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AMD’s new GPU driver gives Control a 10% performance boost

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AMD has released its new 19.8.2 driver for its graphics cards, which it promises will deliver up to 10% better performance of the highly-anticipated Control, a third-person shooter from Remedy Entertainment.

That’s just in time for the Control release date of August 27, 2019. According to AMD’s release notes, the performance gains are found when playing the game in DirectX 11 mode, compared to when running the previous drivers.

Essentially, PC gamers with AMD graphics cards will get a major boost to the graphically intensive Control game for free. Not bad!

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The AMD 19.8.2 driver (opens in new tab) is also optimised for Man of Medan, an interactive horror game from Supermassive games.

The driver also brings support for HDCP 2.3 to Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards, and fixes the following issues:

  • Rocket League may experience an application hang on performing a task switch
  • League of Legends may experience slower than expected performance when performing a task switch
  • System instability may be experienced on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products when performing memory overclocking while a 3D application is running
  • Minor stutter may be experienced during the first few minutes of Fortnite gameplay

All in all, it’s another great reminder to always have your graphics drivers updated to get the best gameplay experiences.

Matt Hanson
Managing Editor, Computing and Entertainment

Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Computing and Entertainment, looking after two of the best, and most exciting, channels on the site. Having written for a number of publications such as PC Plus, PC Format, T3 and Linux Format, there's no aspect of technology that Matt isn't passionate about, especially computing and PC gaming. Ever since he got an Amiga A500+ for Christmas in 1991, he's loved using (and playing on) computers, and will talk endlessly about how The Secret of Monkey Island is the best game ever made. He's also a huge film and TV fan and Marvel geek, and his favorite recent film is Dune.