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So where's performance updates like this from Nvidia? I've been disappointed with Kepler drivers, bad performance in Guild Wars 2 and Borderlands 2 and no fix available. This isn't user error, plenty of complaints about these games on forums. Friend has GTX 570 and weaker cpu but still has better minimum fps than me with those two games. I had more consistent performance in games with my old GTX 470 frown.gif Maybe I should switch to AMD side.
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So where's performance updates like this from Nvidia? I've been disappointed with Kepler drivers, bad performance in Guild Wars 2 and Borderlands 2 and no fix available. This isn't user error, plenty of complaints about these games on forums. Friend has GTX 570 and weaker cpu but still has better minimum fps than me with those two games. I had more consistent performance in games with my old GTX 470 frown.gif Maybe I should switch to AMD side.

The grass if always greener, NV is usually pretty good on drivers so I would wait it out, besides even if you switch I doubt you'll get that big of an improvement even with the 7970's brute power.
Edited by Junkboy - 10/22/12 at 6:11am
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The grass if always greener, NV is usually pretty good on drivers o I would wait it out, besides even if you switch I doubt you'll get that big of an improvement even with the 7970's brute power.

well, in this case it isnt, and there is complaints everywhere tongue.gif

and here is the answer to your second question:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1318763/tpu-amd-catalyst-12-11-performance-analysis

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Looks like it's time to finally upgrade that 5770 I've been riding the wheels off of biggrin.gif
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just in time. now definitely decided to go AMD instead of NVIDIA this time smile.gif

Wanting a 7750 or a 7770 for this 605e build. 560SE eats too much power. I can run two 7770s and still use 10w less lol.
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I wonder if these drivers will improve bench scores like Heaven and 3dmark11?
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I wonder if these drivers will improve bench scores like Heaven and 3dmark11?

3Dmark

And

Heaven
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Looks like it's time to finally upgrade that 5770 I've been riding the wheels off of biggrin.gif

less than 3 month from 8970(January), are you really sure?
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mmm, you are all so happy and celebrating decent drivers after so long instead of mad for getting broken drivers that cant squeeze the performance out of the cards from the beginning. 

As usual AMD delivered good hardware and alpha level drivers.

Now you are celebrating as a victory over Nvidia? Who are the fanboys now?

 

As I said in my previous post, Im really glad they are keeping up because we all need some competition, but lets not make things look like an achievement when they should be a given from the beginning.

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I wonder if these drivers will improve bench scores like Heaven and 3dmark11?

Performance is up across the board. Usually between 5-20%. 3DMark11 got a pretty substantial boost.

I think the king, though, is BF3. It got a whopping 20-25% boost in performance on the 7970 Ghz edition! biggrin.gif
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mmm, you are all so happy and celebrating decent drivers after so long instead of mad for getting broken drivers that cant squeeze the performance out of the cards from the beginning.
As usual AMD delivered good hardware and alpha level drivers.
Now you are celebrating as a victory over Nvidia? Who are the fanboys now?

As I said in my previous post, Im really glad they are keeping up because we all need some competition, but lets not make things look like an achievement when they should be a given from the beginning.

GCN is a long-term architecture for AMD. This driver improvement will also benefit future cards based on the GCN architecture as well. Kepler has had a few tweaks here and there over time, but all-in-all, the architecture based on GK104 has probably been wrung dry of performance, while GCN, which is a more complex architecture, will probably benefit from future optimization.

You've got to look past your nose sometimes. Just because AMD can create an architecture does not mean they immediately know how to code properly for it. They are definitely working on it though.
Edited by Mad Pistol - 10/22/12 at 7:15am
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