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amd-radeon-software-adrenalin-editionSource: TechPowerUp!

AMD today announced the brand title of its 2017-yearender driver release, Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition. Scheduled to release some time in mid-December, under version number 17.12 WHQL, the drivers are expected to introduce performance enhancements across the board for GPUs based on the “Polaris” and “Vega” graphics architectures (Radeon RX 400 series, RX 500 series, and RX Vega series), while introducing new features.

AMD today posted a video presentation announcing the new drivers.

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asrock-fatal1ty-x399-pro-gamingBy MAC @ Hardware Canucks

When AMD unveiled the ThreadRipper X399 platform back in July it caused huge shockwaves since this was an HEDT platform with absolutely no artificial limitations, superior capabilities, and an attractive processor lineup that was much cheaper than the competition’s. When we finally got our hands on this new platform it was clear to us that AMD had successfully delivered a product that would satisfy the needs of the most demanding power users.

Now that the ThreadRipper platform has been available for a few months and has matured a bit we thought it was the perfect time to start testing out some X399 motherboards. Since the first AM4 motherboard that we reviewed was the ASRock X370 Taichi – and it was pretty much perfect from the get-go – we thought we would tap ASRock again and try out their flagship $660 CAD / $440 USD Fatal1ty X399 Professional Gaming motherboard. While “Professional” and “Gaming” don’t intuitively go together, the end result is nevertheless a motherboard that looks fantastic on paper.

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radeon-crimson-relive-editionSource: Guru3D

AMD just released yet another driver, this round it is Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.4. The new driver amongst other things offers support for Oculus Dash Open Beta and DOOM VFR as well as offering a number of fixes.

Radeon™ Software Crimson ReLive Edition is AMD’s advanced graphics software for enabling high-performance gaming and engaging VR experiences. Create, capture, and share your remarkable moments. Effortlessly boost performance and efficiency. Experience Radeon Software with industry-leading user satisfaction, rigorously-tested stability, comprehensive certification, and more.

You can download the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.4 drivers here. View the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.4 release notes here.

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bitfenix-enso-mid-tower-caseBy Steven Lynch @ Tom’s Hardware

Originally spotted at Computex 2017, this mid-tower ATX chassis sports a tempered-glass side panel, RGB lighting functionality, and a price tag that won’t break the bank. The Bitfenix Enso is constructed of steel and plastic, measures 210 x 489 x 454mm (W x H x D), and is painted in black inside and out. Tipping the scales at just 15lbs, this chassis is fairly light considering its 4mm thick glass.

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reeven-naia-240-aioBy Richard Gouge @ HardOCP

Today we are reviewing Reeven’s first AIO cooler to come to market, the NAIA 240. It breaks with tradition a bit in that it is a refillable system rather than permanently closed as we see in many others. Let’s see if its Frag-Harder lights and custom color liquid help it keep our overclocked Ryzen 7 cool.

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radeon-crimson-relive-editionSource: TechPowerUp!

Every year, AMD regales its users with a new major version of their driver suite, with added features and, usually, increased performance. In 2015, AMD introduced the Radeon Crimson driver release, which included a hefty performance package for some major titles, the new Radeon Settings design interface, and increased stability over the previous mega-release, Catalyst Omega. Last year, we were treated to the introduction of the ReLive, LiquidVR, and Radeon Chill features. AMD is keeping up with its annual overhauls, even after former RTG head, Raja Koduri, left the company for bluer pastures.

Twitter user Blaze #BlazeK_AMDRT shared some screenshots over Twitter which show that the new driver release will, among other things, include an OSD for performance metrics – not unlike what NVIDIA is offering with its GeForce Experience suite. However, AMD will likely keep ringing the “no registration necessary” bell to increase attractiveness of its software suite over NVIDIA’s. From the screenshots, however, it seems that AMD’s suite will offer more registers than NVIDIA, to polls like VRAM, CPU usage, among others. AMD’s track record with software and drivers has been much improved since Raja Koduri took the helms of RTG, with a much steadier driver release schedule, and pre-emptive releases introducing support for the latest and greatest games. It’s at least comforting to see that there’s no sign of that reverting after he left the company.

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radeon-crimson-relive-editionSource: TechPowerUp!

AMD has released the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive 17.11.2 beta software. The drivers come with launch-day optimization for “Star Wars: Battlefront II.” The drivers also fix a handful issues related to Radeon ReLive game video capture/streaming software, in which chroma artifacts would show up on the screen, and an issue which caused recording to fail when switching between borderless fullscreen and fullscreen modes. The drivers also address WattMan issues, in which undervolted values wouldn’t correctly apply on some “Polaris” (RX 400 and RX 500 series) GPUs, and underclocked GPU memory values not reflecting in the user-interface.

You can download the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.2 drivers here.

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