AMD replacing Catalyst Control Center with Radeon Settings

Catalyst Control Center will be replaced by Radeon Crimson, has new look and features.

@seanridgeley
Published Mon, Nov 2 2015 11:04 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

AMD is soon replacing its age-old but ever-reliable Catalyst Control Center with something more modern with Radeon Settings. As well, it will be replacing its annual Omega driver releases with colour-named releases (the first of which will be named Crimson Edition), while still releasing "minor" drivers monthly.

Radeon Settings is built on a new architecture, and it shows in its slick interface. It's not just about the look, though: Senior Manager of the newly formed Radeon Technologies Group Terry Makedon says Settings was built on responsiveness, discoverability, and ease of use.

Features include automatic game detection, notifications of news and driver releases, quick driver downloading, per-game tweaking (this includes Overdrive support), Frame Rate Target Control, built-in profiles, per-display settings for FreeSync and Virtual Super Resolution, simpler and quicker Eyefinity configuration, system information, and more. Sadly, it does not offer sorely needed video recording functionality -- you'll still have to use the unpleasant Raptr app for that (or an external program). Hopefully, AMD adds it in a future version. Side note: start-up performance will be faster, especially if you're on desktop.

Radeon Settings will launch late November.

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Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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