New Need For Speed: Shift Patch Boosts AMD GPU Performance

Posted on Wednesday, November 11 2009 @ 0:05 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Legit Reviews got their hands on the upcoming Need For Speed: Shift game update as well as some upcoming ATI CATALYST drivers. The game patch is said to offer improved ATI graphics card support and multi-GPU performance for those that are lucky enough to be running SLI or CrossFire. Read on to see what you can expect when the patch and drivers become public.
Quote: "This Need For Speed: Shift Patch isn't out yet, but we managed to work our magic and get both the latest beta drivers from AMD and the game patch from EA to see how much smoother and better the game play will be for AMD video card users. We also toss in some NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275 graphics cards into the mix to check out the SLI scaling since the patch is optimized for multi-GPUs. The results we are about to see will be interesting because if we see a huge jump we know that the game wasn't properly optimized for AMD graphics cards from the start. Could that have been because of NVIDIA marketing dollars like AMD implies or the fact that AMD didn't work closely enough with the game developer like NVIDIA suggests? We'll leave that question alone and just focus on the game title..."
Check it out at Legit Reviews.




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