Last week AMD released their new Crimson Driver software suite. This was supposed to be a big thing for AMD, but it looks like it has already been met with some controversy. Over the weekend many users reported that once they had installed the Crimson software the fan on their GPU remained locked at 20%. This change happened without the user knowing and it was discovered when the system would reboot.
Earlier today we talked about NVIDIA’s 900 Series GeForce graphics cards getting a price cut for the Holidays, well it looks like AMD graphics cards are getting a price cut too. You are going to see price cuts on AMD’s entire current lineup including the R9 Fury X, R9 Fury, R9 Nano, R9 390X, R9 390, and R9 380.
AMD today released its completely reimagined graphics software suite, Radeon Software Crimson Edition, giving users an exceptional new user experience, 12 new or enhanced features, up to 20 percent more graphics performance, adjustability that can nearly double generational energy efficiency, and rock-solid stability across the full spectrum of AMD graphics products.
TUL Corporation, a leading and innovative manufacturer of AMD graphic cards since 1997, has released a new video card in PowerColor PCS+ R9 380X Myst. Edition 4GB GDDR5. It is based on AMD’s latest GCN architecture that delivers extraordinary graphics performance and image quality; furthermore, the models also support AMD’s newest technologies such as Virtual Super Resolution, FreeSync and Liquid VR.
AMD today has officially announced the Radeon R9 380X graphics card. This card is positioned between the Radeon R9 380 and Radeon R9 390. The card will start at $229 and take advantage of the gap between NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 960 ($190) and the GeForce GTX 970 ($319).
AMD is working really hard to get our their next-generation GCN powered graphics cards in 2016. While AMD is mostly keeping things quiet, AMD’s Raja Koduri who is head of the Radeon Technologies Group did reveal some details in a chat with Forbes.
As its first major announcement after consolidating most of its visual computing divisions into the Radeon Technologies Group under Raja Koduri AMD will be re-branding AMD Catalyst as Radeon Software. The first release will be called Radeon Software Crimson Edition 15.11.
About a year ago AMD released its special edition Catalyst Omega drivers, which featured many bug fixes and introduced quite a lot of new features. It looks like AMD is planning another major Omega update for November. These WHQL-signed drivers should bring with them massive performance optimizations across the board for many of the latest games as well as the opportunity for AMD to introduce new software features to their drivers.
At this point we really do not know that much about AMD’s next generation GPU. We do however know that will be feature HBM2 with over 1TB/s of memory bandwidth. Well AMD CEO Lisa Su recently stated, “We are also focused on delivering our next generation GPUs in 2016 which is going to improve performance per watt by two times compared to our current offerings, based on design and architectural enhancements as well as advanced FinFET products process technology”.
AMD has just released the Catalyst 15.10 Beta drivers. These drivers have performance and quality optimizations for Ashes of the Singularity in DirectX 12 mode and also address issues with Star Wars: Battlefront beta.
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