5 reasons why every gamer needs AMD under the hood

Building or buying an AMD system gives you more than just the performance benefits of Ryzen CPUs and Radeon GPUs. From desktop machines to built-for-gaming laptops that deliver performance optimisations and energy efficiency across the board, the combination of AMD specs unlocks a whole suite of smart technologies and software advantages that bring more out of your favourite games.  

1. AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition pushes your hardware even further

Just by hitting alt+R on an AMD system, you get a suite of tools that help you boost your gaming performance, record and broadcast it to the masses. AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition includes Radeon Boost and Radeon Anti-Lag technologies to eradicate input lag via CPU cueing and dynamic resolution management. Radeon Image Sharpening pushes the fidelity of images on your screen even further, while the Record & Stream suite makes it easy to instantly set up broadcasts or record high-quality game capture for YouTube videos.  

2. AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution ramps up your visuals without taxing your GPU

Now available for a library of over 70 games, FidelityFX Super Resolution is the ultimate upscaling solution. AMD’s unique spatial upscaling algorithm gives you a massive 2.5x the FPS performance at 4K versus running the resolution natively, and it doesn’t affect those crisp, sharp lines that make gaming beyond 1080p so visually stunning in the first place. It takes the strain off your graphics card, leaving it to concentrate its performance on every other aspect of great fidelity. 

3. Easy overclocking with the Ryzen Master utility

CPU overclocking isn’t always easy and convenient. Often it means delving into your BIOS and spending some time trial and error-ing your way to optimum settings via multiple restarts and system hangs. And that’s if you can overclock your chip at all - not all gaming CPUs are unlocked. 

All Ryzen 5000 series CPUs are unlocked from the factory, which means you’ve got full access to their overclocking settings. Better than that, Ryzen Master lets you do it on your desktop, and track the results of your tweaks in real-time. 

4. Ryzen + Radeon = Dream team

Combining a Ryzen 5000 series CPU and Radeon RX 6000 series GPU gives you much more than the individual performance of each component. They’re designed to work together so that you get even more out of your games. Smart Access Memory frees up all of your Radeon GPU’s GDDR6 RAM to your CPU so that it doesn’t have to keep pulling to and from system memory in gaming tasks. That gives you 5-10% more frame rate performance alone, and it works with any Ryzen 5000 series CPU and a Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card.

5. Perfectly built systems with parts designed to work together

AMD’s Ryzen 5000 series CPUs and Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs are designed to share the same space together, and to optimise airflow and cooling within your case, whether you’re building a huge full ATX tower or a much smaller form factor PC. While most components are designed with only their own dimensions in mind, AMD’s unique position as a designer of both gaming CPUs and GPUs gives the company chance to sculpt the dimensions and cooling of both. Radeon GPUs are built to the standard 10.5-inch board dimensions, occupy a max of 2.5 slots, and thanks to their superb energy efficiency, their PSU requirements start at 650W. So when you want to upgrade either CPU or GPU, that’s the only thing you need to buy - you don’t need to spec up a whole new system to accommodate it. Find a Ryzen and Radeon system builder here