Latest AMD Radeon Software Release Expands Remote Gaming Functionality and Enables New Features and Customization Capabilities

AMD Rade짯on Soft짯ware Adre짯na짯lin 21.4.1 pro짯vi짯des cus짯to짯mizable instal짯la짯ti짯on opti짯ons, enhan짯ced recor짯dingand strea짯ming func짯tion짯a짯li짯ty, Play짯Re짯a짯dy AV1 sup짯port and new sta짯bi짯li짯ty features 

AMD Link now enables high-per짯for짯mance remo짯te gam짯ing on Win짯dows PCs in addi짯ti짯on to pho짯nes, tablets and TVs; new AMD Link Game fea짯ture allows ano짯ther Rade짯on user to remo짯te짯ly con짯nect to play local mul짯ti짯play짯er-sup짯port짯ed games 

SANTA CLARA, Calif. April 20, 2021 AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announ짯ced AMD Rade짯on꽓 Soft짯ware Adre짯na짯lin 21.4.1, the next edi짯ti짯on of its soft짯ware suite for AMD Rade짯on gra짯phics, pro짯vi짯ding gamers, crea짯tors and enthu짯si짯asts with incre짯di짯ble visu짯al fide짯li짯ty, ultra-respon짯si짯ve gam짯ing and advan짯ced fea짯tures to unlock the full poten짯ti짯al of their AMD gam짯ing experience.

Deve짯lo짯ped with gamers in mind, the latest AMD Rade짯on Soft짯ware release intro짯du짯ces powerful new fea짯tures and capa짯bi짯li짯ties to deli짯ver an immersi짯ve and com짯ple짯te gam짯ing expe짯ri짯ence. It fea짯tures AMD Link1 for Win짯dows짰, allo짯wing users to con짯nect to their gam짯ing PC from ano짯ther Win짯dows PC, as well as from a pho짯ne, tablet, or TV, to game from vir짯tual짯ly any짯whe짯re. It also pro짯vi짯des an updated user inter짯face with a num짯ber of usa짯bi짯li짯ty enhance짯ments reques짯ted by Rade짯on gamers, inclu짯ding cus짯to짯mi짯zed instal짯la짯ti짯on opti짯ons and sim짯pli짯fied recor짯ding and strea짯ming tools so users can easi짯ly cap짯tu짯re and share their memo짯rable gam짯ing moments.

Pro짯vi짯ding powerful hard짯ware is only half of the equa짯ti짯on to deli짯ver the extra짯or짯di짯na짯ry, world class AAA, esports and mul짯ti짯play짯er expe짯ri짯en짯ces gamers have come to expect, said Frank Azor, chief archi짯tect of Gam짯ing Solu짯ti짯ons at AMD. 쏻ith the new AMD Rade짯on Soft짯ware release, our goal was to allow gamers to unlock the full poten짯ti짯al of their AMD gam짯ing sys짯tems, enab짯ling them to ful짯ly immer짯se them짯sel짯ves in beau짯tiful, hyper-rea짯li짯stic worlds, easi짯ly share their latest batt짯les and vic짯to짯ries, find new ways to game with fri짯ends and cus짯to짯mi짯ze their gam짯ing expe짯ri짯ence as they see fit.

Respon짯si짯ve Gam짯ing, Vivid Visu짯als & The Com짯ple짯te Experience

AMD Rade짯on Soft짯ware is the gate짯way to unlock the full poten짯ti짯al of the AMD gam짯ing expe짯ri짯ence, desi짯gned to deli짯ver respon짯si짯ve gam짯ing, vivid visu짯als and a com짯ple짯te expe짯ri짯ence for gamers. Exis짯ting fea짯tures like AMD Free짯Sync, AMD Rade짯on Anti-Lag and AMD Rade짯on Boost deli짯ver ultra-high frame짯ra짯te, low laten짯cy gam짯ing, while fea짯tures like AMD Rade짯on Image Shar짯pe짯ning and the AMD Fide짯li짯ty짯FX deve짯lo짯per tools enable incre짯di짯bly immersi짯ve, visual짯ly stun짯ning games. Buil짯ding upon this foun짯da짯ti짯on, AMD Rade짯on Soft짯ware Adre짯na짯lin 21.4.1 pro짯vi짯des seve짯ral new and updated fea짯tures, including:

  • AMD Link A free appli짯ca짯ti짯on to con짯nect a gam짯ing PC with a tablet, pho짯ne or TV and now ano짯ther Win짯dows-based PC lets users turn any screen into a gam짯ing power짯house from vir짯tual짯ly any짯whe짯re. The new AMD Link Game fea짯ture allows users to invi짯te a fri짯end to con짯nect to their PC from ano짯ther AMD Rade짯on sys짯tem to play games that sup짯port local mul짯ti짯play짯er or split screen

mode. AMD Link also offers 144 FPS (max)2, hig짯her band짯width strea짯ming opti짯ons, sup짯port for 5.1 sur짯round sound audio, and redu짯ced strea짯ming laten짯cy of up to 60 per짯cent in CS:GO3.

  • Sim짯pli짯fied User Inter짯face Based on com짯mu짯ni짯ty feed짯back, the latest soft짯ware release pro짯vi짯des seve짯ral cus짯to짯mizable instal짯la짯ti짯on opti짯ons. Gamers can elect to do a full instal짯la짯ti짯on or a mini짯mal instal짯la짯ti짯on with a stream짯li짯ned user inter짯face, or a small-foot짯print, dri짯ver-only instal짯la짯ti짯on. Addi짯tio짯nal updates include an impro짯ved search bar, the avai짯la짯bi짯li짯ty of addi짯tio짯nal game짯play stats on the games tab and more.


