- Aug 23, 2013
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That's very good news, it doesn't matter if it's 10 years or whatever late, it shows the good work that the AMD's s/w engineers are doing and how they're evolving their game!
It does matter because what happens the next time they have a serious performance degradation that should be fixed rapidly? Are they going to sit on it for a decade then, too? Why would anyone buy a product where the performance is being degraded because the company is not serious about optimizing their driver? Why not buy the company that's had a great OpenGL driver for all the years OpenGL was relevant?
Think of all the cards that came and went with subpar OpenGL performance that didn't have to have it. It's absurd to ignore AMD's lazy way of handling their drivers just because they decided to catch up now. I hope they keep it up, but this is precisely why people say AMD's drivers were inferior. Every time AMD announces that they finally got around to fixing their big problems, it highlights how people saying, "AMD drivers are fine," were in fantasy land.
"Look guys, we finally got around to fixing DX11 performance!"
"Look guys, we finally got around to fixing OpenGL performance!"
I'm glad they finally did it. Congrats. But this is like thanking AMD for allowing people at the end of Ryzen 5000 series to put them into X370/B350 boards as if they were doing everyone a favor when they could have done it two years ago.
"Thanks for the bare minimum," and so late a lot of people that could have benefited, they've long moved on.