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Posted by Chris Scott Barr on Oct 5, 2011

AMD Releases Updated Drivers To Fix RAGE Graphics Issues

Yesterday’s release of RAGE certainly had mixed results. Personally, I enjoyed my expereince with the game, but many PC gamers didn’t share my enthusiasm. It wasn’t the gameplay or story that bothered them most. No, it was the terrible graphic issues that plagued a great many of them that was the real issue.

With issues like screen tearing, and slow texture loading, it’s a wonder how the game managed to ship without anyone noticing. When confronted about the issues, id’s John Carmack suggested that everyone update their drivers. Thankfully AMD has stepped up to the plate and announced the release of a special “Catalyst Rage Performance Driver” which is specifically optimized for id’s latest title. You can download the driver here.

This is the second time in two weeks we’ve heard of companies shipping drivers optimized for a single game. The first round was from both AMD and Nvidia, specifically targeting the Battlefield 3 beta. It makes you wonder if this is something we’re going to start seeing on a more regular basis. Imagine going to your GPU maker’s site, selecting your card, OS, and which games you intend to play before downloading. With the way things are going, I wouldn’t be terribly surprised to see something like that in a couple of years.

Update 10/7/11:  Incoming patch should fix graphics issues.

Update 10/9/11: The new patch has gone live.

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