This driver performance analysis focuses on 30 games to see if Crimson ReLive 17.9.3 brings more performance to RX Vega 64 compared with its Public Launch drivers. RX Vega 64 launched nearly 2 months ago on August 14. We have noted bug fixes and stability improvements with succeeding drivers, and now we will chart any performance improvements with the very latest release. We will also chart a bigger picture showing the latest driver performance of the GTX 1080 Ti, and also show performance results of the GTX 1080, GTX 1070 and RX Vega 56 using recent drivers.
We also feature our newest 2017 DX11 games, Project CAR 2 and DiRT 4, and we are also including the newly released Total War: Warhammer II’s DX12 built-in “Battle'” benchmark to our regular benching suite. We will compare the performance of 30 modern games at 1920×1080, 2560×1440, and at 3840×2160 resolutions with maximum settings.
Our testing platform is Windows 10 Home 64-bit, using an Intel Core i7-6700K at 4.00GHz which turbos to 4.4GHz for all cores as set in the ASRock Z170 motherboard’s BIOS, and 16GB of HyperX DDR4 at 3333MHz. The settings and hardware are identical except for the drivers being tested. All of our games use average and minimum frame rates to test performance and we will show the performance increases of the new driver’s average FPS over the old driver.
Let’s get right to the test configuration, to the driver release notes, and then to the results.