AMD's DirectX 11 Boosting Driver Tested - Great news for classic PC games on Radeon
Published: 12th May 2022 | Source: OC3D Internal Testing | Price: |
Minor, but welcome, gains in 3DMARK
To kick off our AMD driver testing, we opened up 3DMARK and started using the tool's DirectX 11 based Fire Strike series of tests, which has 1080p (standard), 1440p (Extreme) and 4K (Ultra) versions. This benchmark was a standard part of every reviewers test suite when it launched, and today, it is highlighting moderate performance gains for our Radeon RX 6800 across all of its tests.
Yes, a hundred points here or there is not hugely significant, but it highlights that AMD has indeed made some performance gains with their new drivers, even for highly optimised benchmarking tools like 3DMARK. You can bet that AMD's drivers were already highly optimised for 3DMARK, so seeing performance gains here is encouraging.