AMD Catalyst Omega 14.12 Driver Performance with Frame Times in CrossFire

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Metro Last Light



Metro: Last Light is a first-person shooter video game developed by Ukrainian studio 4A Games and published by Deep Silver. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world and features action-oriented gameplay with a combination of survival horror elements. It uses the 4A Game engine and was released in May 2013.


Metro: Last Light was benchmarked with very high image quality settings with the SSAA set to off and 4x AF. These settings are tough for entry level discrete graphics cards, but are more than playable on high-end gaming graphics cards. We benchmarked this game title on the Theater level.


We again found around 20% CPU usage on Metro: Last Light.


Benchmark Results: In Metro: Last Light the Radeon R9 290 Crossfire setup averaged 137.43 with Catalyst 14.9 drivers and 140.08 on Catalyst Omega drivers. This is an improvement of roughly 2 percent.


Benchmark Results: Our manual FRAPS benchmark run showed that we were getting from 70 to 190 FPS on the Radeon R9 290 setup with some pretty good spikes here and there that show the video card was getting stressed pretty good.


Benchmark Results: When you look into frame pacing we can see that there was a slight improvement as the standard deviation went from 1.86 on Catalyst 14.9 drivers to 1.79 on Catalyst Omega. We’ll take a 4% performance improvement for free any day.

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