80% of AMD’s driver team are reportedly working on VEGA drivers

80% of AMD's driver team are reportedly working on VEGA

80% of AMD’s driver team are reportedly working on VEGA drivers

 
In recent times, AMD’s GPU drivers have aged like fine wine, gaining more features and boosting performance over time. In recent years AMD’s drivers have improved greatly, with Radeon Software Crimson and ReLive offering a huge boost in reliability and feature set as well as provide more day-1 driver versions for new PC releases. 
 
According to BitsandChips, 80% of AMD’s driver team are currently working on the company’s upcoming VEGA architecture, with plans to ensure that the full power of their next generation of GPUs is tapped launch.  
 
Before Polaris, AMD’s GCN architecture did not change much with each revision, with AMD gaining a lot of their additional performance though larger stream processor counts and boosts in memory performance. With Vega, there has been a lot of large changes to their underlying GPU architecture, which means that Vega can potentially gain a lot of performance from changes at the driver level, especially given Vega’s new memory architecture and primitive shaders.    

  

80% of AMD's driver team are reportedly working on VEGA  

At this time it is hard to know is this information is true, though it makes sense that AMD is focusing on Vega drivers as right now the silicon should be in its final/finished state and all new changes to the GPU must be done at the driver level or in the GPU’s PCB and BIOS designs. 

 

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