Radeon Chill

Save Power, While Chilling

Radeon Chill is an intelligent power-saving feature for Radeon™ graphics that dynamically regulates framerate based on your movements’ in-game. During peak gameplay, Radeon Chill works to deliver the full framerate potential of Radeon graphics. As movement decreases, Radeon Chill reduces your gameplay framerate. Designed to save power, lower temperature, and increase battery life, Radeon Chill enables high performance graphics when you battle and saves power when you explore.

Radeon Chill graphics card

Improving Power Efficiency

Up to 31% lower average GPU Package Power in Watts, with Radeon Chill ON in World of Warcraft1

Radeon Chill graphics card

Lowering Temperatures

Up to 13% Lower Average GPU Temperature in Celsius, with Radeon Chill ON in World of Warcraft2

Radeon Chill Lowering Frame-Time Delivery to Display infographic

Lowering Frame-Time Delivery to Display

Up to 32% Lower Average Frame-Time Delivery to Display in Milliseconds, with Radeon Chill ON in World of Warcraft3

FAQs

Q: What API’s does Radeon Chill support?

A: Radeon Chill currently works for whitelisted games using DirectX™ 9, 10 and 11.

Q: Does Radeon Chill work with AMD FreeSync™ Technology?

A: Radeon Chill is an excellent match with an AMD FreeSync™ Technology capable display.

Q: Does Radeon Chill replace FRTC (Frame Rate Target Control)?

A: No it currently does not, however Radeon Chill does have similar behavior for capping FPS at maximum limits when set per game.

Q: Will Radeon Chill add more games in the future?

A: As more games release we hope to expand Radeon Chill support to a broader set of apps and APIs.

Q: Do I have to enable Radeon Chill for games that are supported?

A: No Radeon Chill is a completely optional feature with toggles for both enabling the feature globally as well as per game.

Whitelist

No

Game Title Whitelist

API

1 League of Legends

DX9

2 Dota 2

DX11

3 Team Fortress 2

DX9

4 Overwatch

DX11

5 Counter Strike

DX9

6 Paragon

DX11

7 CrossFire

DX9

8 Fallout 4

DX11

9 Far Cry Primal

DX11

10 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

DX11

11 Warframe

DX11

12 Dark Souls III

DX11

13 The Witcher 3

DX11

14 Far Cry 4

DX11

15 PlanetSide 2

DX9

16 World of Warcraft

DX9/DX11

17 Rise of the Tomb Raider

DX11

18 Tomb Raider (2013)

DX9/DX11

19 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

DX9

Footnotes

Compatible with Radeon™ consumer graphics products in supported DirectX®9 and DirectX®11 games for Windows®7/8.1/10. 

  1. GPU Package Power refers to the amount of power (in Watts) being delivered to the GPU package; the GPU chip and substrate. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of November 14th, 2016 on the 8GB Radeon RX 480, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 5960X CPU (3.0 GHz), 16GB DDR4-2666 Mhz system memory, pre-release Radeon Software driver 16.50 and Windows 10 x64 using the game World of Warcraft on graphics preset 10 with Radeon Chill OFF or ON. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. At 1920x1080, pre-release Radeon Software driver 16.50 and 8GB Radeon RX 480 running World of Warcraft and Radeon Chill OFF scored 107.72 Watts and pre-release Radeon Software driver 16.50 and 8GB Radeon RX 480 running World of Warcraft and Radeon Chill ON scored 74.75 Watts, which is 31% lower Average GPU Package Power in Wattage. Performance may vary based on use of final driver. RS-92
  2. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of November 14th, 2016 on the 8GB Radeon RX 480, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 5960X CPU (3.0 GHz), 16GB DDR4-2666 Mhz system memory, pre-release Radeon Software driver 16.50 and Windows 10 x64 using the game World of Warcraft on graphics preset 10 with Radeon Chill OFF or ON. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. At 1920x1080, pre-release Radeon Software driver 16.50 and 8GB Radeon RX 480 running World of Warcraft and Radeon Chill OFF scored 88.38 Celsius and pre-release Radeon Software driver 16.50 and 8GB Radeon RX 480 running World of Warcraft and Radeon Chill ON scored 77.26 Celsius, which is 13% lower average GPU temperature. Performance may vary based on use of final driver. RS-93
  3. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of November 14th, 2016 on the 8GB Radeon RX 480, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 5960X CPU (3.0 GHz), 16GB DDR4-2666 Mhz system memory, pre-release Radeon Software driver 16.50 and Windows 10 x64 using the game World of Warcraft on graphics preset 10 with Radeon Chill OFF or ON. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Average frame time delivery is the latency it takes for the GPU to display an image after it is rendered. Radeon Chill reduces display latency by rendering frames in real time. At 1920x1080, pre-release Radeon Software driver 16.50 and 8GB Radeon RX 480 running World of Warcraft and Radeon Chill OFF scored 7.13 milliseconds and pre-release Radeon Software driver 16.50 and 8GB Radeon RX 480 running World of Warcraft and Radeon Chill ON scored 4.83 milliseconds, which is 32% lower average frame-time delivery to display in milliseconds. Performance may vary based on use of final driver. RS-94