AMD reveals their Radeon Software 17.7.2 driver

Wattman and Chill

AMD reveals their Radeon Software 17.7.2 driver

Wattman and Chill

AMD's Wattman and Chill functions are relatively new to AMD's driver stack, allowing users to overclock or underclock their systems from within AMD's Radeon Software and utilise power saving features in a wide variety of games. 

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. 

With Radeon Software 17.7.2, AMD will be adding new memory underclocking functions to Wattman, which will allow users to potentially improve their GPU core overclocks by downclocking their memory to decrease its power consumption. This new update will also offer users with more GPU power stare controls, but only for AMD RX 500 and 400 series or newer GPUs.

 

AMD reveals their Radeon Software 17.7.2 driver

 

Back in December, AMD introduced a new feature called Radeon Chill, which is a feature that can be used with most games to deliver lower average frametimes and lower GPU power consumption and thermals. 

This new feature was designed to make AMD's GPUs more competitive in the mobile market, increasing battery life and the user's electric bill as well as reduce thermal load and best of all it is designed to improve the user's gaming experience. 

To put things simply Radeon Chill a software algorithm which reduces power consumption without negatively affecting the game experience. 

 

AMD reveals their Radeon Software 17.7.2 driver

 

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 frametimes and increased responsiveness. 

The major benefit of Chill is that users should not be able to notice the difference between Radeon Chill being on or off. 

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With the release of Radeon Software 17.7.2 AMD is bringing Chill support to DirectX 12 and Vulkan games and has added Radeon Chill controls to game graphics profiles, allowing the function to be enabled and adjusted easily on a game-by-game basis. 

AMD has also added Chill support to Multi-GPU configurations and to external GPUs what use Radeon XConnect Technology. 

 AMD reveals their Radeon Software 17.7.2 driver

AMD reveals their Radeon Software 17.7.2 driver

  

  

  

  

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26-07-2017, 18:27:01

Dicehunter
I wish Nvidia had something like the Chill feature, I think it's genius especially in games that don't require super high frame rates.

I tried it in WoW when I temporarily had the RX-580 and it was superb.Quote

26-07-2017, 18:47:47

Radioman
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
I tried it in WoW when I temporarily had the RX-580 and it was superb.
I wish this Cryptocurrency GPU shortage would end soon. (sigh)

Probably about another 4 or 5 months left. (ugh)Quote

26-07-2017, 19:07:35

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by Radioman View Post
I wish this Cryptocurrency GPU shortage would end soon. (sigh)

Probably about another 4 or 5 months left. (ugh)
Well I didn't buy the RX-580 for mining, I bought mine at the end of March, I just wasn't happy with the general performance so got a refund a week later.Quote

26-07-2017, 19:40:51

NeverBackDown
Well I have been saying drivers are very very important. Low and behold.... Almost as good as the driver from Oct 2011. I'd expect something like that after Vega though.

Just installed without any issues. In fact they improved it somewhat. Older drivers used to mess with my audio settings after an uninstall/reinstall. Just uninstalled this and installed and it didn't touch any of it. No more fiddling aroundQuote
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