'Good-bye' to AMD Catalyst Control Center, and 'Hello' to Radeon Software

AMD Radeon Software
AMD Radeon Software

If you own a Windows PC with an AMD Radeon GPU, you are, more than likely, not been happy with how the company has handled the development of its Catalyst Control Center. Now the company says it is ditching Catalyst in favor of a new driver and video settings system it is calling Radeon Software.

The first version of the driver, which will be labeled Crimson, is due for release by the end of 2015. The Radeon Settings user interface will take the place of the old Catalyst Control Center, and AMD says old Catalyst users will see a huge speed improvement when they use Radeon Settings. The top of the user interface will have tabs that show how to handle settings for gaming, video, display, and AMD's Eyefinity mutli-display technology.

The gaming tab will load up all of the PC games that users have installed on their hard drive, and Radeon users will be able to create individual graphics profiles for each game, including if they will use overclocking on the graphics chip. More options to change things will be available in the video and display tabs, and the Eyefinity should allow for a quick and fast set-up of a multi-display rig.

Source: AMD

John Callaham