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AMD's Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition is packed full of features

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AMD's Radeon Technologies Group has recently released a new software suite called Crimson ReLive Edition, adding several new features and improving performance. The Polaris as well as older Fury GPUs see a performance increase of “up to 8%”, so if you have, for example, a RX 480, you should definitely see a boost in frame rate in your favorite game.

Games look prettier as well, and the new drivers also result in sharper images in Virtual Reality. Apart from the performance enhancements from the drivers accompanying the Crimson Relive software suite, AMD has also added a ton of extras, from a feature that keeps your GPU cool by analyzing a game’s performance and adjusting the frame rate, to adding high-dynamic-range (HDR) support and a tool that will make life that much easier for streamers.

Not to be outdone by NVIDIA, who released the new GeForce Experience earlier this year, AMD has done a spectacular job, giving those who own a Radeon graphics card more options and features to use. You can read the full Crimson Relive update notes:

  • Radeon ReLive - Capture, stream and share your greatest moments and gaming wins on your computer system with Radeon ReLive. Modify settings quickly, conveniently, and play seamlessly with the easily accessible in-game toolbar. Express yourself in bold new ways with custom scene layouts. Upload your latest highlights and let them be a conversation piece. It's never been easier to build and grow your online community at anytime, anywhere.
  • Radeon Chill - A power-saving feature that dynamically regulates frame rate based on your in-game movements. Radeon Chill can improve power efficiency and can lower temperatures for supported products and games when enabled through Radeon Settings.
  • Radeon WattMan - Added support for AMD Radeon R9 Fury series, R9 390 series, R9 380 series, R9 290 series, R9 285, R9 260 series, R7 360, and R7 260 desktop graphics products
  • Radeon Software Installer -  New user interface and intuitive Radeon Software Installer that includes options for express install, custom install and clean uninstall. The new installer will also show options for the latest available driver for your system configuration during the install process.
  • Display Connectivity - New advanced display settings and diagnostics page within Radeon Settings with better detection for HDMI® cable issues and fallback for end users experiencing display issues.
  • AMD FreeSync™ Technology - Now supports Borderless Fullscreen Mode for applications and gaming with AMD FreeSync™ technology displays and supported products. Now supports Gradual Refresh Rate Ramp for mobile configurations with AMD FreeSync™ technology displays and supported products. 
  • Upgrade Advisor - Provides a system requirement evaluation for Steam® games in your Radeon Settings library.
  • HDR Gaming Support - Experience the benefits of HDR gaming with Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition. Support for games with HDR 10 or Dolby Vision™ capabilities.
  • VP9 Decode Acceleration - 4K 60Hz GPU-Accelerated Video Streaming enabled on supported Google™ Chrome web browsers.
  • Skype Performance Enhancements - Lower CPU usage during Skype™ calls for select AMD APU Family products.” - Source  

Not only did AMD add some amazing new features and a performance boost, but with the Crimson ReLive update also comes a User Feedback Page, which “enables a direct link for end users with the Radeon Software Team”. Users can vote on upcoming features and more on the feedback page.  

Watch AMD explain the features inside Crimson ReLive below and then tell us what you think of the new Radeon Software Suit in the comment section below.

Sources: AMD, AMD release notes

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