AMD announces Catalyst Omega driver

AMD announces Catalyst Omega driver

AMD announces Catalyst Omega driver

AMD announces Catalyst Omega driver

 

Today it has been revealed that AMD has been working hard on optimising and implementing many new features into their Catalyst Drivers.  With Virtual Super Resolution (VSR), Freesync and an up to 29% performance boost, this may be AMD's best driver yet.

 

AMD announces Catalyst Omega driver

 

Virtual Screen Resolution.

Virtual Screen Resolution is essentially AMD's answer to Nvidia's Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR) which was implemented in Nvidia's Maxwell launch Drivers. Virtual Screen Resolution allows the users of R9 290 series and R9 285 GPUs to apply this form of super-sampling through he catalyst control center.

 

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FreeSync

All of us have heard of FreeSync by now, it is expected to launch early next year with review samples of Freesync monitors coming soon. FreeSync is a technology enabled by the VESA optional Displayport Adaptive-Sync standard, which will require no additional hardware is required, just a display with a compatible scalar. This is in contrast to G-Sync which requires a Nvidia made Scalar which has associated Royalty fees and a cost increase.

 

AMD announces Catalyst Omega driver

 

 Performance Boost

AMD's Omega driver will also have a decent performance boost compared to AMD's older driver implementations. This is similar to what we had seen in AMD's original "Never Settle" Drivers in late 2012. It is great to see AMD getting more performance out of their drivers here, especially since they have no competition for the Nvidia GTX 900 Series at present.

 

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Other features and enhancements 

This driver also contains many other enhancements including 5K display support, fluid motion video and many others. 

 

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The release date of this driver is currently unknown but expect it to be released soon. 

 

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Most Recent Comments

05-12-2014, 12:37:59

eastyy
i really was tempted with g-sync but the price and there are not that many monitors out using it and the fact the upgrade kits are no longer for sale seems to me nvidia not trying hard as they should to push it.

With free sync i cannot wait i have always had issues with stuttering and screen tearing and i would love to get rid of thatQuote

05-12-2014, 15:16:51

Thelosouvlakia
Is this the real life or just fantasy? Amd releasing proper drivers?! o.OQuote

05-12-2014, 15:24:58

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thelosouvlakia View Post
Is this the real life or just fantasy? Amd releasing proper drivers?! o.O
What. That makes no sense at all. Promises don't make a good driver and it's not like AMD make bad drivers anymore either. Freesync could suck balls for all we know.Quote

05-12-2014, 15:33:09

Thelosouvlakia
Idk how amd manages it. Their beta drivers are more stable than the stable releases xDQuote

05-12-2014, 15:55:59

SieB
I like how they took DSR, changed the D to a V and called it VSR
About time AMD got a proper downsampling solution though, up until now GeDoSaTo was the only option that worked on AMD cards. Only problem is it doesn't work with all games and you have to configure it to work for each game.Quote
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