AMD Framepacing Catalyst 13.8 driver examined with FCAT
AMD released a Framepacing Catalyst 13.8 Beta driver which we examine with FCAT. In our recent FCAT benchmarking article from April, we discovered that AMD Crossfire suffers badly from a phenomenon called micro-stuttering. A problem that has been known for years and something both AMD and NVIDIA have had. NVIDIA solved their issue starting with Kepler based graphics cards. However since a new technique called FCAT was introduced, a whole lot of micro-stuttering was exposed for AMD, putting them on severe pressure to release a fix for this. Today is the day that we look at AMDs Catalyst 13.8 Beta frame pacing driver and examine the latest games to see if AMD has made progress.
An introduction to FCAT benchmarking
In this article we will introduce you towards FCAT benchmarking. The past couple of months we have seen a some new dynamics in measuring the framerate of your games. Basically the framerate of your game is simply put the number of frames per second your computer and graphics card is able to render. A very normal way of looking at graphics card and game performance really. But there is so much more we can look at.