AMD Launches their Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition Driver
Published: 13th December 2018 | Source: AMD Radeon Technologies Group |
Wattman Improvements - Auto Overclocking and Undervolting
And now for the meaty section of AMD's Radeon Software 18.12.2 update! AMD's Radeon WattMan utility has received a tremendous overhaul, one-upping Nvidia by offering support for automatic undervolting, automatic GPU core overclocking and automatic GPU memory overclocking, as well as support for other advanced features.
Sadly we were not able to give AMD's latest WattMan iteration a full performance/power rundown before the official release of Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019, but it must be noted that we received information about this driver yesterday, simply leaving no time for adequate performance testing.
Automatic undervolting is a big deal for AMD's graphics cards, especially their RX Vega series, which can often be tweaked to offer more performance and decreased power consumption if tweaked correctly. We hope to test the capabilities of AMD's automatic overclocking software soon.
On top of Radeon WattMan's auto overclocking features, AMD has also delivered new options such as temperature-based fan profiles for Radeon graphics cards, adjustable DPM states for RX Vega series graphics cards and what AMD calls "targetting optimisations for memory-bound applications with memory tuning".
These features offer a level of customisability that is rare to see on dedicated overclocking utilities, making WattMan an incredibly impressive solution considering the fact that it is driver-based. AMD is delivering their consumers a lot of freedom with these tools, which is a great thing for the overclocking community.