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AMD Radeon Software Crimson driver arrives

Posted on Tuesday, November 24 2015 @ 16:18:09 CET by


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AMD officially rolled out the first "Crimson Edition" of its new Radeon Software. The new driver package promises higher performance, a new user interface, new features, higher stability, and higher energy efficiency. You can download the update over here.

Furthermore, AMD committed to releasing six WHQL certified Radeon Software drivers in 2016, as well as additional beta releases.
AMD today released its completely reimagined graphics software suite, Radeon Software Crimson Edition, giving users an exceptional new user experience, 12 new or enhanced features, up to 20 percent more graphics performance1, adjustability that can nearly double generational energy efficiency, and rock-solid stability across the full spectrum of AMD graphics products. The release is the first from the Radeon Technologies Group, which recently announced a renewed focus on software placing it on par with hardware initiatives.

Radeon Software Crimson Edition includes:

  • Radeon Settings – A new, streamlined user interface: Engineered to get the best performance on AMD graphics hardware, the user-friendly and feature-rich Radeon Settings is lightning fast, starting up 10 times faster3 and initializing displays 3 times faster than the AMD Catalyst™ driver. It also offers a more intuitive navigation, a new game manager, new overdrive, and new video, display and AMD Eyefinity technology sections letting users easily apply game settings, adjust performance settings, and apply various features and configurations to their computing experience.

  • 12 new or enhanced features: A wide range of new and augmented capabilities help ensure that users enjoy the best experience possible across gaming, video and productivity applications.

  • Supercharged performance and energy efficiency: Radeon Software Crimson Edition enables up to 33 percent faster game load times, up to 20 percent more game performance1, and up to 1.8 times more energy efficiency capability than its predecessor which can increasing system performance-per-watt by as much as 23 percent.

  • First public support of AMD LiquidVR™ technology: GCN’s Asynchronous Compute Engine helps to dramatically improve frames per second (FPS), responsiveness and latency in Virtual Reality applications for an exceptionally smooth gaming experience on all GCN-based hardware.

  • Seamless stability: With twice the number of test cases across 15 percent more system configurations than AMD Catalyst™ Omega, and the implementation of a huge number of community-driven requests, Radeon Software Crimson Edition delivers exceptional stability across a range of experiences.

    More new features:
  • Fast high-speed game loading with Shader Cache.
  • Optimized Flip Queue Size provides users with the very latest keyboard and mouse positional information while gaming
  • Frame Pacing: smoother gaming enhancements enabled on DirectX® 9 games
  • Enhanced image quality for 1080p media content scaled to 4K using adaptive directional filtering technology
  • Fine-tuned Dynamic Contrast algorithm?
  • Enhanced Video quality settings for 6th Generation A-Series AMD APUs
  • Display Port to HDMI™ 2.0 dongle support
  • Customizable display settings with fine tuning for resolutions, timings, and refresh rates
  • AMD FreeSync™ technology enhancements including AMD CrossFire™ support for DirectX 9 games and low frame rate compensation for smoother gameplay when below the minimum refresh rate
  • Incredible power efficiency for select products and applications through power optimizations
  • Frame Rate Target Control enhancements including; power saving capability, support for DirectX 9 games and extended range for target control (20 – 200 FPS)




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