands 3 (DX12, Ultra Settings, 1080p), Control (DX12, High Settings, 1440p), The Division 2, (DX12, High Settings, 1440p), Final Fantasy 15 (DX11, High Settings, 1080p), Forza Horizon 4 (DX12, High Settings, 1080p), Strange Brigade (DX12, Ultra Settings, 1080p), Total War: THREE KINGDOMS (DX 11, Ultra Settings, 1080p), Total War: Warhammer 2 (DX11, Ultra Settings, 1080p), Wolfenstein: Young Blood (Vulkan, High Settings, 1440p), World War Z (Vulkan, Medium, 1440p), Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition scored 87.01,68,176.5,76.68,40.6,89.05, 6341,174.3,144.9,75.8,81.9,117.9,199 FPS Respectively. Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition Scored: 68.13,65,167.8,66.68,37.2,83.22,5782,130.2, 130.5,69.6,75.8,111.5,186.5 FPS respectively. Resulting in the following percentage uplifts driver over driver: 28%,5%,5%,15%,9%,7%,10%,34% , 11%,9%,8%,6%,7% respectively. Resulting in an average uplift of 12% when comparing these two drivers. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-327

Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of November 14th, 2019 on the 8GB Radeon™ RX 590 on Overwatch, Player Unknown’s Battleground, Rise of the Tomb Raider @ 1440p, resulted in a average increase of 23% in performance when quick user input via mouse detected with Radeon™ Boost enabled. Performance may vary. RS-326

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AMD Link & Game Streaming

 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 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.

 

 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.

 

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.

 

Integer Scaling is compatible with Windows 10. Hardware compatibility includes GCN and newer consumer dGPUs, Ryzen 2000 and newer APUs, including hybrid and detachable graphics configurations.

 

Radeon™ Boost compatibility includes Windows 7 and 10. Hardware compatibility includes RX 400  and newer consumer dGPUs, Ryzen 2000 and newer APUs, including hybrid and detachable graphics configurations. No mGPU support.

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AMD Link is a revolutionary app. Since its first release back in 2017, it has added value and features to all Radeon users. 2019 was a big year for AMD Link, with the introduction of game streaming, and brand-new versions for Android TV and tvOS, bringing Radeon™ Gaming to the living room, and beyond.

So here are some things that you can do with AMD Link:

Play Games Anywhere!

AMD Link’s ability to stream your games to your favourite devices just got better this year. With version 3.0, you can now stream your favourite games to your device, regardless of whether you are inside your house connected to your WIFI, or outside by using an internet connection.

Let’s make sure you can get started. First, connect to your Radeon 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 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 its 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. Choose the one you want and happy gaming!

Use Your Mobile Device as Secondary Screen

AMD Link has been 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.

 Easy Voice Commands to  Control your Radeon™ GPU

AMD Link can listen to your commands, and it will give you both visual and audible feedback. To get started, tap on the microphone icon on the top left of AMD Link’s user interface and give the command you want to the app, prefacing it with “Radeon”. If for example you want to know your GPU utilization, just say “Radeon tell me my GPU utilization” and AMD Link will oblige. You can have AMD Link listening and give various commands when you need them. For a full list of commands supported, visit our FAQ at https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/radeon-software-amdlink-faq

 

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

Watch a Movie 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 favourite 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 your favourite movie on the big screen.

Benchmark 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. Did you know that you can do that with AMD Link ? When you are in the point you want to benchmark, load AMD Link on your phone and connect to your Radeon 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 cool features Radeon 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 to 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 of course you can add or remove as many buttons as you want.

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Disclaimers 

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

 

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 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.

Anna Fieger is a Product Marketing Coordinator for AMD. His/her postings are his/her own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. GD-5

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Up until now, performance tuning was one of those things that was best left up to the experts. Pushing the limits of your graphics card can be intimidating to a lot of people.  With the latest Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition, we’ve taken away some of that complexity by adding simplified controls and automatic presets for novice users, while also providing advanced tools for experts who want full control of their GPU.

 

Let’s begin with the new user experience for performance metrics, where gamers can view vital system and performance information at a glance.

Metrics

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1. Metrics Overview: Allows users to view multiple different system metrics at once. Users can click different metrics here to view more detailed metrics on each of these items. Users can also show/hide specific items for the Performance Metrics Overlay.

2. Metrics Details:  Once a user has chosen a metric from the overview column, they can view more detailed statistics for each of those metrics in this window.

 

Performance Tuning

Performance Tuning now has a fully automatic view. The automatic view allows more entry level or novice users access to features that allow them to automatically configure their performance tuning using Radeon Software features without having to learn how to overclock*. Some of these features include Auto Undervolt GPU, Auto Overclock GPU and Auto Overclock VRAM. Feature availability is dependent on the system hardware and some Radeon graphics products may not have all features listed.

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 Auto Tuning Features

The auto tuning features step through an algorithm that runs a workload on your graphics process while it fine tunes your overclock to determine stable settings based on your chosen tuning option. Once instability is detected on your GPU in the algorithm, we dial back to the best previous stable values and apply those. This is done on a per system basis so users can expect to get a good stable overclock that suits their own personal system.  The overall process only takes about a minute to complete and should be done without any applications open for the best experience possible.

 

  • Undervolt GPU: Attempts to perform an undervolt while maintaining close to stock performance for your graphics product. This can potentially increase performance per watt and save power.
  • Overclock GPU: Attempts to perform an overclock of your graphics engine frequency. This can potentially increase performance in games that are GPU bound.
  • Overclock VRAM: Attempts to perform an overclock of your video memory. This can potentially increase performance in games that are memory bound.

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Tuning Control (Manual): Performance Tuning also has a new manual view. The manual view allows for much deeper customization of your graphics product and overclocking. The manual view contains detailed controls for GPU Tuning, Fan Tuning, VRAM Tuning and Power Tuning. Each of these views can be expanded to customize or tune each individual part of your graphics product and some can be expanded to provided more advanced and fine grain controls.

  

Once you’ve chosen a specific category you’d like to tune you can expand the options to see all the controls available to tune. From there you can control or modify any items you’d like, hit apply to save your settings and you’re good to go with your overclock!

 

Breakdown of the functions below:

 

  • GPU Tuning: Allows you to access controls for voltage and frequency. For newer AMD graphics products this advanced view includes controlling a voltage/frequency curve to help define how your graphics product behaves at any given engine clock.
  • Fan Tuning: Allows you to access controls for fan speed tuning and fan curve. At the basic level this includes controls for max fan speed and at a more advanced level controls fan curve for customization of fan behavior at certain temperature thresholds.
  • VRAM Tuning: Allows you to access controls for memory frequency tuning.
  • Power Tuning: Allows you to access controls for power graphics power limit.

