AMD GPUs are about to get a massive performance boost for free

amd is gearing up to improve the performance of OpenGL applications in a big way with a new driver update, according to a newly discovered update.

As reported by Wccftecha new Windows 11 22H2 GPU driver for Radeon-powered graphics cards appears to be on the horizon.

The upcoming update for Microsoft’s Windows 11 operating system shows some interesting tidbits via GPU-z’s “WDDM” information tab. Thanks to some performance benchmarks being run, AMD will apparently deliver a massive 55% boost in the Unigine Valley Benchmark – Wccftech highlights how this area is now directly comparable to the popular DirectX 11 platform.

The exact drivers discovered are as follows:

  • Direct3D driver version: 9.14.10.01523 vs. 9.14.10.01521 (22.5.2)
  • Vulkan driver version: 2.0.225 vs. 2.0.226 (22.5.2)
  • OpenCL driver version: 10.0.3426.0 vs. 10.0.3417.0 (22.5.2)
  • OpenGL Driver Version – Version 22.05.Beta

Within Unigine Superposition, Radeon GPUs will apparently be boosted by a 34% performance increase, although this number is around 20% slower than DirectX 11.

However, as for the Unigine Heaven benchmark, the next set of drivers shows a significant 26% drop in performance for graphics cards.

As a result, certain OpenGL titles running on the new Radeon GPU drivers will experience reduced performance, which inevitably means that Team Red still has some work to do on the optimization front, especially for programs and games. oldest.

Still, the overall update is a step in the right direction. In May, AMD released a driver that increased DirectX 11 performance for titles that depended on the API. The company mentioned a 30% performance increase specifically for systems equipped with Radeon motherboards, which was confirmed by external tests.

The reason behind the renewed focus on OpenGL in particular is pretty straightforward: Wccftech rightly highlights how both DirectX 11 and OpenGL remain quite popular with users running a variety of benchmark applications in addition to legacy games.

These gamers and general PC users who have installed a Radeon graphics card are naturally looking to improve the overall graphics performance of the system.

So, to prevent them from looking elsewhere (like Nvidia and Intel based GPUs), AMD’s new driver for Windows 11 build 22H2 should convince users to stick with Team Red, which it certainly should. be the case if the aforementioned 55% jump is true across the board.

Elsewhere, it has been reported that AMD is working on a new resolution scaling technology that would be compatible with more or less all video games on the market with its Radeon Super Resolution (RSR) platform.

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