Adrenalin 22.6.1 Driver Efficiency Evaluation – 22.6.1 vs 21.10.2 – Tremendous Wine?

This evaluation assessments AMD’s wonderful wine idea by showcasing the most recent reference Radeon RX…

This evaluation assessments AMD’s wonderful wine idea by showcasing the most recent reference Radeon RX 6700 XT’s Adrenalin driver efficiency with 17 PC video games. We benchmark the WHQL Non-compulsory Adrenalin 22.6.1 driver launched a couple of days in the past versus our nine-month-old really helpful driver 21.10.2. We carry out all assessments utilizing the identical sport model and the identical OS construct.

Our AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT (Reference, RDNA 2.0 GPU micro-architecture).

This time, our testing platform is a latest set up of Home windows 11 64-bit Professional Version, an i9-12900K with inventory clocks, an ASUS PRIME Z690-P D4 motherboard, and 32GB of T-FORCE XTREEM ARGB WHITE DDR4 3600MHz. The video games examined, settings and {hardware}, are an identical apart from the drivers we evaluate.

Benching Methodology

Take a look at Configuration – {Hardware}

  • twelfth Gen Intel Core i9-12900K (Hyper-Threading/Turbo enhance on; inventory settings)
  • ASUS PRIME Z690-P D4 motherboard (Intel Z690 chipset, v.1008 BIOS)
  • T-FORCE XTREEM ARGB WHITE 32GB DDR4 (2×16GB, dual-channel at 3600 MHz CL14 XMP), provided by TeamGroup
  • AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT (Reference) 12GB, inventory clocks, on mortgage from AMD
  • 1 x Samsung 500GB SSD 960 EVO NVMe M.2
  • 2 x WD Blue 1TB SATA SSD
  • 1 x TeamGroup MP33 M.2 PCIe 1TB SSD
  • Corsair RM850x, 850W 80PLUS Gold energy provide unit
  • ASUS TUF Gaming VG289Q 28″ IPS UltraHD (3840×2160) 60Hz 5ms FreeSync Monitor for testing video games at 2160p decision.
  • ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q 27″ IPS QuadHD (2560 x 1440) 165Hz 4ms G-Sync Monitor for testing video games at 1440p decision.

Take a look at Configuration – Software program

Radeon Software program Adrenalin Suite-related

  • The minimal Radeon Adrenalin Software program set up is used.
  • We set up the show driver.
  • We allow the ‘Situation detection’ setting.

Hybrid & Non-Artificial Checks-related

Recreation Benchmarks-related

  • The corresponding built-in or customized benchmark sequence is used.

Frametimes Seize & Evaluation tool-related

  • We use CapFrameX for capturing and analyzing the related efficiency numbers obtained from every recorded built-in or customized benchmark sequence.
  • We all the time carry out consecutive runs till detecting 3 legitimate runs (no outliers) that we will combination utilizing CapFrameX and the next methodology:
    • ‘Combination excluding outliers’:
      • Outlier metric: Third, P0.2 (0.2% FPS percentile).
      • Outlier proportion: 3% (the % the FPS of an entry can differ from the median of all entries earlier than counting as an outlier).
  • We evaluate and consider the outcomes and aggregated data when it comes to percentages of achieve/loss and set the next thresholds to think about a % worth as important (not inside the margin of error) for our benchmarking functions:
    • Rating/FPS Avg > 3% when valuing hybrid and non-synthetic benchmarks;
    • FPS Avg > 3% when evaluating uncooked efficiency;
    • P1/P0.2 > 3% when evaluating body time consistency; after making use of our customized system

{[(LowPercentileFPS_2 / AvgFPS_2) / (LowPercentileFPS_1 / AvgFPS_1)] – 1} x 100

Benchmark Suite: 17 PC Video games, 4 Hybrid & 4 Non-Artificial Checks

DX11 Video games

  • Borderlands 3 (DX11)
  • Chernobylite (DX11)
  • Days Gone (DX11)
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (DX11)
  • Far Cry New Daybreak (DX11)
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (DX11)

DX12 Video games

  • Cyberpunk 2077 (DX12)
  • DIRT 5 (DX12)
  • F1 2021 (DX12)
  • Far Cry 6 (DX12)
  • Horizon Zero Daybreak (DX12)
  • Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Version (DX12)
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider (DX12)
  • Watch Canines: Legion (DX12)

Vulkan Video games

  • DOOM Everlasting (VK)
  • Quake 2 RTX (VK; v.1.5.0)
  • Wolfenstein Youngblood (VK)

Software program Adrenalin Management Middle Settings

Listed here are the worldwide Adrenalin Management Middle settings:

Radeon Software program Adrenalin Management Middle World Graphics Settings (AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT).

All of the AMD Radeon Software program Adrenalin options and settings are default.

AMD Radeon Software program Adrenalin 22.6.1

This newest Radeon Software program Adrenalin 22.6.2 Non-compulsory (WHQL) driver was launched on June 29 primarily for the launch of F1 2022.

Supply: EA.com

The obtain hyperlinks for the Adrenalin 22.6.1 Non-compulsory drivers could be discovered beginning right here. The 22.6.1 launch notes could be discovered right here.

