Nice article here...looks like AMD hit a home run
Frame Rate Target Control (FRTC) is a
new option in AMD’s Catalyst Control Center that lets you set a maximum
frame rate between 55 frames per second and 95 frames per second (fps)
for the majority of DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 games. The message from
AMD is that FRTC is a triple threat of benefits: You’ll dramatically
reduce your video card’s power consumption, decrease fan noise, and
lower the operating temps of your GPU.
Why AMD’s Frame Rate Targeting Control exists
Wait, back up. Why on Gaben’s green earth would we PC gamers—who are
addicted to stunning eye candy and high frame rates—want to
limit our fps? Well, there are a ton of games out there that hit
super-high frame rates on modern video cards. Your PC is effectively
throwing them away and needlessly taxing your video card on three
fronts: Power, noise, and temperature. This wasteful behavior prompted
AMD to design FRTC.