Advanced Micro Devices is launching an update for its Radeon graphics drivers that will help PC gamers enjoy more power-efficient gameplay during the holiday season.
The No. 2 maker of graphics and processor chips is launching its Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition today to enable more high-performance gaming and better stability for consumers, professionals, and developers.
More than 400 million people play PC games using Radeon graphics, and Sunnyvale, Calif.-based AMD periodically releases new updates of the driver software that makes games work properly on AMD hardware.
The new edition enables power-efficient gameplay with Radeon Chill and seamless in-game screen capture and streaming with Radeon ReLive. For designers, content creators, and game developers, Radeon Pro Software Crimson ReLive Edition delivers productivity and stability with up to 30 percent performance improvements in key applications.
“With Radeon Software, we’ve continued to set the highest standards by delivering the most complete and reliable software stack for gamers and creators, and one of the most community-lauded user interfaces,” said Raja Koduri, senior vice president and chief architect of AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group, in a statement. “Crimson ReLive Edition lets gamers share their biggest gaming victories, and gives creators free open source tools and rock solid stability.”
With Radeon ReLive, gamers can “relive” their gameplay by capturing, streaming, and sharing recorded gaming sessions. Highly efficient with minimal impact to gameplay, Radeon ReLive enables seamless playback of ReLive recordings via an easily accessible in-game toolbar, and offers quick and convenient customizable settings, custom scene layouts, and more, AMD said. With Radeon ReLive, gamers now have a way to capture gaming highlights, and share their gaming exploits and conquests with online friends and competitors – all integrated within Radeon Software. The feature competes with Nvidia’s existing ShadowPlay gameplay capturing.
And Radeon Chill is a power-efficient framerate controller for Radeon graphics that dynamically regulates framerate based on the speed of the mouse movements. Radeon Chill builds on a feature originally developed by HiAlgo and is designed to reduce system power consumption while maintaining an excellent end-user gaming experience, enabling smooth gameplay without noticeable impact to performance while maintaining a cooler and quieter system
The software also enables AMD’s LiquidVR technology to deliver better realistic VR experiences with MultiView and MultiRes rendering and Asynchronous Space Warp for Oculus Rift.