Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1 Now Available for Download

Introducing Radeon™ Software Adrenalin Edition, artfully designed and meticulously crafted to unleash the powerful performance and innovation built into Radeon™ Graphics through an incredibly intuitive and utterly beautiful user interface for both PCs and mobile devices.

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1 Highlights

Radeon Settings

    • Added new Connect tab which houses new social engagement features.
    • Added new Gallery tab for Radeon ReLive recording file management, video trimming, and social platform sharing functionality.
    • Added new Accounts tab to connect ReLive content and upload sharing to social platforms
    • Added new Resource Center tab highlighting informative guides and instructions for Radeon Software features.
    • Added new Performance Monitoring tab.
    • Added three UI themes for Radeon Settings customization.
    • Added new AMD Link tab to connect Radeon Settings to the AMD Link mobile application. For more information on AMD Link visithere.

Radeon Overlay

    • Added new Overlay feature (default ALT+R) allowing management of certain Radeon Settings features while in-game or on desktop such as Radeon ReLive, Radeon FreeSync, Radeon Chill, Frame Rate Target Control, Display Color, and Performance Monitoring.
    • Added performance monitoring overlay to display system performance metrics in DirectX® 9, 11, 12, and Vulkan™ applications.
    • Added performance logging feature to save performance metrics to a file.

Radeon ReLive

    • Further optimized for lower FPS overhead while using Radeon ReLive for recording. (RS-198)
    • Added support for Vulkan™ API.
    • Added support for Eyefinity.
    • Added support for borderless window region capture.
    • Added support for mouse button hotkeys.
    • Added chat and viewer count overlay for Radeon ReLive live streaming to supported platforms.
    • Added Chroma Key support to allow background transparency when using a webcam.
    • Now supports expanded social platforms.
    • Now supports separate microphone and audio track recording.

Radeon Chill

    • Radeon Chill now has expanded support for most game titles.

Enhanced Sync

    • Added support for all GCN-based Radeon graphics products.
    • Added support for Vulkan™ API.
    • Added support Multi-GPU configurations.
    • Added support for Eyefinity configurations.

Radeon WattMan

    • Added new profile functionality to save and load user defined Radeon WattMan profile configurations to local hard disk.

Frame Rate Target Control

    • Added support for Vulkan™ API.

Radeon FreeSync

    • Added support for HDR10 titles with Radeon FreeSync2 displays.
    • Added per-application Radeon FreeSync support.

Resolved Issues

    • OverWatch™ may experience a random or intermittent hang on some system configurations.
    • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege may experience an application hang when breaching walls with grenades or explosives.
    • Netflix playback in a browser or via UWP application may experience stutter.
    • After recording with Radeon ReLive GPU usage and clocks may remain in high states.
    • Assassin’s Creed®: Origins may experience bright or saturated lighting in cave missions.
    • Mass Effect Andromeda™ may have issues enabling HDR10 on an HDR capable display.
    • Forza™ Horizon 3 may experience corruption on rocks or foliage during gameplay.
    • Halo™ Wars 2 may experience a crash on game launch.
    • Enabling HBCC on Radeon RX Vega in multi GPU system configurations may cause the secondary graphics card to be hidden in Radeon Settings until reboot.
    • Resizing the Radeon Settings window may cause the UI to restart or hang with HBCC enabled.

Known Issues

    • Upgrading Radeon Software with Radeon RX Vega series graphics products in multi GPU on X99 chipsets may cause system instability after reboot.
    • Radeon Settings may experience a hang when enabling AMD CrossFire with three or more graphics products.
    • Performance Metrics Overlay may hang if enabled when cycling display power off and on.
    • Trimming videos may fail to create a thumbnail if the video contains non-English characters.
    • 3×1 display configurations may experience instability during Eyefinity creation or during gaming.
    • The “Reset” function in Radeon Settings for Display, ReLive, and Video may not work as intended when using Radeon Settings in certain regional languages.
    • Radeon WattMan may intermittently fail to load profiles for Radeon RX Vega on the global Radeon Wattman page.
    • Rise of the Tomb Raider™ may experience an intermittent application hang during gameplay.
    • A random system hang may be experienced after extended periods of use on system configurations using 12 GPU’s for compute workloads.
    • The GPU Workload feature may cause a system hang when switching to Compute while AMD CrossFire is enabled. A workaround is to disable AMD CrossFire before switching the toggle to Compute workloads.


(RS-198) Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of November 8th, 2017 on the 8GB Radeon RX Vega 56, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700X CPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. With the highest preset on Battlefield 1 and Rocket League at 1920×1080, the Radeon RX Vega 56 scored 117.4 and 161.2 FPS, respectively, with Radeon Software 17.11.1. While recording, the Radeon RX Vega 56 scored 113.7 and 158.2 FPS, respectively, creating a 3.2% and 1.9% FPS overhead. Using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition, the Radeon RX Vega 56 scored 116.65 and 160.2 FPS, respectively. While recording, the Radeon RX Vega 56 scored 114.16 and 159.1 FPS, respectively, creating a 2.1% and 0.7% FPS overhead. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-198


Package Contents

The Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1 installation package contains the following:

    • Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1 Driver Version 17.50.02 (Windows Driver Store Version 23.20.15002.11)

The Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1 installation package can be downloaded from the following links:

By clicking the Download button, you are confirming that you have read and agreed to be bound by the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement (“EULA”).  If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of these licenses, you do not have a license to any of the AMD software provided by this download. 


