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    News - AMD abandons monthly Catalyst release cycle

    "You’ll only need to upgrade to a new Catalyst driver when it makes sense," says team Radeon.
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    Re: News - AMD abandons monthly Catalyst release cycle

    Hehe nice screenshot from the olden days

    Can't remember if I mentioned this when it was talked about in the forums in a few days ago, but it's a shame in a way, I quite liked the constant tick over of monthly releases when compared to big bruisers from nVidia that weren't as predictable and often caused large changes, not always for the better. But I suppose automatic updates are now improved to a point where notification is at least less of an issue.

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    Re: News - AMD abandons monthly Catalyst release cycle

    AMD drivers have been bad for the past 6 months so hopefully this will help in some way.

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    Re: News - AMD abandons monthly Catalyst release cycle

    Yay, proper time to test and roll out updates instead of pressure to push out untested drivers. This is good news.

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    Re: News - AMD abandons monthly Catalyst release cycle

    Slowly, but surely - that should be the way to do it. Seriously, I was about to get tired of constantly updating Radeon drivers, then later on find out that something in my graphics doesn't work out right. Whenever I get notifications of new updates being available for download, I do not know whether these are essential or not anymore.

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    Re: News - AMD abandons monthly Catalyst release cycle

    Taking a leaf out of Nvidia's book
    Trust Profile HEXUS Forum FAQ and Colour coding/Post Count awards

    'The Fox is cunning and relentless, and has got his Fibre Optic Broadband'

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    Re: News - AMD abandons monthly Catalyst release cycle

    Quote Originally Posted by csgohan4 View Post
    Taking a leaf out of Nvidia's book
    Or ATI's previous book before they switched to monthly releases

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    Re: News - AMD abandons monthly Catalyst release cycle

    Hope they'll get the VCE drivers out soon!

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    Re: News - AMD abandons monthly Catalyst release cycle

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    Hope they'll get the VCE drivers out soon!
    I think VCE is a mythical beast...

    Will only be disappointing in the flesh as well sadly, but the silence from AMD on the matter is shocking.

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    Re: News - AMD abandons monthly Catalyst release cycle

    The hardware is present on lots of cards, it's just a case of getting the drivers/software out. No way of saying how it will perform really.

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    Re: News - AMD abandons monthly Catalyst release cycle

    Being the cautious type I always waited about two weeks before updating to the latest drivers before running the updates, that way I could google for know issues and not install it if it means that it might break something that is running OK without the update.

    It has to be said though, that I think the last few updates have improved the general performance of my graphics card and I am getting less noticeable stutter on games that used to stutter quite a lot.

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