Jul 27, 2017 11:43 AM EDT
AMD Radeon RX Vega is just around the corner and AMD is making a huge update to its Radeon Software Crimson ReLive app for PCs equipped with Radeon hardware. AMD is calling this update as the biggest driver drop so far this year. However, AMD did not brief on any Vega specific enhancements that may or may not be in this driver. With this update, users will have deeper control of their Radeon graphics card than ever before.
The new update takes nearly all of the features found within the Catalyst Control Center - AMD's precursor to Radeon Software Crimson ReLive - reskins and places them within a new "Radeon Settings" section. Now, the user only needs one app to accomplish everything that is needed regarding GPU.
However, AMD has also introduced "Enhanced Sync," which the firm says is a frame refresh technology that works at lower latencies than standard Vertical Sync (VSync). It also balances the relationship between decreased frame stutter and screen tearing. It is available for use with any monitor, just like VSync, as reported by Tech Radar.
The app also applies hearty upgrades to the firm's Radeon Chill software, which regulates frame rates in an effort to keep both temperature and power consumption at minimal. It also expands the compatibility to more than 30 of the most-played PC games. According to AMD, its upgrades have achieved 30% more battery life out of the HP Omen while playing "League of Legends." So, it is supposed that it will surely help Radeon RX Vega to gain more power.
AMD has also improved its WattMan software tech that now allows underclocking memory frequency so as to overclock your CPU and GPU more effectively. Better yet, the tool can now control GPU power states for either better overclocking or lower power consumption, as noted by Tech Report.
Furthermore, a new "Frame Rate Targeting Control" also allows in capping game frame rates at the hardware level, which eventually helps lower GPU power consumption even more. And lastly, AMD has reintroduced Per-Display Color Controls to its app, allowing users to tweak the brightness, hue, contrast, and saturation of any and all displays connected to the Radeon GPU at hand.
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