 

 

Get the most out of your Radeon graphics card and take advantage of all the things Radeon Software has to offer.  Be sure to check out our other blogs in the links below and find out how you can stream content to your favorite social media site or play games on your mobile device anywhere in the world.

 

Download Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition today and change the way you game!

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

* Overclocking any AMD processor, 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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It’s been an ambitious year for us in the processor biz at AMD, and our team sincerely hopes you’ve had a chance to enjoy one of the new high-performance chips we’ve introduced along the way. But as good as the year has been, today is extra special because some of our most interesting and powerful processors are available for sale starting right… now!

AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X

The AMD Ryzen 3000 Series processors have been stand-out stars in 2019, and today marks the introduction of our final and fastest model: the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor. The 3950X is so profoundly swift that Legit Reviews described it as “the most impressive mainstream desktop processor launch of the decade.” With the decade rapidly drawing to a close, that’s high praise indeed.

But Legit Reviews is not alone. A chorus of the world’s foremost independent reviewers were practically unanimous in their view that the 3950X is a uniquely fast and special processor. Give their hard work a read if you get a chance, and we think you’ll be equally impressed.


Independent AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Reviews

As quick as the Ryzen 9 3950X is, the benchmarks just go up from there when you dig into the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors. A pair of these unrivaled chips—the 24-core 3960X, and 32-core 3970X—also go on sale today with performance that seemed unimaginable just last year.

3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™Threadripper™

Professional creators will especially want to take note, because the Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and 3970X offer obscene time-savings for anyone whose life often waits for a progress bar. Code compiling, raytracing, video encoding, simulation, CAD, photogrammetry, and video mastering are only some of the tasks Threadripper just flies right through, leaving these talented folks with more time to experiment—or time to actually go home early. But you don’t have to take it from us, because the independent reviews agree!

Full Speed Ahead to 64 Cores

And we would be remiss if we did not give brief mention the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X, debuting in 2020 for Hollywood creators with a whopping 64 cores and 128 threads. More details still to come, of course, but it’s not difficult to imagine how outrageously fast the 3990X will be for the highly scalable workloads of a VFX pro.

Independent AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X & 3970X Reviews

AMD Athlon™ 3000G

Finally, three cheers for the versatile AMD Athlon 3000G. It recently went on sale starting at just $49, offering DIYers a 2-core/4-thread processor with three quick and efficient Radeon™ Vega graphics cores.1 This handy little chip is a great option for budget builds, everyday computing needs, a basic home theater PC, and more. It can even get you into PC gaming at 720p, with highly playable performance in popular games like Rocket League™, Fortnite™ and CS:GO™.2 Gamers have to start somewhere, and the 3000G is an easy way to get into the wonderful world of PC gaming! On top of all that: the CPU and GPU cores are unlocked for overclocking, too. Pair it with an inexpensive AMD B450-based motherboard and you’re off!3


Reviewers like TechPowerUP gave the Athlon 3000G their Highly Recommended and Great Value awards, saying: “For $49 you get a capable CPU that can handle typical consumer tasks just fine—perfect for an entry-level system that doesn't break the bank.” That’s what we built it to do, and that’s what it does with gusto.


Independent AMD Athlon 3000G Coverage

As we said: it’s been an ambitious 2019 for us. But with the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper, AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, and Athlon 3000G now available, we are pretty delighted to say that we’ve wrapped up the 2019 roadmap with some historically fast and impressive processors.


But, above all, we wanted to take this little sliver of peace to reflect and give thanks. As November, the year, and the decade come to an end, we are deeply grateful for the support you—our loyal customers and fans—give us. Your passion, encouragement, love, belief, and enthusiasm absolutely helped bring AMD to where it is today: the top of the CPU game.

There’s more exciting stuff to come in 2020. You know it. We know it. See you soon, PC lovers.


Footnotes:

[1] Price is suggested online retail price in US dollars as of 11/19/2019.

[2] Testing done by AMD performance labs on 9/15/2019.  Game performance as represented by the following games tested using Windows 10 at 720p and low settings:  Fortnite, Rocket League, Counter Strike: Global Offensive. Application performance as represented by the following applications tested using Windows 10:  Cinebench R20, PCMark 10, Lame MP3 encoder, Adobe Premiere, and Adobe Photoshop. Results may vary with configuration. Results may vary with configuration. All Intel Pentium G5000 series processors have locked multipliers, but the Athlon 3000G which competes in the same entry-level segment has an unlocked multiplier. ATG-11

[3] AMD’s product warranty does not cover damages caused by overclocking, even when overclocking is enabled via AMD hardware and/or software. GD-26.

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This AMD PC build was commissioned for Gina Darling.  Working with AMD and some of the industry’s best hardware component manufacturers to deliver a purpose-built PC designed for an exceptional gaming experience with smooth streaming capabilities and tons of horsepower to produce premium content.  This build guide is great for anyone looking for a similar setup to Gina’s PC to play the latest games, live stream, and create epic content.
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At the heart of our latest AMD gaming PC, we start with an AMD Ryzen 9 3900X processor with 12 cores and 24 threads, ready for elite performance in gaming, streaming, content creation, and intensive multitasking.

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We chose to mount the Ryzen 9 3900X on the ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero motherboard, powered by an AMD X570 chipset. This full ATX board is equipped with ASUS Aura RGB lighting, SupremeFX 8 channel audio, and rock-solid performance.

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AMD went with G.SKILL 16GB Trident Z Royal high-speed memory, running at 3600 MHz and RGB lighting.

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For storage, AMD chose the Corsair MP600 2TB NVME SSD for our primary drive.  The MP600 utilizes next-gen PCI Express 4.0, capable of up to 5GB/s read and 4GB/s write speeds.  For expanded storage, we utilize Seagate’s 4TB Barracuda hard drive to store loads of games and video content. 

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AMD geared up our gaming PC with an AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT with 8GB of video memory.  Powered by the all-new RDNA architecture, the Radeon 5700 series delivers high-performance gaming with next-gen PCI Express 4.0 for 1440p Gamers.  RDNA architecture was engineered to greatly enhance features like Radeon Image Sharpening and FidelityFX.  The 5700 XT series dramatically reduced input lag with Radeon Anti-Lag and offered stutter-free, tear-free gaming with AMD Radeon FreeSync technology

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To power this PC, we went with an ASUS ROG Thor power supply, rated at 850W, with a built-in OLED screen that shows just how much power you’re drawing and more RGB lighting. We dressed up our cables with custom sleeves from Mainframe Customs with any color and pattern to our liking. 

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All this hardware was built inside the RAIJINTEK PAEAN case featuring an open-frame chassis and a tempered front glass panel. We mounted our graphics card with the RAIJINTEK PAXX-S vertical mount GPU Riser bracket.  Once we got it all in there, we fitted the CPU with EKWB’s AM4 Velocity water blockCoolstream radiatorEK-XRES 140 Revo D5 pumphardline tubing, and Cryofuel coolants with a range of colors to choose from.  

