How much does the driver matter when playing Forza 7?

Subject: General Tech | October 18, 2017 - 01:59 PM |
Tagged: forza motorsport 7, amd, nvidia, vega 64, vega 56, gtx 1070, GTX 1080, gtx 1080 ti, gaming

[H]ard|OCP recently used Forza 7 in their GPU benchmarks and discovered that AMD's Vega 64 outperformed the GTX 1080 by a noticeable margin.  NVIDIA responded by releasing two new drivers in quick succession, claiming performance improvements of up to 25% in this title, which prompted [H] to revisit there results with the newest drivers from both companies.  They tested at both 1440p and at 4K and saw changes, though perhaps not as great as NVIDIA first announced.  Take a look at the review here and consider the question they pose in their conclusions.

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"Forza Motorsport 7 gaming performance has changed, video cards stack up differently when compared. We take Forza Motorsport 7 and apply new NVIDIA GeForce 387.92 and AMD Crimson ReLive 17.10.1 drivers to find out how these compare, what performance differences there are, and if AMD Radeon RX Vega is still king in this game."

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October 18, 2017 | 07:02 PM - Posted by DriverWarsEpisodeIV_A_NewHope (not verified)

Looks like Nvidia got back quickly on that one, and let's see what driver tweaking from AMD can do also be done for even more improvments.

AND:

Speaking of benchmarking and testing of GPUs, AMD has a update for their Radeon GPU profiler(1)

"AMD's GPUOpen initiative has put out a new release of their Windows and Linux supported Radeon GPU Profiler program for profiling Vulkan (and Direct3D 12) games.

Radeon GPU Profiler went public over the summer as a means of helping Vulkan game developers optimize their titles, at least as far as the AMD Vulkan driver is concerned as well as D3D12 on Windows. The Radeon GPU Profiler works on Polaris/Fiji/Vega GPUs and provides low-level GPU timing data on barriers, events, pipeline state, stalls, and more. " (1)

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"Radeon GPU Profiler 1.03 Released"

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Radeon-GPU-Profiler-...

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