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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…

‘Watch Dogs’ PC Benchmark Results — Multiple AMD And Nvidia Cards Tested – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to test Ubisoft’s PC version of Watch Dogs, a highly anticipated open world game which takes advantage of Nvidia’s GameWorks toolset. In addition to observing the dramatic gulf in performance between AMD and Nvidia graphics cards, I was able to benchmark a wide range of newer GPUs from each respective company. The conclusion? Rendering Watch Dogs‘ near-future version of Chicago is going to require…

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…