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To complement Gina’s rig with the ASUS ROG Strix XG32VQ.  This 32inch curved gaming display is running at 1440p, 144hz, and AMD FreeSync technology for a tear and stutter-free gaming experience.  

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Be sure to check out Gina’s channel on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Twitch, YouTube

 

 

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When The Coalition’s Gears 5 was released back on September 10, it launched to roaring reception and received several callouts to its superb technical elements. For the PC version, AMD worked with The Coalition and Xbox to optimize Gears 5 for AMD hardware, adding several PC optimizations to make it a stellar experience:

 

 

Check out how you can get ~60 FPS* on AMD hardware using Gears 5’s highest settings and take advantage of the optimizations:

*Results may vary

 

Optimized with AMD FidelityFX

 

Gears 5’s latest update includes implementation of AMD’s key current-generation feature: AMD FidelityFX.

 

AMD FidelityFX is our open-source image quality toolkit, used by developers in games to deliver sharp, fantastic visuals. It combines the Contrast Adaptive Sharpening (CAS) algorithm with Luma Preserving Mapping (LPM), automatically collapsing multiple effects into fewer shader passes to reduce overhead. This, in return, frees up your graphics card to experience sharper visuals at virtually no performance loss.

 

Gears 5 looked gorgeous before, but AMD FidelityFX adds a touch of subtlety that will add to an overall fantastic experience.

 

 

Get Gears 5 with the AMD Bundle

 

With AMD FidelityFX, now is the perfect time to jump into Gears 5 if you haven’t yet.

 

Get Gears 5 with the Xbox Game Pass for PC in our current Raise the Game bundle with the purchase of a select Radeon graphics card* or Equipped to Win bundle with the purchase of a select Ryzen graphics card*.

 

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Annie Lee is Sr. GTM Specialist 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.

 

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

*Testing done by AMD performance labs 9/3/2019 on i9-9900K, 16GB DDR4 3200MHz, AMD Driver 19.9.1, and Windows 10. Using Gears 5 Ultra Settings DX12: At 1440p, Radeon VII scored 77.7 fps, Radeon RX 5700 XT scored 74.5 fps, Radeon RX Vega 64 scored 66.2 fps and Radeon RX 5700 scored 65.3 fps. At 1080p, Radeon RX Vega 56 scored 79.9 fps, Radeon RX 590 scored 65 fps and Radeon RX 580 scored 59.9 fps. Using Gears 5 High Settings DX12: At 1440p, Radeon RX Vega 56 scored 69.8 fps. At 1080p, Radeon RX 570 scored 71.3 fps. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. All scores are an average of 3 runs with the same settings. Performance may vary. RX-369

 

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

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Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, the next tactical co-op shooter in Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon franchise, has finally arrived.

 

Ghost Recon Breakpoint takes you, an elite special operations group of “Ghosts”, to a remote South Pacific island called Auroa. The Ghosts have a mission to investigate Skell Technology, a tech company based on the island, after all communication is lost with Auroa. Upon arrival, you discover former Ghost Cole D. Walker has gone rogue leading the “Wolves” for an unknown mission.

 

It’s up to you to face your former brothers in arms who betrayed their country and find out what the Wolves are plotting, and if you’re playing on PC you’ll do so with gorgeous visuals and superb performance.

 

AMD and Ubisoft worked together to integrate AMD technologies in the PC version of Ghost Recon Breakpoint, featuring:

 

  • Optimizations for RDNA
  • Support for Radeon FreeSync™ 2 HDR*
  • AMD FidelityFX

 

AMD FidelityFX (FFX) is AMD’s open source image quality toolkit which can be implemented by developers into their games. In working closely with Ubisoft, FidelityFX has been applied in Ghost Recon Breakpoint.  

FidelityFX incorporates our contrast adaptive sharpening algorithm that helps bring out details in images without impacting performance, for the visceral experience you demand. Don’t miss any key tactical details in Ghost Recon with crisp and immersive FFX visuals.

With these incredible optimizations, you’re going to want to play at the best possible settings on your Radeon™ graphics card. Check out how you can play at up to 60 FPS maxing out your settings:

 

 

Take advantage of the AMD technologies in the game with our Raise the Game* bundle, featuring Ghost Recon Breakpoint. Get the game now with the Raise the Game bundle, with the purchase of a select Radeon graphics card!

 

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

* 18+ only. Following purchase, product must be installed on system where coupon code will be redeemed. Void where prohibited. Residency and additional limitations apply. Full offer terms at www.amdrewards.com/terms. Game Pass for PC Offer:  Participating retailers only for eligible purchases made July 1, 2019 through March 10, 2020 or when supply of coupon codes is exhausted. Over 100 PC Games available starting August 2019. Gears 5 available fall 2019.  Game Pass code must be redeemed by June 30, 2020.  Limit one promotional 3-month subscription per Microsoft account over a 12-month period.  Requires the Xbox (beta) app and Windows 10 (with updates).  Age restrictions and system requirements apply. Game catalog varies over time.  Learn more at Xbox.com/gamepass. Choice of Game Offer: Participating retailers only for eligible purchases made September 30, 2019 through December 31, 2019 or when supply of coupon codes is exhausted. Coupon code must be redeemed by January 30, 2020.

 

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Hello, everyone! We’re delighted by your support and the strong momentum of 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors in the marketplace, and we continue to watch your feedback closely. Today we have some important updates for you concerning processor boost behavior, desktop idle behavior, and a new monitoring SDK. The first two changes will be arriving in BIOSes based on AGESA 1003ABBA, and we are planning to make the SDK public on developer.amd.com with a target release date of September 30.

Boost Changes

Starting with our commitment to provide you an update on processor boost, our analysis indicates that the processor boost algorithm was affected by an issue that could cause target frequencies to be lower than expected. This has been resolved. We’ve also been exploring other opportunities to optimize performance, which can further enhance the frequency. These changes are now being implemented in flashable BIOSes from our motherboard partners. Across the stack of 3rd Gen Ryzen Processors, our internal testing shows that these changes can add approximately 25-50MHz to the current boost frequencies under various workloads.


Our estimation of the benefit is broadly based on workloads like PCMark 10 and Kraken JavaScript Benchmark. The actual improvement may be lower or higher depending on the workload, system configuration, and thermal/cooling solution implemented in the PC. We used the following test system in our analysis:

  • AMD Reference Motherboard (AGESA 1003ABBA beta BIOS)
  • 2x8GB DDR4-3600C16
  • AMD Wraith Prism and Noctua NH-D15S coolers
  • Windows 10 May 2019 Update
  • 22°C ambient test lab
  • Streacom BC1 Open Benchtable
  • AMD Chipset Driver 1.8.19.xxx
  • AMD Ryzen Balanced power plan
  • BIOS defaults (except memory OC)


These improvements will be available in final BIOSes starting in about three weeks’ time, depending on the testing and implementation schedule of your motherboard manufacturer. Additional information on boost frequency in the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors can also be obtained from this separate blog update.


