The May driver greatly boosts Radeon 6000 performance in some games.
If you have a Radeon RX 6000 graphics card, the AMD Software driver may be available as a preview for the moment, brings clear gains in IPS in games under DirectX 11: an increase of 10% on average, likely to reach 30% for certain games, according to AMD.
In an article written by Isaac Wong, we can read: “AMD is constantly tweaking its drivers and looking for ways to improve the performance of its products. Through rigorous testing and development, our preview driver averages up to a 10% performance boost in DX 11-based games on your Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card – with some games even achieving higher gains average such as Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – up to 28%, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands – up to 30%, and Grand Theft Auto V – up to 11%.
Here are the exact values for a few games; in 1080p / Ultra or High in most cases (4K for Apex Legend and GTA V, 1440p for Valorant). The test platform, under Windows 10 Pro, mobilizes a Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor, a Radeon RX 6950 XT graphics card and 32 GB of RAM.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – up to 28%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands – up to 30%
Grand Theft Auto V – up to 11%
Far Cry 5 – around 4%
Farming Simulator 22 – around 3%
Total War Saga: Troy – approximately 17%
Total War Warhammer 3 – around 5%
Watch Dogs Legion – around 10%
The Witcher 3 – around 3%
Apex Legends – around 5%
Overwatch – about 3%
PUBG – around 3%
Valorant – around 7%
24% increase for Crysis Remastered
The one who makes himself known under the pseudonym CapFrameX on Twitter has verified AMD’s statements. It saw an average FPS increase of 24% in Crysis Remastered and 41% in God of War.
The driver will be available in stable version later this month. In the meantime, you can download the version preview at this address.