News.org.au (NSW) AMD has revealed a new power-saving mode for its next-generation Radeon R. The company is calling it “PowerTuned”.

The feature is available for the R9 Fury X and R9 Nano graphics cards and will launch on July 24th.

It’s an exciting development for AMD, as it is the first time the company has gone out of its way to bring back a power-save mode.

The PowerTune mode will be used on the R. In its original form, it used the default power mode that AMD calls “PWM”.

PowerTuning will now use the PowerWattage algorithm, which is based on the wattage and frequency settings of the Radeon RX 480 graphics card.AMD’s PowerWatts and Wattages feature allows the graphics card’s power management to be tuned dynamically, in real time, to suit a particular power state.

For example, if a video card has a low power-draw, the PowerTuned mode can be turned off and the GPU will draw less power.

It can then be brought back to the default mode to use it again.AMD says it will continue to release PowerTunes and Wattage profiles as they become available, but PowerTunings are likely to be only a small part of the power-management algorithms on the Radeon R, which should be used in combination with other AMD drivers and the graphics cards’ own PowerTuner apps.AMD has also introduced a new “performance” option in its driver for the Radeon Fury X that allows for overclocking in addition to a GPU-level GPU voltage control.

AMD has been working on the Power Tweak Power Tuner in partnership with the power management companies PowerTap and PowerTide, and is expected to release it later this month.

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