Going forward, it’s important to understand how our boost technology operates. Our processors perform intelligent real-time analysis of the CPU temperature, motherboard voltage regulator current (amps), socket power (watts), loaded cores, and workload intensity to maximize performance from millisecond to millisecond. Ensuring your system has adequate thermal paste; reliable system cooling; the latest motherboard BIOS; reliable BIOS settings/configuration; the latest AMD chipset driver; and the latest operating system can enhance your experience.


Following the installation of the latest BIOS update, a consumer running a bursty, single threaded application on a PC with the latest software updates and adequate voltage and thermal headroom should see the maximum boost frequency of their processor. PCMark 10 is a good proxy for a user to test the maximum boost frequency of the processor in their system. It is fully expected that if users run a workload like Cinebench, which runs for an extended period of time, the operating frequencies may be lower than maximum throughout the run.


In addition, we do want to address recent questions about reliability. We perform extensive engineering analysis to develop reliability models and to model the lifetime of our processors before entering mass production. While AGESA 1003AB contained changes to improve system stability and performance for users, changes were not made for product longevity reasons. We do not expect that the improvements that have been made in boost frequency for AGESA 1003ABBA will have any impact on the lifetime of your Ryzen processor.

Revisiting Calmer Idle

In late July, we implemented a series of software changes that would help the processor ignore requests for voltage/frequency boost from lightweight applications. The goal was to make the processor more relaxed at the desktop, but poised to react for serious workloads. While many of you were happy with the effect of the software changes, some of you were still grappling with cases where the CPU was a bit overzealous with boost. We wanted to smooth those out, too.


Today we’re announcing that AGESA 1003ABBA carries firmware-level changes designed to do just that. The changes primarily arrive in the form of an “activity filter” that empowers the CPU boost algorithm itself to disregard intermittent OS and application background noise. Example test cases might include: video playback, game launchers, monitoring utilities, and peripheral utilities. These cases tend to make regular requests for a higher boost state, but their intermittent nature would fall below the threshold of the activity filter.


Net-net, we expect you’ll see lower desktop voltages, around 1.2V, for the core(s) actively handling such tasks. We believe this solution will be even more effective than the July changes for an even wider range of applications.

pastedImage_7.pngAMD Ryzen 9 3900X peak/average CPU core voltages running Steam and AMD Ryzen Master (version 2.0.2.1271). Similar voltages, around 1.09V, were observed while running Corsair iCUE software.

Please keep in mind, however, that this firmware change is not a cap. The processor must still be free to boost if active workload(s) seriously require it, so you should still expect occasions where the processor will explore its designed and tested voltage range of 0.2V to 1.5V.

New Monitoring SDK

Obtaining reliable data about the operating behavior of a processor is important to enthusiasts such as myself. There are many monitoring utilities on the market, and we work with many of them to ensure they’re accessing telemetry data in a sensible manner. Regardless of the utility, however, it’s common sense that all the tools should roughly correlate when you ask a simple question like “what’s my CPU temperature?”


Enabling a consistent experience across monitoring utilities is important to us. That’s why we’re announcing the September 30 release of the AMD Ryzen Master Monitoring SDK that will allow anyone to build a public monitoring utility that can reliably report a range of key processor metrics in a consistent manner. Altogether, there are 30+ API calls within the first SDK release, but we’ve highlighted a few of the more important or interesting ones below:

  • Current Operating Temperature: Reports the average temperature of the CPU cores over a short sample period. By design, this metric filters transient spikes that can skew temperature reporting.
  • Peak Core(s) Voltage (PCV): Reports the Voltage Identification (VID) requested by the CPU package of the motherboard voltage regulators. This voltage is set to service the needs of the cores under active load, but isn’t necessarily the final voltage experienced by all of the CPU cores.
  • Average Core Voltage (ACV): Reports the average voltages experienced by all processor cores over a short sample period, factoring in active power management, sleep states, Vdroop, and idle time.
  • EDC (A), TDC (A), PPT (W): The current and power limits for your motherboard VRMs and processor socket.
  • Peak Speed: The maximum frequency of the fastest core during the sample period.
  • Effective Frequency: The frequency of the processor cores after factoring in time spent in sleep states (e.g. cc6 core sleep or pc6 package sleep). Example: One processor core is running at 4GHz while awake, but in cc6 core sleep for 50% of the sample period. The effective frequency of this core would be 2GHz. This value can give you a feel for how often the cores are using aggressive power management capabilities that aren’t immediately obvious (e.g. clock or voltage changes).
  • Various voltages and clocks, including: SoC voltage, DRAM voltage, fabric clock, memory clock, etc.

A Preview in Action

This SDK will be available for public download on developer.amd.com on September 30. As a preview of what the new SDK can enable, AMD Ryzen Master (version 2.0.2.1271) has already been updated with the new Average Core Voltage API for 3rd Gen Ryzen Processors. It's ready for download today!


As noted above, Average Core Voltage shows you average voltages that all CPU cores are experiencing over a short sample period after you factor in sleep states, idle states, active power management, and Vdroop. Depending on the load on the processor, this value might be quite different from Peak Core(s) Voltage.


For example: if the processor is lightly loaded on a few cores, the overall activity level of all the CPU cores will be relatively low and, therefore, the Average Core Voltage will be low as well. But the active cores still need intermittently higher voltages to power boost frequencies, which will be reflected in the Peak Core Voltage. As the CPU comes under full load, these two values will eventually converge representing that all cores are active at approximately the same intensity. The overall goal of these two values is to show you what’s happening moment-to-moment the most loaded cores (Peak), and what’s happening more generally to the CPU cores over time (Average).


We hope new APIs like Average Core Voltage give you a better understanding of how our processors behave, and we can’t wait to see more tools make use of the new monitoring SDK. Visit amd.com on September 30 for the first public release!

What to Expect Next

AGESA 1003ABBA has now been released to our motherboard partners. Now they will perform additional testing, QA, and implementation work on their specific hardware (versus our reference motherboard). Final BIOSes based on AGESA 1003ABBA will begin to arrive in approximately three weeks, depending on the testing time of your vendor and motherboard.

Going forward, we’ll continue providing updates in this format as the updates are being prepped for release. In the interim, please don’t hesitate to reach out our support page if you have questions or need help.

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A few weeks ago, we made our biggest GPU product launch to date with the introduction of the new AMD RadeonTM RX 5700 series graphics cards. And I believe we’ve struck a positive chord with the community and AMD fans as I read the many responses from you in the forums and on social media.

Many of you have commented on the great 1440p gaming experiences enabled by the all-new RDNA gaming architecture and new software features like RadeonTM  Image Sharpening and RadeonTM Anti-Lag. I’m also thrilled to see feedback that these products provide incredible value and bring much-needed competition back to the market.

