PSA: AMD’s Graphics Driver will Eat One CPU Core when No Radeon Installed
When I was messing around with an more mature SSD take a look at program I puzzled why the machine’s performance was SO sluggish with the NVIDIA card I just mounted. Home windows startup, desktop, Web, every little thing in Home windows would just be unbelievably slow. This is an outdated dual-core machine, but it ran completely great with the AMD Radeon card I applied just before.
At first I blamed NVIDIA, but when I opened Undertaking Supervisor I observed one particular of my cores sitting down at one hundred%—that are not able to be appropriate.
Digging a bit more into this, it looks like RadeonSettings.exe is employing just one processor main at maximum one hundred% CPU load. Ugh, but there is no AMD graphics card installed ideal now.