AMD launched a new driver, Crimson 17.10.3 which contains optimizations for the game Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.
Wolfenstein II supports Vulkan for close-to-the-metal access to the GPU, and MachineGames deployed the Radeon GPU Profiler to enhance the game’s visual appeal, while optimizing overall performance. Vulkan support enhances the Wolfenstein II experience for Radeon fans on multiple fronts:
- Asynchronous Shaders – T
- Rapid Packed Math – Doubles the rate of compute allowing for faster physics and compute calculations on Vega class GPUs
- Clustered forward rendering – A light culling method that allows the convenience of forward rendering, requires a single geometry pass, and efficiently handles high light counts, minimizing CPU usage.
“The Radeon GPU Profiler was beneficial in enhancing the game’s visual appeal, while optimizing overall performance,” said Jim Kjellin, CTO at MachineGames. “Developing the game on Vulkan API gave us the opportunity to push our creative boundaries and deliver Wolfenstein without compromise.”
You can download the new driver here.