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AMD adds Frame Pacing to DirectX 12 Multi-GPU

AMD adds Frame Pacing to DirectX 12 Multi-GPU

AMD adds Frame Pacing to DirectX 12 Multi-GPU

AMD adds Frame Pacing to DirectX 12 Multi-GPU

 
AMD has added Frame Pacing to DirectX 12 Multi-GPU in their latest drivers, allowing AFR configs to offer consistent frametimes and a much smoother gaming experience.    
 
DirectX 12 is still rather new, with a lot of DirectX 12 games currently lacking support for Multi-GPU configuration, but that has not stopped AMD from improving their software to deliver gamers a better experience. With DirectX 12 games like Gears of War 4 and Deus Ex Mankind Divided's DirectX 12 Multi-GPU patch just around the corners, this new API os going to become increasingly important when it comes to choosing your next GPU. 
 
 

AMD adds Frame Pacing to DirectX 12 Multi-GPU   AMD adds Frame Pacing to DirectX 12 Multi-GPU

 

Below is an AMD Radeon Tech Talk with Scott Wasson, explaining the main benefits of Frame Pacing and why it is often a more important performance metric than framerate. 

Above we can see two graphs showing frametimes in both Rise of the Tomb Raider and Total War: Warhammer, with frame pacing delivering much more consistent frametimes and a much smoother gamplay experience. 

 


  

DirectX 12 frame pacing is available in AMD's latest Radeon Software Crimson drivers, which are available to download here. 

 

You can join the discussion on AMD enabling Frame Pacing in DirectX 12 applications on the OC3D Forums

 

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04-10-2016, 13:18:52

dwatterworth
Frame pacing is fantastic!
When there was a mini-sun (290x) in my machine, frame pacing kept that thing in check! So many benefits. I can see it working well with free-sync monitors for a killer combination.Quote

04-10-2016, 13:20:14

Dicehunter
Out of curiosity does Nvidia have anything like this ?Quote

04-10-2016, 13:45:43

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Out of curiosity does Nvidia have anything like this ?
For DX12 probably not.

I'll get this driver as soon as I get home. Awesome big update. AMD certainly are doing much better on driver'sQuote

04-10-2016, 15:03:50

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
For DX12 probably not.

I'll get this driver as soon as I get home. Awesome big update. AMD certainly are doing much better on driver's
Do you know if they have anything like this for DX11 ?

I'm getting the top end Vega card 100% when it comes out as I really like that AMD actually optimise their drivers for older gen cards while Nvidia really don't which is a shame and I'm guessing a side effect of being the lead in GPU sales so they feel they don't need to.Quote

04-10-2016, 16:24:15

Kushiro
Nvidia apparently has an implemntation of this on the hardware level, or so I recall years ago.

AMD released drivers with frame pacing cause nVidia made FCAT results relevant. Nvidia delivered consistent frames whereas AMD basically spit out frams as fast as they could.Quote
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