AMD improves performance of some DirectX 11 games by up
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AMD improves performance of some DirectX 11 games by up to 30% with new driver

AMD Releases Preview May Graphics Drivers AMD Software Preview Driver May 2022. The manufacturer notes that the new version of the software provides a significant increase in performance in some games with DirectX 11, and also includes updates and additional settings for the Radeon Super Resolution 1.1 (RSR) scaling technology.

    Image Credit: AMD / Isaak Wong

Image Credit: AMD / Isaak Wong

Specifically, the company announces the appearance of the “Sharp Effect” slider in the Radeon Super Resolution 1.1 settings in the May AMD Software Preview Driver on its official blog. It allows you to more precisely select the desired parameters for the operation of the RSR scaling technology.

Keep in mind that unlike AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution scaling technology, RSR technology is implemented at the driver level and does not require support from game developers for its implementation in games.

It also speaks of an average performance increase of up to 10% compared to yesterday’s AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 22.5.1 release in some games using the DirectX 11 API on Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards, even greater in some projects. For example, it’s up to 28% in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, up to 30% in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, and up to 11% in Grand Theft Auto V. Also included in the list of games that received a speed boost:

  • Far Cry 5 – 4% increase;
  • Farming Simulator 22 – 3% increase;
  • Total War Saga: Troy – 17% increase;
  • Total War Hammer 3 – 5% increase;
  • Watch Dogs Legion – 10% increase;
  • The Witcher 3 – increase by 3%;
  • Apex Legends – 5% increase;
  • Overwatch – 3% increase;
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – 3% increase;
  • Valorant – 7% increase.

Strangely, some unlisted games have also received a performance boost. Crysis Remastered, for example, runs up to 24% faster with the new driver version, according to the developer of the performance monitoring software CapFrameX.

    Image source: CapFrameX

Image source: CapFrameX

AMD has not announced when the full release of the new driver will take place.

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