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AMD rolls out Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition

by on12 December 2019

New features and Radeon Software app redesign

AMD has officially released its annual graphics card driver update, called Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition, which brings some new features as well as a new redesign of the Radeon Software app.

AMD is still focusing on three core fundamentals for its Radeon Software, features, performance, and stability, and following its monthly Radeon Software releases, the driver and the software on top of it have come a long way since 2015, with over 16 new or enhanced features, 12 percent performance uplift year-over-year, and 93 percent stability, according to a study done in June, 2018.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition has been completely redesigned, together with a new simpler install procedure, which now offers factory reset as an advanced option, and up to 34 percent faster install time. The Radeon Software app got the new modern, accessible, and powerful look, as AMD describes it, and it now includes a couple of tabs, from Game Center, System Status, Media & Capture, to an integrated Chrome-based web browser.

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As always, there are a couple of new or enhanced features included with the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition, including Radeon Boost, AMD Link, Integer Display Scaling, DirectML Media Filters, as well as Radeon Image Sharpening and Radeon Anti-Lag.

Radeon Boost- Delivers up to a 23 percent average performance boost during fast-motion gaming scenarios by dynamically reducing image resolution, increasing framerates and fluidity, and bolstering responsiveness with little to no perceptible change in image quality. Radeon Boost will be supported in numerous top games at launch, with additional titles added over time.

AMD Link - Featuring an updated interface that matches the new desktop application look and feel, the AMD Link mobile application now allows users to take game streaming to mobile devices outside of their homes, enabling high-quality PC gameplay on phones or tablets from anywhere.

Integer Display Scaling - Scales on-screen images from one pixel to four or more, giving classic games a retro, pixel-art style look with ultra-crisp scaling options for high-PPI displays without a performance penalty.

DirectML Media Filters - Visual noise reduction and upscaling filters utilize machine learning to clean up photo and video files, delivering better quality than traditional denoise and upscale filters.

Radeon Image Sharpening and Radeon Anti-Lag - Radeon Image Sharpening adds support for DirectX 11 games in addition to DX9, DX12, and Vulkan titles, and the feature now allows an adjustment for users to select the degree of sharpness. Radeon Anti-Lag adds support for DX 9 titles on pre-Radeon RX 5000 series graphics cards.

"With each Radeon Software release, we laser-focus on bringing innovative features gamers demand, significant performance improvements, and the ultimate in software stability and reliability," said Andrej Zdravkovic, corporate vice president of software development at AMD. "AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition takes gaming on Radeon graphics to the next level with breathtaking visual quality, faster performance, and a host of unique, must-have features that dramatically improve the overall user experience."

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 2020, and its first version, Radeon Software 19.2.2, is now available for download directly from AMD's driver support site.


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