AMD GPU will get a massive performance boost for free

According to a new update, along with a new driver update, AMD will be improving the performance of OpenGL applications in a significant way.

A new driver for Radeon-powered graphics cards, Windows 11 22H2 GPU driver, is seen on the horizon, as reported by Wccftech.

As for Microsoft’s Windows 11 operating system, the new update shows some exciting bits and pieces via GPU-z’s “WDDM” information tab. As Wccftech points out, this area will now be directly comparable to the well-known DirectX 11 platform, as AMD will be giving an immense top-up of 55% boost in the Unigine Valley Benchmark. And all of it is because of some performance benchmarks being run.

The drivers that are discovered are as follows:

  • Direct3D driver version: vs. (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

The number being 20% slower than DirectX 11, the Radeon GPU will probably be boosted by a 34% performance increase, which will be within Unigine Superposition.

But unfortunately, for the Unigine Heaven benchmark, a notable 26% drop in performance for graphics cards is seen in the coming set of drivers. That is a significant pushback for these upcoming drivers as 26% will be immense damage.

Team Red is facing the challenge of having some vital work done on the optimization front, including programs and games. And as a result of all this, some specific OpenGL titles running on the new Radeon GPU drivers will experience lowered performance.

In May, for the titles that depended on the API, AMD released a driver that improvised DirectX 11 performance. For systems packing in with Radeon motherboards, the company confirmed a 30% increase in performance. External tests thoroughly confirmed this.

In addition to legacy games, Wccftech rightly pointed to how DirectX 11 and OpenGL are consistently quite popular with users keeping on various benchmark applications. And this is the sole reason for the increased focus on OpenGL. With all of these scenarios, the reason seems to be very straightforward.

Keeping in view the gamers and professional PC enthusiasts who have installed a Radeon graphics card, a significant performance boost is about to be expected by them. And it is natural for them to expect an upgrade.

Considering the rivalry between the companies, AMD prevents them from switching to other GPUs, like moving towards Nvidia and Intel-based CPUs. Given that the 56% performance boost, as mentioned earlier, is legit, AMD’s new driver for Windows 11 build 22H2 should be efficient enough to keep their consumers at their side. But it will be hard for AMD to keep up with the hype.

In the wake of being better and keeping their consumers on their side, AMD’s Radeon Super Resolution (RSR) platform is being worked on for a new resolution scaling technology that will be easily compatible with almost all the video games on the market. That will be quite the boost everyone is expecting from AMD. And AMS surely will not let its users down. But we can do nothing except look forward to what AMD holds for us.