1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

AMD Fusion Gaming Utility Version 1.0 Released

Discussion in 'News' started by malware, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. malware New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2004
    Messages:
    5,476 (1.54/day)
    Thanks Received:
    956
    Location:
    Bulgaria
    AMD today launched the first official version of its Fusion Gaming Utility. Working on AMD systems only, the Fusion Gaming Utility turns off various Windows processes and thus gains some additional performance when needed. AMD Fusion works with both Microsoft Windows XP 32/64-bit and Windows Vista 32/64-bit.

    DOWNLOAD: AMD Fusion Gaming Utility Version 1.0

    General
    • This utility is being released as a version 1.0 and, as such, may have additional bugs or errors that are not outlined in this Errata guide which result in system instability, data corruption or incorrect operation of the software or computer system in which it is implemented
    • We are looking into these issues, and new releases will be available on this site
    • AMD Fusion for Gaming will run on any PC with an AMD processor, but offers additional tuning for such systems with AMD chipsets and graphics

    Errata:
    • The system may hang when running profiles utilizing AMD OverDrive cpu tuning on Windows Vista 64-bit and XP 64-bit operating systems, requiring a reboot
    • The system may hang when engaging a profile from the simple mode (button) interface, if the mouse click is held and the mouse is moved off of the application, on Windows XP systems, requiring a reboot
    • The system may hang when a profile is disengaging if the user is moving and/or clicking the mouse, requiring a reboot
    • It may not be possible to create custom profile with ATI Catalyst Auto-Tune GPU tuning enabled on Windows XP 64-bit systems
    • In Windows XP 64-bit and Vista 64-bit operating systems, there may be a long delay waiting for a profile to engage
    • When AMD Fusion for Gaming is disengaged, the system may not be fully restored to its previous state, requiring a reboot
    • Valve’s Steam online gaming platform will be shut down when engaging a profile
    • Some applications that are shut down will not automatically start back up when AMD Fusion for Gaming disengages
    • Some applications may not shut down as intended when AMD Fusion for Gaming engages
    • AMD OverDrive upgrades may not install properly with AMD Fusion for Gaming installed on the system
    • Some special characters in custom profile names do not save correctly
    • A message that states that ATI Auto-Tune has not yet been performed may not display when running profiles utilizing GPU tuning
    • When editing or creating a profile, the Enter key will cancel the operation without a warning message
    • Profiles with leading or trailing white space characters may cause multiple profiles to appear to have the same name
    • On the status screen, the font appears to change from top to bottom
    • Profile names can not be changed
    • The application window will not remain on a secondary display when switching between the simple and advanced views
    • A new profile will overwrite an existing profile with the same name, without a warning message
    Source: TechConnect Magazine
  2. Meizuman

    Meizuman

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2008
    Messages:
    625 (0.30/day)
    Thanks Received:
    88
    Location:
    Finland (northern)
    Also works in older AMD systems, like my Socket A rig. Didn't help much though, because it has Radeon 9250. The worst hardware item I have ever bought :shadedshu

    Of course AMD boost and other new features are not supported in older systems.
  3. TheMailMan78

    TheMailMan78 Big Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Messages:
    20,904 (7.99/day)
    Thanks Received:
    7,489
    From what I understand only un-optimized systems will benefit from this. Lets say you have something like remote registry turned on. Fusion will turn it off. Things like that. I currently only have 36 processes running so I doubt this will be any benefit to people like me.
  4. ShadowFold

    ShadowFold New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2007
    Messages:
    16,919 (7.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,644
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    Dl'd it at midnight.. I was expecting this. Works the same as the beta and still awesome.
  5. TheMailMan78

    TheMailMan78 Big Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Messages:
    20,904 (7.99/day)
    Thanks Received:
    7,489
    How so?
  6. ShadowFold

    ShadowFold New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2007
    Messages:
    16,919 (7.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,644
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    Raises my Vantage score a lot. Also helps in Mass Effect and Saints Row 2.
  7. TheMailMan78

    TheMailMan78 Big Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Messages:
    20,904 (7.99/day)
    Thanks Received:
    7,489
    By how much? Also does it say what it turns off or does?
  8. truehighroller1 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2007
    Messages:
    189 (0.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    9


    They say AMD systems only, do they mean with an ATI card or only with a AMD CPU?
  9. Silverel

    Silverel New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    Messages:
    1,769 (0.72/day)
    Thanks Received:
    233
    Location:
    Detroit, MI
    Both, from what I understand. You'd need AMD CPU and ATI GPU.

    lol... durr...

