Slightly Mad Studios’ Boss: “NVIDIA have not paid us a penny”, AMD Working To Fix Performance Issues

Project CARS has just been released, and a lot of AMD owners have reported performance issues, even when using red team’s high-end GPUs. Naturally, some may have thought that this is may be caused by NVIDIA, however Ian Bell, head of Slightly Mad Studios, claimed that NVIDIA has not paid Slightly Mad Studios a penny in order to intentionally cripple the game’s performance on AMD’s graphics cards. In short, this underwhelming performance is not due to NVIDIA’s “grand scheme.”

As Ian Bell wrote on the WMD forum when a fan asked him about the performance issues that AMD owners currently face:

“We’ve provided AMD with 20 keys for game testing as they work on the driver side. But you only have to look at the lesser hardware in the consoles to see how optimised we are on AMD based chips.

We’re reaching out to AMD with all of our efforts. We’ve provided them 20 keys as I say. They were invited to work with us for years, looking through company mails the last I can see they (AMD) talked to us was October of last year.

Categorically, Nvidia have not paid us a penny. They have though been very forthcoming with support and co-marketing work at their instigation. We’ve had emails back and forth with them yesterday also. I reiterate that this is mainly a driver issue but we’ll obviously do anything we can from our side.”

AMD’s Corporate Vice President IPG, Roy Taylor, afterwards revealed that AMD is currently working with Slightly Mad Studios in order to fix these performance issues.

GreenManGaming has provided us with a review code, so stay tuned for our Ultra versus Low comparison screenshots and our PC Performance Analysis once the one for Wolfenstein: The Old Blood goes live.

Those interested can purchase this game from GreenManGaming.

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