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AMD has released the Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1 driver

WATTMAN and Radeon Chill Improvements

AMD has released the Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1 driver

WATTMAN and Radeon Chill Improvements

After polling users of Radeon Software, AMD found that Radeon Chill was one of Radeon Software's top features, sitting as the community's third favourite feature. 

Wattman is AMD's GPU power management engine, which allows users to adjust GPU voltage, GPU/engine clock speeds, memory clock speeds and fan/temperature profiles. Adrenalin will now allow Radeon users to save and load custom profiles, allowing data to be shared online or simply saved outside of your system in preparation for a clean Windows install of hardware upgrade. 

 

AMD has released the Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1 driver  

Radeon Chill is a new technology that was released with Radeon Software Relive in late 2016, aiming to decrease power consumption while having no impact on the user's gameplay experience. 

In basic terms, if you are standing still in a game Radeon chill will decrease your framerate to conserve power, but automatically increase framerate back to normal when you begin moving again. During high framerates (above your display's refresh rate) Radeon Chill will also regulate performance for reduced frame times and increased responsiveness. 

For mobile Radeon users, this will increase a system battery life and desktop users can enjoy lower power draw from their GPUs and lower noise levels. The best thing about Radeon Chill is the fact that the technology is that users will not notice that it is turned on, offering some tangible benefits without real compromises. 

 

AMD has released the Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1 driver  

With the release of Adrenalin AMD will be adding support for Chill to more games, with the graph below showcasing how much of an impact the feature can have on average GPU power consumption when using an RX Vega 64 GPU. 


AMD has released the Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1 driver  

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12-12-2017, 09:58:14

Daiyus
Nice. I did a fresh install of my OS last week after a Windows Update killed my install. Sure I could've fixed it but I was due a refresh anyway.

Either way I've been waiting for Adrenalin before uninstalling the default drivers Windows installs and installing proper ones. I was expecting a longer wait.

Looks like I'm going to have a fun night! We'll see if this can replace HWiNFO64 and RivaTuner.Quote

12-12-2017, 10:05:42

AngryGoldfish
Excellent stuff. Great write-up, Mark.Quote

12-12-2017, 12:41:37

WYP
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Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
Excellent stuff. Great write-up, Mark.
Thanks man, just wish I had more time to spend on the initial write-up. AMD very last minute.com sending us over the details. It seems AMD wanted to prevent any leaks from happening.Quote

12-12-2017, 12:46:07

AngryGoldfish
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
Thanks man, just wish I had more time to spend on the initial write-up. AMD very last minute.com sending us over the details. It seems AMD wanted to prevent any leaks from happening.
To be honest I'm surprised you were able to get so much written already.

Another site quickly tested three games and found performance hadn't increased very much from the previous driver, but it's possible Vega will be the one to benefit mostly.Quote

12-12-2017, 13:15:58

Tolemac
I wouldn't be surprised if this driver release has anything to do with Sapphires Nitro+ Vega card coming out shortlyQuote
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