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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.

This is awesome and makes me want those new omega drivers biggrin.gifthumb.gif
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Finally! I haven't had any trouble lately with AMD's drivers but Catalyst has always been a pile of garbage. I can't wait to get rid of it.
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best is yet to come

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I actually prefer the look of Catalyst Control Center....
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TK421 View Post

best is yet to come

lol
it is already here.....it is called RadeonPro.... but it is not release by AMD. biggrin.gif

I seriously couldnt think of anything useful to add on CCC to be useful that worth a driver rebrand, other than the feature set that is already available by a 3rd party software. Of cause, if they add all those RadeonPro features then it is worth of rebrand, but I doubt AMD will add any of them. rolleyes.gif

This feels like a basic rebrand just like Nvidia did on their Detonator --> forceware rebrand.
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I actually like the way this looks, I cannot stand CCC.

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Finally looks like AMD is waking up.. Looking forward to it. thumb.gif
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So aside from aesthetics, does this actually bring anything? CCC works well for me as is, is simple and laid out well. This seems to look more polished, but more bloated at the same time. As long as it loads as quick if not quicker and I can get to the settings as fast I will be fine. If it's worse in either regard than it is a fail to me. I don't care about how it looks, I only care about stability, performance and ease of use.
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good changes. Keep it coming AMD.

I am waiting for Arctic island. Let's hope for at least 50% performance boost from 980 Ti and Fury X.
    
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While I like the approach. The UI design in my opinion is terrible. Hopefully the screens didn't do it justice.
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