Both AMD and Nvidia have revealed that special drivers will be released ahead of Battlefield 3's launch which aim to improve performance across various graphics cards.
He's from Jersey :P
fom...lol. FROM* OT: definitely a good thing, glad to hear it. EDIT: ahh, you beat me to it Reservoir!
cool.....The Beta drivers for the BF3 Beta definately made a difference, I tested it with my WHQL drivers first then applied the beta driver and got about 10-12 extra frames per second on "ultra" (not real ultra to full game, woo-hoo_) With V-Sync I was Maxed at 60 about 90% of the time, though smoke when going down into the subway dropped me to about 45. I'm downloading BF3 on origin right now, got it for $45 pre-order with my 25% off birthday code, good stuff:) Cannot wait for the game, if you pre-ordered on origin, check your email, you can start pre-loading now and be ready to play at midnight monday/tuesday!! Can't wait to sneak up behind you all, shove a knife in your neck and take your dogtags, peace friends! @everfighter, nice man, why'd you get two, a gift for a lucky friend?
ya that 25% off bday discount was really nice. The $40 amazon dd version was pretty sweet also. The cd key they sent me worked on Origin. so I got 2 copies at really good prices.
Obviously AMD doesn't give a rat's ass about Rage or else they would release drivers for that game too and spare AMD users a lot of grief on launch day.
It's not AMDs fault that rage's rendering process is total shit. I don't think specific drivers would help even this game. Running a 1100T with 16 gig of ram and a 2 gig 6970 and it is 60fps (could be 120) but the render on textures is at least 1 second. The game is unplayable. I have seen it on Nvidia cards and it's not better.
Devs of rage had to make the game work with the current drivers Before it was released. They released an unoptimized game and then started yelling that it was AMD's and Nvidias faults. Have you ever heard that happen before? And what about the PS3 issues? Its clear who is to blame here. Multiple problems across multiple platforms and multiple graphic card manufacturers. ID software needs to step their game up instead of looking for scape goats...
This was a given. BF3 will be the biggest game on PC since... probably Team Fortress 2.
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