by Anton Shilov
10/22/2012 | 11:28 PM
Advanced Micro Devices is not going to refresh its product lineup with brand new offerings this year, but it does not mean that the company has nothing new to offer. On Monday the company rolled-out a new driver that boosts performance in latest games by 15% and also unveiled “Never Settled” plan to bundle up to three new AAA-class video games for free with its Radeon HD 7700, 7800 and 7900 graphics cards.
AMD Catalyst version 12.11 “Never Settle” driver is among the most important drivers AMD has ever delivered to gamers as it boosts performance of DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 titles by up to 15% without losing rock-solid stability, which makes Radeon HD 7700-, 7800- and 7900-series graphics cards more competitive against Nvidia Corp.’s latest GeForce solutions that belong to Kepler family.
In addition, to offer better deals to those, who have not yet bought a new Radeon HD 7000-series graphics card, or plans to get another one to build a CrossFireX multi-GPU system, AMD intends to include Far Cry 3, Hitman: Absolution, Sleeping Dogs and 20% discount code for Medal of Honor: Warfighter into select bundles. Starting today, the “Never Settle” Bundle is available from select e-tailers and are not dependent on particular graphics cards, e.g., end-users can acquire graphics boards from different manufacturers.
“The ‘Never Settle’ bundle is the ultimate PC gaming package for AMD Radeon customers. Combining the hottest game titles with the power of select AMD Radeon HD 7000 aeries graphics cards provides our customers with the complete PC gaming experience this holiday season,” said Matt Skynner, corporate vice president and general manager of AMD graphics business unit.
The AMD Radeon HD 7700-, 7800- and 7900-series graphics cards support all the advantages that the graphics core next (GCN) architecture has to offer, including support for DirectX 11.1, OpenCL 1.2, PCI Express 3.0, AMD Eyefinity 2.0, ultra high-definition output support using DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4a, optimized power consumption, integrated 7.1 audio controller, stereo-3D/Blu-ray 3D support, and other new technologies.