When taking aim for the perfect shot, every frame counts. A single dip could be the difference between a Nazi omelette or your internment in a Jerry prison camp. My roundabout point being that AMD owners should probably snap up the Radeon Soft Crimson ReLive 17.2.1 driver before they begin playing Sniper Elite 4.
This particular driver comes with some hard statistics - Sniper Elite 4 will experience a 5% increase in frame rates while using a Radeon RX 480 in comparison to AMD’s previous Radeon driver release.
Rebellion’s effort isn’t the only game to benefit from performance bumps either. Ubisoft’s For Honor, which is also launches today, will experience a 4% performance improvement while using a Radeon RX 480 graphics cards.
Both of the above games have also been updated with multi-GPU support for their DirectX 11 versions (Sniper Elite 4 can run in DX12 but AMD is yet to officially support it).
For a little more info on just how Sniper Elite 4 performs, we did benchmark it yesterday on a Radeon R9 380 2GB.
In typical form AMD has squashed a few bugs while a few others have managed to worm their way. Fixed issues include For Honor crashing while using multi-GPU configurations (just in time), AMD FreeSync not running in fullscreen applications, and memory being permanently downclocked the Radeon R9 380.
The known issues list meanwhile is getting a little over familiar these days. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and World of Warcraft may still flicker the first time they’re launched after a system boot. AMD FreeSync could ruin into issues when used with Sniper Elite 4, while AMD has admitted enabling supersampling may cause the image to crop in the same game.
You can read the full change notes and download the latest Radeon Crimson 17.2.1 driver down directly from AMD.