AMD Driver Performance Review


Feb 23, 2002
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HardOCP have an interesting article which details the performance changes during 2012 due to driver improvements. Although it's generally recommended to use the latest drivers (due to other things such as bug fixes), it makes for an interesting read:

AMD overall had a rough start with the Radeon HD 7970/7950 and drivers at the beginning of 2012. Thankfully, AMD pulled itself up out of the rut and delivered official drivers and CrossFire support, months after hardware release. Then, a change occurred, monthly driver releases were stopping. Thankfully AMD kept up with the gaming by releasing Beta drivers on or before game launch, providing official driver support and CrossFire profiles. The AMD driver situation in the second half of 2012 was a much different and a better situation than 1H12.

Read the rest here.


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