  • Villz

    Former Facebook exec: “I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works. The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops we’ve created are destroying how society works. No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth. You are being programmed”


    • Villz

      Delete your social media for the better!

      • Paul S

        Did it 3 years ago never looked back

        • Villz

          I did it before facebook even launched. Myspace era

          • Pseudo Intellectual

            Good thing friendster was destroyed.

          • Villz

            For facebook who acquired 10 of their patents on social media…

      • VoiceOfLogic

        You do realize that Disqus is another form of social media, right?


        • Villz

          No disqus is a web forum board with where the topic ins’t about you and your life 😉

          Nice try dummy

          • VoiceOfLogic

            Is this the reason people tend to link their hardware, performance numbers, game stations etc?…

            As for the”dummy” part, i seriously don’t know who’s the real “dummy” between us…


          • Villz

            It’s all 100% on topic. The topic isn’t you.

          • Villz

            By your dumb definition old school BBS boards in the 1980’s or even IRC were social media too….

          • VoiceOfLogic
          • Villz

            You rekt yourself

            Disqus does neither and there is no “friending” or connecting users. Just baseless handles.

            A 2015 paper[1] reviewed the prominent literature in the area and identified four commonalities unique to then-current social media services:

            social media are Web 2.0 Internet-based applications,[1][2]

            user-generated content (UGC) is the lifeblood of the social media organism,[1][2]

            users create service-specific profiles for the site or app that are designed and maintained by the social media organization,[1][3]

            social media facilitate the development of online social networks by connecting a user’s profile with those of other individuals or groups.

          • VoiceOfLogic

            Dude, seriously, do you listen to yourself? Social media is just that, social. This whole thing we’re discussing now is outside the website’s subject (which is technology).

            FFS, can you not see that it’s not only tech news we’re discussing here? There are people who are discussing life matters, have and state opinions about social and political subjects etc. Jesus, how can you be so blind to that? Just because you don’t have a “profile” (which you almost have since you have a name, a photo and a moto which you chose by yourself and isn’t automatically generated and given to you) like facebook doesn’t mean that this isn’t socializing with people (most of the times “faceless”).

            Anyhow, i can’t (and won’t) bother more trying to make you understand the obvious so i’ll let you in your own bubble

            C ya (not actually but hey)


          • Villz

            Try and move the goal posts all you like. The content is not user generated. It is written by an author. Stay rekt buddy

          • VoiceOfLogic

            The article content doesn’t define who you are and what your opinions are.
            What social media is all about is socializing with other people stating your own opinions and discussing what you like and what you don’t.

            But as i always say, you’re free to believe in unicorns and leprechauns, it’s your own right.

            Have to leave you now since you act like the spoiled brat who does a mess in the super market because mama doesn’t buy him/her the lollipop he/she wants. It’s pity actually, seeing people acting like this who don’t see something for what really is. Oh well, i guess that’s what “living in your own bubble” means, right?

            Adios amigo

          • Villz

            Well if yu want to open your definition up to that extreme telephone conference calls are social media too ROFL


          • VoiceOfLogic

            It’s extremely rare for me to insult people but man you’re on a new level of an idiot…

          • Villz

            Great retort

            jk you didn’t have 1.

          • VoiceOfLogic

            That’s because after trying too many times for you to understand there are times that even Gods can’t make things happen.

            Also, the insult is since you already insulted me countless times, so..

          • Villz

            I rebutted your points during the process….. Key point, meanwhile you couldn’t even articulate your own argument and just linked a baseless wikipedia article that undermined your own position.

            Safe bet if you can’t even articulate a point, you don’t have one in the first place.

          • VoiceOfLogic

            You rebutted nothing actually but hey, your’e free to believe in unicorns and leprechauns or whatever imaginary “friend” you like.

            Point remains, social media is a mean to socialize with people. And this is EXACTLY what we’re doing here.

            Now, your argument about the ICQ and the phone conferences, Gods these are useless. But as i said, believe in anything you like, you’re free to do so (as you obviously are)


          • Villz

            Guess BBS forums is social media too LOL

          • Villz

            You argue like a woman, when you get rekt you try to derail the central point and attempt to employ ANOTHER logical fallacy….

            #1 https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/appeal-to-emotion
            #2 https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/tu-quoque
            #3 https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/special-pleading

      • Sunil Raman

        Facebook is pretty sneaky IMO, even when you click “Deactivate Account” it keeps everything there… even allowing you to log right back in! AFAIK there is no way to easily “nuke” your FB account? Weird stuff.

        • Villz

          They need to introduce legislation that makes it ilegeal for companies to store information on you past 3 months of no longer being a member / customer.

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  • Pseudo Intellectual

    Nice article!