Frame Rating: AMD Improves CrossFire with Prototype Driver
Crysis 3 (DirectX 11)
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First results with the new driver are identical to the first numbers from the 13.5 beta drivers.
Well look at that, another great result for the new prototype driver from AMD - the new results from the FRAPS and the observed frame rate are nearly identical. And compared to the orange line from our initial review there appear to be no runt frame issues!
The frame times are indicative of the changes with the prototype driver changes - the black line is much more consistent than the orange line though not quite up to the levels of the GTX 690.
Much like we saw with the Battlefield 3 results the revised driver on the HD 7990 is completely changing the performance aspects of the card. The average frame rate of 36 FPS is higher than the 34 FPS of the GTX 690 and the 25 FPS of the GTX Titan.
Our frame time variance data shows the changes in another light - while there are still some instances of 5 ms over the 90th percentile it is significantly improved over our 13.5 beta results.
And now for some video evidence of this new driver in action, I present a side-by-side comparison! For the best viewing, be sure to download the original 60 FPS MP4 file though you might still be able to see the differences in the Flash-based 30 FPS YouTube embeds.
Reports from most users are telling us that you NEED to download these files for a solid comparison!
Crysis 3 - 13.5 beta vs Prototype 2 Comparison