AMD's Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition is a major step up

AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition
AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition (Image credit: AMD)

What you need to know

  • AMD's latest Radeon Software update brings a ton of new features to the table.
  • Along with a new look, there's also a boost to performance for select games, gaming anywhere with AMD Link, and more.
  • AMD's Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition is available from AMD "soon."

As we near the end of 2019, AMD has outed the next iteration of its Radeon Software suite. AMD is keeping the same naming scheme as previous updates, meaning this update is known as Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition. While that name continues to be a jam-packed mouthful, AMD has added plenty of new features to the mix as well.

The biggest overhaul here applies to the Radeon Software itself. It has a new, more modern look. You can pull this up in any game with the "ALT + R" shortcut to get quick access to all of the toggles and clip-saving features that the Radeon software provides.

Another big feature tagging along in the 2020 Edition is Radeon Boost. This allows AMD to intelligently adjust rendering on the fly for fast, twitchy games to make the experience even smoother based on what's going on on screen. This only applies to select games, but it should be a handy addition for online shooters and more.

Along with the above, this update includes integer scaling, which essentially takes retro games and games with a more pixelated aesthetic, and makes them look better on modern displays. Expect retro-style games to look much crisper during gameplay.

Finally, AMD Link will now allow you to stream games practically "anywhere in the world," according to AMD. Previously, this feature was basically restricted to your home Wi-Fi network.

AMD says that Radeon Software Arenalin 2020 Edition is expected to roll out today. However, the download page currently says it's coming "soon."

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

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