Listed here are the launch highlights of Adrenalin v22.6.1 from AMD Radeon’s web site:

Assist for F1 2022:
        • As much as 5% enhance in efficiency in F1 2022 @ 4k Extremely Excessive settings, utilizing AMD Software program: Adrenalin Version 22.6.1 on the Radeon RX 6950 XT, versus the earlier software program driver model 22.5.2.
        • As much as 4% enhance in efficiency in F1 2022 @ 4k Extremely Excessive settings, utilizing AMD Software program: Adrenalin Version 22.6.1 on the Radeon RX 6800 XT, versus the earlier software program driver model 22.5.2.
        • As much as 6% enhance in efficiency in F1 2022 @ 4k Extremely Excessive settings, utilizing AMD Software program: Adrenalin Version 22.6.1 on the Radeon RX 6750 XT, versus the earlier software program driver model 22.5.2.
Fastened Points
        • Efficiency drop could also be skilled whereas enjoying Fortnite with Multithreaded Rendering and DirectX 11 API on some AMD Graphics Merchandise such because the Radeon RX 6900 XT.
        • Stuttering could also be skilled whereas enjoying Overwatch with some AMD Graphics Merchandise such because the Radeon RX 6700 XT.
        • Greater than anticipated CPU utilization when Prompt Replay is enabled on some AMD Graphics Merchandise such because the Radeon RX 6900 XT.
        • Fan Tuning choice could also be lacking on some AMD Graphics Merchandise such because the Radeon RX 590.

The Adrenalin 22.6.1 Driver Efficiency – Abstract Charts with 17 Video games

Beneath you will discover the abstract charts of our consultant collection of 17 video games plus 4 hybrid and 4 non-synthetic benchmarks. We chart our video games’ driver efficiency development from model 21.10.2 to 22.6.1 utilizing the reference AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT.

You may see the listing of graphics settings on the charts, and we run every built-in or customized sport benchmark’s sequence at 2560×1440, apart from Far Cry New Daybreak, examined at 3840×2160 decision; and Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Version (DXR) and Quake 2 RTX (Vulkan Ray Tracing Pipeline) that are examined at 1920×1080 decision.

Outcomes give common framerates and larger is healthier. We show the low FPS percentiles (P1 and P0.2) under the corresponding averages. We use CapFrameX to document frametimes over time and to visualise and convert them into their corresponding common FPS and P1 and P0.2 FPS percentiles values.

There are additionally columns displaying percentages of achieve/loss in each uncooked efficiency (common FPS) and, when relevant, in frametimes consistency or stability between the totally different driver variations. We utilized the next customized system to calculate the steadiness positive aspects or losses:

{[(LowPercentileFPS_2 / AvgFPS_2) / (LowPercentileFPS_1 / AvgFPS_1)] – 1} x 100

We mark important efficiency modifications (larger than 3%in daring and use purple for the numerous enhancements or orange font for regressions.

Adrenalin 22.6.1 Driver Efficiency Charts

adrenalin 22.6.1 driver performance
Hybrid Benchmarks
adrenalin 22.6.1 driver performance
Non-Artificial Benchmarks
adrenalin 22.6.1 driver performance
DirectX 11 Video games – We examined Days Gone, and Chernobylite utilizing BTR customized sequences.
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DirectX 12 Video games – Constructed-in benchmarks
adrenalin 22.6.1 driver performance
Vulkan Video games – Wolfenstein: Youngblood is examined utilizing a built-in benchmark & DOOM Everlasting is examined utilizing a customized sequence.
adrenalin 22.6.1 driver performance
DirectX Raytracing Video games – Constructed-in benchmarks
adrenalin 22.6.1 driver performance
Vulkan Raytracing Video games – Constructed-in benchmarks (besides DOOM Everlasting, examined utilizing a customized sequence).

Notes on Adrenalin 22.6.1 Driver Efficiency – 22.6.1 vs. 21.10.2 Tremendous Wine?

From the charts, though we see no important variations in graphics efficiency between drivers for the hybrid assessments, we see important efficiency enhancements in Superposition (DX11) and Neon Noir (DX11) non-synthetic assessments.

For the sport benchmarks, though many video games present no important variations once we improve to the 22.6.1 drivers from 21.10.2, we noticed notable efficiency enhancements in most DX11 video games comparable to Borderlands 3 (DX11), Days Gone (DX11), Deus Ex Mankind Divided (DX11), and Far Cry New Daybreak (DX11), in addition to in Doom Everlasting (Vulkan & Vulkan Ray Pipeline) and Quake 2 RTX (Vulkan Ray Question).

The one detrimental outlier with driver 22.6.1 is The Division 2 (DX11), which confirmed a noticeable regression when it comes to body time consistency leading to micro-stuttering throughout gameplay.

Disclaimer
Please bear in mind that the next outcomes, notes, and the corresponding driver suggestion are legitimate for comparable RDNA 2.0 gaming rigs on Home windows 11 v21H2. Its representativeness, applicability, and usefulness on totally different AMD Radeon micro-architectures, testing benches, and Microsoft Home windows variations might range.

Conclusion

So, do Radeon playing cards’ efficiency get higher with age as newer drivers deliver extra efficiency? Or requested one other manner, does the efficiency comparability of twenty-two.6.1 vs. 21.10.2 drivers act as an excellent instance to assist the Tremendous Wine idea?

Primarily based on our earlier outcomes and findings, we reply sure to this query, and we suggest RDNA 2.0 players replace to the most recent Adrenalin 22.6.1 driver. Its uncooked efficiency and smoothness or frametimes consistency stage are general higher in most DX11 video games and a few Vulkan video games than with our final really helpful driver.

There are related qualitative causes that additionally make it advisable to improve to model 22.6.1. These causes embody the next stage of safety and driver bug fixes, optimizations for the most recent video games, and assist for the most recent AMD Radeon applied sciences.

Let’s Play!

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Rodrigo González (aka “RodroG”) is an fanatic gamer and tech reviewer particularly in shooter video games, open-world role-playing video games, and software program and {hardware} benchmarking. He’s the writer of the NVIDIA WHQL Driver Efficiency Benchmarks Collection and founder and moderator of the r/allbenchmarks group on Reddit.

*The featured picture is from AMD.

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