AMD Crimson Edition Expected To Launch Today, New Features Detailed In Presentation
It seems that the earlier rumors of AMD launching its new driver suite, Radeon Software Crimson Edition, on or around November 24th might be coming true after all judging from a recent presentation by the company.
Crimson is set to succeed the currently used Catalyst Control Center and not only offer a new and easy to use experience but also improved driver support, stability and performance enhancements. The new driver suite enhances the old features available while introducing a lot of new ones as well to ensure best experience in not only gaming but also entertainment and office work.
In terms of technical benefits, Crimson boasts up to 1.8 times more power saving, 20 percent improved game performance and a fast responding new UI. AMD has recently been improving their driver support to counter Nvidia’s and that only improves with Crimson with up to 8 major WHQL certified driver releases throughout 2016 alongside numerous beta drivers.
One of the biggest new enhancement with Crimson seems to be the added support of AMD Crossfire to DirectX 9 games as well as the newly introduced Low Framerate Compensation (LFC) feature that works alongside FreeSync to provide an even smoother experience when frames in a game don’t match those of the refresh rate of the display.
Built entirely on Linux based Qt framework instead of Microsoft’s .Net framework, the new control panel features a redesigned interface that is not only faster but also easier to use even for those new to AMD.
The control panel will have new interface tabs created for separate features such as video, display and Eyefinity. Crimson also allows for creation of custom display resolutions as well as refresh rate and pixel clock modification of the display.