For AMD, 2017 has been rather eventful, not just for new hardware releases but also for the curious application of embargoes for product photos and unboxings. But leave it to AMD to pare this trickle marketing down even further. Today, AMD is revealing the name of their annual major driver update arriving in December: Radeon Software "Adrenalin" Edition.

So there you have it, the name for Radeon Software’s upcoming 2017 major driver update. And in fact, in all their etymological graciousness, AMD even disclosed that it was named after the Adrenalin Rose. What exactly is that flower anyway? Some kind of hybrid rose?

Botanical considerations aside, this is another entry in AMD’s now-annual cadence, joining 2014’s Catalyst Omega, 2015’s Radeon Software Crimson Edition, and 2016’s Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition. Even this summer featured a significant update in the form of Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.2. Suffice to say, we should be thankful for the mildly shorter Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition, moving away from such unfortunate nomenclature like Radeon Pro Software Crimson ReLive Edition Beta for Microsoft Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Or perhaps RPSCREB4MSW10FCU for short.

Stay tuned. We’ll have more to talk about than just the name soon enough.

Source: AMD

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  • Manch - Friday, December 1, 2017 - link

    OK, I was wondering what he was on about LOL
  • Spunjji - Thursday, November 30, 2017 - link

    Po-tay-to po-tah-to? Equally valid positive spin: You get the best driver set a month before you would if they released it in the new year!
  • firerod1 - Thursday, November 30, 2017 - link

    By the looks of the video, it seems to be some super upgrade for RX Vega drivers. Why else would they show a tear down of the card and then pump it up with some red lasers and have the logo pulsing.
  • DanGer1 - Friday, December 1, 2017 - link

    Agreed. They usually get a good boost from this major driver updates and with Vega being new it has more upside. I always got the sense form Raja that they were behind on software maybe this gets them up to speed. Vega has a lot of raw power, hopefully this harnesses it.
  • Targon - Monday, December 4, 2017 - link

    The actual driver design, not just the UI, may have changed. There are usually two sides, the UI/controls, and then you have the fundamental driver design. It is possible that these new drivers will be a significant change to the driver design, and it could even lead to improvements in the RX 400 and 500 series card performance. Or, it may be nothing but branding/cosmetics. We shall find out soon.
  • mode_13h - Monday, December 4, 2017 - link

    I'm really hoping this enables the DSBR. It could still help AMD's holiday sales numbers, a bit.

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