    OP sez...
    AMD Fusion for Gaming will run on any PC with an AMD processor, but offers additional tuning for such systems with AMD chipsets and graphics
  10. ShadowFold

    ShadowFold New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2007
    Messages:
    16,919 (7.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,644
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    Works fine on my GTX 280...
  11. truehighroller1 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2007
    Messages:
    189 (0.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    9

    Right they need to be more clear when they state this as that is what they say on ther site where I seen this like a month ago. Will only run on AMD systems, well that's great verify what that means AMD come on... I have two ATI cards, does that classify as an amd system?
  12. ShadowFold

    ShadowFold New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2007
    Messages:
    16,919 (7.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,644
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    AMD owns ATi, that doesn't mean they are AMD Radeon's now. They are still ATi.
  13. TheMailMan78

    TheMailMan78 Big Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Messages:
    20,904 (7.99/day)
    Thanks Received:
    7,489
    Ok but what the hell does it do EXACTLY.
  14. ShadowFold

    ShadowFold New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2007
    Messages:
    16,919 (7.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,644
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    idk it just makes my games run better lol
  15. thraxed Guest

    I remember the first time I ran the beta, told it maxed performance and it try to kill ever service, locking my pc up. Basically what this program is equal to is clicking start-control panel-admin tools-services and turning off every possible service.
  16. Necrofire

    Necrofire New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2007
    Messages:
    586 (0.24/day)
    Thanks Received:
    45
    It kills services, even works on 64-bit systems.

    I gained about 150 megs of ram running the expert profile.
    It killed Winamp and PeerGuardian, but didn't kill rainmeter.
    I wanna know wtf "Hard Drive Acceleration" is...

    If I were this program, I'd kill explorer, then have my own little game-explorer open, then start explorer when the game ended.
  17. Polarman

    Polarman New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2008
    Messages:
    1,627 (0.73/day)
    Thanks Received:
    292
    Location:
    Rimouski
    I may give it a try.
  18. soldier242 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Messages:
    145 (0.07/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6
    Location:
    Badgecave ... somewhere in Dresden
    sounds quite good ... i mean turning services off that aren't needed during games isn't a bad idea ... there needs to be an opensource prog that do stuff like taht for all systems
  19. WarEagleAU

    WarEagleAU Bird of Prey

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2006
    Messages:
    10,796 (3.67/day)
    Thanks Received:
    545
    Location:
    Gurley, AL
    It is basically the same program as Game Optimizer 1.0. They work the same and 36 processes or not it will turn some off and help.
  20. wolf2009 Guest

  21. Steevo

    Steevo

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2005
    Messages:
    8,121 (2.54/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,127
    It raises the core speed of the CPU, GPU, shuts off unneeded processes, and uses the system RAM as a form of disk boost, probably prefetching data for the main game process. It also unloads other windows processes, depending on what you choose, the firewall, your anti-virus, some networking support, etc....



    Basicly anythign to free up every available cycle, every bit of RAM, and a slight overclock.
    10 Million points folded for TPU
  22. EviLZeD

    EviLZeD New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2006
    Messages:
    818 (0.28/day)
    Thanks Received:
    47
    its actually really good it saves you time manually disabling services it gave me a 5 fps boost in gta 4 benchmark on expert profile
  23. eidairaman1

    eidairaman1

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Messages:
    12,085 (4.67/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,377
    nice but i shut off services manually so they never start, at least ones i deem unnecessary to normal system operation and gaming.
  24. Marineborn

    Marineborn New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2009
    Messages:
    2,144 (1.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    312
    sounds like a automated version of the old school enditall
  25. TheMailMan78

    TheMailMan78 Big Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Messages:
    20,904 (7.99/day)
    Thanks Received:
    7,489
    I just uninstalled it. I lost 5,000 points in 3DMark06. NO thank you.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page