Follow the link in the topic summary to the release notes. Of particular concern is the following:
Catalyst Driver optimizations to improve performance in Far Cry 3, Crysis 3, and 3DMark
I think someone needs to be fired. 3DMark is not a game, it is a well known flawed program which means jack, yet AMD wastes precious man hours on it worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars worth of man hours. AMD should strive to have the absolute lowest scores in 3DMark, because they should not waste time on it, not when developers release buggy games which AMD has to somehow smooth out.
This is a post to link to the developer notes as well as add my opinions, this is a user to user forum, none of the Catalyst Crew pokes around here.
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