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But this actually does improve CPU overhead significantly....

You see very small gains in GPU bound situations (see anand review for example) but impressive gains in CPU heavy games.

These aren't your normal driver improvement aimed at specific new titles... These are across the board DX improvements that seem to be doing a great job so far.

You have to admit that the whole wonder driver was a big marketing push to combat the Mantle hype.

Like I said, its a quality driver, but the whole wonder driver thing... c'mon. rolleyes.gif
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You have to admit that the whole wonder driver was a big marketing push to combat the Mantle hype.

Like I said, its a quality driver, but the whole wonder driver thing... c'mon. rolleyes.gif

Yeah I'm sceptical too - however BF4 has NEVER seen such a huge increase in performance.
And that's one of THE BENCH worthy games to go to for DX11
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edit - bah nevermind, I see it's in the description lol.
Edited by criznit - 4/7/14 at 9:51am
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Just cause 2 sees an 18% fps increase




Probably more once you get into the JC2 multiplayer mod with tons of players doing all sorts of crazy stuff. Happy about that since I actually like playing JC2 MP.

Still DLing BF4, want to see what it does on win7
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You have to admit that the whole wonder driver was a big marketing push to combat the Mantle hype.

Like I said, its a quality driver, but the whole wonder driver thing... c'mon. rolleyes.gif

Well of course they're going to also advertise a good driver...

Mantle came with a much, MUCH bigger PR hassle from AMD. It was literally hyped and teased for months and months. With this driver we got one or two PR slide sets before launch...
 
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Some preliminary results from my setup:

Stock 4770K + 1300MHz Titan:

Bioshock infinite bench utility (not CPU bound) 5.5% gain

Star Swarm custom scenario 37% gain

(dont ask about the 4770K, I'm on the stock cooler atm)


Question.... so why did you hate in mantle so much?

You carried on about how much thus is ocn and no one runs cpu at stock etc. I see you in this thread posting pr slides you bashed amd for publishing.

I find it real amusing.
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wonder if ditching DX10 helped them get this performance boost.

my 550 Ti sure could use some love Nvidia or maybe make the latest drivers not crash or BSOD.

GTX 560 Ti over here and these drivers seem to work fine on first look (played a game for two hours). No idea if there's any performance boost as I didn't benchmark anything, but things play smooth and no crash for now.

The last drivers also ran without crashes but weren't totally stutter free without tweaking around in the control panel.
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the performance gains on bf4 is amazing *_* (yes I play on the laptop in sig)
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GTX 560 Ti over here and these drivers seem to work fine on first look (played a game for two hours). No idea if there's any performance boost as I didn't benchmark anything, but things play smooth and no crash for now.

The last drivers also ran without crashes but weren't totally stutter free without tweaking around in the control panel.

I'm seeing a big improvement in minimum frame rates on my 560ti.
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I think I prefer nvidias approach of doing it in dx11. Instead of amds way with a new api.

Got me wondering what nvidia and amd been hiding all these years.
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Performance for free, but wish that performance was there from day one. Maybe they hired new eyes to look at their driver code.

Yeah, I don't get it either. I remember AMD released a game-changing driver a long while back that put the 79XX Tahiti chips ahead of the 6X0 GK104s.

My understanding is this 337.50 driver is just the same kind of sweeping optimization.

This gives me mixed feelings because it hints that performance limitations are "built-in" to cards. Maybe it's by sheer driver engineering resources being insufficient to unlock that missing potential earlier, or at a bleaker level maybe it's to encourage upgrades to SLI and such.

EDIT: Looks like Catalyst 12.11 was AMD's wonder driver.
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