AMD released its update on the 2020 Adrenaline software, which looks like more of an overhaul. AMD has packed more features and re-worked on their graphics software. The software has a complete UI overhaul and technology improvements on Anti-Lag, Image sharpening, and more.
Game Center, UI, and Updates:
AMD has revamped its UI to look more modern and easy to use interface. Now, the AMD software reports your game stats, gaming performance and informs the user about the new software updates via the Game Center. The Game Center is easily accessible while gaming. AMD has built software overlay while gaming, summoned by pressing Alt+R. The software lets users have a quick tuning on their graphics settings and check on their performance stats. The Game Center also works as an all in one launcher. Quick and easier access to the games and launch games regardless of the vendor (Steam, Origin, Epic Game Store). The software provides in-game FPS details, the performance of the hardware, and the users’ game performance. The Game Center adjusts your Radeon Software settings on each game.
AMD also have introduced integer scaling technology with its new updates. The integer scaling delivers sharp and retro visuals to the old school games. Previously the retro games used a software upscaling on the games to support FHD and higher display. This software scaling caused the visuals to look smooth and lacking a defined texture. AMD’sAMD’s integer scaling enhances the graphics and gives more details with the retro games. The AMD upscaling technology doesn’t smooth the graphics giving high-quality texture.
The UI also has a streaming tab for the streamers, with streaming configurator and settings built-in software. AMD stated the new software and driver update improved stability while gaming and streaming. The streaming tab can also be accessed while gaming and has a dedicated control area for streaming. The streaming tab comes with support for various streaming platforms like Mixer, youtube, twitch, etc.
Radeon Boost Technology:
AMD introduced its Radeon Boost technology. The Radeon Boost relies on the game’s environment and mouse input. The technology kicks in during highly fast movement or intensive game scenarios, decreasing the graphics quality with the uplift in FPS while gaming. The FPS boost helps in a fast-paced game scenario pushing more frames for the user to react. The software slightly reduces the graphics in quick motion action, and the users usually don’t even notice the changes. The Radeon Boost works with few game titles (Overwatch, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, PUBG, Borderlands 3, and more).
After the expected bad launch of Google Stadia, AMD now seemed to approach game streaming via their AMD Link. Yes, It’sIt’s quite similar to the Steam Link with some additional features. Previously, AMD provided users to stream their gaming sessions to any device on their home from their gaming PC in the same network connection or Wi-Fi connection. Now the new update lets you stream your games on the mobile phone and TV wherever you go. Whether you are on a road trip or on visiting your grandma’s house, the AMD link lets you stream games from your home desktop. AMD link works with Wi-Fi, LTE, and 5G. While using outside your home network, expect the service to utilize more data and noticeable to significant lag while playing games. The service is available on the Apple App Store and Google android store. The App allows you to customize the button layouts for games, plus point for gamers. The AMD Link also enables the user to update their system when they are away and benchmark the system. I hope to see the further application of the Radeon Link in the real world.
The software also introduced the tuning tab. The tuning tab allows users to custom tune their graphics card for higher performance uplift in games and obtain desirable graphical performance. The Tuning Tab has a simplified view and auto-tuning for novice users. For enthusiasts, advanced engines, memory control, voltage, and fan settings are available. The Tuning tab tracks the performance of the system in the game and automatically tunes your performance.
Minor changes and supports:
Further updates come for the image sharpening and Anti-Lag technology. The DirectX 11 games get support for the Radeon Image Sharpening allowing users to tweak the level of sharpness. The pre-5000 series graphics card also gets support for DirectX 9.
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