Date: Tuesday , December 12, 2017
We’ve been on the AMD Crimson Edition driver now for a while as you can see. AMD started this series of big yearly driver releases back in 2014 with the introduction of the AMD Catalyst Omega Driver. Ever since then, at least once a year there has been a big software release delivering better performance, and new features in drivers to improve the gameplay experience.
Move over Crimson, it is time for Adrenalin. Today AMD continues the streak of yearly large driver updates today’s release of the AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition driver. That spelling is correct, there is no "E" in this Adrenalin, as this driver takes its theme from the Adrenalin Rose. This new driver is all about improving the core components and features within the driver, and delivers a couple of new features to improve the gameplay experience.
This is not a specific "performance" driver, though since the last release of Crimson ReLive Edition performance has improved over time in games on AMD GPUs. In fact, AMD told us to never again expect a "performance driver," as it now stays on top of performance during the lifecycle of the driver set. Today we will introduce this new driver to you and all the new additions and features. In an in-depth follow up article we will test GPU performance over time to see how performance has improved for 2017 in regards to Polaris and Vega GPUs.