Adrenalin 22.7.1 Driver Efficiency Evaluation

This evaluate showcases the newest reference Radeon RX 6700 XT’s Adrenalin driver efficiency with 17…

This evaluate showcases the newest reference Radeon RX 6700 XT’s Adrenalin driver efficiency with 17 PC video games. We benchmark the Elective Adrenalin 22.7.1 driver launched just a few days in the past versus our beforehand really helpful driver 22.6.1. We carry out all assessments utilizing the identical sport model and OS construct.

This newest Radeon Software program Adrenalin 22.7.1 Elective driver was launched on July 26 primarily to introduce new AMD Noise Suppression expertise, expanded {hardware} help for Radeon Tremendous Decision upscaling expertise, OpenGL efficiency optimization, and different enhancements.

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

Our testing platform is a current Home windows 11 64-bit Professional Version set up, 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 similar apart from the drivers we evaluate.

Benching Methodology

Take a look at Configuration – {Hardware}

  • twelfth Gen Intel Core i9-12900K (Hyper-Threading/Turbo increase 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), equipped 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 ‘Subject detection’ setting.

Hybrid & Non-Artificial Exams-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 are able to 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 information by way of percentages of achieve/loss and set the next thresholds to think about a % worth as vital (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 & 5 Non-Artificial Exams

Hybrid Exams (3DMark)

  • DirectX Raytracing function take a look at (DXR)
  • Fireplace Strike Excessive (DX11)
  • Port Royal (DXR)
  • Time Spy (DX12)

Non-Artificial Exams

  • Basemark GPU (Vulkan, OpenGL, DX12)
  • Boundary: Raytracing Benchmark (DXR)
  • Gravity Mark: GPU Benchmark (OpenGL)  – NEW
  • Neon Noir (Benchmark, DX11)
  • UNIGINE Superposition (DX11, OpenGL)

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)

AMD Software program Adrenalin Management Middle Settings

Listed below are the worldwide Adrenalin Management Middle settings:

AMD 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 22.7.1

The Radeon Software program Adrenalin 22.7.1 Elective driver was launched on July 26 primarily to introduce new AMD Noise Suppression expertise, expanded {hardware} help for Radeon Tremendous Decision upscaling, and OpenGL efficiency optimization, and different enhancements.

The obtain hyperlinks for the Adrenalin 22.7.1 Elective drivers could be discovered beginning right here. The 22.7.1 launch notes could be discovered right here.

Listed below are the launch highlights of Adrenalin v22.7.1 from AMD Radeon’s web site:

      • Swordsman Remake.
      • Radeon Increase utilizing Variable Charge Shading with Elden Ring, Resident Evil Village, and VALORANT.
      • Microsoft Home windows 11 model 22H2.
      • Microsoft Agility SDK Launch 1.602 together with new minor options.
      • Microsoft Agility SDK Launch 1.606 together with Microsoft Shader Mannequin 6.7.
      • Further Vulkan extensions. Click on right here for extra data.
      • AMD Noise Suppression
        • Our latest function: AMD Noise Suppression reduces background audio noise out of your surrounding setting utilizing a real-time deep studying algorithm, offering better readability and improved focus whether or not you might be targeted on an necessary assembly or staying locked in on a aggressive sport. To be taught extra, try our weblog put up HERE!
      • OpenGL Optimizations
        • As much as 79% enhance in efficiency in Minecraft @ 4k Fabulous settings, utilizing Radeon Software program Adrenalin 22.7.1 on the Radeon RX 6950XT, versus the earlier software program driver model 22.6.1.
        • As much as 75% enhance in efficiency in Minecraft @ 4k Fabulous settings, utilizing Radeon Software program Adrenalin 22.7.1 on the Radeon RX 6400, versus the earlier software program driver model 22.6.1.
      • Radeon Tremendous Decision
        • Expanded help for discrete Radeon RX 5000 and 6000 sequence GPUs on AMD Ryzen processor notebooks with hybrid graphics.
        • RSR has been improved to offer a extra seamless expertise in borderless fullscreen mode with a efficiency/high quality slider to personalize your gaming expertise.
Mounted Points
        • Decrease than anticipated [email protected] compute efficiency with OpenCL API on some AMD Graphics Merchandise such because the Radeon RX 6800.
        • Auto Undervolt might disable the Zero RPM fan function.
        • Hitman 3 might freeze when quickly switching between home windows in Fullscreen Unique mode.
        • Video upscaling in browsers seems blurry with some AMD Graphics Merchandise such because the Radeon RX 6900 XT Graphics.
        • Enhanced Sync might trigger video games to lock to 15FPS with video playback on prolonged screens.

