AMD today announced its Radeon Chill tool. The software is part of AMD’s newest Adrenaline Edition of software and it supports the Vulcan graphics APIs, along with DirectX 9, 10, 11 and 12. The purpose of the software is to improve efficiency of gaming PCs and laptops by dropping frame rates when lower than normal keyboard and mouse inputs are recognised.
The purpose of the software is to improve efficiency of gaming PCs and laptops by dropping frame rates when lower than normal keyboard and mouse inputs are recognised.
Essentially, the tool recognises when the game isn’t requiring a lot of movement and mouse inputs are lower. The feature is called a dynamic frame rate regulator and it allows the GPU to draw less power. That, in turn allows gamers to conserve battery on laptops, while PC gamers can improve power efficiency.
"Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition continues to set the bar high with remarkable features for allowing gamers to connect with other gamers around the world," said Andrej Zdravkovic, corporate vice president of software, Radeon Technologies Group. "Now gamers can tailor their gaming experience directly in-game, use our groundbreaking AMD Link mobile app to monitor their gaming performance on their phone, and in an instant, share their best highlights to their streaming platforms and social networks of choice. We've designed Adrenalin Edition as a powerful tool for those who aspire to achieve gaming greatness among friends and the community."
Radeon Chill was first announced in late 2016 and has since been updated slowly and slowly.