AMD ceases development of Gaming Evolved

Posted on Wednesday, Oct 12 2016 @ 20:04 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Three years ago AMD rolled out the Gaming Evolved tool, a piece of software co-developed in cooperation with Raptr. It was intended to be the red team's version of the GeForce Experience app offered by NVIDIA, among other things it enabled users to optimize game settings based on the system's hardware configuration and to stream gaming sessions to Twitch.

While it did seem like a GeForce Experience counterpart at first, there were a couple of important differences. Gaming Evolved relied on crowdsourced data and was based on a customized version of Raptr, so AMD's involvement with the tool was quite limited.

Gaming Evolved used to be bundled with AMD's Radeon Software drivers but WCCF Tech noticed this is no longer the case so the site decided to reach out to AMD to discover what's going on. Turns out Gaming Evolved got dumped, but AMD isn't sharing why:
Starting September 12th 2016, AMD is no longer bundling the “AMD Gaming Evolved App” by Raptr with builds of Radeon Software. The application will still work. AMD will cease to undertake any compatibility testing, install support or general technical support for this application, nor will it be available through Radeon Software or its installer. Previous builds of Radeon Software that include the “AMD Gaming Evolved App” dated before September 12th 2016 will remain intact and will not be affected. -AMD


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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