AMD hires software specialist to write better drivers

AMD hires software specialist to write better drivers

When it comes to PC graphics cards AMD’s graphics division (formerly ATI) has always had nice video solutions with great performance and a number of nice features. Video cards are not hardware only, unfortunately, and even if you have the latest and greatest 3D card you need a software driver to power the hardware inside. This is where AMD lacks – despite the company’s premium hardware offers drivers have always been somewhat buggy, a fact that stems from AMD’s ATI past. A while ago we wrote that AMD would try to dramatically improve the quality of its video card drivers as part of the company’s new business strategy and now we see the first steps in this direction.

The thing is that AMD is now looking for a software specialist who, if hired, will work on improving the company’s software drivers. The person hired will have a specific task – to look for weak spots in the software drivers who make the cards depend too much on the power of processor that sends them data.

The perfect candidate for this AMD position should have experience with AMD processors and video cards, 5 years (or more) of programming in C, C++ and assembler and suitable education. The people selected should also live in California or Massachusetts but if they do not then this is not a problem.

Let’s hope to soon see dramatically improved AMD graphics drivers.

Source: AMD

Related posts

Microsoft Xbox 720 info leaked

A document, which describes Microsoft plans about the Xbox console for the next few years has somehow found its way on the Internet. What’s even more interesting is that the document portrays what steps Microsoft will take to make Xbox 720 and its digital solutions ubiquitous and found on any...

PQI unveils expandable Wi-Fi SD card

The popular memory and storage device manufacturer PQI has come up with an ingenious way of solving the Eye-Fi cards limited storage space. Up until now 8 GB Eye-Fi cards have been made available but often this much space is simply not enough when it comes to storing large size pictures...

Samsung Develops industry's first 30-nanometer-class DRAM

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced semiconductor technology solutions, today announced that the industry's first 30-nanometer-class DRAM has just successfully completed customer evaluations, in two gigabit (Gb) densities. With DDR3 SDRAM becoming the predominant main...

Leave a comment