Rise of the Tomb Raider PC performance retested with new AMD drivers

Rise of the Tomb Raider AMD Driver Retest

Performance Impact – PureHair/TressFX

 

Rise of the Tomb Raider is a very mixed game, supporting both Nvidia and AMD made technologies. It is commonly discussed on the internet if AMD or Nvidia made technologies, such as TressFX or GameWorks specifically harm the other side, so this testing is to show exactly how much oif an impact both HBAO+ and TressFX/PureHair will have on each side. 

Below is a set of screenshots of the game at max settings at 4K with PureHair Off, Purehair on and PureHair on Very High, showcasing how the graphical option affects the game. Please click on the images to see them in their full size and resolution. 

 

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[PureHair Off (Left), PureHair On (Right) PureHair Very High (Bottom)] 

 

In this test all other game settings will be turned to their maximum, with only PureHair options changing between benchmarking runs. 

Now with this new driver the performance impact of using PureHair on it’s on setting is almost exactly the same, giving us only half a frame of difference in out average framerate result compared to our older results. The Very high setting however does gain a large increase in performance on AMD’s R9 Fury X, increasing the minimum framerate of the test by 5 FPS and the average by almost 3FPS, making the effect much more usable on AMD hardware.

Now the performance impact of PureHair is very similar on both AMD and Nvidia platforms, which is unsurprising given that this effect originates from AMD themselves.   

 

Rise of the Tomb Raider AMD Driver Retest

Rise of the Tomb Raider AMD Driver Retest