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Today marks the fourth consecutive time that we are releasing big annual software, I am thrilled to let you know that I genuinely believe that this is AMD’s best and most sophisticated release yet.

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition has been artfully designed and meticulously crafted to unleash the powerful performance and innovation built into Radeon™ Graphics through an incredibly intuitive and utterly beautiful user interface for both PCs and mobile devices.

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition introduces an interface that is modern, humanized and can be conveniently tailored to a user’s device and personal preferences. The result is a supercharged, forward-thinking and highly-intuitive experience that lets gamers tailor their gameplay to their unique preferences.

  • On the PC side, Radeon™ Settings is enhanced with Radeon™ Overlay, a seamless, natural way to take control of GPU settings directly within the game for the more personalized gaming experience.
  • On the mobile side, AMD Link is a mobile app designed to enable users to track their PC game performance from their smartphone or tablet, monitor their PC’s system info and stay connected to the latest AMD headlines, driver updates, and more with its news feed.

Radeon Software core technologies —Radeon™ Chill, Radeon™ WattMan1, Enhanced Sync and Radeon™ ReLive — deliver efficient, smooth, powerful and fun capabilities to fundamentally enrich PC gaming.

Let me dive into some most exciting features:

Radeon Overlay

The all-new Radeon Overlay lets gamers take performance to the next level with the ability to monitor, record and fine tune their gameplay without ever leaving the game. The Radeon Overlay provides one-click access to Radeon ReLive, Performance Monitoring, Radeon Chill, Frame Rate Target Control (FRTC), Radeon™ FreeSync technology2, Color Settings:

  • Performance Monitoring enables monitoring and recording of frames per second as well as PC system info
  • Radeon ReLive allows convenient recording and streaming of in-game action, so your greatest victories can live on
  • Radeon Chill lets Radeon GPU-powered systems work smarter, not harder. Gamers can now enable/disable Radeon Chill per game with a left-to-right slider allowing for instant framerate adjustments
  • FRTC: Limit uncapped framerates, keeping gamers’ GPUs cool and quiet
  • Radeon FreeSync: minimize tearing on a whim
  • Color Settings lets users redefine their visual experience

AMD Link App

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition introduces a first-of-its-kind mobile app called AMD Link. Designed with today’s socially-connected, mobile-first world in mind—and with the gamer at its center—the groundbreaking AMD Link app allows users to conveniently access their PC gameplay performance metrics and PC system info on their smartphone and tablet.

The app dashboard includes four main sections:

  • Performance Monitoring: Users can monitor and track gaming performance on their PC through easy-to-grasp visuals like bar graphs and charts. Users can also easily record performance with the touch of a button.
  • Radeon ReLive: Users can control Radeon ReLive on their PC with a smartphone or tablet. This enables control of Radeon ReLive features, including one-touch capture, streaming and instant replay features, and an easy-to-use gallery feature where users can conveniently view and share screenshots through their own social media accounts.
  • News Feed: Stay connected with the AMD News Feed, which keeps gamers up to date on all the latest AMD news. Users can receive info about AMD products, customize their AMD social feeds, as well as have the option to share opinions, tips and feedback across various social channels.
  • Notifications: Receive the latest and greatest updates related to AMD Link, including real-time notifications each time a new driver is released.

Radeon Chill

As one of the most popular core technologies of Radeon Software, Radeon Chill has redefined the way users save power while gaming.

With Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition, Radeon Chill extends support to countless number of games, allowing you to take advantage of quiet, cool and responsive gaming in your favorite titles.

Radeon WattMan

With Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition, custom profiles can be saved on your PC, reloaded at a later point and shared with the Radeon user community. A user can also download others’ profiles from the community and enable them on the user’s PC to create a gaming experience that’s uniquely tailored to enhance that machine’s performance.

Radeon ReLive

Reliving the excitement of top gaming moments just got a lot simpler, seamless, and more engaging. Great new features include chat integration, transparent backgrounds, windowed mode capture, separate audio track capabilities and more.

Enhanced Sync

Now available for games based on DirectX® 9, 11, 12 and Vulkan® APIs as well as on all Radeon GCN-based GPUs, GCN-based GPU combinations and AMD Eyefinity Technology3 display combinations.

So download Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition here— and experience heart-pounding action with Radeon graphics.

Sasa Marinkovic, Head of VR and Software Marketing for the Radeon Technologies Group at AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies, or opinions. Links to third party sites and references to third party trademarks are provided for convenience and illustrative purposes only. Unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such links, and no third party endorsement of AMD or any of its products is implied.


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  • Frank Z

    So…nothing on improved drivers in this release??

  • Fluid-Dynamics

    Radeon Chill is actually one of our favorites,. Just started playing with it the last few weeks. Cool tech for maximizing how much GPU performance and FPS we want, without wasting computation power and energy for excess FPS we don’t need, want, or that our monitors even support. We got our Vega 64 for close to MSRP. If you can just get volume up so that people can actually get cards at this price, it’s a much more forward looking, better architecture than the GTX 1080, it’s an easy sell to the community we support. Nothing you don’t already know, but please, more cards soon! Thanks.

  • Chris

    I have to say, AMD, I’m impressed with this Adrenalin software. The performance-monitoring game-overlay is an extremely welcome addition; especially due to the fact it monitors your VRAM, along with everything else. The VRAM monitoring is acutely helpful as modern games rapidly use more and more of it, as you know. I would love to have the options to resize the monitoring box, though, or change the text colour so it can be easily seen.

    The improved ReLive is also brilliant. It’s all brilliant, actually. I like the direction you’re going with it, and I hope to see even more options and finely-ground control given to the user in future versions.

  • floyd

    Hi there the new software is good I really like it. But I cant find the app Amd link app from the apple store.

  • Jai Bones

    Awww yeah. Red team done good aye!

  • Royce Benda

    Sounds cool but I’m afraid I’m not going to be able to upgrade to your latest software until you fix your compatibility issue with Overwatch (which is one of the most played PC games period, right now).

  • yasbak

    Great Improvement. Radeon keeps getting better and better. Just great.

  • Ponce Ogalesco

    Thank you for the amazing job guys..

  • marc

    Hi, I’l would like to know if these soft is compatible with my R9 380X?

  • Pami Adhitya

    I use XFX RX 480 8GB. can I use this new software?

  • Alan

    why can’t i install this version on my 2017 imac? my GPU is radeon pro 575

    • Trash Panda

      Because most serious gaming is done on native Windows PCs or Macs running bootcamp, i.e. the Windows OS environment, so AMD developed this for Windows only.

  • Gavin Glover

    Since installing this software for my R9 FuryX I can no longer use any application on my computer and most of the time struggle to even run my rig. When opening any game or program etc it cuts off, HMDI link is no longer recognised, gaming monitor scans and then powers off, multiple forced restarts then picks it up again and allows me to desktop until I try and run something else. I remember this same problem when Crimson first come out, seems the same problem exists in this new software.

  • John Petersen

    Congratulations on a GREAT achievement.

    • Rob_B

      That’s an awesome tool – nice work!

  • Aswin

    This is actually mindblowing when you get successive updates yearly. Thanks.

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