AMD has released the Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1 driver
Published: 12th December 2017 | Source: AMD Radeon Technologies Group |
WATTMAN and Radeon Chill Improvements
After polling users of Radeon Software, AMD found that Radeon Chill was one of Radeon Software's top features, sitting as the community's third favourite feature.
Wattman is AMD's GPU power management engine, which allows users to adjust GPU voltage, GPU/engine clock speeds, memory clock speeds and fan/temperature profiles. Adrenalin will now allow Radeon users to save and load custom profiles, allowing data to be shared online or simply saved outside of your system in preparation for a clean Windows install of hardware upgrade.
Radeon Chill is a new technology that was released with Radeon Software Relive in late 2016, aiming to decrease power consumption while having no impact on the user's gameplay experience.
In basic terms, if you are standing still in a game Radeon chill will decrease your framerate to conserve power, but automatically increase framerate back to normal when you begin moving again. During high framerates (above your display's refresh rate) Radeon Chill will also regulate performance for reduced frame times and increased responsiveness.
For mobile Radeon users, this will increase a system battery life and desktop users can enjoy lower power draw from their GPUs and lower noise levels. The best thing about Radeon Chill is the fact that the technology is that users will not notice that it is turned on, offering some tangible benefits without real compromises.
With the release of Adrenalin AMD will be adding support for Chill to more games, with the graph below showcasing how much of an impact the feature can have on average GPU power consumption when using an RX Vega 64 GPU.