AMD Raven Ridge APU graphics updates to be delivered quarterly In early May, HEXUS reported on the first update delivered to owners of AMD's Raven Ridge APU since the processors' launch in February this year. The problem for the owners of these APUs was that there had been several versions of Radeon Adrenalin Software drivers for discrete AMD GPU users, but the APUs had not received any. It was disconcerting and disturbing that the level of support seemed to be different. However, the news was that, at that time, AMD was going to integrate Raven Ridge updates into the main discrete driver branch thereafter. Before the weekend there has been another update on the previous situation. Again it is from an AMD employee in a forum of enthusiasts. However, this time the news is not so good for the Raven Ridge fraternity. In a nutshell, AMD Raven Ridge GPU driver updates will take place at quarterly intervals, according to AMDMatt, in the Overclockers UK forums. In response to questions from another forum user, "How is it that there is no support for Raven Crest with the last two drivers? Did I think they were now unified?" AMDMatt responded that "the APU controllers are updated every 3 months as only the WHQL releases". Several users of the forum expressed disappointment in the programming, but there were no further comments about the AMD employee on the subject. In related news, we reported on Friday that Intel updated its Kaby Lake G Radeon RX Vega M controller to be based on the AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.6.1 driver. Now it even shares the same version number, instead of one of Intel's even longer and harder-to-remember digital splurges.