AMD dropped the Adrenalin Edition of the their Radeon Software earlier this month featuring tons of new stuff for the gamers to utilize. That includes the Radeon Overlay and the AMD Link – both serving as the major features of the new driver. The latest release introduced those features along with performance gains and greater control over gaming experience.
AMD Radeon Overlay
The AMD Radeon Overlay is a seamless in-game user interface that enables gamers to monitor their GPU performance, tailor their gameplay to their preferences and engage with other gamers without ever leaving the game.
The Radeon Overlay also provides one-click access to Radeon ReLive, Performance Monitoring, Radeon Chill, Frame Rate Target Control (FRTC), Radeon FreeSync and Color settings. This is a game changer for AMD, allowing gamers to easily monitor their games, capture content and optimize settings all in one place.
The AMD Link mobile app serves as a powerful complement to the Radeon Software. It can be used on the desktop or even on the go. The AMD Link dashboard features streaming and replay with the Radeon ReLive, while it can also provide GPU and PC performance monitoring.
The AMD Link also allows AMD News Feed support and notifications for new driver releases. The AMD Link is available today for both iOS and Android users.
AMD hasn’t skipped on performance at all with the release of the Radeon Adrenalin. Frame latency has been reduced for example on DirectX 11 titles. That allows for improvements from 4ms to up to 9ms on the titles tested.
Framerate performance saw gains too from 10% to an impressive 19% increase. Hardware used by AMD is a Radeon RX 480 – a Polaris based card. That means gamers with older hardwares are sure to be pleased with this new software.
AMD Features Redux
With the release of the Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition, AMD also introduces expanded performance and optimizations for Radeon Software’s core technologies. Enhancements and or upgrades including the following:
- Radeon ReLive: Added features including a chat integration feature that empowers gamers to engage with their communities while streaming on Facebook, Twitch, Mixer, YouTube, Weibo and more.
- Radeon Chill: Now supports games based on the Vulkan API, along with DirectX 9, 10, 11, and 12, making quiet, cool and responsive gaming more accessible than ever before.
- Radeon WattMan: Custom profiles for AMD’s power management technology can now be saved, reloaded at a later point and shared with the Radeon user community.
- Enhanced Sync: Improved compatibility and an even wider field of view. Enhanced Sync now extends its support to Vulkan API-based games, Radeon GCN-based products, hybrid graphics, Multi-GPU and AMD’s Eyefinity Technology.