AMD Preparing to Release New Catalyst Omega Drivers
AMD is about to release a major driver update for its Radeon video cards. To be more specific, we’re nearing by the release of Catalyst Omega that have proved so successful last year.
As with the first version, we expect a number of substantial improvements as well as bug fixes, especially for the latest generation of graphics cards, the Radeon Rx 300 series.
The new drivers could be aimed at bringing improvements and features based on DirectX 12. Considering the new API is pretty much the next frontier when it comes to drivers, whoever dominates this one will get an edge for the next few years.
There are currently only a few titles that support DX12, so it’s the perfect point in time to optimize drivers. Take this with a grain of sand though, as nothing is confirmed as of yet.
Last year’s first release of the Omega Drivers had introduced various innovative features including the Virtual Super Resolution (VSR), TressFX 3.0, support for display 5K and various optimizations in performance in game not indifferent. The drivers were specifically released to eliminate the disparity (that existed at the time) between GeForce and Catalyst drivers.
The new release is scheduled for the beginning of November and is expected to bring the same kind of innovations; expect to hear soon from AMD, most likely during the next week or at least for the first half of November.