Overall I’m not wholly impressed by this driver update. I have been reading countless news articles regarding the performance increase that AMD has got and how the R9 Fury X is now the definitive top consumer graphics card. However, in my testing anyway, the performance has only been a minor 1-2 FPS increase at best. Don’t get me wrong, 1-2FPS increase for a simple driver update is great news and just goes to show that there is still untapped performance contained. Maybe I haven’t experienced this performance increase due to not yet having Fallout 4 as part of our testing line-up, a performance analysis of this game and a few others will be up shortly.
Those eagle-eyed readers may have noticed the lack of Bioshock results throughout this analysis. This latest driver and the one released just before (15.11) both have issues with launching Bioshock, this is a known issue and is set to be corrected in the next driver update. If you are experiencing issues, the official word from AMD is to roll back your driver to the last known working version, or 15.10 if you haven’t updated in a while.
Would I recommend this driver update? Yes and no, if you still play Bioshock Infinite, avoid this update at all costs due to the inability to open the game, otherwise update away and enjoy those extra few FPS. If you are wanting to download this latest update, check out the download page here.
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