AMD has released a new graphics driver, which is still under test, but the new release is very noteworthy in terms of improving performance for gamers running TeamRed graphics cards.
The boost that AMD’s software preview driver will provide to the RX6000 GPU in May 2022 has just added three new products, including the flagship RX6950XT, which was updated earlier this week. On average, AMD insists.
This will allow certain games, especially World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, to run up to 30% faster with this preview (beta) driver and increase Assassin’s Creed Odyssey by up to 28% (Adrenalin version 22.5.1 graphics driver).
Total War Saga: Troy also recorded a 17% boost, GTA V up to 11%, Watch Dogs: Legion reaching 10% and Valorant at 7%. AMD’s own test..
In addition to these core performance improvements, AMD has made several other moves with this beta driver. This includes the introduction of the new version 1.1 of Team Red’s frame rate booster Radeon Super Resolution or RSR, which works throughout the game (as opposed to FSR, where developers need to have support built into the game. is). RSR 1.1 adds a slider for the “sharpening effect”. As you can imagine, it sharpens the image so you can adjust its appearance to your liking.
In addition, Death Stranding and Watch Dogs: Legion have several Smart Access Memory (SAM) optimizations that promise up to 10% performance in the former and 13% in the latter (with Radeon RX 6950 XT graphics). 1440p resolution) card). SAM promotes higher frame rates by providing Ryzen CPUs with full access to GPU memory (basically Team Red uses Resizable BAR).
Analysis: There are big benefits, but don’t forget – this is still in beta
As Tom’s hardwareApart from AMD, who discovered this, others have already run benchmarks and in some cases have shown even more impressive results on the DX11 frame rate increase.
This means that developers of CapFrameX (a tool used to capture and analyze frametime) can run God of War up to 41% faster with the new driver (6800 XT) and Crysis Remastered up to 24% improvement. I found that. .. At Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, developers also found that low frequencies were reduced, frame rates were maximally reduced, and scores increased by 34%.
So while AMD obviously did some good work with this May driver release, keep in mind that it’s still in beta and can lead to unpredictable glitches and complete bugs. Please-there is no doubt that there are still issues to be resolved (this is the whole point) of the test release).
In other words, if you don’t want to experience the quirks in the game, put this on hold for now and get it when a fully complete driver version comes out. I don’t know when that will happen because AMD didn’t provide the expected time frame. But it shouldn’t be too long, we hope.