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AMD Radeon Crimson Edition Drivers

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Today, AMD released this year's major update to their Radeon drivers. The new package is called Radeon Software Crimson and features an updated control panel, many new features, and performance improvements in lots of games.

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nice idea with the GIF files for the 'video' content, that was a great idea.


shader cache seems rather interesting, cant wait to see real world results with that.
 

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I'm sorry, but I cannot understand this graph at all. What do all 4 different color sliders means??

blue=1600x900
red=1920x1080
green=2560x1440
purple=3840x2160
 

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FINALLY! Custom resolution and timing settings within AMD's own software! Not to mention frame pacing on DX9.
Kudos, AMD.
 
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Took much longer to install than the other CCC packages but so far so good.
 
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Can't wait to try this on Thursday!!! Unfortunatly I am away from my desktop so I can't test them. :(
 
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blue=1600x900
red=1920x1080
green=2560x1440
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I was wondering the same thing. Awesome assessment and agreed the animations are a nice touch.
 

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Excellent review! Thank you :)

Got it installed but I can't mess with it yet. Looking forward to fiddling with the new software. GPUz reads it as 15.8




blue=1600x900
red=1920x1080
green=2560x1440
purple=3840x2160
You did say that above the graph, just had to read the sentence above. Took me a second to catch it but I got it ;)
 

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Does the new package automatically install over old ones? No problems?
 
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A 4% increase in performance in GTA5 for AMD is nothing to sneeze at, its a demanding title, and if it helps alleviate a few more hiccups too...... hells yeah.
 
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I wish y'all would have included Project Cars in your test suite, since that's been a sore point for AMD users, and I haven't heard anything regarding the issues being resolved yet.
 
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for some reason the 6990 isn´t supported in crimson pkg....

it only shows HDMI Driver, Installation-Manager and Gaming envolved App :mad:



checking website, there is a crimson Beta online:

http://www2.ati.com/drivers/beta/radeon-crimson-15.11-ni-eg-64bit-with-dotnet45-win10-win8.1-win7.exe

i will try to use that "inf" to check ......
All cards pre-GCN have now been moved to legacy support:

http://techreport.com/news/29362/amd-ends-driver-support-for-non-gcn-radeon-cards
 
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Sweet. Sweet. Sweet. Love free improvements. AMD drivers, were already pretty good in the last years, but now are becoming great.

Obviously Shader cache idea is very nice, but i noticed something else, Flip Queue Size optimization - this is the same which was done by NV with the 950 to optimize latency for MOBA.

BTW I also like the idea with the animated gifs.
 
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As of the next driver release. According to the very article you posted, "The latest beta version of AMD's redesigned Radeon Software Crimson Edition is the last driver that will support these older cards."
Indeed.

n0tiert, chalk it up to teething problems or something.
 
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Nice to see that AMD finally also has a working shader cache, custom timings and other important stuff, good going.
 
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Added good comment too early.
Now after install I can say these drivers are piece of steaming crap.
It never happen in recent history to get popups with errors like I get now on restart.
Also the design is pretty bad.

AMD should try and run even more test cases as on my computer they definitely broke something and now I need to find how to roll this back.

EDIT: After uninstall/restart it corrupted my display, I could see only lines and blinks and many colors, like the video card was badly damaged, making the system completely unusable. Also to get to safe mode is not so easy on win 10, I guess everything moves too fast. I even pulled out the usb stick with win 10 trying to recover, but it was trying stuff on the win 7 which was a leftover on another drive .... Microsoft has its own team of geniuses. Anyway in the end I managed to get to safe mode but to make the matters worse I couldn't install the old driver from safe mode as during install some detection module could not be started. I ended up, manually searching and removing dlls and then uninstalling the driver from Device Manager and only then after so many restarts I managed to install again the old driver.

Moderator please advise if it is safe to curse on this site. I just want to say some sweet words to the AMD imbeciles which pushed this shit.
 
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This new installer keeps crashing on me... Not a good way to get started, AMD...
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Edit: 10 minutes later, it made progress. Do I have to wait an hour to install this thing?

I have to say, I haven't had such a bad experience with AMD's driver installation software ever in my life. This is just pathetic...

Edit: After several minutes of waiting (that is 20-25 minutes!!!) it eventually finished installing. Going to restart and do some tests...
 
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Edit: 10 minutes later, it made progress. Do I have to wait an hour to install this thing?
Look up how devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices works, then check in device manager if you have a ton of graphics cards devices (enable show hidden devices in menu), pm me if you have more questions.
 
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