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goodbye Catalyst Control Center, hello Radeon Sofware

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source: http://www.eteknix.com/goodbye-catalyst-control-center-hello-radeon-software-crimson-edition

 

 

 

So a few weeks ago we all heard the news that AMD has split up its Processor and Graphics divisions. Well, today we have the official word from AMD regarding the newly branded Radeon Technologies Group.

Something that AMD has previously struggled with in the graphics market is the software and drivers. While they worked, a lot of users experienced problems and that put a bad taste in a large portion of the enthusiast community. This new rebrand hopes to change things with the discontinuation of the Catalyst software and introduction of Radeon/ FirePro settings.

We will see the first introduction of Radeon settings in the form of Radeon Software Crimson Edition before the end of the year.

We were sent a press presentation to offer us an early look at what to expect from this new venture and Radeon Technologies Group (Radeon TG) want to drive home six key values of Pro Graphics, Gaming, VR/ AR, Immersive, Performance and Efficiency. Generally people would laugh at the efficiency part, but Fiji has certainly changed the minds of a lot of people.

 

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maybe CCC needed a complete design .. maybe

but but all of this would be for nothing if AMD's Radeon Division won't publish more WHQL certified drivers instead of half+ year apart

 

we all sow Windows' 10 behaviour when it comes to updates and how it manages hardware drivers - most of people are not tech savy and others, like enterprise users, won't even install BETA software

back in the day, ATi had a thing going - monthly driver updates .. it's gone

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CCC was absolutely horrendous at times not long ago, but it's actually been quite decent the past year or so, atleast for me.

Let's hope that this change irons out the rest of CCC's shortcomings. Though I really don't see the point in WHQL certification being of any relevance outside FirePro drivers for stopgap drivers.


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NOOOO

I'm already used to CCC and every one of it's qwerks/fuck ups

I'm not ready to troubleshoot more shite amd software! 

(Unless it's not shite for once then Bravo!)


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This is definitely a much needed move.

 

Nvidia's interface is not even that great but it was easy to use. It's the current CCC interface is so backward that doing any simple stuff requires multiple click that nVidia's interface looks so much better compare to it, would definitely be happy if they change that.

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I like it actually. Meanwhile nvidia has done fucking nothing with their control panel in like forever.

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NOOOO

I'm already used to CCC and every one of it's qwerks/fuck ups

I'm not ready to troubleshoot more shite amd software! 

(Unless it's not shite for once then Bravo!)

I doubt it is any different than CCC it only looks like visual change.


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Oh man that is sexy as hell lads.


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Hopefully AMD can begin to push out more driver updates as time goes on, and we can start to see a come back.  -Hopefully- Zen and Arctic Islands out-do all our expectations and they can gain back market share.  Or get bought by Apple.  Either!

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I don't own AMD products, and I'm not exactly a fan....

 

 

But this is great, I'd use this. Hopefully it isn't as buggy as GeForce has been for me on Windows 10.

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As long as it's less complicated than CCC. Seriously, that was a work of a sadist.

I like how this one looks, just not sure about "Crimson edition". Are we gonna have different editions through time?

On phone so did not read the article. 


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As long as it's less complicated than CCC. Seriously, that was a work of a sadist.

I like how this one works, just not sure about "Crimson edition". Are we gonna have different editions through time?

On phone so did not read the article. 

I think that's there word for major release. Maybe quarterly? 


muh specs 

Gaming and HTPC (reparations)- ASUS 1080, MSI X99A SLI Plus, 5820k- 4.5GHz @ 1.25v, asetek based 360mm AIO, RM 1000x, 16GB memory, 750D with front USB 2.0 replaced with 3.0  ports, 2 250GB 850 EVOs in Raid 0 (why not, only has games on it), some hard drives

Screens- Acer preditor XB241H (1080p, 144Hz Gsync), LG 1080p ultrawide, (all mounted) directly wired to TV in other room

Stuff- k70 with reds, steel series rival, g13, full desk covering mouse mat

All parts black

Workstation(desk)- 3770k, 970 reference, 16GB of some crucial memory, a motherboard of some kind I don't remember, Micomsoft SC-512N1-L/DVI, CM Storm Trooper (It's got a handle, can you handle that?), 240mm Asetek based AIO, Crucial M550 256GB (upgrade soon), some hard drives, disc drives, and hot swap bays

Screens- 3  ASUS VN248H-P IPS 1080p screens mounted on a stand, some old tv on the wall above it. 

Stuff- Epicgear defiant (solderless swappable switches), g600, moutned mic and other stuff. 

Laptop docking area- 2 1440p korean monitors mounted, one AHVA matte, one samsung PLS gloss (very annoying, yes). Trashy Razer blackwidow chroma...I mean like the J key doesn't click anymore. I got a model M i use on it to, but its time for a new keyboard. Some edgy Utechsmart mouse similar to g600. Hooked to laptop dock for both of my dell precision laptops. (not only docking area)

Shelf- i7-2600 non-k (has vt-d), 380t, some ASUS sandy itx board, intel quad nic. Currently hosts shared files, setting up as pfsense box in VM. Also acts as spare gaming PC with a 580 or whatever someone brings. Hooked into laptop dock area via usb switch

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I got use to CCC, it kept things organized for what I use it for but hopefully more feature will be added in this new software and not just a visual change.


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Where do I download it?


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CCC was absolutely horrendous at times not long ago, but it's actually been quite decent the past year or so, atleast for me.

Let's hope that this change irons out the rest of CCC's shortcomings. Though I really don't see the point in WHQL certification being of any relevance outside FirePro drivers for stopgap drivers.

To be honest I could give a shit about WHQL certification. It doesn't really mean anything, its just a badge.

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ATi had a thing going - monthly driver updates .. it's gone

 

NNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! AMD should never go back to their monthly updates. Ever. They were horrendous amount of shit that would blue screen your computer before you even downlaoded the file.

 

The redesign of CCC looks nice. It was already better looking than the Nvidia's control panel and now it's just that much more ahead.

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