AMD announced on Monday that its Gaming Evolved client received several notable updates with the launch of version 4.0. These include Twitch broadcasting, allowing AMD Radeon customers to broadcast their gameplay to the popular video streaming site. The company stresses that this feature won't bog down the PC; the total impact is only 3 frames per second. Still, AMD invites gamers to test this new feature for themselves.
The new client also provides a new game DVR (or "GVR"), allowing AMD customers to capture gameplay lasting 10 seconds to 20 minutes. With a touch of a button, this video is saved to the local hard drive, even after the awesome moment has passed. This is made possible by the DVR's always-rolling "Instant Replay" capture, and AMD's Video Codec Engine (VCE), which provides hardware-accelerated H.264 encoding.
The announcement noted that AMD VCE is supported on any AMD graphics chip that supports the GCN architecture, such as the Kaveri, Kabini, Temash, Beema and Mullins APUs, and the HD 7000/R9/R7 Series. Even more, these videos can include a webcam overlay and voice capture so that gamers can provide their own commentary without tacking on extra editing time.
AMD said that the Gaming Evolved client supports VCE-accelerated capture in more than 5000 different games, which is 28 times more than Nvidia's GeForce Experience platform. This client also allows AMD gamers to upload and share their video within the Raptr community, and link the stored video to Twitter and Facebook.
The company also stressed that the new client provides one-click optimization support for 242 games, 43 percent more than Nvidia's GeForce Experience client. AMD also boasted that the Gaming Evolved service has around 8 million users and the largest game optimization database.
To download and install the Gaming Evolved client powered by Raptr, head here.