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AMD's 3xx series tessellation "not" improved - performance boost comes from the drivers

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Posted · Original PosterOP

source: http://www.pcgameshardware.de/AMD-Radeon-Grafikkarte-255597/Specials/Radeon-R9-390X-Test-1162303/#a5

 

It has already indicated that AMD has improved the Catalyst 15:15 Beta tessellation performance. Now we have the results in black and white. Using our tessellation tests from the DirectX SDK (extended to Tessellationsfaktoren to 64) we have the performance of R9 390X, R9 380 R9 290X and the R9 285 again looked at more closely. For the 200 models we used a modified 15:15 driver (keyword Inf- "Hack") and again benched for comparison with the 15.5 beta. The tests with the 300 Radeons that the improvements are pure driver thing here.

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there you have it

this should put to rest the rumors that 3xx might have some "improvements" compared to 2xx series, especially comparing 390(X) to 290(X)

the ASIC is the same!

the source of this assumption was a test that HardOCP did with HairWorks ON @1440p:

 

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Bam, once again zMeul come crushing on the hopes of dreams of fans across the globe 

 

 

 

lol what the fuck is up with that image?  :lol: 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Didn't we already know that the chip is the same?

yes, but a lot of people saw the TW3 performance gain with HairWorks on and started assuming "things"

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So basically AMD is selling a driver update for $300? lol


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If it's just a simple driver update, we should see this across all cards soon. No reason for AMD not to release such an update.


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yes,m but a lot of people saw the TW3 performance gain with HairWorks on and started assuming "things"

 

Well it's their fault for assuming things.


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where can I get this hacked driver for my 290x?


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I'm planning on building my first desktop, hopefully these GPU's live up to our expectations but I doubt it. Nvidia will probably come out with a new card and totally crush them  ^_^.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Bam, once again zMeul come crushing on the hopes of dreams of fans across the globe

much obliged  ^_^

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I had hope for AMD.

I still suported them.

 

Then they go and release the 300 series as the same cards as the 200 series with minimal change


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this reminds me of 2008 - 2010

and here i though specif driver optimizations were a thing of the past

 

shame on you AMD !!!


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Well , they could have compared it to something better than the worst performing 290x ...


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So now everyone with a 290X gets a massive potential boost in performance... that sounds like a good thing for 290X users... wait I have a R9 280... hmmm.

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If it's just a simple driver update, we should see this across all cards soon. No reason for AMD not to release such an update.

 

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I'm still trying to understand why are people pissed off over a card they won't buy anyway...

 

EDIT: and for the love of everything will you stop fighting in this forum over this, sheessh


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I'm planning on building my first desktop, hopefully these GPU's live up to our expectations but I doubt it. Nvidia will probably come out with a new card and totally crush them  ^_^.

 

They don't have anything except drivers to fight AMD fury card. They can't bring anything out until they can completely get ahold of 20 or 16nm

 

I had hope for AMD.

I still suported them.

 

Then they go and release the 300 series as the same cards as the 200 series with minimal change

Whats to change? They're still beating NVidia, 380 is beating the 960, 370 is beating a 750ti. 360 is beating a 750.

The only "new" card on that line up from AMD is tonga because it was also used for their Flagship Mobile GPU. Nvidia remade their mobile line of gpu's with Gm204 and Gm206. AMD doesn't need to do any of that right now. They don't need to release a new card for the sake of releasing a new card. GCN hasn't had much improvements since 7970. Hawaii improved a few things but as you can see Tonga didn't even improve much over even the 7970.

What the hell are you expecting with a new GPU ? It'll perform as well as overclocking the old card.


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