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.
- Control’s graphics card-melting specs have been lowered – so your PC may now be able to play it
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Essentially, PC gamers with AMD graphics cards will get a major boost to the graphically intensive Control game for free. Not bad!
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.
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