New graphics drivers are a boon to everyone who isn't a hardware reviewer, especially one who has just wrapped up benchmarking a new card the same day one is released. To address this issue see what changes have been implemented by AMD and NVIDIA in their last few releases, [H]ard|OCP tested a slew of recent drivers from both companies. The performance of AMD's past releases, up to and including the AMD Crimson ReLive Edition 17.1.1 Beta can be found here. For NVIDIA users, recent drivers covering up to the 378.57 Beta Hotfix are right here. The tests show both companies generally increasing the performance of their drivers, however the change is so small you are not going to notice a large difference.
"We take the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X and AMD Radeon RX 480 for a ride in 11 games using drivers from the time of each video card’s launch date, to the latest AMD Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.1.1 Beta driver. We will see how performance in old and newer games has changed over the course of 2015-2017 with new drivers. "
Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:
- Intel Celeron/Pentium/Core i3/i5/i7 – NVIDIA vs. AMD Linux Gaming Performance @ Phoronix
- PowerColor Radeon RX 470 Red Devil (4GB) @ Custom PC Review
- GeForce GTX 1080 @ Hardware Secrets
Hi, can you do it with gears
Hi, can you do it with gears of war 4?
how does that supposed to
how does that supposed to work, insert p-nis into hole in center of game disc?
Not everyone’s mind is still
Not everyone’s mind is still 12 years old.
Well, the context was Gears
Well, the context was Gears of War, so acting like a 12 year old is pretty appropriate.
They are also asking the
They are also asking the wrong site to do more benchmarks …
Sorry. what i mean is when
Sorry. what i mean is when new Graphics cards are released, can you do it?.
I know, because you’re not
I know, because you’re not twelve. 😉 Twelve year olds don’t drink Scotch.
shush, I’ll have you know
shush, I’ll have you know that I have the mind of a 14 year old.
clap, clap…. you are soo
clap, clap…. you are soo Funny
“Thank you, thank you very
“Thank you, thank you very much!”
there will be new nvidia
there will be new nvidia drivers for sure on mon/tues for couple new games out then
Their conclusions are a bit
Their conclusions are a bit stupid though. 5% at 60fps might only be 3fps, but if your frames dipping slightly below that, a driver upgrade could make the difference between a 60fps lock or not, which can greatly add to the experience.
So you cherry pick those
So you cherry pick those specific situations where a game goes above 60FPS, using VSYNC ON to call their conclusions stupid?
Why not say 2% could be a big difference while you’re at it because SOME PEOPLE may find themselves jumping from 59FPS to 60FPS?
They are speaking GENERALLY by talking about the few percent boost in some games. Sheesh.
As it would seem to be the
As it would seem to be the obligation for hardware reviewers to update their benchmark, it would be smart to just contact the driver publisher what changes and assess the impact whether it plausible of affecting the said benchmark. Of course, a good and honorable reviewer would do the work regardless. Might find some gold, aka. somethin-not-quite-right-with-something.
Might I suggest automating
Might I suggest automating the testing with the Phoronix Test Suite? they have the Phoromatic Server setup to run all the tests automatically from a server.