Recent claims of NVIDIA indicating AMD has lowered the image quality of default settings in its Catalyst drivers to get more performance power and higher benchmarking scores were not left unnoticed.
According to words of Nick Stam, the technical marketing director at NVIDIA, in his blog post:
NVIDIA GPUs provide higher image quality at default driver settings, which means comparative AMD vs. NVIDIA testing methods need to be adjusted to compensate for the image quality differences.
It sounds like a serious accusation , however, AMD has something to say to that. In message, received by The INQUIRER, AMD says the issue of image quality is very important to them:
We are committed to the PC gaming community and take all feedback on image quality very seriously.
To that end, we have recently revisited the current default image quality settings used in Catalyst drivers and found them to be on par with the default settings provided by our competitor. We take great care in determining the default settings of Catalyst drivers and believe current settings deliver a very good gaming experience.
Since the question of image quality settings in drivers is more than 5 years old now, we believe this battle is not over yet.
Source: The Inquirer