AMD offers a powerful selection of hardware options to both commercial and domestic consumers, with a strong AM4 platform and a host of processors and graphics to complete the system. However, AMD’s work doesn’t stop at offering excellent hardware.
In order to offer a complete end-user solution, whether for entertainment or business needs, AMD believes that the accompanying software must also provide power, choice, and flexibility. Innovation is at the heart of everything AMD does, and the software in AMD systems reflects this ethos, along with the physical products.
AMD Software: The Yin to Hardware’s Yang
Over the past 18 to 24 months, AMD has worked hard to enhance and revolutionize software offerings to consumers, developing the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition that provides a plethora of tools for gamers, creators, and more.
Radeon ReLive for example, allows users to capture high-quality videos, screenshots, and live-streams with minimal impact on hardware performance. Innovations such as Instant Replays that allow gamers to capture the latest 20 minutes of gameplay, even if they’re not recording, are what consumers have asked for – and AMD has delivered.
AMD has developed other consumer-focused software such as Radeon Chill; AMD’s dynamic power-saving feature, Radeon WattMan; ground-breaking power management for easy control of graphics settings and overclocks, and Radeon Enhanced Sync; technology that gives users tear-free low-latency gameplay at any framerate.
The gaming market, which includes content creators and gamers, continues to grow in both revenue and audience size. This audience increasingly demands high-performance technologies to support their needs. As a result, AMD has chosen to focus on developing relevant technologies, such as those mentioned above, to put power and freedom into user’s hands. This focus in turn enables AMD partners to offer products in which they can have the utmost confidence.
AMD’s software enhances the hardware technology that AMD’s engineers create, and Radeon FreeSync 21 is a prime example of AMD’s vision to blend hardware and software into one successful and enjoyable package.
FreeSync: The Perfect Mix of Hardware and Software
FreeSync is a technology that synchronizes the monitor refresh rate with the GPU’s rendering rate. This is especially useful when frame rates in a game vary from scene to scene. With non-adaptive panels, frame-rate changes result in stuttering, tearing and latency, reducing immersion when it comes to gaming. However, with Radeon™ FreeSync technology, gamers can avoid these typical hinderances, and enjoy the best that their system has to offer – a smooth and immersive gaming experience.
FreeSync 2 builds on this foundation of customer freedom and enjoyment, adding support for HDR rendering at low latency, and mandatory support for Low Framerate Compensation (LFC). Because FreeSync technology is based on industry standards, monitor vendors don’t incur any extra cost implementing it. AMD believes that great technology and software should be shared, for the benefit of all users, which is why all GPUs that are 2nd Generation GCN and above are compatible with FreeSync.
FreeSync has a strong hold in the market, and its importance continues to grow, offering consumers a range of options to suit their preferences when it comes to high-definition and tear-free visuals. AMD looks forward to working with you to develop and offer this technology to customers globally.
Where AMD’s Software Will Take Customers Next?
AMD continues to push the industry forward with exciting new technologies that are enhanced and supported by great software. AMD’s new graphics card, Radeon™ RX Vega, is a great example of this symbiosis. “Vega” architecture offers powerful new graphics technology in the form of HBM2. Combined with technologies like FreeSync 2, Enhanced Sync, and WattMan, Vega will provide users with silky-smooth framerates, high resolutions, and tear-free gaming experiences, unlocking the creativity of game developers, content creators and gamers alike.
AMD’s sights are set on the future of advancing hardware and software that enables a powerful world of consumers and commercial PC systems for customers to enjoy.
- FreeSync 2 does not require HDR capable monitors; driver can set monitor in native mode when FreeSync 2 supported HDR content is detected. Otherwise, HDR content requires that the system be configured with a fully HDR-ready content chain, including: graphics card, graphics driver and application. Video content must be graded in HDR and viewed with an HDR-ready player. Windowed mode content requires operating system support. GD-105