News AMD Radeon Preview Driver Delivers Major Performance Boost in Early Testing

I'm happy about this, because Guild Wars 2 just transitioned their engine to DX11 from DX9c. It does have a DX12 plugin (d912pxy) that makes wonders, but it still not an official thing, so this could make it unnecessary, which would be great.

There are also other decent MMOs (not just RPGs) still using DX11 with Unreal Engine 3 IIRC, so this is good.

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I tested AMD s/w Preview Driver May 2022 which oddly enough is called 22.10.01.03 and compared the result with previous AMD Adrenalin 22.4.1

Important note: I did Not enable RSR, which I believe had gained even more FPS on my end.
You can read more about RSR here: https://community.amd.com/t5/gaming/new-updates-to-rsr-and-dx11-performance-optimizations/ba-p/523632

3DMark Fire Strike (DX11) Total score 36880 Graphics score 49518
Total score=6.2% Graphics score=5.0%

3DMark Fire Strike Extreme (DX11) Total score 25820 Graphics score 28006
Total score=2.3% Graphics score=1.5% In principle nothing much gained there.

3DMark Time Spy (DX12) Total score 18508 Graphics score 20850
Total score=1.8% Graphics score=1.5% In principle nothing much gained there.

Assassins Creed Odyssey (DX11)
FPS AVG=81
FPS AVG=14%
2560x1440 Ultra settings and Resolution Modifier=120%
Borderless Window mode
* Important note: with the new driver the stuttering is significant lower in this game.

Assassins Creed Valhalla (DX12)
There were No real difference with the new Preview Driver May 2022
FPS AVG=113
FPS AVG=0%
2560x1440 Resolution Scale=110% High and Extreme settings.
Full screen mode.

GTA V (DX11)
FPS AVG=126FPS
FPS AVG=10.5%
2560x1440 Mix of Medium, High and Ultra settings.

Red Dead Redemption 2 (Vulkan)
There were No real difference with the new Preview Driver May 2022
FPS AVG=117FPS
FPS AVG=0%
2560x1440 Mix of Medium, High and Ultra settings

My rig:
Mobo: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (wi-fi) with AMD X570 chipset
BIOS ver. 4201 (with AGESA ComboV2PI 1207).
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X (16 cores)
Ram: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 3200MHz CL16
GPU: ASUS TUF Gaming AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT OC 16GB
SAM enabled.
Extended monitor setup: Gigabyte AORUS-FI27Q27" 2560x1440 @165Hz (primary), Philips IPS 24" 1920x1080 @60Hz (secondary).
Chassis: Fractal Design Define 7 with 6x140mm fans: Intake one at bottom, two at front. Outblow: two on top and one at rear.
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15-Se AM4 (2x140mm fans).
Storage: M2 Samsung 980 Pro 2TB NWME, SSD Samsung 950 Pro 1 TB SATA, BPX M2 NWME 480GB
PSU: Corsair RM850X 850W 80 Plus Gold certified.
Mouse: Logitech Gaming mouse MX518
Windows 10 Pro 21H2

Best regards from Sweden
 
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