Radeon Crimson Driver: for gamers on Ubuntu

Radeon Crimson Driver will be the name of the last update for the AMD graphics driver package which has come to be the perfect replacement for Catalyst, which is increasingly close to facing retirement, especially after the launch of Omega and which will be available for our systems Ubuntu really soon. Radeon-840x473 (1)

The driver packages developed by this company, from now on will be known as Radeon Software, and Radeon Software Crimson Edition is the inaugural launch under that new name.


Directly at the offices of AMD it is said that the performance in Linux of some games I would increase up to 112%. But let's not let that percentage complicate the picture for us, it may seem that someone made a mistake with the accounts or that someone wanted to be funny. But I think that on the other hand, we should not have major difficulties in trusting the word of AMD, they have shown that when they set out to do it they manage to do very interesting and very well accomplished things and perhaps that is why it would not be unreasonable to think that the data is Right.

The point is that the considered "normal" performance increases of the controllers are usually much smaller. Generally speaking, a common gamer experiencing a performance increase of between 10% to 15% would consider it as something great and deserves recognition; but that 112% (which in some cases could be higher) is surprising data that could put AMD in a privileged place among graphics giants like NVIDIA, at least in Linux.


It is no secret that AMD does not have the best relationship with Linux and of course Ubuntu does not escape it. What is the support for AMD drivers is very poor as well as scarce and the new drivers reach strange intermittencies, in addition to that some game developers prefer to release the games without support for AMD cards.

A critical point that AMD has had during this 2015 has been the limited number of WHQL certified driver releases. AMD was working on a large number of beta versions during this 2015 (maintaining an average of at least one release per month, beyond the case in which the company set aside its monthly release schedule since 2012) however, they managed only 3 releases with WHQL certificates.


WHQL certification is nothing more than another quality control, but it protects us with what arises in relation to game bugs specific, which are the errors that most will get involved in, however AMD will focus on solving this whole thing about the WHQL certified releases in this 2016.

Now, what does AMD bring us again?

It is not only a change of name and image and to try to summarize what is the goal of AMD in a word, stability would be the answer. The secure company that performed the automated tests twice the time in 25% of the cases. And he also claims to have tried Crimson driver in more than 15% of configurations, including up to "the latest technologies."


The new start:

The new Radeon Crimson Driver is almost available, but while here you can Download whatever you need for linux. The best thing is that the developers at Radeon Technologies Group have not ruled out any platform so we hope that Ubuntu will not be forgotten.

What if we should not let go are these figures that have been leaked in VideoCardz, with the Radeon Crimson Driver, games like Bioshock Infinite will increase your performance considerably by 112%, DOTA 2 en 113% o Total War what would i do in 115%, as como también Portal 2. These are only some titles but some of the best known and that serve for AMD to show its latest achievement.

Bioshock Infinite

At the moment we can only wait for the official launch of the controller to know much more about what it will bring us.

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  1.   Tile said

    AMD does know how to give headaches with its Radeon drivers, I have a laptop that has been forgotten for weeks with a fresh install of Arch just because I can't use the drivers. With intel I have not had that problem (although I did not expect them from the integrated intel), I do not have Nvidia so I will refrain from commenting.

  2.   saeron said

    It is not to put the lace but a performance of 112% equates to an increase of 12%.

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