  • Expan짯ded Per짯for짯mance Metrics & Tuning Users can now view both Rade짯on gra짯phics and Ryzen꽓 pro짯ces짯sor per짯for짯mance metrics from a sin짯gle loca짯ti짯on, inclu짯ding CPU uti짯liza짯ti짯on, clock speed, tem짯pe짯ra짯tu짯re, vol짯ta짯ge, power con짯sump짯ti짯on, and fan speed, enab짯ling them to bet짯ter opti짯mi짯ze sys짯tem per짯for짯mance and power efficiency.


  • Enhan짯ced Recor짯ding and Strea짯ming Inte짯gra짯ting all recor짯ding and strea짯ming set짯tings under a sin짯gle tab, the new AMD Rade짯on Soft짯ware release offers sce짯ne edi짯tor usa짯bi짯li짯ty enhancements,


impro짯ved sort짯ing and tag짯ging func짯tion짯a짯li짯ty, and a new wizard4 to make it easier for ent짯ry-level users to begin streaming.


  • Color Defi짯ci짯en짯cy Cor짯rec짯tion4 Cus짯to짯mizable set짯tings allow users with the three major color visi짯on defi짯ci짯en짯cy con짯di짯ti짯ons prot짯an짯opia, deu짯te짯ran짯o짯pia and tri짯tan짯opia to expe짯ri짯ence games in more vivid detail wit짯hout any expec짯ted per짯for짯mance impact.


  • Micro짯soft짰 Play짯Re짯a짯dy AV1 Sup짯port4,5 Sup짯port for the open-source, royal짯ty-free Play짯Re짯a짯dy AV1 hard짯ware-acce짯le짯ra짯ted decode for AMD Rade짯on RX 6000 Series gra짯phics cards ensu짯res high-qua짯li짯ty, pro짯tec짯ted content.


  • AMD Crash Defen짯der4 A new sta짯bi짯li짯ty fea짯ture to ensu짯re sys짯tems 쐓tay ali짯ve, pre짯ser짯ve data and ful짯ly reco짯ver from poten짯ti짯al hangs or cra짯s짯hes in sel짯ect sce짯na짯ri짯os. Pai짯red with the AMD Bug Report Tool, Rade짯on Soft짯ware can pro짯vi짯de a more com짯ple짯te pic짯tu짯re of user-sub짯mit짯ted issues for quicker reso짯lu짯ti짯on by AMD sup짯port teams.




AMD Rade짯on Soft짯ware Adre짯na짯lin 21.4.1 can be down짯loa짯ded today from the AMD Dri짯vers and Sup짯port page.


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  • Lean more about the AMD Rade짯on Soft짯ware Adre짯na짯lin suite here



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  • AMD Link requi짯res Rade짯on꽓 Soft짯ware ver짯si짯on 21.4.1. Game strea짯ming requi짯res pho짯ne or tablet which sup짯ports Android 7.0 and grea짯ter or iOS


  • and grea짯ter, any짯whe짯re the짯re is a high-speed inter짯net con짯nec짯tion. For TV sup짯port, Apple TV 4th and 5th gene짯ra짯ti짯on run짯ning tvOS 12.x and grea짯ter, or Android TV 7.0 and grea짯ter are requi짯red. Strea짯ming at 4K requi짯res 4K capa짯ble strea짯ming hard짯ware and is com짯pa짯ti짯ble with: AMD Rade짯on꽓 GCN-based dis짯crete gra짯phics and newer. Sup짯ports Win짯dows짰 10. Link Game requi짯res an inter짯net con짯nec짯tion. Con짯trol짯lers must be com짯pa짯ti짯ble with sel짯ec짯ted game and head짯set, plea짯se con짯sult ven짯dor for com짯pa짯ti짯bi짯li짯ty infor짯ma짯ti짯on. GD-159


  • Requi짯res a moni짯tor that sup짯ports 144Hz refresh rate and sys짯tem capa짯ble of 144 FPS. GD-186


  • Test짯ing con짯duc짯ted by AMD as of March 29th, 2021 on a test sys짯tem com짯pri짯sed of a Rade짯on RX 5700 GPU with Adre짯na짯lin 21.4.1 (with AMD Link 4.0), and Adre짯na짯lin 21.3.1 (with AMD Link 3.0). Red짯mi Note 6 Pro Android device used for AMD Link cli짯ent. While strea짯ming CS:GO using the HEVC enco짯ding @ 20Mbps bit rate, 1080p reso짯lu짯ti짯on and 60 fps. RS-357


  • Rade짯on꽓 Soft짯ware Adre짯na짯lin Edi짯ti짯on 21.4.1 Vivid Gam짯ing color pre짯set and color cor짯rec짯tion fea짯tures are available on Rade짯on꽓 RX 5000 and 6000 Series Gra짯phics, Ryzen꽓 4000 Series Pro짯ces짯sors with Rade짯on꽓 Gra짯phics, and newer with Win짯dows 10 exclu짯si짯ve짯ly. Strea짯ming Wizard and Crash Defen짯der fea짯tures are available with Win짯dows 10 only. AV1 decode sup짯port is available on Rade짯on꽓 Gra짯phics 6000 series dGPUs exclu짯si짯ve짯ly; and requi짯res Win짯dows 10 with KB5000842 updates as well as sup짯port짯ed con짯tent from strea짯ming ser짯vices. GD- 187


  • Video codec acce짯le짯ra짯ti짯on (inclu짯ding at least the HEVC (H.265), H.264, VP9, and AV1 codecs) is sub짯ject to and not ope짯ra짯ble wit짯hout inclusion/installation of com짯pa짯ti짯ble media play짯ers. GD-176