Typically NVIDIA does not take a long time between driver releases, but it has actually been over a month since we’ve had a driver release from them. Today NVIDIA releases their latest GeForce drivers, version 361.75 WHQL drivers which are “Game Ready” for Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Tom Clancy’s The Division (beta).
As promised AMD has released a hot fix to their Radeon Software Crimson. This comes as the Crimson edition 15.11.1 update. The update addresses the major driver-level issue with VGA fan speed control, which we told you about yesterday.
As its first major announcement after consolidating most of its visual computing divisions into the Radeon Technologies Group under Raja Koduri AMD will be re-branding AMD Catalyst as Radeon Software. The first release will be called Radeon Software Crimson Edition 15.11.
About a year ago AMD released its special edition Catalyst Omega drivers, which featured many bug fixes and introduced quite a lot of new features. It looks like AMD is planning another major Omega update for November. These WHQL-signed drivers should bring with them massive performance optimizations across the board for many of the latest games as well as the opportunity for AMD to introduce new software features to their drivers.
This past week it was revealed that in order to receive the latest graphics drivers from NVIDIA you will need to use the GeForce Experience software. Eventually this software will require an e-mail address and NVIDIA account in order to receive the most up to date game ready drivers. In what seems like a direct response AMD posted the following on their Twitter account.
AMD has just released the Catalyst 15.10 Beta drivers. These drivers have performance and quality optimizations for Ashes of the Singularity in DirectX 12 mode and also address issues with Star Wars: Battlefront beta.
AMD released their 15.7 WHQL driver suite last week. With it brought some new features for AMD graphics card owners. One of the most interesting is the ability to pair a Radeon 300 series graphics card with a similar spec’d chip from the R9 200 series.
The Radeon HD 7000 series for Windows XP has received a fresh new upgrade as well as image enhancements fostered by anti-aliasing technology that may come as no surprise to avid users. What could come as a surprise is the economic feasibility of the upgrades, which should sell well to anxious consumers looking for low interest electronics deals.
AMD’s latest monthly driver update will sit well The Radeon HD 7000 series graphics already showcases a number of impressive features: the proprietary AMD Eyefinity Technology, which allows users to immerse themselves in multiple immersive environments and a panoramic gaming experience; the Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, which is the world’s first 28nm GPU system and allows AMD’s 4.3 billion transistors; the AMD App acceleration feature, which provides great playback off the web, clean HD streaming, multi-app functionality, and brilliantly fast gameplay and effects. Now AMD will go a step further a series anti-aliasing enhancements. The upgrades contained in the Catalyst 12.4 include: