Last year was full of surprises we have seen lots of the big games with huge requirements and on the other hand, we have also seen lots of changes in DYI world. In terms of Graphics Card both NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon have released their bad boys, but unfortunately we are not lucky to see the new process node.  But both have pulled their socks to put their fans in shocks by new releases. In 2014, the driver also plays a very major role when you come in head to head battle as today’s Games are also more forward to the one who’s camp has better optimization techniques, so in the past year 2014, new drivers from AMD VS NVIDIA? Who is leading and what upgrades they have equipped.

AMD VS NVIDIA: Summed Up in 2014; Optimization Techniques, Updating Driver Really worth?


Hexus website over the weekend announced the 2014 AMD and NVIDIA drivers test with their high-end Graphics cards to mid-range graphics card, compared to the start of the year driver with the end of the year driver from both giants to see that what they achieve in 2014 and who is leading in terms of better optimizations. Below are the drivers version of both AMD and NVIDIA.  Also note that, GTX 750 Ti (Maxwell) is actually just released last February.

AMD / NVIDIA drivers at the end of 2013-2014
AMD / NVIDIA drivers in this race
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Test platform and description

The following are the test results:


Both high-end graphics performance as well as the promotion of low-end graphics card there is basically nothing has changed.

BioShock: Infinite Performance Testing
BioShock: Infinite Performance Testing

In this race, AMD graphics cards performance has been enhanced the most obvious, NVIDIA graphics cards re dealing with little change.

To sum up:

The summary of the previous results, the proportion of each graphics performance as follows:


*AMD Radeon R9 290 in addition to boost a 13% increase in the BioShock: Ininite and an average 4.1% upgrade in the whole race.

*AMD Radeon R7 265 in the BioShock: Infinite has been raised about the same 13.5% and with an average of 3.6% upgrade.

*GTX 780Ti boost the 27% in GRID and average increased performance of 6.2% (better than R9 290).

*GTX 750 Ti lifting slightly sharper in GRID, Tomb Raider and Total War: Rome II and an average boost of 4.8% in all tested titles.

During the past year, the four graphics obtained through the driver’s performance gains are not obvious, an average of about 5%, which shows the maturity of GCN and Kepler architecture, while Maxwell architecture fussed on GTX 750Ti seems upgrade is potential, as when we compare it with Kepler architecture level, we are not seeing a qualitative change.

From the above test we have seen the leap is relatively small, both AMD and NVIDIA are at the same point, but on the other side of note apart from performance others things matter too, like bug fixes and offering more features. Both sides have their quality control department and they are responsible for it.

In terms of new peculiarities AMD and NVIDIA have fought one another with like-for-like offerings. Both organizations have kept on updating and grow the range of their driver-friendly programming, NVIDIA, with its Geforce Experience and AMD with its Gaming Evolved customer. Nvidia’s dispatch of Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR) was matched with an AMD-equal, Virtual Super Resolution (VSR), inside simply a couple of months.

As we push into the new year the condition of the drivers will probably be a great part of the same. That is, slight execution enhancements no matter how you look at it yet essentially driver upgrades will be conveyed for new diversion discharges, uncertain bugs and to include help for new design characteristics.

Time for a driver upgrade anybody?

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