PC Windows 10 boosts FPS by up to 30 frames on AMD cards

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  1. Myles Prower

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    A comparison shows the performance of the 2 OSs using a 280x AMD card

    10 uses a more effective AMD driver than 8.1 it seems. This has nothing to do with DX12 though, PCARS is not coded to use it.



    i5-3570k@4ghz
    AMD 280X@1150/1200
    8GB @1600 (don't have timings on hand)

    Game settings:
    Performance:
    1080P
    Textures: High
    Tx firtering: Anis. 16x
    V-Sync: No
    A-A: Off
    FXAA: Off
    SMAA: Off
    Reflections: Low
    Environment Map: Low
    Car Detail: Medium
    Track Detail: High
    Shadow Detail: Low
    Motion Blur: Low
    Render Ahead: 1
    Detailed grass: Medium
    Particle Level: Medium
    Particle Density: Medium
    Streched Headlight Reflections: No

    Visual FX:
    PP On
    Lens Flare Off
    Sun Flare Minimal
    Bloom On
    Heat Haze Off
    GSI: Off
    Drops: No
    Vignette: No
    Rays: Yes
     
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  2. psychoazubi

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    30 frames?? Wow! I suppose 30 frames more is max? What is the average boost? I might upgrade my Windows7 then. (I can't watch the video, sorry if those infos are in there)
     
  3. Myles Prower

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    This was another test, again this is on AMD cards: Driver version used: 15.200.1018.1 (1st April 2015)
     
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  4. psychoazubi

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    Thanks, I think I'll give Windows10 a chance :D
     
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    Sweet. I wonder what else will be better in 10 :cool:


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    Wonder if the Xbone will get fps boost when it switches to Windows 10
     
  7. Willfred_1

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    They said there will be a small boost but not as much as the performance boost dx12 will have for PC.
     
  8. crowhop

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    Isn't Windows 10 in Beta and more or less free right now for anyone willing to try it?
     
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    It will also be a free update for current Windows 7 and 8 (and 8.1) users, once it is released.
     
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  10. Ameer67

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    30 extra FPS!?!? That could be the difference between a 30 FPS and 60 FPS gaming experience!
     
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  11. HBR-Roadhog

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    Unlikely as that would be a 100% increase. The OP says up to 30 frames and the sample screen shot is showing a ~25-30% increase so if you were only getting 30fps you might end up with 35-40fps
     
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  12. Trux

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    Nvidia GPU here. Switched to the tech preview of windows 10 just last week.
    Same FPS as before.
     
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    Free because it might turn into a subscription model. Beware.
     
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  14. Ian_83

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    Indeed.

    This is the plan. :(
     
  15. Myles Prower

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    Nope, free for 1 year then given the option for buying it
     
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  16. Ameer67

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    Either way, a boost is a boost.
     
  17. Myles Prower

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    It would scale depending on how good your card is, an R9 290 would see a greater boost as the software is able to utilise more of the GPU's hardware
     
  18. HBR-Roadhog

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    So if that be the case then if you had a AMD card that was not giving you a good frame rate then the boost would be less than the 25% or so I mentioned before, meaning that it would quite likely not be a noticeable increase.
     
  19. Myles Prower

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    Potentially yes, I need more data though
     
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  21. Myles Prower

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    I had a prompt to install a new nvidia driver, turned out to be for The Witcher :yuck:
     
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    As much as it pains me to say it, I don't think PCARS has enough of a following to actually make NVIDIA release a Game Ready Driver for it :indiff: Still, it runs well enough, imho. Unless you crank up the DS anti aliasing. That's crippling the game's FPS.
     
  23. drivatar

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    Your license gets locked to a single device:

    http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/05/13/introducing-windows-10-editions/
     
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