We examine the new AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta driver that should insert a new feature called framepacing. In our recent FCAT benchmarking article from April, we discovered that AMD Crossfire suffers badly from a phenomenon called micro-stuttering. A problem that has been known for years and something both AMD and NVIDIA have had. NVIDIA solved their issue starting with Kepler based graphics cards. However since a new technique called FCAT was introduced, a whole lot of micro-stuttering was exposed for AMD, putting them on severe pressure to release a fix for this. Today is the day that we look at AMDs Catalyst 13.8 Beta frame pacing driver and examine the latest games to see if AMD has made progress.
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