AMD Radeon Software Crimson 16.4.2 - DirectX 12 Performance Boosted
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Game Testing - Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
At launch Gear of War Ultimate Edition was a mess on PC, with the game performing badly on most AMD hardware and starting major arguments all over the internet over being a Microsoft Store exclusive title under the Universal Windows Platform.
Since then thanks to several game patches Gear of War: Ultimate Edition now performs a lot better on both AMD and Nvidia hardware, though it still has the disadvantages given to it being a UWP application.
We will be testing this game with AMD's 16.3.2 driver, which was the first AMD optimised driver for the game, which is less than a month old.
When comparing the two drivers we can see that AMD's R9 Fury X gains just over 4% more performance with this new driver, which is quite a nice gain considering that only the GPU driver has changed here.
When looking at the performance of Nvidia's GTX 980Ti we can see that AMD has a significant performance lead when running the game at 4K High settings, not bad considering that this game uses Nvidia GameWorks.