Earlier this month, AMD introduced its first public graphics driver with frame pacing support for multi-GPU setups. The feature addresses the uneven frame delivery - otherwise known as microstuttering - that we've observed on CrossFire configurations.
AMD has released the second version of a driver that with frame pacing support for multi-GPU setups. The new driver offers additional performance enhancements for both CrossFire and single-card configs.
Catalyst 13.8 Beta 2 is now available on AMD's website
Here are the highlights of the AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta2 Driver for Windows:
- Saints Row 4: Performance improves up to 25% at 1920x1280 with Ultra settings enabled
- Splinter Cell Blacklist: Performance improves up to 9% at 2560x1600 with Ultra settings enabled
- Final Fantasy XIV: Improves single GPU and CrossFire performance
- Van Helsing: Fixes image quality issues when enabling Anti-Aliasing through the AMD Catalyst Control Center
- Far Cry 3 / Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon: Resolve corruption when enabling Anti-Aliasing through the Catalyst Control Center
- RIPD: Improves single GPU performance
- Minimum: Improves CrossFire performance
- Castlevania Lords of Shadow: Improves CrossFire performance
- CrossFire: Frame Pacing feature - includes improved performance in World of Warcraft, Sniper Elite, Watch Dogs, and Tomb Raider
- Doom 3 BFG: Corruption issues have been resolved