AMD’s Radeon Software Crimson Edition Has Officially Launched
For all those flying their red banners high, today is a momentous day indeed–we finally bid farewell to the Catalyst Control Centre after 10 long years and finally usher in a new and modern graphics driver suite from the Red corner. The first of the new driver suite, dubbed Radeon Software, has released today–and it’s been dubbed “Crimson Edition”. Besides a fancy new modern UI and quicker start up times, the new driver suite does offer some tangible gaming performance and new features for newer AMD cards.
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I am in the process of downloading the version myself and testing out a few of the features my old 7950 supports, but for those of you with newer cards and new FreeSnyc monitors, you can jump for joy at some of the new goodies available to you. You get some FreeSync enhancements, Frame Pacing and Frame Target control enhancements which helps to reduce power consumption in less demanding games.
For those who lack the screen space for 4K, the new drivers allow custom resolution support, basically VSR done right. Still no support for older hardware on this front, unlike NVIDIA which can go all the way back to the GTX 5XX series
There are a host of other features, some of which I cannot explore since my hardware is too old, but after installing the software suite I’m impressed to say the least. The UI is responsive and each feature or preset is more or less explained, and although we have sent Catalyst Control Centre down river, it still manages to show up whenever you want to go into advanced settings for things like Custom resolution or desktop colour. Things like Overdrive have been kept within Radeon Software, and it’s pretty intuitive if you ever used the original Catalyst Control Centre.
If you’re using and AMD card, it just makes sense to upgrade–it’s newer, faster and sleeker. Get it here