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AMD Gaming Evolved App abandoned, support ends

by Mark Tyson on 13 October 2016, 10:01

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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AMD has confirmed that it has thrown in the towel with regards to the AMD Gaming Evolved App. The application was the red team's answer to Nvidia's 'GeForce Experience' companion, optimisation, and recording software. While the AMD-branded app will no longer be bundled in driver downloads, or supported by AMD, those who liked it can still download the Raptr app, which the AMD client was based upon.

Last month AMD stopped bundling the AMD Gaming Evolved App with its Radeon Crimson driver packages. The app was unbundled without comment in the release notes but the move was noticed by a few AMD graphics card users.

In response to the quiet unbundling, WCCF Tech's Keith May asked AMD about the continuing status of the AMD Gaming Evolved App and received the answer below:

"Starting September 12th 2016, AMD is no longer bundling the 'AMD Gaming Evolved App' by Raptr with builds of Radeon Software. The application will still work. AMD will cease to undertake any compatibility testing, install support or general technical support for this application, nor will it be available through Radeon Software or its installer. Previous builds of Radeon Software that include the 'AMD Gaming Evolved App' dated before September 12th 2016 will remain intact and will not be affected."

If you are a fan of the companion software you can still download the AMD branded app via Raptr, or just go and get the Raptr client for Windows which will continue to be updated and supported. Whichever you choose, AMD has had a long-running set of issues with the Raptr overlay listed in the 'Known Issues' section of the Radeon Crimson driver release notes, for quite a few revisions.

What do HEXUS readers with AMD graphics cards think of the unbundling, is it a shame that AMD doesn't have an answer to the GeForce Experience, or do you think 'good riddance'?



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Lets hope nVidia follow suit and stop trying to install stuff I don't want.
I used it as long as there where promotion to claim games with points, after those promotions ended I stopped using the app too. Still use the forum signature in a forum however, maybe I will join from time to time to update my steam stats.
shaithis
Lets hope nVidia follow suit and stop trying to install stuff I don't want.

Just use the custom install option, it will not install any component you don't want or need.
Friesiansam
shaithis
Lets hope nVidia follow suit and stop trying to install stuff I don't want.

Just use the custom install option, it will not install any component you don't want or need.

I much prefer it when companies use the “opt-in” approach rather than the “opt-out”, “opt-out” always smacks of a subversive methodology to introduce things rather than allowing people to make an informed decision.
Friesiansam
Just use the custom install option, it will not install any component you don't want or need.

That exactly what I do but why should I constantly have to tell them what I don't want?

Either deselect the optional components by default or only upgrade the components that are already installed.

The current method is nothing more than a way to leverage stuff onto my PC that I do not want.