And this is just the beginning. Just as AMD transformed the CPU market with the launch of RyzenTM processors in 2017, we’re reinvigorating the GPU market with a renewed spirit of innovation and competition that will power amazing gaming experiences for years to come.

To this end, we’re dedicated to fueling the great experiences gamers have come to expect from their PC hardware, which continues to evolve with the introduction of new games, form factors and use cases, such as esports, game streaming and more. With the GPU playing such a pivotal role in these experiences, the AMD team has worked tirelessly to introduce new features and capabilities with the AMD RadeonTM RX 5700 series graphics cards that deliver the best balance of performance and efficiency.

With an all-new architecture (and associated software stack) comes questions and educational opportunities to help users get the most out of these new GPUs. With that in mind, I wanted to provide more information on some of the key product features and capabilities, and address questions that have arisen in community discussions. Read on to see how we’ve evolved our approach with the latest RadeonTM graphics cards to supercharge your experience.

More Control Over GPU Power and Performance

Up until the AMD RadeonTM RX Vega and the RX 500 series GPUs, the clock speed (and associated voltage) of the GPUs was dictated by a small number of fixed, discrete DPM states. Depending on the workload, and available thermal and electrical headroom, the GPU would alternate between one of these fixed DPM states. As a result, the GPU had a lot less flexibility in finding and residing at the most optimum state since it had to be one of these valid DPM states, and nothing in between. Often, this meant leaving performance on the table if the ideal voltage-frequency (Vf) state happened to be in between two of the fixed DPM states.

In addition, for every single GPU within a SKU family (for example, reference RadeonTM RX Vega 64 GPUs), the DPM states or Vf points were identical. Given that there is always a die-to-die variance in performance even between two pieces of otherwise identical silicon, once again this meant giving up performance while catering to the lowest common denominator within the wafer population.

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Discrete, fixed DPM states on Radeon™ RX Vega 64

Starting with the AMD RadeonTM VII, and further optimized and refined with the RadeonTM RX 5700 series GPUs, AMD has implemented a much more granular ‘fine grain DPM’ mechanism vs. the fixed, discrete DPM states on previous RadeonTM RX GPUs. Instead of the small number of fixed DPM states, the RadeonTM RX 5700 series GPU have hundreds of Vf ‘states’ between the bookends of the idle clock and the theoretical ‘Fmax’ frequency defined for each GPU SKU. This more granular and responsive approach to managing GPU Vf states is further paired with a more sophisticated Adaptive Voltage Frequency Scaling (AVFS) architecture on the RadeonTM RX 5700 series GPUs.

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Fine-grained DPM on RadeonTM RX 5700 GPU, with optimized Vf curve

As a result, each AMD RadeonTM RX 5700 GPU can find and run at the most optimum frequency, tailored to the specific workload, electrical, thermal and acoustic conditions – down to the last MHz. Paired with a Vf curve that is optimized for each individual RadeonTM RX 5700 series GPU, RadeonTM Adrenalin software and the RadeonTM WattMan tool provide much more granular control over the power and performance of the GPU.

Junction Temperature: Enhanced Thermal Monitoring

In the past, the GPU core temperature was read by a single sensor that was placed in the vicinity of the legacy thermal diode. This singular sensor was used to make all power-performance optimization decisions across the entire GPU. However, depending on the game being run, the type of GPU cooling and other related metrics, different parts of the GPU might have been at different levels of utilization. As a result, ramping up or throttling down the entire GPU based on this single measurement was inefficient, often leaving significant thermal headroom – and resulting performance – on the table.

With the AMD RadeonTM VII GPU we introduced enhanced thermal monitoring to further optimize GPU performance. We built upon that foundation with the RadeonTM RX 5700 series GPUs, and now utilize an extensive network of thermal sensors distributed across the entire GPU die to intelligently monitor and tune performance in response to granular GPU activity in real time.

Paired with this array of sensors is the ability to identify the ‘hotspot’ across the GPU die. Instead of setting a conservative, ‘worst case’ throttling temperature for the entire die, the RadeonTM RX 5700 series GPUs will continue to opportunistically and aggressively ramp clocks until any one of the many available sensors hits the ‘hotspot’ or ‘Junction’ temperature of 110 degrees Celsius. Operating at up to 110C Junction Temperature during typical gaming usage is expected and within spec. This enables the RadeonTM RX 5700 series GPUs to offer much higher performance and clocks out of the box, while maintaining acoustic and reliability targets.

We provide users with both measurements – the average GPU Temperature and Junction Temperature – so that they have the best and most complete visibility into the operation of their RadeonTM RX 5700 series GPUs.

Maximized Performance, Right Out of the Box

Under typical gaming workloads the RadeonTM RX 5700 series GPUs will have their clock speeds at or above the published Game Clock frequencies. Leveraging the RDNA architecture and advanced 7nm process technology, completely out of the box, the GPUs will automatically and opportunistically utilize all available electrical, acoustic and thermal headroom in real time to ramp clock speed and deliver improved performance.

Since all of this is done in real time, on a per die basis, some AMD RadeonTM RX 5700 GPUs may exceed published Boost frequencies regularly, and with no input whatsoever from the end user. Of course, using the RadeonTM WattMan1 tool built into RadeonTM software, gamers and enthusiasts alike have additional control and insight to adjust the frequency, voltage, and acoustic/power limits as they see fit for their unique setup and environment – and to enable the best possible gaming experience.

At the end of the day, we know that gamers have different preferences. Some prioritize acoustics while others want to crank out every last bit of performance from their GPUs. This is why we provide them with the flexibility to tweak and customize settings as they see fit.

We’re thrilled to see so many of you embrace the new AMD RadeonTM RX 5700 series graphics cards to push the boundaries of high-performance mainstream gaming, and we’re just getting started.

Happy Gaming!

Mithun Chandrasekhar is senior manager, product management, 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 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

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

  1. Overclocking AMD processors, including without limitation, altering clock frequencies / multipliers or memory timing / voltage, to operate beyond their stock specifications will void any applicable AMD product warranty, even when such overclocking is enabled via AMD hardware and/or software. This may also void warranties offered by the system manufacturer or retailer. Users assume all risks and liabilities that may arise out of overclocking AMD processors, including, without limitation, failure of or damage to hardware, reduced system performance and/or data loss, corruption or vulnerability. GD-106
  2. Game clock is the expected GPU clock when running typical gaming applications, set to typical TGP (Total Graphics Power). Actual individual game clock results may vary. GD-147

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Hello! Thank you for all of the interest and excitement around 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors. We have some important updates today on our voltages, clockspeeds, and Destiny 2!   

