A Guide to Screen Recording on Windows with AMD Software


Nvidia Shadowplay and OBS Studio dominate the market in terms of usage for gameplay streaming and management. However, did you know that the AMD Radeon software suite comes with a selection of high quality tools to do this for you?

Can I record my screen using only AMD software?

Yes! If you’re using an AMD graphics card and have the correct drivers installed, you can set up your own streaming or screen capture setup very quickly.

It’s easy and works almost flawlessly on AMD hardware.

Features Available in AMD Software


AMD Radeon software comes with a comprehensive streaming package and convenient playback features for your favorite games.

In terms of offline footage recording, AMD Radeon Software offers the ReLive package. You can:

  • Record an instant replay of the last few minutes
  • Play an overlay of your recent in-game replay in your current game (In-game replay)
  • Instantly save a GIF of gameplay footage
  • Full SteamVR integration for recording VR gameplay

Pretty impressive. This is in addition to performance metrics tracking, smart window selection, and dynamic FPS adjustment for recording, all running on ReLive.

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Installing and accessing screen recording features

If you’re using AMD hardware, especially a GPU, chances are you already have this software package, ready to go.


Open the start menu and search for Radeon. If you see AMD Radeon Software appear, you’re in luck, and you have it!

amd radeon software settings screenshot

Hit it Gear icon in the upper right corner, go to General and start enabling the features you want!

There is a small chance that you are running the required drivers for your AMD hardware, but you have not installed this feature package.

If so, go to AMD official support page to download the automatic detection and installation tool for AMD hardware.

screenshot of AMD support page

Let the installer do its job, and after a reboot you’ll have access to the tools you’ll need to stream and record!

Default key bindings and features

Depending on your hardware, more advanced AMD Radeon software features may not be available. Let’s review all the features that will be immediately accessible regardless of hardware power, and how to use them.

To note: These features are unlikely to be enabled by default. Follow the instructions above to activate the functions you need in the General settings page.

Recording medium

screenshot of recording settings available in amd software

There are four main hotkeys for capturing media: screenshots, videos, or even GIFs. Here are the default bindings.

  • Instant Repeat: Crtl + Change + S
  • Take a screenshot: Crtl + Change + I
  • Take an instant GIF: Crtl + Change + J
  • Save (and play) the replay in-game: Crtl + Change + you

You can change all these bindings from their defaults in the Shortcuts section of Settings.

Additionally, a more standard hit-and-record feature is available with Crtl + Change + E to enable and disable recording. Your webcam can also be turned on and off with Ctrl+Shift+C.

Streaming Suite

screenshot of an offline stream preview

The streaming suite can be quite advanced. With its own dedicated tab, you can immediately start streaming once you connect an account or a custom stream URL.

To do this, go to the said Diffusion from the main software screen. Below Controls, use the drop-down menu to select a streaming service. Choose between streaming your full screen or a specific region.

From there you can hit go livebut most streamers have a little more to configure than that.

Right click on one of the boxes indicated under Scenes. Hit Edit will take you to an overlay editor, allowing you to manage your custom effects, images, and chat overlays.

There are a few keyboard shortcuts associated with streaming, but only one is active by default. head in Shortcuts below Settings to change that.

Using Ctrl+Shift+Gyou can enable or disable your active stream.

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While programs like Nvidia Shadowplay and OBS Studio have their merits, it’s hard to deny how far AMD has come in offering comprehensive features for its drivers.

Instead of wondering which software is best for you, just try out the features custom-built for your hardware!

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