Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition brand new AMD drivers for graphics cards from this company. They bring a significantly improved, faster-running and several times faster launching of the Radeon Settings control panel, noticeable performance optimizations for games and, what's the most interesting, significantly reduced power consumption.
While watching the video, we can expect savings of 21%, and when playing up to 23% (compared to the old Catalyst 15.7.1 controllers), mainly due to the improved FRTC cage limiter. We can also generate a higher resolution image than the screen allows, thanks to Virtual Super Resolution, increasing your working range.
The new driver also introduces features such as Shader Cache that speeds up game loading and leveling and aligns frame rendering process, minimizing the problem of cuts in less optimized game fragments or Low Framerate Compensation (LFC), reducing the inconvenience of low FPS below the refresh rate range of the monitor.
In the ReLive version, we get improved support for FreeSync technology in laptops and multi-screen configurations, support for HDR graphics, improved energy saving in games thanks to the Radeon Chill mechanism, and a new game recording tool called nomen omen, ReLive.
List of supported graphics cards
Stable Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition drivers currently support the following cards:
R9 Fury, R9 300, R7 300
R9 200, R7 200, HD 8500 - HD 8900, HD 7700 - HD 7900
RX 480, RX 460 and RX 470
Holders of HD 8000 series - HD 8400, HD 7000 - HD 7600, HD 6000 and HD 5000 cards can take advantage of the beta version of these drivers, or stay with stable Catalysts.
Note: unlike Catalysts, Radeon Software drivers no longer require the installation of the .NET framework. This version is intended only for Windows 7, 8 / 8.1 and 10 users. Windows XP and Vista users must reach earlier versions (13.14 or 14.2) of Catalyst controllers.