AMD’s Adrenalin Edition Driver Arrives with Shorter Name, Longer Feature List

AMD has released its driver suite for Radeon graphics cards on Tuesday, December 12 with a shorter name. It will be called as the Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition that will be available with new updated features.

The new driver package is AMD’s annual revamp that was first started at the end of 2014 with Catalyst Omega. Then Crimson came in 2015, followed by Crimson ReLive at the end of 2016.

The new edition runs on Windows 10 and Windows 7 and is unofficially supported on Windows 8.1 via the Windows 7 version.

AMD’s Terry Makedon said that AMD isn’t bringing huge performance updates to Adrenalin Edition.  Instead, it is focusing on latency reduction.

This update will have a number of widespread improvements and expanded support for current features.

As a package, AMD is pushing Radeon Chill, Enhanced Sync, WattMan, and ReLive together which will get wrapped up into Radeon Overlay.

With the new updated suite, AMD is providing power management tool which will give you the ability to save and load your own profiles in an XML format. You can even share these custom profiles or use community created and uploaded profiles.

According to Makedon, there are some markets such as internet cafes (iCafe) in China where power usage is critical, that concern about paying rent and electricity. So AMD is offering a by default special driver request called Chill.

Another feature is Enhanced Sync.  All Radeon cards and discrete chips now support Enhanced Sync, games that use Vulkan, multiple-GPU configurations, as well as Eyefinity multidisplay technology.

Andrej Zdravkovic, corporate vice president of software, Radeon Technologies Group said, “Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition continues to set the bar high with remarkable features for allowing gamers to connect with other gamers around the world.”

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