I recently purchased Hp 15-ab027tx which comes with Radeon R7 M360 gpu and installed AMD catalyst control center. When i checked AMD website,I noticed to download Radeon Software Crimson for notebooks.

My question is what is the difference between these two and will i have to uninstall AMD catalyst control center in my laptop to install Radeon Software Crimson.

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    The version of the software. AMD renamed and rebranded the software in late 2015 – Ramhound Jan 6 '16 at 12:20
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    @Ramhound: Looks like a valid answer, dont't it? – duDE Jan 6 '16 at 12:42
  • so which is better: uninstall catalyst control center first and then install Radeon Software Crimson or just install it to avoid any installation error – Boban Thomas Jan 6 '16 at 12:53
  • This is a great question to self-answer – Ramhound Jan 6 '16 at 13:25

Comments pretty much covered the gist but here's an answer anyway... AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition is the new Control Panel software for AMD graphics cards. It's basically a UI upgrade from the Catalyst Control Center (CCC) and comes with a good amount of bug fixes.

In the comments you asked if you should uninstall the CCC before installing Crimson and that would be a good idea. To be on the safe side, create a restore point before uninstalling CCC and then go for it.


As per my opinion, Catalyst Control Center(CCC) is better than the Crimson. I recently updated to Crimson and noticed a huge change in graphical performance, my games started to lag a lot and wasn't delivering as good performance as before with the catalyst control center. So, my suggestion would be to keep using Catalyst Control Center.

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