The Adrenalin 22.7.1 Driver Efficiency – Abstract Charts with 17 Video games

Beneath you’ll find the abstract charts of our consultant choice of 17 video games plus 4 hybrid and 5 non-synthetic benchmarks. We chart our video games’ driver efficiency development from model 22.6.1 to 22.7.1 utilizing the reference AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT.

You may see the checklist 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 increased is healthier. We show the low FPS percentiles (P1 and P0.2) beneath the corresponding averages. We use CapFrameX to report 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 vital efficiency adjustments (increased than 3%in daring and use purple for the numerous enhancements or orange font for regressions.

Advertrenalin 22.7.1 Driver Efficiency Charts

Hybrid Benchmarks
adrenalin 22.7.1 driver performance
Non-Artificial Benchmarks
adrenalin 22.7.1 driver performance
DirectX 11 Video games – We examined Days Gone and Chernobylite utilizing BTR customized sequences.
Adrenalin 22.7.1 driver performance
DirectX 12 Video games – Constructed-in benchmarks
Vulkan Video games – Wolfenstein: Youngblood examined utilizing a built-in benchmark and DOOM Everlasting utilizing a customized sequence.
adrenalin 22.7.1 driver performance
DirectX Raytracing Video games – Constructed-in benchmarks
Vulkan Raytracing Video games – Constructed-in benchmarks (besides DOOM Everlasting, examined utilizing a customized sequence).

Notes on Adrenalin 22.7.1 Driver Efficiency – 22.7.1 vs. 22.6.1

From the charts, though we see no vital variations in graphics efficiency between drivers for the hybrid assessments, we see notable efficiency enhancements in Basemark GPU (OpenGL), Gravity Mark: GPU Benchmark (OpenGL), and Superposition (OpenGL) non-synthetic assessments.

For the sport benchmarks, though many video games present no vital variations after we improve to the 22.7.1 drivers from 22.6.1, we see vital enhancements in Cyberpunk 2077 (DXR), Far Cry 6 (DX12 & DXR), Horizon Zero Daybreak (DX12), Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Version (DXR), and Watch Canines: Legion (DX12) by way of uncooked efficiency; Cyberpunk 2077 (DX12 & DXR) and DOOM Everlasting (Vulkan Ray Pipeline) by way of frametime consistency; but in addition noteworthy efficiency regressions in Chernobylite (DX11) and DOOM Everlasting (Vulkan and Vulkan Ray Pipeline) by way of uncooked efficiency, Days Gone (DX11), Far Cry 6 (DXR), Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Version (DXR), and Watch Canines Legion (DX12) by way of frametime stability.

The noticeable regression by way of body time consistency in Days Gone (DX11) with 22.7.1 ends in micro-stuttering throughout gameplay, and The Division 2 (DX11) nonetheless reveals noticeable hitching and random crashes throughout gameplay. Nonetheless, the annoying stuttering we noticed in DOOM Everlasting (Vulkan Ray Pipeline) with driver 22.6.1 shouldn’t be current utilizing the newest 22.7.1 drivers.

Disclaimer
Please bear in mind that the next outcomes, notes, and the corresponding driver advice are legitimate for related 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

The efficiency of the newest AMD Software program Adrenalin 22.7.1 driver was like a curler coaster. Based mostly on our earlier outcomes and findings, though we noticed some vital and notable efficiency positive aspects utilizing the newest 22.7.1 driver in comparison with 22.6.1 drivers, we nonetheless see vital efficiency inconsistencies and notable efficiency regressions that stop us from recommending 22.7.1 for basic or world use for Radeon customers. Due to this fact, our present really helpful driver for RDNA 2.0 players continues to be the Adrenalin 22.6.1 Elective driver or WHQL AMD’s Beneficial 22.5.1 drivers for the very best practical stability.

For the reason that Adrenalin 22.7.1 driver can deliver notable efficiency positive aspects in OpenGL video games and functions, and in sure DX12 or Vulkan video games, we advocate doing your individual testing to see how the Adrenalin 22.7.1 Elective driver works together with your gaming rig and set of favourite video games.

Some qualitative causes might make it advisable to improve to model 22.7.1. These causes embrace higher-level driver bug fixes, optimized help for Swordsman Remake and Home windows 11 22H2, and help for the newest AMD Radeon applied sciences, reminiscent of AMD Noise Suppression.

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 Sequence and founder and moderator of the r/allbenchmarks group on Reddit.

*The featured picture is from AMD.

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