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AMD preparing Catalyst 15.5 BETA drivers optimized for Project Cars, Witcher 3

Just after Slightly Mad studios dismissed rumours about sabotaging performance for AMD Radeon cards and blaming it on AMD Radeon Catalyst drivers, the red GPU makers didn’t take that long to react by announcing that they are working on  Catalyst 15.5 BETA drivers. AMD made an announcement that it will be bringing a new BETA driver with performance optimizations for Project Cars and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. AMD didn’t say when the BETA drivers will be out, but they did mention it will come soon.

AMD users also proposed a ‘fix’ in the meantime for those who are playing ‘The Witcher 3’:

The Witcher Settings

Along with issues found in Project Cars, AMD Radeon users experienced an issue with HairWorks performance with the game ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’. With the latest BETA update, AMD Radeon GPU users should have its problems fixed. What’s not clear is why AMD having its updated Catalyst drivers in BETA mode released, and not updating its WHQL drivers since 160 days (and counting). Whether AMD would release a WHQL Catalyst drivers at the time of Radeon R9 390X launch is something we will all need to wait and watch.

What’s not clear is why AMD isn’t updating its WHQL drivers since 160 days (and counting). Whether AMD would release a WHQL Catalyst drivers at the time of Radeon R9 390X launch is something we will all need to wait and watch.

AMD claims Nvidia sabotaged Witcher 3 performance for its cards, saying that Nvidia is not willing to share GameWorks source code for its in-house APIs Hairworks and HBAO+. But one of the Nvidia representatives dismissed the claim when asking by PC Perspective. Brian Burke said the following:

Wars of words. War of Source Codes. War of Licenses. 

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