We diagnosed and resolved the issue causing software monitoring tools to report high voltages and clockspeeds at the desktop with 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors and the Windows® 10 May 2019 Update. Our analysis indicates that certain pieces of popular software, which are widely considered to be “low CPU load” applications, frequently make indirect requests for the highest performance and power state from the processor.Third Gen Ryzen is designed to be extremely responsive to requests for higher performance, and this has led to some of the anomalous behavior observed with high voltages and clockspeeds in monitoring utilities.  Our solution is to adjust the AMD Ryzen Balanced power plan to address these cases under light loads, without changing the processor’s ability to respond to sustained workloads like games and content creation.


The solution is immediately available for download in a new chipset driver (version 1.07.29), including an updated AMD Ryzen Balanced power plan that delivers the fix. Users of previous generation AMD Ryzen™ Products do not need this plan, and the chipset driver installer will not provide it.


So you can see these changes in action, AMD Ryzen Master is also updated with new voltage and temperature reporting methodologies that more realistically demonstrate CPU behavior. Version 2.0.1.1233 (or later) reflects these changes and is now available for download as well.


Chipset Driver 1.07.29 also contains a beta workaround that resolves Destiny 2 application launch issues. This will ensure Destiny 2 players can immediately get back into the game.

A more comprehensive solution in the upcoming AGESA 1003ABB is still required for other affected software affected by the same underlying issue. AGESA 1003ABB will appear in production BIOSes when your manufacturer has completed QA testing to ensure stability and reliability. This process typically takes a few weeks.


Finally, AGESA 1003ABB-based BIOSes will also resolve the “Event 17, WHEA-Logger” warnings appearing in the Windows Event Log.

We genuinely appreciate the time, reports, and collaboration from the enthusiast community on the topics in this blog.  If you are interested in further details, please see the Detailed Brief that can be downloaded from the link below.  We love the feedback and look forward to providing more updates in this format as the Ryzen community continues to grow.


DOWNLOAD: Chipset Driver 1.07.29.xxx
DOWNLOAD: AMD Ryzen™ Master 2.0.1.1233

DOWNLOAD: Community Update #5 Detailed Brief

Please note that it may take time additional throughout the day of July 30 for these downloads to be available in your region as local edge servers populate.

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Check out the latest AMD build guide for the latest in PC Gaming.  AMD has teamed up with some of the industry’s best hardware component manufacturers to deliver a purpose-built PC designed for an exceptional gaming experience with smooth streaming capabilities and tons of horsepower to produce premium content.  These build guides are great for anyone looking to play the latest games, stream to your fans, and create epic content.

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At the heart of our latest AMD gaming PC, we start with an AMD Ryzen™ 9 3900X processor with 12 cores and 24 threads, ready for elite performance in gaming, streaming, content creation, and intensive multitasking.

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We chose to mount the Ryzen 9 3900X on the ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero motherboard, powered by an AMD X570 chipset. This full ATX board is equipped with ASUS Aura RGB lighting, SupremeFX 8 channel audio, and rock-solid performance.

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AMD went with G.SKILL 16GB Trident Z Royal high-speed memory, running at 3600 MHz and RGB lighting.

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For storage, AMD chose the Corsair MP600 2TB NVME SSD for our primary drive.  The MP600 utilizes next-gen PCI Express 4.0, capable of up to 5GB/s read and 4GB/s write speeds.  For expanded storage, we utilize Seagate’s 4TB Barracuda hard drive to store loads of games and video content. 

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AMD geared up our gaming PC with an AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT with 8GB of video memory.  Powered by the all-new RDNA architecture, the Radeon 5700 series delivers high-performance gaming with next-gen PCI Express 4.0 for 1440p Gamers.  RDNA architecture was engineered to greatly enhance features like Radeon Image Sharpening and FidelityFX.  The 5700 XT series dramatically reduced input lag with Radeon Anti-Lag and offered stutter-free, tear-free gaming with AMD Radeon FreeSync technology

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To power this PC, we went with an ASUS ROG Thor power supply, rated at 850W, with a built-in OLED screen that shows just how much power you’re drawing and more RGB lighting. We dressed up our cables with custom sleeves from Mainframe Customs with any color and pattern to our liking. 

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

Complement your rig with the ASUS ROG Strix XG32VQ.  This 32inch curved gaming display is running at 1440p, 144hz, and AMD FreeSync technology for a tear and stutter-free gaming experience.  

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

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Today we are releasing our mid-year update to AMD’s Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition, bringing with it a number of cutting-edge features to improve your experience, enhance gameplay and deliver support for the new Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards.  

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Improving Game Image Quality: AMD Radeon Image Sharpening 

We all know how new and upcoming AAA titles can put a strain on graphics, especially those running at 4K resolutions and above. Gamers often reduce  their resolution  to improve the overall performance on some demanding titles.  Radeon Image Sharpening (RIS) is a new quality enhancement feature designed to provide gamers with stunning looking visuals even at those lower resolutions. This new technique, available initially on the new Radeon RX 5700 series graphics, takes an image and applies an intelligent algorithm to sharpen and upsample it, delivering a crisp image with virtually no performance penalty1. Gamers can now have the best of both worlds – amazing visuals they crave, and performance they need.  

 

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Improve Gaming Response Time: AMD Radeon Anti-Lag 

In ideal conditions, when a gamer clicks on a key and the CPU registers the work, the GPU will render out the corresponding frame to the monitor at almost the exact same time. However, when the GPU is pushed to its limits, the CPU work gets queued up while it waits for the GPU to finish, which results in the gamer experiencing lag.  We’ve developed Radeon Anti-Lag to better handle those requests coming in from the user so that they don’t get queued up as often waiting for the GPU to complete its task. The result is a 31% average reduction in click-to-response times2, vastly improving the fluidity of gaming in these types of GPU bound scenarios.  

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Radeon Chill  

We introduced this innovative feature a few years ago to reduce power consumption and noise while limiting the effect on performance, so users won’t perceive any difference.  Today’s latest release takes it another step further by refining Radeon Chill to have display-aware tuning.  Chill can now automatically set frame-rate caps to match your monitor’s refresh rate, whether it’s a static or adaptive FreeSync panel. By working within this range, gamers will get smooth gaming and power savings to boot, with up to 2.45x more savings than before.3 

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AMD Link/Radeon ReLive 

Back in December of last year, we introduced a cool feature in Adrenalin 2019 Edition, where users could play PC games on virtually any mobile device connected to their home wifi using AMD Link, a free app that is available for download on Apple and Android devices.  Today we are expanding that support further by including Apple TV and Android TV connectivity.  Now you can stream your PC games directly to your TV and play on the big screen or watch any of the videos you may have captured on your PC using Radeon ReLive.  

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AMD FidelityFX 

AMD FidelityFX is our open source image quality toolkit that is now available for developers to implement into their game. FidelityFX combines Contrast-Adaptive Sharpening (CAS) along with Luma Preserving Mapping (LPM) technologies to deliver great looking visuals while gaming.  FidelityFX automatically collapses multiple effects into fewer shader passes to reduce overhead and free up your GPU for the visceral experience you demand. 

