What’s on the Mind of AMD’s Matt Skynner?
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June 11, 2013, 10:36 AM
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AMD also uses their program to make games with 'BS anti-NV' tweaks. Both companies do it. Its more a case of diverging underlying tech than say what MS used to do (aka you want to USE xyz....use our tech or you are SOL).
Right now both are viable options. Both have their own strengths and weaknesses. AMD still are very weak on drivers. NV are weak on higher res gaming from a ram and bandwidth bottleneck. As for still unreleased tech...lets not get ahead of ourselves. Remember Bulldozer and its promises?
I don't remember any prominent examples like Batman or Crysis 2 from AMD's side, sure at launch Nvidia may not have the opportunity to make optimized drivers, but I'm talking issues like Crysis 2's tesselation (same issue in Metro:LL). Either way, it doesn't happen often, and I'd rather it stay that way!
Crossfire drivers are still a sore point for sure. Can't recommend a CF setup at all until the prototype drivers are out the door. But I think besides that, AMD has pretty solid drivers. Far Cry 3 is still a weak link, but it's not like they have as many issues as 320.18 (pretty bad for a WHQL release).
Bulldozer was a sad, sad launch. I'm just hoping Steamroller is competitive so that Intel kicks up a notch and we don't have another weak tock like Haswell. Competition is good!
And I can guarantee you that Hawaii is going to be very, very competitive, that's for sure
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