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AMD reveals their Radeon Software 17.7.2 driver

Performance Gains - Lower Input Latency

AMD reveals their Radeon Software 17.7.2 driver

Performance Gains - Lower Input Latency 

Over the past number of years, AMD has worked to improve their drivers with day-0 performance optimisations for modern games, increasing both the quantity and the quality of their drivers over time. 

This has allowed AMD to offer more competitive gaming performance with their latest Radeon Software releases but gaming relies on more than framerate, prompting AMD to look into other places where they can improve the gameplay experience of their users. 

  AMD reveals their Radeon Software 17.7.2 driver

 

The next major step for AMD's Radeon Software is to tackle Latency head on, to minimise driver wait-times "from CPU drawcalls to GPU Presents", reducing the time between an input and an action onscreen. 

This new focus has allowed AMD to decrease the response times of games by up to 31%, a change that will no doubt make games feel more responsive and allow players to react faster to actions on-screen. While these changes cannot be measured using standard framerate analysis tools, they will no doubt have an impact on the gameplay experience of Radeon users, especially on online/competitive games.  

Sadly these changes will only affect DirectX 11 and DirectX 9 titles, making these optimisations useless in modern Vulkan and DirectX 12 releases. That being said most games today use these older APIs, so it is still a huge improvement. 

 AMD reveals their Radeon Software 17.7.2 driverAMD reveals their Radeon Software 17.7.2 driver

 

AMD has also extended their Shader Cache feature to some older titles, allowing load times to be reduced in certain titles. AMD uses Starcraft II, a very popular online RTS, as an example here, reducing load times by around 10%. 

 AMD reveals their Radeon Software 17.7.2 driver

 

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26-07-2017, 18:27:01

Dicehunter
I wish Nvidia had something like the Chill feature, I think it's genius especially in games that don't require super high frame rates.

I tried it in WoW when I temporarily had the RX-580 and it was superb.Quote

26-07-2017, 18:47:47

Radioman
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
I tried it in WoW when I temporarily had the RX-580 and it was superb.
I wish this Cryptocurrency GPU shortage would end soon. (sigh)

Probably about another 4 or 5 months left. (ugh)Quote

26-07-2017, 19:07:35

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by Radioman View Post
I wish this Cryptocurrency GPU shortage would end soon. (sigh)

Probably about another 4 or 5 months left. (ugh)
Well I didn't buy the RX-580 for mining, I bought mine at the end of March, I just wasn't happy with the general performance so got a refund a week later.Quote

26-07-2017, 19:40:51

NeverBackDown
Well I have been saying drivers are very very important. Low and behold.... Almost as good as the driver from Oct 2011. I'd expect something like that after Vega though.

Just installed without any issues. In fact they improved it somewhat. Older drivers used to mess with my audio settings after an uninstall/reinstall. Just uninstalled this and installed and it didn't touch any of it. No more fiddling aroundQuote
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