AMD will finally deliver a long-awaited driver update to fix the ‘runt’ frames issue faced by people using multiple AMD GPUs in CrossfireX configuration on July 31st.
Big news for CrossFire! We plan to release our driver that delivers improved multi-GPU frame pacing on July 31. More info soon.
— AMD Radeon Graphics (@AMDRadeon) June 20, 2013
Via their Twitter account, AMD confirmed that a new set of AMD Catalyst drivers, scheduled to be released on July 31st, will fix the long-standing issue of ‘runt’ frames produced when multiple AMD GPUs are used in CrossfireX mode. FRAPS, a piece of software that displays and counts the number of frames being rendered and displayed on the screen.
Up until now, a bug in the drivers leads to such software counting ‘runt’ (rogue) frames which are not actually displayed on-screen. As a result, despite choppy performance, users were led to believe that their cards were actually spitting out magical numbers.