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Watch Dogs: Analyzing the impact of Nvidia’s GameWorks integration – ExtremeTech

Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Today, Ubisoft is launching its long-awaited Watch Dogs, a 3D open-world game in which the goal is to hack computer networks and take control of data nets to solve puzzles and track down story objectives instead of simply gunning down everyone you meet. Watch Dogs has been held up as a visually stunning title that takes full advantage of modern GPU capabilities — and, notably, it makes prominent use of…

Latest AMD Radeon graphics drivers drop support for Windows 8.0 – PCWorld (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

If you’re planning to play Watch Dogs on an AMD-powered gaming PC, you should probably avoid running Windows 8.0. That’s because it’s no longer supported as of version 14.6 of AMD’s Catalyst software, which launched in beta on Tuesday. To use the latest version of Catalyst, you’ll need Microsoft’s free update to Windows 8.1, which is available through the Windows Store. (Older desktop-only versions of Windows should also be fine.)…

Running Watch Dogs on AMD? Nvidia might have crippled your experience – VG247

Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

TheWulf @15 I agree completely. I think a lot of it is down to open worlds, honestly, which is just another way to say ‘sloppily designed,’ often out of laziness. The best designed games I’ve seen are those with levels based around a hub, where you can re-enter levels as you please. The levels have a degree of exploration, but every polygon was hand placed, and those games feel like…

Why ‘Watch Dogs’ Is Bad News For AMD Users — And Potentially The Entire PC … – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

When it comes to PC games, there’s a not-so-subtle war being waged between AMD and Nvidia Nvidia for the continued loyalty of their users. The battlegrounds involve things like driver optimization and the implementation of proprietary features, software, and tools to give each graphics card manufacturer a competitive advantage. Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs is the latest PC title to take advantage of Nvidia’s GameWorks, a robust collection of tools that allow game developers…

Why ‘Watch Dogs’ Is Bad News For AMD Users — And Potentially The Entire PC … – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

When it comes to PC games, there’s a not-so-subtle war being waged between AMD and Nvidia Nvidia for the continued loyalty of their users. The battlegrounds involve things like driver optimization and the implementation of proprietary features, software, and tools to give each graphics card manufacturer a competitive advantage. Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs is the latest PC title to take advantage of Nvidia’s GameWorks, a robust collection of tools that allow game developers…

AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta Drivers Released, Adds New Eyefinity Functionality … – AnandTech

Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

For our second video card driver update of the week we have AMD, who is releasing their Catalyst 14.6 beta drivers today. Like NVIDIA’s driver release, this is first and foremost AMD’s launch driver for Ubisoft’s heavily promoted open world techno thriller, Watch Dogs. For Watch Dogs AMD has put together a number of performance optimizations, including single-card optimizations that can offer 25%+ performance improvements in…