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Learn More about AMD FidelityFX

We’re constantly striving to make the gaming experience better than ever before, and we look forward to your feedback on the new features and on any other things you’d like to see integrated in to our software package.  

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Jay Marsden is Manager, Radeon Software Marketing 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. RS-296 AMD Radeon Image Sharpening Performance - Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of June 4th, 2019 on the 8GB Radeon™ RX 5700, using a test system comprising of Intel i7 9700K CPU (3.6 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3200MHz memory, and Windows 10x64 with Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.7.1. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. With Radeon Image Sharpening OFF at 2560x1440p, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (high preset, DX12), Rage 2 (ultra-preset, Vulkan), Shadow of the Tomb Raider (highest preset, DX12) Sid Meier’s Civilization 6: Gathering Storm (ultra preset, DX12), and Total War: Warhammer 2 (DX12) scored 84.5FPS, 78.7FPS, 78.6FPS, 97.4FPS and 56.7FPS, respectively, whereas with Radeon Image Sharpening ON scored 83.4FPS, 78.1FPS, 77.7FPS, 96.0FPS, 56.4FPS, respectively, leading to a 1.30%, 0.76%, 1.15%, 1.41%, and 0.53% reduction in performance, respectively, or an average of 1% total average performance impact. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers.  
  2. RS-295 - AMD Radeon Anti-Lag Performance -  Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of June 4th, 2019 on the 8GB Radeon™ RX 5700, using a test system comprising of Intel i7 9700K CPU (3.6 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3200MHz memory, and Windows 10x64 with Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.7.1. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. With Anti-Lag OFF at 3840x2160p using DX11, Apex Legends (ultra-high preset), Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (high preset), Dota 2 (maximum preset), Fortnite (high preset), Overwatch (epic preset), PlayerUnknown’s Battleground (ultra preset), and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege had an average input to display latency of 54.6ms, 44.8ms, 22.4ms, 54.4ms, 29.7ms, 48.3ms, 34.1ms, respectively, versus a 36.8ms, 30.2ms, 17.3ms, 35.5ms, 20.5ms, 33.0ms, and 23.6ms latency with Anti-Lag ON, respectively, leading to a 33%, 33%, 23%, 35%, 31%, 32%, and 31% reduction in latency with Anti-Lag ON, respectively. Comparing Anti-Lag ON vs OFF, Anti-Lag reduces average latency by 31%. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers.  
  3. RS-294 - AMD Radeon Chill Improvement - Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of May 28th, 2019 on the 8GB Radeon™ RX 5700, using a test system comprising of Intel i7 9700K CPU (3.6 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3200MHz memory, and Windows 10x64 with Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.7.1. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. With Radeon™ Chill OFF at 2560x1440p, Dota 2 (Ultra preset, DX11), Overwatch (Epic preset, DX11), World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth (Level 10 preset, DX12), and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Very High preset, DX11) consumed 201.6W,   217.7W, 217.3W, and 216.8W, respectively. With the Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.6.3 default Radeon™ Chill framerate range (70-144FPS) on a 60Hz monitor, Dota 2, Overwatch, World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 consumed 77.4W, 177.2W, 130.0W, and 178.2W, respectively. With the Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.7.1 default Radeon™ Chill framerate range (30-60FPS) on a 60Hz monitor, Dota 2, Overwatch, World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 consumed 54.5W, 71.6W, 63.6W, and 91.5W, respectively. Comparing default power consumption with the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.6.3 Radeon Chill FPS range, Dota 2, Overwatch, World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 consumed 62%, 19%, 40%, and 18% lower power, respectively, whereas Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.7.1 Radeon Chill versus default consumed 73%, 67%, 71%, and 58% lower power, respectively. Comparing Radeon™ Chill’s power reduction on a 60Hz monitor in Dota 2, Overwatch, World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Radeon Chill now saves 1.18x, 3.61x, 1.76x, and 3.24x more power with Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.7.1 vs 19.6.3, or 2.45x more average power savings. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers.  

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In 2018, AMD launched 2000 series Ryzen processors with Radeon graphics to critical acclaim. With the most powerful graphics performance on a desktop processor, the Ryzen 5 2400G delivers on the promise of both highly responsive processing and discrete-class gaming without the added expense of a separate graphics card. And at a $99 launch price, the Ryzen 3 2200G makes smooth, best-in-class esports gaming available at an even more accessible price point.

 

On July 7th, AMD will make the most powerful graphics on a desktop processor even better. Introducing the new Ryzen 5 3400G and the Ryzen 3 3200G processors with Radeon Graphics.  

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(Graphics Clock)

Total Cache

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Price

Ryzen 5 3400G4 / 84.2 / 3.7 GHz

Radeon RX Vega 11

(1400 MHz)

6MB65WWraith Spire$149
Ryzen 3 3200G4 / 44.0 / 3.6 GHz

Radeon Vega 8

(1250 MHz)

6MB65WWraith Stealth$99


Armed with higher clock speeds, super-fast graphics, and new driver features, these new processors set a new benchmark for what users can expect from a desktop processor. The Ryzen 5 3400G earns the title of the world’s most powerful graphics on a desktop processori, a title previously held by its predecessor the Ryzen 5 2400G.iii With 4 cores, and 8 processing threads, an impressive 4.2 GHz Max Boost clock speed, and a 1400 MHz graphics core speed, the Ryzen 5 3400G is armed with strong processing hardware, able to provide smooth gaming performance at high -definition 1080p resolution while its competition - the Core i5-9400 - stutters and fails to deliver a playable experience in many popular titlesiv:

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Similarly, with 4 processing cores, a max boost clock of 4.0 GHz, and a 1250 MHz graphics clock speed, the new Ryzen 3 3200G is quite capable of playing the most popular eSports games online at 1080p.


Of course, there’s more to the Ryzen 5 3400G than just strong gaming chops. With powerful Radeon graphics on tap, your Windows computing experience can be truly enhanced and unleashed. From watching video and surfing the internet, to serious design and production work, this CPU is surprisingly capable, reliable, and efficient compared to the competition:


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In addition to raw performance, 3000 series Ryzen processors with Radeon graphics boast some of the most stable graphics drivers in the business, with exciting new features included at launch that include new Radeon Anti-Lag technology - a feature that can give you a competitive edge when playing the most popular eSports games online.


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And AMD didn't stop there. We have looked for even more ways to add value to the Ryzen 3 3200G and Ryzen 5 3400G:

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As touched on in the slide above:

 

- The Ryzen 5 3400G includes the robust Wraith Spire cooler, which has a higher cooling capacity than the Wraith Stealth cooler


- The Ryzen 5 3400G is also equipped with premium soldered thermal interface material, which helps keep the processor cooler and quieter during normal operation, and also when overclockingv


- The Ryzen 5 3400G can use the new PBO Automatic Overclockingvi feature to enable up to 200 MHz of easy overclocking at the touch of a button.


