Sleeping Dogs (DirectX 11)
Welcome to Hong Kong, a vibrant neon city teeming with life, whose exotic locations and busy streets hide one of the most powerful and dangerous criminal organizations in the world: the Triads. In this open world game, you play the role of Wei Shen, an undercover cop trying to take down the Triads from the inside out. You'll have to prove yourself worthy as you fight your way up the organization, taking part in brutal criminal activities without blowing your cover. Torn between your loyalty to the badge and a criminal code of honor, you will risk everything as the lines between truth, loyalty and justice become permanently blurred
Our settings for Sleeping Dogs
Sleeping Dogs is yet another instance of dramatic improvement for AMD with CrossFire, as we see almost no runt frames using the prototype driver with the HD 7990, thus we see nearly identical results in the observed frame rate graph.
Our frame rate plot shows the full story – the 13.5 beta driver (and all previous AMD drivers) see alternating normal and runt frames that result in an effective frame rate of about half. The black line that represents the new prototype driver on the HD 7990 shows a drastically improved situation though still not up to the level of the GTX 690. Keep in mind that the frame times on the HD 7990 + Prototype driver are LOWER than the GTX 690…
We see the average frame rate of the HD 7990 with the new driver version is actually higher than that of the GTX 690. The frame rates do converge as we near the 99th percentile but overall the Sleeping Dogs experience with the HD 7990 and this driver is much smoother.
The frame variance data for both NVIDIA solutions are still markedly better than AMD, but the new prototype driver keeps things in check.
And now for some video evidence of this new driver in action, I present a side-by-side comparison! For the best viewing, be sure to download the original 60 FPS MP4 file though you might still be able to see the differences in the Flash-based 30 FPS YouTube embeds.
Reports from most users are telling us that you NEED to download these files for a solid comparison!
Sleeping Dogs – 13.5 beta vs Prototype 2 Comparison