The PC release of Rage has been a little... well... let's just say fraught. The kids aren't happy, and they're not wrong about it. From horrendous texture pop-in issues to faulty drivers, the PC version of id Software's latest is shockingly troubled for such a PC-friendly studio.
A patch release over the weekend may not fix all of the issues, but it does add a number of advanced graphics settings that were bafflingly absent when the game launched last week. Basic stuff too, like VSync and Anistropic Filter options that you see in just about any other PC game release.
The patch notes on Steam lay out the particulars of the patch in fairly exhaustive detail. The notes begin with a message about Rage and its hands-off approach to video settings. The game won't auto-detect your system's limits and set the graphics sliders accordingly, which was a problem for many in the first place. The new settings will hopefully make things better for some.
The patch also adds a new Texture Cache option, which attempts to directly address the pop-in issues that people have been experiencing. I don't have the game installed on my own PC and so haven't tried the patch, but I encourage those who have to share their findings in the comments below.