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Benchmark Your rig

I read this AMD blog post the other day and I thought it was interesting with the increase of FPS in DX11 games among other things.

So I decided to test the new AMD s/w Preview Driver May 2022 which oddly enough is called



But first I did the benchmarks with Adrenalin 22.4.1 and then compared the results with the new driver.
* One thing to note: I have Not enabled RSR in the latest Adrenaline s/w, which I suspect would have gained even more FPS.
Maybe later at another time...

3DMark Fire Strike (DX11) Adrenalin 22.4.1

Fire Strike 22.4.1.JPG

3DMark Fire Strike (DX11)  Preview Driver May 2022

Fire Strike_Preview Driver May 2022 .JPG

Total score=6.2% Graphics score=5.0%  

3DMark Fire Strike Extreme (DX11) Adrenalin 22.4.1

Fire Strike Exreme 22.4.1.JPG
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme (DX11) Preview Driver May 2022

Fire Strike Exreme _Preview Driver May 2022.JPG

Total score=2.3%  Graphics score=1.5% In principle nothing gained there.


3DMark Time Spy (DX12)  Adrenalin 22.4.1

Time Spy 22.4.1.JPG

3DMark Time Spy (DX12) Preview Driver May 2022

Time Spy_Preview Driver 2022.JPG

Total score=1.8% Graphics score=1.5%  In principle nothing gained there.


Assassins Creed Odyssey (DX11) Adrenalin 22.4.1


Assassins Creed Odyssey (DX11) Preview Driver May 2022

Preview Driver May 2022.JPG


2560x1440 Ultra settings and Resolution Modifier=120%
Borderless Window mode
* Important note: with the new driver the stuttering is significant lower in this game.
The min FPS has gone from 24 to 35 an increase of 45.8%
Also note that max FPS has decreased -8.3%


Assassins Creed Valhalla (DX12) Adrenalin 22.4.1

Assassin's Creed® Valhalla2022-5-12-22.4.1.jpg

There were No real difference with the new Preview Driver May 2022
2560x1440 High and Extreme settings and Resolution Scale=110%
Full screen mode

GTA V (DX11) Adrenalin 22.4.1

GTA V (DX11) Preview Driver May 2022

FPS AVG=10.5%

2560x1440 Mix of Medium, High and Ultra settings
Full screen mode

Red Dead Redemption 2 (Vulkan) 22.4.1
There were No real difference with the new Preview Driver May 2022
2560x1440 Mix of Medium, High and Ultra settings
Full screen mode

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

What is Your scores/FPS (not necessarily these games) with perhaps RSR enabled in the latest Adrenaline s/w?
Best regards from Sweden (I'm sorry for my English grammar).

Ps. With my customized in game graphical settings, I prefer to have the highest possible graphics quality and experience, while gaming at the lowest possible noise (noise=temperature and fan speeds) from my computer. And as such, I have also enabled AMD Radeon Chill and usually set it to min/max 75FPS.
But Radeon Chill disabled during the benchmarks above.

I am using FPS Monitor to keep tracking of FPS avg-min- max (in game top right corner, one can put it anywhere on the screen) and GPU temp, GPU load, GPU memory usage, different GPU amps, GPU fan speed as a widget or in my case multiple widgets (that can be moved around by Ctrl + left click on the widget) on my second monitor.
And this is extremely useful at least for me, while optimizing in game graphical settings.

Radeon chill and all other Radeon settings disabled except that I always have AMD FreeSync Premium enabled during the in game graphical settings. Then afterward Radeon Chill is enabled, additional tweaking (increasing) some of the in game graphical settings if it is not already at ultra settings - while keep tracking on FPS, GPU temp, CPU temp, different fan speeds.
This or other measurements (optional) can of course be shown in game screen besides the FPS values if one has only one monitor.

Secondary right monitor:
First widget: GPU Hot spot temp, GPU Core current., GPU Memory Current, GPU SoC Current
Second widget: GPU Core usage, GPU D3D Memory dedicated, GPU Fan speed


* If RSR (Radeon Super Resolution) enabled, the Radeon Chill, Boost, Image sharpening, Center scaling and Integer scaling will be disabled.
I am not sure if in game window border-less mode is supported.

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Lots of work and time done there, cheers for sharing.

I was contemplating testing it but meh.. I'm too lazy tbh

I'm still salty that I've still not managed to reach/beat my top score from last year when I was still in Windows 10.

It's been a slow climb back up but still aboot 400 points off



The Preview Driver May 2022 is now called AMD Software Adrenaline 22.5.2
I must say, it is a very capable driver for DX11 games - no question about that.

Now if one think it is a problem with Dx12 or Vulkan - well I can't help You with that.
How about try to do a benchmark with any game or s/w just for fun?
Present Your results here. It doesn't matter what system or anything You have.

Best regards from Sweden