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    Default AMD Looking to Launch Radeon Software, Retiring Catalyst



    While AMD has always made some great cards, they have been hamstrung by AMD’s perennial inability to actually provide decent software support- drivers and updates take forever to come, often remaining in beta for prolonged periods of time, and optimizations for new games require fixes and workarounds entirely engineered by the users.

    AMD is looking at changing that, and the most visible change they have made to that end is the impending launch of the Raedon Software, a new software client that will help users handle and manage all software updates for their AMD hardware without issue. According to GamersNexus, each major update – likely once a year – will rollover to a new shade of red for sub-versioning identifiers of “Radeon Software.” AMD will also not require email registration to enable the download of the newest drivers. The entire interface has also been overhauled, to be far more user friendly, and fast as well.

    AMD is also providing some high end enthusiast features, such as per game overclocking with individual profiles, and collectively, it is looking like the one area where AMD as lagged behind Nvidia the most in the last few years – software support – is something they are actively looking at addressing. Whether or not they follow up on this initial promise is something that remains to be seen, however.


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    AMD is looking at changing that, and the most visible change they have made to that end is the impending launch of the Raedon Software, a new software client that will help users handle and manage all software updates for their AMD hardware without issue. According to GamersNexus, each major update – likely once a year – will rollover to a new shade of red for sub-versioning identifiers of “Radeon Software.”
    It says Raedon in title as well...but is it safe to assume its gonna be Radeon Software?

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    Default AMD's new Radeon Software is making Catalyst a thing of the past

    So it looks like AMD are bringing out a new version of their graphics software suite. (Source PC Gamer)

    AMD says that its new software will basically be a “mini operating system” that will be faster and more intuitive. It will be called Radeon Software, and this year’s edition will be called Crimson. The current plan is to release a new edition annually, with each one named after a shade of red.
    Radeon Settings replaces the Catalyst Control Center, and it will be running on the Qt framework rather than .NET. AMD says that Radeon Settings will load 10 times faster than its predecessor (0.6 seconds compared to 8), and it will have a more modern interface with better navigation.
    It looks like they're making it simpler to set custom profiles for games and you can even set specific overclocking settings on a per game basis which is pretty cool.

    Found some more details on it on Arstechnica. It looks pretty cool.

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    Ah woops, I posted a thread about the same them. I'll ask Jan to merge it with this one.

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