In its continued race against Nvidia to provide gamers with the latest resources for not only playing, but streaming and recording content using its GPU’s, AMD has today announced the launch of the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition.
The new software suite comes with a plethora of new and upgraded features, some which you might never use, others which will become indispensable.
While the company has ensured that the software is supposedly more stable than ever, offering performance improvements of up to 15 percent since the last Adrenalin launch, the big addition where VRFocus is concerned is streaming.
Thanks to Radeon ReLive and the AMD Link mobile app, gamers can stream PC videogames and video to mobile phones, tablets and standalone VR headsets. The app is free on both Android and iOS devices, and you can stream to HTC Vive Focus, or a smartphone which supports Google Daydream. You will need compatible AMD Radeon GPU’s which include: RX 470, RX 570, RX 480, RX 580, RX 590 & RX Vega series products.
In addition to the VR specific updates, the new suite also adds:
- New Radeon Advisors help new and novice gamers get the most from Radeon Graphics with game and system settings recommendations.
- Improved performance and power management with Radeon WattMan technology, giving gamers one-click controls for auto-GPU and memory overclocking and undervolting. Paired with the Radeon Chill power-saving tool, gamers save up to 20 percent more power in select titles.
- Stunning, fluid imagery with AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR technology that provides auto-tone mapping for vivid colour contrast and exceptional detail across FreeSync-supported displays.
- Monitor, record, and tune in-game with access to system performance and in-game display enhancements thanks to Radeon Overlay. You can now use voice commands to control Radeon ReLive and track performance metrics within the AMD Link app.
Update: In a new statement AMD has informed VRFocus that: “Due to the fact that the Radeon ReLive for VR software and the wireless streaming feature requires Steam VR, it does not comply with the requirements of the Oculus Store and therefore will not support Oculus devices.”