AMD has been relentless with new releases these past few months. They have recently introduced their new desktop processors for the entry-level segment up to the HEDT segment. This time, they are releasing the software for existing and upcoming Radeon graphics cards, the Radeon Adrenalin 2020 Edition.
For starters, the Radeon Adrenalin Software is an all-in-one package that has the drivers needed by any system that has Radeon graphics, it also comes with the software that will help optimize the user’s gaming experience. The Adrenalin 2020 Edition still has the same inclusions with some new remarkable additional features.
The new Adrenalin software will come with a redesigned user interface that presents a fresh clean look, with all the essential options for gaming, streaming, and performance tweaking situated at the navigation bar. A noteworthy feature on the navigation bar would be the Search tab which will allow users to easily locate certain features and items within the Radeon Software. Another nifty addition is the web browser launcher that can easily open up a full web browser if the need arises.
Aside from its fresh new look and added functions, the Radeon Adrenalin 2020 Edition brings in a couple of new features that focus on game optimization. One of which is the Integer Display Scaling that enables retro games like WarCraft II or even newer indie titles, which run on low resolutions and have intricate features, to smoothly upscale to a monitor’s native resolution or to even higher resolutions.
While the Radeon Image Sharpening (RIS) eliminates the blurs that some post-process anti-aliasing produces. This new feature runs on an algorithm that focuses on modulating the degree of sharpening depending on the contrast, producing clearer interior objects while still having high-contrast edges. Additionally, with how its algorithm works, RIS can be virtually combined with any in-game Anti-Aliasing techniques.
Radeon Anti-Lag, on the other hand, focuses on making gaming experience smoother, especially on fast-paced FPS games. To achieve a smooth gaming experience, the Radeon Anti-Lag improves the pacing of the CPU work, allowing the CPU to match the pace of the GPU work which eliminates input lag by almost a full-frame.
To provide a more fluid gaming experience, the Radeon Adrenalin Software 2020 Edition will have the Radeon Boost feature. The Radeon Boost makes the gaming experience on supported games more fluid and more responsive by anticipating user inputs that trigger in-game motions then dynamically scales the resolution to improve the frame rate. And as soon as the in-game motion or action ends, Radeon Boost automatically reverts the resolution to the original. Below are the games that have initial support for this feature:
- GTA V
- Player’s Unknown Battlegrounds
- Borderlands 3
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- Destiny 2
- COD WW2
And since we are in the era of mobile phones and handheld devices, AMD packed the Radeon Adrenalin 2020 with a major update for AMD Link. It will now have the capability to stream PC games to a mobile device or Smart TV using x265 encoding, and will now support up to 50Mbps of bit-rate to let users game seamlessly wherever they want just by using profiles that work over an internet connection.
AMD Link will still continue to provide users a convenient way to monitor their Radeon equipped system’s gaming performance and system status. It will still also present users with the ability to tweak their Radeon GPU’s frequency and adjust its voltage to increase efficiency.
The Radeon Adrenalin Software will be available for download at https://www.amd.com/en/support.