AMD’s new Radeon Software: Crimson Edition has officially been released; and with it the long reign of the Catalyst Control Centre comes to an end. The new graphics control center represents an overhaul on the CCC, and brings with it a host of new features.
At the front of the new mini graphics operating system is a completely redesigned user interface. One that is intended to be more intuitive for users to use, while also reducing the amount of time needed for the software to launch at boot. The interface features a new game manager, new overdrive, and new video, display and AMD Eyefinity technology sections.
The launch of Radeon Software brings with it the first public support for AMD’s LiquidVR technology. This takes advantage of Graphics Core Next’s Asynchronous Compute Engine (ACE) to improve the fps, responsiveness and latency in virtual reality applications. ACE is currently being used in gaming consoles to use GPU resources more efficiently, and AMD is expecting it to provide a better VR experience.
AMD is also saying that it Radeon Software is able to get up to 20-percent more performance out of DirectX 12 games. It is difficult to tell how accurate this will be, considering that there are currently very few games that actually use DX12 right now.
Radeon Software: Crimson Edition is ready for download at AMD support site. It will also include a package to remove the CCC, making the transition to the new control centre a little smoother.