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[WCCFtech]AMD Omega 'Special Drivers' Version 2.0 release in November

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low CPU overhead that is on par with Nvidia in DX9-11?

Yes? = Good
No? = No Good.
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OOhhhh fancy!!!

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The hype is real for me, I love me some AMD drivers. My 7970's improved so much over their life time, and my 290's have gained a 10% perf increase in BF4 and GTA V over the past two weeks that I have owned them. I can't wait for these drivers. Omega 1.0 was awesome!
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Linux support sounds great. Hopefully all those games coming out recently for Linux can now support an AMD cards officially.
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Omega drivers are always superior to the regular AMD ones, sadly they are released only once a year.
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The 'best' comment on that article is how Fury X improved performance in Ryse with new drivers.

TPU's 980Ti lightning review now puts Fury X on par with 980Ti at 1440p while about 5% faster at 4k. otoh lightning performs 25% faster than the stock 980Ti at 4k which makes me think that it's throttling lower than in the previous review.
    
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Would "Frame Rate Conversion 2.0" be FRTC 2.0, or are they two different things?
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Rumors say the new Arctic Islands GPUs are going to have a really nice, high quality video decoding block. Seeing how everyone uses VLC for some godforsaken reason, better support for VAAPI hardware decoding can only be a good thing.



"Compression Artifact Removal 2" and "Detail Enhancement 2" are video effects, right? Depending on how it's implemented (does it use the UVD block, the CPU, or GPU shaders?), I might be interested in that.
Edited by brucethemoose - 10/27/15 at 11:28pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PiOfPie View Post

Would "Frame Rate Conversion 2.0" be FRTC 2.0, or are they two different things?

No, that's motion interpolation, otherwise known as AMD Fluid Motion I believe. Some commercial video players might use it, but the free implementation for MPC is called BlueSky if you want to try it yourself:
http://bluesky23.yukishigure.com/en/BlueskyFRC.html




FYI AMD introduced this with the last Omega driver, and it's kind of a big deal... and Nvidia doesn't have anything comparable. But no one cares about video playback quality these days, so no-one even noticed sad-smiley-002.gif
Edited by brucethemoose - 10/27/15 at 11:38pm
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