Adrenalin Once More

Introduction

It’s that time of the year again, time for pretty lights, warm cocoa, a nip in the air, sleigh bells, and oh yeah, AMD’s next big Radeon Software driver release!  What has become a tradition now, AMD is launching its annual Radeon Software driver update.  This is a Radeon Software driver update that culminates a bunch of new features into one package.  It’s an update that’s not just an incremental update, but an update that brings large swaths of change. 

AMD started this tradition with its Catalyst Omega release in December of 2014.  AMD at this time committed to a new driver release schedule that would include one big yearly release every year, typically in December, that combines new features and performance updates.  To this date, AMD has fulfilled that promise.  In 2015 AMD released AMD Radeon Crimson Edition.  Following that in 2016 AMD released the Radeon ReLive Edition.  In 2017 AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition.  In 2018 AMD continued the Adrenalin name with the new 2019 Edition. 

Now we come to the end of 2019 and AMD is ready to launch its next big Radeon Software update.  Say hi to AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2020 Edition.  That’s right, the Adrenalin name is being carried over once more, with a 2020 tacked on.  Don’t let the name carry over fool you though, this year’s driver update is packed with new features.

AMD Radeon Software

Above you can see the journey of ATI’s/AMD’s software interface.  It’s changed a lot to what we have now.  Many improvements have been made over time in features, performance, and stability.

Brent Justice

Brent Justice has been reviewing computer components for 20+ years, educated in the art and method of the computer hardware review he brings experience, knowledge, and hands-on testing with a gamer oriented...