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If you’ve not updated your AMD card drivers since the ‘Omega’ release back in December, it should be worth switching to the newly-released Catalyst 15.7.

They’re WHQL (Windows Hardware Quality Labs testing) certified and everything.

As well as being the first non-beta Catalyst driver release to officially support Windows 10, 15.7 brings Virtual Super Resolution (VSR – essentially downsampling options) and Frame Rate Target Control (FRTC – the ability to set a frame-rate cap) to a wider range of cards.

All Graphics Core Next (GCN) cards (basically HD 7000s and newer) should now be able to make use of VSR and FRTC. Hurrah.

There are also suggested performance improvements vs the Omega drivers (so you won’t see quite so much in the way of boosts if you’ve been keeping up with the beta releases,) including the following:

  • Up to 7% in Far Cry® 4 on AMD Radeon™ R7 and AMD Radeon™ R9 200 series and up.
  • Up to 10% in Tomb Raider on AMD Radeon™ R7 and AMD Radeon™ R9 200 series and up.

For those who have a pair of AMD cards in Crossfire, there are profile enhancements for the following list of titles.


  • Battlefield: Hardline
  • Evolve
  • Far Cry® 4
  • Lords of the Fallen
  • Project CARS
  • Total War: Attila
  • Alien: Isolation™
  • Assassin’s Creed® Unity
  • Civilization®: Beyond Earth™
  • FIFA 2015
  • GRID Autosport
  • Ryse: Son of Rome
  • Talos Principle
  • The Crew
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Dying Light
  • The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt


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