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AMD appears to be making good on its promise to address frame latency issues via driver updates. Andrew Dodd, AMD's Catalyst guru, tells us a variant of the Catalyst 13.2 beta driver we tested will be released via AMD's website next week. That should be a nice first step toward shoring up Radeon performance compared to the competition.

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AMD's catalyst 13.2 beta should be out next week. it has driver optimizations for reducing frame latency in DX 9 games like skyrim, guild wars 2, borderlands 2

AMD also mentions the new memory manager driver should be available within few weeks. thumb.gif
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post #2 of 87
Nice stuff AMD. I like the simple buttons to swap through the different drivers/cards too.

It'll be nice to see all of those accusations of AMD intentionally sacrificing smoothness for raw frame rates.
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There goes 12.11 performance lol.
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

There goes 12.11 performance lol.

GW2 is the only one with significant loss






Edited by sherlock - 1/16/13 at 8:22pm
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There goes 12.11 performance lol.

It seem they are still getting the same fps in the games they tested.
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I don't care if they loose FPS this is what we all need smooth frame rate is better than more FPS.
 
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post #7 of 87
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GW2 is the only one with significant loss







I think we need to see more benchmarks to see if it is an across the board FPS loss.

By the time you test a bunch of games that 12.11 performance in raw fps 12.11 will be lower. I personally dont give a dam. I want consistent fps.
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I don't care if they loose FPS this is what we all need smooth frame rate is better than more FPS.

The guy with 3 x 7970 speaks. We have fps to spare lol.
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post #8 of 87
I'm just glad that AMD is aiming for a "smother" experience instead of just throwing frames out there. wink.gif
Now if they could just fix their Linux drivers! mad.gif
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Wow AMD is looking great this generation. They really cleaned up there drivers, just hope it is not to big of a lose of performance for smoothness(but most figured that this was the case..). If they keep this up I know what I am buying next gen thumb.gif
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post #10 of 87
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I don't care if they loose FPS this is what we all need smooth frame rate is better than more FPS.


this is true,, who cares about a 2-3 fps drop? I would rather have smoother then a few fps difference
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