New Benchmark Shows Zero Difference b/w AMD R9 Fury X Press and Release Drivers
A new AMD Radeon R9 Fury X benchmark has just surfaced online, which analyzes the performance between the press drivers and launch day release drivers. The testing was done by GamersNexus, with the purpose to unravel various rumors that claimed the Fury X would exhibit improved performance with the launch day drivers compared to the less performant press drivers.
Just a few days ago, a post online suggested that AMD might have distributed less optimized drivers to the media for reviews. An AMD representative, however, later denied these theories, stating that the drivers distributed were correct.
To validate AMD’s word, GamersNexus decided to conduct their own testing “to show the R9 Fury X in the most real-world use case.”
The three drivers tested are B8 Press Drivers (AMD FTP / third parties), B9 Press Drivers (AMD FTP / third parties) and 15.15.1004 Drivers (AMD website for public download). They conducted a large suite of real-world tests, logging VRAM consumption in most of them for comparative analysis. The games and software tested include:
- GRID: Autosport (Ultra 1440, Ultra 4K).
- Shadow of Mordor (Very High, 1080p).
- The Witcher 3
Check out the below video for direct comparison between different R9 Fury X drivers.
The results show that there is effectively little to no difference as we move from one Fury X driver revision to the next. To sum it up, the drivers distributed to the media were correct, and the reviews conducted using them were as accurate as those conducted using official launch drivers.
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