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AMD Announces Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition Coming in December

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Nov 30
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For the past two years AMD has moved to an annual Major update followed by incremental updates regarding their graphics driver software.  In 2015 they retired the Catalyst Control Center and moved to a newer, sleeker package known as Radeon Settings or even better known as Radeon Software Crimson. Today they’ve introduced their new version: Radeon Software Adrenalin.

There were some additional features outside of just the interface including Shader Cache and Per-game Overdrive settings.  In 2016 they updated the suite again to Radeon Software ReLive Edition where they tackled some of their competitor’s biggest software advantages, desktop and in-game recording.  While I still prefer using NVIDIA Share over ReLive’s recording features I still see the solid value add in having these features at hand.

But here we are in 2017 with December only hours away and finally we have word on the next iteration of Radeon Software: Radeon Software Adrenelin.  What does it bring to the table? Apparently ‘Empowering Gamers and Enriching the Visual Experience’. My hope is we finally see Vega running flat out with everything fully functional, we’re looking at you Draw Stream Binning Rasterizer.  If DSBR is fully enabled, we could be looking at a sizeable performance boost and power consumption drop. Time will tell and we will too once we can conduct our own tests.

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