The new 3000-series Ryzen with Radeon graphics processors will be on shelf on July 7th, 2019. The Ryzen 3 3200G has a suggested etail price of $99 USD, while the Ryzen 5 3400G has a suggested etail price of $149 USD. AMD looks forward to pushing the boundaries of what you expect from a desktop processor with these new, powerful processing products.

 

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Don Woligroski is the Desktop Technical Marketing Manager 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

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Testing as of 05/14/2019 by AMD Performance Labs using an AMD Ryzen™ 5 3400G Processor and Intel Core i5-9400 in 3DMark Time Spy. Results may vary with configuration. PCO-001

 ii Testing as of 05/14/2019 by AMD Performance Labs using an AMD Ryzen™ 5 3400G Processor and Intel Core i5-9400 in PCMark 10, Adobe Premiere, Speedometer, and SPECviewperf. Results may vary with configuration. The class defined as graphics on a desktop processor. SPEC® and SPECviewperf® are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. See www.spec.org. PCO-002

iii  Testing by AMD Performance labs as of 12/08/2017 for the Ryzen 5 2400G, and 09/04/2015 for the Core i7-5775c on the following systems. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Results may vary based on driver versions used. System Configs:  All systems equipped with Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSD, Windows 10 RS2 operating system. Socket AM4 System: Ryzen 52400G processor, 16B (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2667 RAM, Graphics Driver 1710181048-17.40-171018a-319170E 23.20.768.0 :: 12/08/2017. Socket LGA1150 System: Core i7-5775c processor, 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1867 MHz RAM, graphics driver 10.18.15.4256:: 09/04/2015. 3DMark 11 Performance benchmark used to represent graphics power. The following processors achieved the following scores in 3DMark 11 ‘performance’ benchmark v1.0.132.0: The Ryzen 5 2400G: 5042. Also, in v1.0.132.0, The Core i7-5775c, the Intel desktop processor with the highest Intel desktop graphics performance, achieved 3094. RZG-01

iv Testing as of 05/14/2019 by AMD Performance Labs using an AMD Ryzen™ 5 3400G Processor and Intel Core i5-9400 in 9 game titles. Results may vary with configuration. PCO-003

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

vi GD-135 - Precision Boost Overdrive requires an AMD Ryzen Threadripper, AMD Ryzen 5 3000, AMD Ryzen 7 3000, or AMD Ryzen 9 3000 Series processor and a motherboard compatible with one or more of these processors. Because Precision Boost Overdrive enables operation of the processor outside of specifications and in excess of factory settings, use of the feature invalidates the AMD product warranty and may also void warranties offered by the system manufacturer or retailer. GD-135

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For a limited time starting on July 1, when you purchase an eligible AMD Radeon™ graphics card or Ryzen™ processor, you’ll get a 3 month subscription to Xbox Game Pass*. This fall, Xbox Game Pass is coming to PCs and gamers will have unlimited access to a curated library of over 100 high-quality PC games on Windows 10, available to download and play at full fidelity. You can check the list of eligible AMD products and read the rules here.

More titles will be continuously added to the library on the day of release, including Gears 5, set to drop September 10, 2019. From one of gaming’s most acclaimed sagas, Gears is bigger than ever, with five thrilling modes and the deepest campaign yet. With all-out war descending, Kait Diaz breaks away to uncover her connection to the enemy and discovers the true danger to Sera – herself. Who’s excited to delve into Gears 5 on release day? We’re counting down the days.

 

Already a Game Pass subscriber? That’s totally cool – you can redeem our offer to add 3 months to your existing subscription*.

 

Get the ultimate PC gaming experience with the power of Ryzen™ processors and the performance of Radeon™ graphics. With the best-in-class gaming hardware, now your biggest challenge will be figuring out which game to tackle next. Happy gaming!

Stella Lee is GTM Manager, Gaming Segment Marketing at 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

 

*Offer available through participating retailers for eligible purchases made July 1, 2019 through March 10, 2020 or when supply of coupon codes is exhausted, whichever occurs first. Void where prohibited.  Full offer terms at www.amdrewards.com/terms. Game Pass for PC:  Over 100 PC Games available starting August 2019. Gears 5 available fall 2019.  Game Pass code must be redeemed by June 30, 2020.  Limit one promotional 3-month subscription per Microsoft account over a 12-month period.  Requires the Xbox (beta) app and Windows 10 (with updates).  Age restrictions and system requirements apply. Game catalog varies over time. 

Gears 5 is rated ESRB “M” for Mature and PEGI is not yet rated. May contain content inappropriate for children. Please consult with ESRB.org, PEGI.info, or your regional game ratings organization.

© 2019 Microsoft.  Microsoft, Gears of War and Xbox are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

PCI Express® 4.0

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

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

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

AMD X570-based Flagship Motherboards

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

AMD Radeon™ VII Gold Edition

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

AMD RYZEN™ 7 2700X Gold Edition

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

Get 2 Games Free* with an AMD Powered PC!

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

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

With the Purchase of These Products from Participating Retailers*.

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

AMD 50th Anniversary VLAN Party

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

#AMD50 Stories

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

Learn More at www.amd.com/AMD50.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Monitor your graphics and system performance with Radeon Overlay

 

Customize and change the location of the Overlay performance metrics

 

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

 

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

 

Change your color settings using Overlay

 

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

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

 

Disclaimer:

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

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

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

Andrej Zdravkovic, Corporate Vice President for Software

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

 

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

Radeon™ GPU Profiler 1.5

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Radeon™ GPU Analyzer 2.1

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Microsoft® PIX AMD-specific GPU Data Support

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

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

 

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

 

Microsoft PIX 1903.12 is available now.

 

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OCAT (Open Capture and Analytics Tool) 1.4

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

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

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

 

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

 

OCAT 1.4 will be available on March 20, 2019.

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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AMD TrueAudio Next (TAN)

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Footnotes

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

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

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Up Your Game with Fewer Distractions

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

Learn More about AMD Radeon™ FreeSync™ Technology 

Watch our Tech Talk video to learn more about Enhanced Sync

See how easy it is to enable Enhanced Sync 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

Disclaimers:

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

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

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

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

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Performance Optimized Drivers on Launch Day

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

Take Advantage of Radeon™ Software

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

Footnotes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Footnote:

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

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AMD Link_BlogBanne_V2 resolution improved.jpgThe ground-breaking AMD Link app just keeps getting better, updated alongside AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition, AMD Link has been redesigned for improved reliability for more stable, easier connections, as well as a streamlined user interface. 

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

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

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

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

Give Your Radeon GPU a Performance Boost

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

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

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

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Reduce Distractions with Enhanced Sync and FreeSync Technologies

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

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

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

 

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

Footnotes:

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

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