AMD promises a significant reduction in latency in titles like Skyrim and Tomb Raider.
A new driver package is available for AMD Radeon, Mobility Radeon, and PowerXpress GPUs. It's AMD's Catalyst 13.4 update and it's supposed to "significantly" improve latency performance in Skyrim, Borderlands 2, Guild Wars 2, Tomb Raider, and Hitman Absolution, according to the release notes. it also offers performance gains in several titles across the entire range of Radeon HD 7000 Series graphics cards.
Specifically, Radeon HD 7000 Series card owners can expect the following:
Batman Arkham City (1920x1200): Performance improvements up to 5 percent
Borderlands 2 (2560x1600): Performance improvements up to 10 percent
Quake Wars (1920x1200): Performance improvements up to 13 percent
Hitman Absolution (2560x1600): Performance improvements up to 11 percent
Wolfenstein MP (1920x1080): Performance improvements up to 11 percent
Civilization V (2560x1600): Performance improvements up to 5 percent
In addition to all the above, AMD resolved a bunch of known issues, but the latency claim is the one gamers are likely to pay the most attention to. The latency issue is something we noticed when benchmarking AMD's Radeon HD 7990 graphics card, which can best be described as micro-stutter.
Are you planning to install the new driver package?