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The Catalyst we have known and love will now be put out to pasture, ushering in an exciting era of new software under the Radeon moniker. The familiar name brings back warm and fuzzy feelings of days gone by, but this software suite is more than just drivers.
More than a month ago, AMD announced the creation of Radeon Technologies Group with industry veteran Raja Koduri at the helm. This group is tasked with integrating all things GPU, including hardware, software, design and more. The first major announcement came today in the form of a new software suite, or “mini graphics operating system” as AMD dubs it.
Enter Radeon Settings
Replacing Catalyst Control Center will be the new Radeon Settings tool. The software will feature a “Gaming” tab, where you can tweak settings and overclocks specific to individual games, in addition to the usual global settings available. Other options will be similar to previous Catalyst suites, but Radeon Settings offers much quicker startup time and easier navigation.
Look for the software to be released before the end of 2015.
Additional features and screenshots are available in the galleries below. All slides and images courtesy of AMD. The first gallery contains a basic overview and high-level features:
The second gallery has a more detailed breakdown:
For additional information straight from AMD, check out the embedded video: