Greetings and salutations!
Typically when a new driver suite is released I tear through the message boards to see if there are any "screw ups" or issues with the new drivers before I try them.
Call me a coward if you will, but I really hate driver related issues. I usually disable firewall and windows defender before updating etc, so it takes some times reverting if there is issues.
This time I'm just going to take a plunge and try it. Why not right? I can always go back to 15.7.1 if I have issues. I'm really hoping I don't have to though, I had some issues with beta 15.11.1.
I won't be reporting frame rates or anything like that. I'll simply be judging if the performance has noticeably improved or was hampered. I'm also going to look out for graphic glitches, bugs, and let you know if I like the new UI.
Wish me luck, and check this post later for more info. Feel free to chime in, if you have any thoughts.
1. Games I will test:
Star Wars battlefront (on beta 15.11.1 I has weird shadows/lighting on the ice cave map)
Farcry 4 (wouldn't even start on 15.11.1)
Grand Theft Auto 5
Shadow of Mordor
Dead Rising 3
2. System specs
I7 4790k on water w/ 140mm rad @ 4.4ghz constant
asus rog maximus gene VII
asus 290x dc2 oc 4gb
g.skill TridentX 16gb 1886mhz 8-9-9-24
evga supernova 850 watt psu
windows 8.1 64bit