AMD has officially announced Radeon Software Crimson Relive Edition (a long name). This will reminds me of Catalyst Omega back then in the end of 2014. AMD once again bring a massive changes on its display driver by adding some nice additional feature that will help gamers, developers, and professionals. Check out the video below.
Two key features in this Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition is Radeon Chill and Radeon Wattman extended support. For Radeon RX 400 series users, Radeon Wattman is already available on day one but older Radeon users (from 200 series and up) are still stuck with AMD OverDrive (including me). Radeon Wattman offers more flexible control compared to AMD OverDrive. This flexible control will allow me to adjust performance, and especially optimize power consumption in a more flexible way. So this is a very nice addition for older Radeon users.
The new additional feature mentioned is Radeon Chill. The name chill sounds like it will make your GPU running cooler. Yes, you can say so. The goal of Radeon Chill is to reduce overall power consumption and temperature by adjusting frame rates. So, when users don’t need incredibly high frame rate, Radeon Chill will tell the GPU to render less frame. This works by detecting the amount movement. For more information you can watch the video below about Radeon Chill.
When making this articles, I haven’t tested the software by myself. So I still can share my experience. My main computer is still not ready for the time being and the backup unit is running Nvidia Geforce Graphics Card which means it won’t run Radeon Software. I’ll prepare the main unit to be ready as soon as possible and I might share my experience as well.